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Flight information Melbourne to Taipei

Cheapest return price last month

$501

Direct airlines

2

Flights per week

3

Average flight time, total distance 7413 kilometres

9h 25min

Most popular airline last month

China Airlines

Taipei Taiwan Taoyuan and Taipei Sung Shan

2 airports

Book a flight to Taipei, the contemporary capital of Taiwan that blends a variety of eastern and western influences.

Airlines flying this route

There are no direct flights to Taipei from Melbourne, but there are lots of connecting flights on this route, where you will either change planes, or in some cases, city airports. These almost are always via Shanghai (PVG or SHA) or Bangkok (BKK). These flights are operated by a few major airline carriers, which include: AirAsia, Cathay Pacific, Thai Airways, China Eastern, China Southern, Qantas, Malaysia Airlines, Philippine Airlines, Singapore Airlines and Vietnam Airlines.

Your Departure Airport

Melbourne Airport (MEL)

Departing from: Usually for international flights you depart from Terminal 2, but if you must connect through domestic hubs, than you will fly from Terminals 1 or 4.

Melbourne Airport is an excellent transport hub to fly out of; there are lots of facilities to keep passengers entertained before they board their flight. For shoppers, there are a varied selection of retailers, from fashion boutiques, cosmetic outlets, duty-free shops, bookstores, and newsagents you can browse in.

If you’re feeling peckish, you can find a good range of eateries, from salad bars to burger joints and lounge dining. Elsewhere, you can find banking facilities, a currency exchange service, ATMs, a medical centre, free WiFi throughout the terminals, and there’s even a pet hotel that will keep your household furry friend busy while you’re away.

Your Destination Airport

There are two major airports that service Taipei and these are:

Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (TPE)

Taipei Songshan Airport (TSA)

For more information on each airport, please click on the individual pages for details on their separate amenities. 

Transport

TPE: For international flights, TPE is the airport you will likely fly into. You can grab a taxi right outside of the arrivals area, but as the airport is situated about 40km outside of downtown Taipei, this is a very expensive way to travel, with a taxi cab journey coming to an estimated cost of 1250TWD ($52).

There are mass transit options that come in the form of buses, which take about an hour to get into the centre of the city, but the most popular way to get into town is to take a shuttle bus to the Taoyuan High Speed Railway station, which gets you into the city quickly and cheaply. The shuttle fare costs 30TWD ($1.20) and the train into the centre of Taipei costs 165TWD ($7).

TSA: This airport is situated in the heart of downtown, so your travel options are pretty easy. There are taxi services just outside the arrivals lobby, and a taxi costs about 200TWD ($8.50). Or you can catch the Metro that can take you to the part of the city you are staying in for prices starting at 20TWD (85c).

If you want to hire a car, you’ll find that both airports have car hire companies within the terminal buildings, which will offer self-drive of chauffeur driven options.

Do you need a form of identification?

Yes, it is required of travellers flying internationally that they carry their passport.

How long should you leave to get to the airport?

Please ensure you leave 120-180 minutes before your flight.

Things you need to know

Time difference: Taipei is 3 hours behind Melbourne.

Weather: It is considered best practice to time a visit to Taipei during their autumn season (September-November) when the heat has died down a little, and the weather is dry. During this period you can expect averages temperatures of about 20°C. The other seasons all have their advantages, but spring and summer are prone to a lot of rain, and winter can see the weather cool to about 10°C.

Taipei is in general a much cheaper city than Melbourne, including dining costs. Expect a three-course meal for two at a mid-range restaurant to run a bill of about 700TWD ($30).

Please note all information is current as of February 2016.

Prices shown on this page are estimated lowest prices only. Found in the last 45 days.