If you’re coming to Taipei to see many of the top attractions, a Taipei Fun Pass is a great option.
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What is a Taipei Fun Pass?
A Taipei Fun Pass is a contactless smartcard with four variations, offering free entry to many top attractions both in and around Taipei.
Two of the Fun Pass types include free use of public transport, which include the tourist shuttle buses that travel to attractions outside of Taipei.
All of them also include discounts for many shops, restaurants and other attractions.
Taipei Fun Pass Types
The four types of Fun Pass are:
- Unlimited – Free entry to 25 top attractions and free public transport (MRT, city buses and tourist shuttle buses)
- Exploring – Free entry to 23 attractions; can be used as Easycard
- Classic – Free entry to 3 attractions; can be used as Easycard
- Transport – Free use of MRT, city buses and tourist shuttle buses
The main differences between the Unlimited and Exploring Fun Passes, are the Unlimited gives you free entry to Taipei 101 Observation deck, National Palace Museum, Maokong Gondola, and free use of public transport. The Exploring Pass has none of these.
These can be purchased for use during a fixed number of days:
|1 Day||NT$1,500||–||–||NT$180 (NT$350*)|
* Includes Maokong Gondola Cable Car rides
Taipei Fun Passes can be purchased from Klook and picked up at Taoyuan Airport Terminal 1 or 2. See this post for locations of Klook booths at both terminals.
Unlimited Fun Pass
The Unlimited Fun Pass does offer substantial savings if you intend to visit most of the attractions available (see below for complete list). If you were to visit every attraction, it could save you over NT$5,000 ($150).
Exploring Fun Pass
The Exploring Fun Pass doesn’t include many of the top attractions, such as Taipei 101 or the National Palace Museum. This is preferable if you have kids or you intend to visit museums/art galleries. Potential savings with this are over NT$2,500.
Transport Fun Pass
I would only recommend the Transport Fun Pass if you plan on travelling a lot, while also making use of the Tourist Shuttle Buses. However, you can also include tickets for the Maokong Gondola with the 1 day pass, which does save you extra.
Otherwise, getting an Easycard will work out cheaper.
Only 1 or 2 day Transport Fun Passes can be purchased via Klook.
If you want to order 3 or 5 day travel fun passes, you’ll need to get them from here.
Classic Fun Pass
I would not recommend the Classic Fun Pass. You can instead purchase a Taipei 101 Observatory + National Palace Museum Combo Ticket for only NT$820 (and purchase an Easycard separately) for less.
Taipei Fun Pass Attractions
The attractions that can be used for each card type are listed below. I’ve separated them into 3 sections for each area:
- Taipei City – Found in the centre or within a few stops, and easily accessible by bus or MRT
- New Taipei City – Accessible by MRT but outside of the city. All these are located in the northern Tamsui and Beitou districts of New Taipei City
- Outside Taipei – Only accessible by the Tourist Shuttle Buses. See this section for more information
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|Taipei 101 Observatory||600||Y||Y|
|National Palace Museum||350||Y||Y|
|Chiang Kai-Shek Residence||100||Y|
|Taipei Children’s Amusement Park||30||Y|
|Taipei Astronomical Museum||40||Y|
|National Taiwan Science Education Center||100||Y|
|Fine Arts Museum||20||Y||Y|
|Museum of Contemporary Arts||50||Y||Y|
|The Lin Family Mansion||80||Y||Y|
|Miramar Ferris Wheel||150 – 200||Y||Y|
|Free Public Transport||100 – 300||Y||Y|
New Taipei City
|Tamsui Historical Museum (inc. Fort San Domingo)||80||Y||Y|
|Tamsui to Fisherman’s Wharf Ferry||60||Y||Y|
|Fisherman’s Wharf to Tamsui Ferry||60||Y||Y|
|Shihsanhang Museum of Archaeology *||80||Y|
* Also requires a ferry ride to Bali District from Tamsui
|Attraction||Bus Route||Original |
|Yehliu Geopark||Crown North Coast||80||Y||Y|
|Gold Museum||Gold Fulong||80||Y||Y|
|Juming Museum||Crown North Coast||80||Y||Y|
|Heping Island||Coastal Keelung||350||Y||Y|
|Sky Lantern Police Station||Muzha– Pingxi||150||Y||Y|
|National Museum of Marine Science & Technology||Coastal Keelung||200||Y||Y|
|Southern Branch Of The National Palace Museum *||–||150||Y||Y|
* Located in the south of Taiwan
All of the Fun Passes will also get you discounts or free items for certain purchases.
The types of places that have these deals include:
- Gift shops
- Massages & Spas
- Museums & Theatre
Tourist Shuttle Buses
If you purchase either the Unlimited or Travel Fun Passes, you’ll get unlimited rides on the tourist shuttle buses that travel to the north and north-east of Taiwan.
The shuttle buses have several other destinations on each route. Most of these are scenic areas, including waterfalls and Yangmingshan National Park.
Tourist Shuttle Bus Routes
The bus routes for the five tourist shuttle buses valid for the Taipei Fun Pass are:
Click a link to find out more about each Shuttle Bus route
The Beitou – Zhuzihu route travels the shortest distance (to Yangmingshan National Park), so it’s a good option if you want to see the rural side of Taiwan without travelling very far.
Note that for the Gold Fulong and Coastal Keelung bus routes, you will need to take a train first to either Keelung Train Station or Ruifang Train Station. Alternatively, you could take the Crown North Coast route from Tamsui MRT to Yehliu Geopark, and take a local bus or taxi to Waimushan (it’s about a 15 minute journey from the Geopark).
You could also take the Gold Fulong and Coastal Keelung routes in one trip, since their start and end locations are close to each other.
- Download this very useful PDF file, with information about each attraction, suggested itineraries and maps
- Taipei Fun Passes ordered on Klook can be picked up in both terminals at Taoyuan airport. See this section of my Transport Guide for locations
- Taipei Fun Passes are valid for the number of days after first use. E.g. a 2-day fun pass will be valid on the first day of use and the next day until midnight. So make sure you first use it early in the day!
- The following attractions require you to redeem your admission pass prior to entry, otherwise you will be double-charged!
- Maokong Gondola
- Miramar Entertainment Park
- Taipei Zoo
- Heping Island Park
- National Museum of Marine Science & Technology
- Customer service:
- Email: email@example.com
- Phone: 03-5910052
I’ve also created some detailed guides on the following: