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Travel Essentials That Belong On Your Taiwan Trip Checklist

When planning for your trip to Taiwan, you want everything covered—from your travel documents to your itinerary to your #OOTD. But sometimes, you tend to forget to consider adding some essentials to your checklist, and most of the time, it’s already too late before you realize it. 

You can blame it on the excitement or anxiety, and we’ll forgive you. Besides, it happens to the best of us, which is why we pulled up a list of travel essentials that you should include on your Taiwan trip checklist. Whether it’s your first or nth time visiting the island, here are some things that will make your adventure a tad lot easier:


Taoyuan Airport MRT Ticket

Make a smooth and easy trip from the airport to the city center aboard the Airport MRT. While MRT ticket booths are accessible at the airport, you may purchase your tickets in advance to save time!



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Taipei Taoyuan International Airport Round-trip Shuttle Bus Ticket

One of the cheapest and most convenient ways to reach central Taipei from the airport at midnight is by taking the shuttle bus. Not only is the bus comfortable and easy to take, it is also equipped with free Wi-Fi and USB charging outlets, in case your gadgets need some juicing up. This service offers a roundtrip option, so you wouldn’t have to worry about going back to the airport from Taipei Main Station at the end of your trip. 



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Private Transfer

If you prefer an exclusive ride from the airport to your preferred destination, this is the best option for you. They have vehicles that can accommodate up to eight travelers, making this a convenient choice if you are traveling with a small group.



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Taiwan High-Speed Rail Unlimited Pass

Planning on traveling to multiple destinations in Taiwan via the Taiwan High-Speed Rail? Getting yourself an unlimited pass will save you a lot of time and money, as it entitles you to a limitless number of rides, so you can travel to the island’s most scenic spots with ease. 



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Unlimited Taipei Fun Pass

Think of this card as your golden ticket to Taiwan’s top attractions and main modes of transportation. Score great deals at the city’s top attractions including Taipei 101, Yehliu Geopark, National Palace, all the while enjoying unlimited rides on the MRT and city buses. 



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iPass Public Transit Card

For a hassle-free way to get around the island, the iPass allows you to travel to every corner of Taiwan via public transit, including the MRT, railway, and buses. It can even be used to pay for your purchases at partner retailers and convenience stores!



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4G SIM Card

Access unlimited high-speed internet while traveling in Taiwan with your trusty mobile device and a 4G SIM card. You can also hotspot your device, to share the internet with your companions.



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Portable Wi-Fi

If you want to stay online 24/7 and need multiple devices connected to the internet, renting a portable Wi-Fi is the best way to go. It’s also a cost-efficient option if you’re traveling with a group of people who also love staying online—you can simply divide the amount among yourselves!