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English speaking driver/guide from Taipei

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English speaking driver/guide from Taipei

Hi everyone!

I am looking for an English speaking driver/guide that can pick us up from Taipei and take us to Sun Moon Lake, stay overnight and return us to Taipei.

I do understand that it is easier from Taichung but we prefer not to leave luggage in a Taipei hotel.

We will be making a 5 night stopover in Taipei, on the way back from a 21/2 weeks in Borneo.

We could possible engage the driver for other visits, if the price is reasonable.

Many thanks!!!!

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Park Taipei Hotel
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1. Re: English speaking driver/guide from Taipei

grant should be able to help you on this

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2. Re: English speaking driver/guide from Taipei

It's better to take HSR from Taipei to Taichung. The travel duration is less than an hour. However, if you take a cab from Taipei to Taichung, it takes more than 2 hours. Either by HSR or cab, you have to pass by Taichung to Sun Moon Lake.

In my opinion, it's better to hire a cab/guide from Taichung. Save time and save money.

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Agree with Daniel that Grant may suit you as he's one of the few English speaking drivers/guides around. We were very happy with his services when we engaged him 2 weeks ago to Sun Moon Lake and Cingjing.

I understand your reluctance to take the high speed train to Taichung as it might be a hassle to lug your bags around the train station. Maybe you can consider going to the Taoyuan HSR station directly from the airport as it's only 15 minutes away. The Taoyuan station is much less crowded and more manageable than the Taipei Main Station and cuts travelling time to Taichung by quite a bit. We found it very easy to get on the high speed train even with 2 trolley bags and 2 backpacks.

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4. Re: English speaking driver/guide from Taipei

Thanks everyone!

Our problem, Traveler Kuala Lumpur is that we arrive in Taipei at night. I believe it is around 7: 30pm. I would have to see how to do this!!!!!!

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5. Re: English speaking driver/guide from Taipei

Hi again,

Another question.....I am trying to figure this out!!

How do I get from the airport to taoyuan station? Would I take a cab or a bus? About how much would they charge us?

Many thanks again!!!!

To Grant19841130,

I am trying to figure this out!!!!!!

Thanks to all and please, keep sending your great feedback!!!!

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6. Re: English speaking driver/guide from Taipei

Hi again. Just a thought. We arrived on a late night flight and stayed overnight at the Novotel Hotel which is about 15 minutes away. They provide a free shuttle bus from the airport to the hotel and also from the hotel to the Taoyuan HSR station. Worked out great for us. Only downside is there is nothing near the hotel so you'll have to have dinner at the hotel.

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7. Re: English speaking driver/guide from Taipei

from airport to hsr station

www.taoyuan-airport.com/english/Publish.jsp…

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