Visit Taiwan

The most convenient way to get to Taiwan is by plane. Most international flights arrive and depart from Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (TPE, in Taoyuan, but usually labeled as Taipei by airlines). Currently there are five other airports operating regular international flights in Taiwan, to destinations in Asia: Taipei International Airport (TSA, in downtown Taipei, also known as Songshan Airport), Taichung Airport (RMQ), Tainan Airport (TNN), Kaohsiung International Airport (KHH), and Hualien Airport (HUN).

The largest and busiest of all airports in Taiwan is the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport. Formerly known as the Chiang Kai-shek International Airport 中正國際機場 or CKS International Airport, Taoyuan Airport is one of two airports that serve the capital, Taipei, and the rest of northern Taiwan. Before its opening in 1979, all international flights to Taipei were handled by Taipei (Songshan) Airport. However, as TSA became overcrowded and could not be expanded due to limited space in its location near downtown Taipei, a new airport–Taoyuan International Airport–was planned and built and now serves as the main international gateway of Taiwan.

If you are flying to Taiwan, to Taipei (TPE), your plane will arrive at Taoyuan Airport, 40 km away from downtown Taipei City. Currently TSA only serves international destinations to the People’s Republic of China (PRC), Japan, and South Korea.

Taiwan’s international air carriers include: China Airlines 中華航空 (CI), EVA Airways 長榮航空 (BR), Far Eastern Air Transport 遠東航空 (FE), Mandarin Airlines 華信航空 (AE), Tigerair Taiwan 台灣虎航 (IT), and UNI Airways 立榮航空 (B7).

Note: China Airlines 中華航空 is Taiwan’s flag carrier, and should NOT be confused with Air China 中國國際航空 (CA), PRC’s flag carrier.

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Mandarin Airlines and Tigerair Taiwan are subsidiaries of China Airlines. UNI Airways is a subsidiary of EVA Airways.

Below are air carriers that operate direct (unless noted with via [insert city]) scheduled flights to Taiwan. There are currently no direct flights from Africa and South America to Taiwan.

Asia & Oceania

From Australia (Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney):
China AirlinesEVA Airways

From Cambodia (Phnom Penh and Siem Reap):
China Airlines, EVA AirwaysFar Eastern Air Transport, JC International Airlines

From China (PRC) (most major cities):
Air ChinaChina Airlines, China Eastern AirlinesChina Southern AirlinesEVA AirwaysFar Eastern Air Transport, Hainan Airlines, Juneyao AirlinesMandarin Airlines, Shangdong Airlines, Shanghai Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines, Sichuan Airlines, Spring Airlines, Tigerair TaiwanUNI Airways, Xiamen Airlines

From Hong Kong:
Cathay DragonCathay PacificChina Airlines, EVA Airways, HK ExpressHong Kong AirlinesMandarin Airlines

From Macau:
Air MacauChina AirlinesEVA Airways, Far Eastern Air TransportTigerair Taiwan

From Guam:
China Airlines

From India (Delhi):
China Airlines

From Indonesia (Denpasar, Jakarta, Surabaya):
China Airlines, EVA Airways

From Japan (most major cities):
AirAsiaAll Nippon AirwaysCathay PacificChina AirlinesEVA Airways, Far Eastern Air TransportJapan Airlines, Jetstar Asia Airways, Mandarin Airlines, Peach Aviation, Philippine AirlinesScoot, Tigerair TaiwanVanilla Air

From Korea (Busan, Cheongju, Daegu, Jeju, Seoul-Incheon, Seoul-Gimpo):
Air BusanAsiana AirlinesCathay PacificChina Airlines, EastarJet, EVA Airways, Jeju Air, Jin AirKorean AirMandarin Airlines, Scoot, T’way AirlinesThai Airways International, Tigerair TaiwanUNI Airways

From Malaysia (Kota Kinabalu, Kuala Lumpur, Penang):
AirAsiaChina Airlines, EVA Airways, Malaysia Airlines, Malindo Air

From Myanmar (Yangon):
China AirlinesEVA Airways

From New Zealand (Auckland, Christchurch):
China Airlines (via Australia)

From Palau:
China Airlines

From the Philippines (Boracay-Kalibo, Cebu, Manila, Puerto Princesa):
AirAsiaCebu PacificChina AirlinesFar Eastern Air TransportMandarin Airlines, Philippine Airlines

From Singapore:
China Airlines, EVA Airways, Jetstar Asia Airways, Scoot, Singapore Airlines

From Thailand (Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Phuket):
China Airlines, EVA Airways, NokScootThai Airways International, Thai Smile AirwaysTigerair Taiwan

From the United Arab Emirates (Dubai):
Emirates

From Vietnam (Đà Nẵng, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City):
China Airlines, EVA Airways, Far Eastern Air TransportJetstar Pacific AirlinesMandarin AirlinesUNI Airways, VietJet Air, Vanilla AirVietnam Airlines

Europe

From Austria (Vienna):
China AirlinesEVA Airways

From France (Paris-Charles de Gaulle):
Air France (begins 16 April 2018), EVA Airways

From Germany (Frankfurt):
China Airlines

From Italy (Rome-Fiumicino):
China Airlines

From the Netherlands (Amsterdam-Schiphol):
China AirlinesEVA Airways (via Bangkok), KLM Royal Dutch Airlines

From Turkey (Istanbul):
Turkish Airlines

From the United Kingdom (London):
China Airlines (Gatwick), EVA Airways (via Bangkok to Heathrow)

North America

From Canada (Toronto-Pearson and Vancouver):
Air CanadaChina Airlines, EVA Airways

From the United States (Chicago, Honolulu, Houston, Los Angeles, New York-JFK, Ontario-ONT (begins Spring 2018), San Francisco, Seattle-Tacoma):
China Airlines, EVA AirwaysUnited Airlines

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Taiwan is served by the following airlines in the three major airline alliances – Oneworld, SkyTeam, and Star Alliance.

Oneworld

Cathay Pacific (and Cathay Dragon, focus city), Japan AirlinesMalaysia Airlines

SkyTeam

Air France, China Airlines (and Mandarin Airlines, hub), China Eastern Airlines (and Shanghai Airlines), China Southern AirlinesKLM Royal Dutch AirlinesKorean AirVietnam AirlinesXiamen Airlines

Star Alliance

Air CanadaAir ChinaAll Nippon AirwaysAsiana Airlines (and Air Busan), EVA Airways (and UNI Airways, hub), Shenzhen AirlinesSingapore Airlines (and Scoot), Thai Airways InternationalTurkish AirlinesUnited Airlines

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