How to get to Penghu

How to get to Penghu

How to get to Penghu

By air

It is now possible to fly to Magong Airport, Penghu from at least 6 domestic Taiwanese airports including Songshan (Taipei), Taichung, Jiayi, Tainan, Kaohsiung and Jinmen Island. Uni Air, TransAsia Airways, and Mandarin Airlines each provide frequent and convenient flights to Penghu. A few regional international flights are expected to commence in the next few years.

A taxi ride from the airport to the city of Magong should not cost more than $300NT (Taiwanese Dollars). However, if you are able to telephone and book a taxi ahead of your arrival in Mandarin Chinese the cost drops down to $200NT (Taiwanese Dollars). Some taxi numbers: 0937713723; 0931873045. Note: Taxi drivers do not speak English. Also, taxis do not use meters in Penghu, (even if you can see one!) so make sure to ask the cost to your destination before you set off.

By ferry

During the summer months you can also take the ferry from Kaohsiung which takes 5 hours and 5 minutes. From Kaohsiung to Magong costs from $860 NT to $1700 NT one way.  Magong to Kaohsiung is slightly cheaper costing from $819 NT to $1619 NT. The ferry departs Kaohsiung harbour at 9am and arrives in Magong harbour about 2:05pm and departs Magong Harbour about 4pm and arrives in Kaohsiuing harbour at about 9:05pm. This service may not be available every day and sailing times are subject to change according to the season. The smaller ferry sails between Magong Harbour and Putai. This journey takes about 90 minutes.

Many Penghu B & Bs and Hotels offer pick-up and drop-off to and from Magong Airport and the Harbour Ferry Terminal.

By sail boat !!!

Just had to mention it. LOL !

Getting Around

Cars and gas-powered scooters are widely available; however, only those who hold a current Taiwanese driving license can rent vehicles without issue. Due to the introduction of red light cameras, holders of an International Driving Permit are typically discouraged from renting unless they make a deposit for a few months (to ensure payment of potential tickets) or else provide a permanent address in Taiwan.

The airport is about 10 km from Magong City’s main street, Jhongjheng Rd.

If you turn right as you walk outside the airport building you will find the public bus stop located on the corner of the airport building. The bus stop is clearly marked and also has a timetable and price list. This is by far the cheapest option. There are public buses that travel all around the main bridge linked islands as far as Waian Village (Wai-an) which is located nearby the far end of Xiyu Island. The main bus terminal building is a large building about two streets over from Jhongjheng Rd walking away from and across the road from McDonald’s.

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