Taichung is located in central Taiwan and is the third largest city in the island country. The city offers nearly a full range of transportation options for its residents and guests.
Getting Around Taichung
Taichung City has greatly improved its city bus service in recent years, but it is still just a fragment of what it was 20 years ago, and as there are no bus lanes to allow public transport priority access, buses can be a very slow way to get around. Bus services can be very limited, even routes like the journey from the airport to the city centre only has one bus every two hours, and it can take over 2 hours to travel the eight kilometers by bus, due to the often heavily congested roads and a circuitous route. Only main routes, such as from the Central Train station to Tung Hai University are well served, with buses running every few minutes from competing bus companies. There is also a regular shuttle bus from The Central Station to the new High Speed Railway Station which runs every 15 minutes until 10 pm which also stops at Sogo Department store. Unlike other major cities in Taiwan, Taichung has no MRT or subway system despite funds having been allocated for that express purpose years ago.Motorcycles, followed by automobiles, are by far the most widely used forms of transportation in Taichung City. or motorcycle is very common for getting around the city or escaping to the countryside. Bicycles are making a comeback as a fashionable form of transport, and... Read More