Transportation

The closest and recommended airport is Kaohsiung International Airport (高雄國際機場, KHH). The easiest way to arrive at the conference venue is to go from the airport to Zuoying (左營) High Speed Rail (HSR) station in Kaohsiung (高雄), and take the express bus there to Kenting. The bus stops by the conference venue Howard Beach Resort Kenting (Google Map).

From Kaohsiung International Airport (高雄國際機場, KHH)

Here is a floor plan of KHH.

If you are able to leave from the airport before 6pm, you may take the express bus from Zuoying (左營) HSR station.

  • From the airport, take the Kaohsiung Rapid Transit (KRTCO) to Zuoying (左營) HSR station (location no. 17 on the floor plan).
    • See the map of KRTCO. The airport is numbered R4 and Zouyang is R16. Cost: 50 TWD.
  • You won't need the HSR. Instead, you will be taking an express bus departing from the HSR station to the hotel. The first bus departs at 9am, and the last bus departs at 7pm everyday. See the section “From Zouying (左營) HSR Station to the Hotel” below.
  • Estimated travel time:
    • from airport to Zuoying HSR station: 30 minutes.
    • from airport to the hotel: 3 hours in total.

If your flight arrives late

If your flight arrives late and you cannot leave the airport before 6pm, you may take a local bus (no. 9117) from the airport to Howard Beach Resort Kenting.

  • Take bus no. 9117 (location: no. 20 on the floor plan):
    • Cost: 287 TWD.
    • The bus operates between 6:05am and 10:05pm everyday, every 20 minutes.
    • Estimated time: around 3 hours.
  • If you need any assistance, go to the Tourist Service Center (location: no. 3 on the floor plan).
  • You may also find the Chinese notes below useful.

Or you may take a taxi from the airport.

  • We have prepared a note (JPG, PDF) which you can show to the taxi driver.
  • The price ranges between 1600 to 2000 NTD (on the note we wrote that the price is 1800 NTD. You may negotiate with the driver).
  • Those who arriving late please email scmwww.iis.sinica.edu.tw_pages_email.jpg. We will try to match up if there are enough people to share a taxi.

Some Chinese Notes

We have prepared some notes you may show to people in case you need them:

  • A note (JPG, PDF) saying
    • Please show me the way to Zuoying HSR station.
    • Can you tell me where I can take the Kenting Express?
    • I need to take a bus to Howard Beach Resort Kenting. Can you show me where the bus station is?
    • Please take me to Howard Beach Resort Kenting. (To the bus driver).
  • A note to taxi drivers (JPG, PDF).

From Taoyuan International Airport (桃園國際機場, TPE)

If you are arriving at Taoyuan International Airport (桃園國際機場, TPE),

  • Take shuttle bus no. 705 (operated by the UBus company) to Taoyuan HSR station. Cost: 30 TWD.
  • Then take the High Speed Rail to Zuoying HSR station. Cost: 1330 TWD (standard class).
  • Then take an express bus departing from the HSR station to the hotel. See the section “From Zouying (左營) HSR Station to the Hotel” below.
  • Estimated travel time:
    • from airport to Zuoying HSR station: 2 hours and 30 minutes.
    • from airport to the hotel: 5 hours in total.

From Taipei Songshan Airport (臺北國際航空站, TSA)

This is the least recommended route, but if you have to arrive at Taipei Songshan Airport (臺北國際航空站, TSA),

    • See the map. You will be taking the metro from Songshan Airport on the brown line, transfer at Zhongxiao Fuxing to the blue line, and arrive at Taipei Main Station. Cost: 25 TWD.
  • Then take the High Speed Rail to Zuoying HSR station. Cost: 1490 TWD (standard class).
  • Then take an express bus departing from the HSR station to the hotel. See the section “From Zouying (左營) HSR Station to the Hotel” below.
  • Estimated travel time:
    • from airport to Zuoying HSR station: 2 hours and 30 minutes.
    • from airport to the hotel: 5 hours in total.

From Zouying (左營) HSR Station to the Hotel

If you arrive at Zouying HSR Station during 9am - 7pm, take the Kenting Express to Howard Beach Resort Kenting.

  • The first bus departs at 9:00, and the last bus departs at 19:00 everyday. The express bus departs every 30 minutes and costs about 418 TWD one way.
  • The ticket must be purchased at the second floor (where the exit of HSR is) at a counter (Fig 1) near Exit 3.
  • Take the bus at the ground floor (Fig 2).
  • Howard Beach Resort Kenting (福華飯店) is at the last stop of the express bus line.
  • The travel time from Zuoying HSR station to Howard Beach Resort Kenting is about 2 hours.


Fig. 1

Fig. 2

A Map of Taiwan

Here is a map of Taiwan from Wikitravel. The conference site is in the Kenting National Park at the southern tip. The southern airport shown in the map is the Kaohsiung International Airport (KHH), and the northern airport is the Taoyuan International Airport (TPE). The Taipei Songshan Airport (TSA) is not shown in the map; it is in Taipei the capital of Taiwan at the north.

Currency

One US dollar is about 30 (New) Taiwan Dollars (TWD), and one euro is about 40 TWD. Conversion between TWD and other currencies: XE.com. TWD is sometimes written as NT$ or NT Dollar meaning the New Taiwan Dollar.

 
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