Taipei MRT Operating Hours Extended Through The Night For Countdown 2019

Taipei New Year Countdown 2019

New Year’s Eve parties are all fun and good until it’s time to go home! For those spending the last moments of 2018 in Taipei, here’s some good news for you.

According to Taiwan News, the Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation (TRTC) has announced that the Taipei MRT will be operating non-stop* from the early hours of 31 Dec 2018 till midnight of 1 Jan 2019! On top of the extended MRT operating hours, the Maokong Gondola will also be open till 2am on 1 Jan 2019 and potentially even later depending on the size of the crowd.

*Do note that the service excludes Xiaobitan Station and Xinbeitou Station.

Where to catch Taipei 101 fireworks

According to the TRTC, the best place to view Taipei 101 fireworks 2018 is at the following MRT stations:

  • Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall Station

  • Xinyi Anhe Station

  • Xiangshan Station

Avoid Taipei City Hall Station and Taipei 101 Station where congestion is expected.

Getting home from the Taipei 101 fireworks

TRTC has suggested the following stations for party-goers on their way home from the countdown as alternatives to the congested Taipei City Hall and Taipei 101 stations:

  • Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall Station

  • Yongchun Station

  • Xiangshan Station

  • Nanjing Sanmin Station

Taipei MRT Card

Of course, you’ll need a Taipei MRT card to access the metro systems in the city. Depending on your needs, there are two types of Taipei MRT tickets available on Tripsle:

Taoyuan Airport MRT + EasyCard

Hop aboard the Taoyuan Airport MRT and reach Taipei Main Station in just 40 minutes. The EasyCard is a reloadable card that you can use to pay for Taipei MRT and even at convenience stores, attractions, and shared bike rental!

Pick up your Taoyuan Airport MRT and EasyCard when you land at Taipei International Airport!

Taipei Transport Fun Pass

The Taipei Transport Fun Pass gives the user unlimited rides on Taipei MRT, city buses, five Taiwan Tourist Shuttle routes and the Maokong Gondola. You can choose between a 1-Day or 2-Day option to best suit your travelling needs.

Present your Transport Fun Pass at more than 150 participating shops to enjoy premium discounts!

Go paperless and show your mobile e-voucher when redeeming your Taipei Transport Fun Pass.

Taipei Fun Pass

The Taipei Fun Pass is an attractions and transport pass with free entry to up to 12 top tourist attractions in Taipei. Enjoy unlimited rides on Taipei MRT, city buses and five Taiwan Tourist Shuttle routes within the period of validity.

Unlimited fun awaits with one single Taipei Unlimited Fun Pass!