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Visited Taiwan in December 2017



Asia > Taiwan > Shifen > Useful Info
Updated on Oct 15, 2018 Useful Info

How to get to Shifen from Taipei and Jiufen

From Taipei:

  1. Go to the Taipei Main Station
  2. Take the train to Ruifang (瑞芳). This train runs pretty frequently every day
  3. At Ruifang Station, buy either a direct ticket to Shifen, or a day pass for the Pingxi Line like I did. Pingxi Line is a branch line off the main railway that runs from Taipei. Aside from Shifen, this line runs through some other interesting places (like Houtong, the cat village), so it's worth getting a day pass (which costs less than $3). Tip: if you have EasyCard you use for the Taipei Metro, you can use it on the Pingxi line too

From Jiufen:

  1. Take the bus 827 or 788 from Jiufen back to Ruifang (only 15-20 min). Lots of these buses shuttling between Ruifang and Jiufen. Look for a bus going downhill in Jiufen, it's probably going to Ruifang
  2. After getting off at Ruifang, walk 2-3 min from the bus drop off west to the Ruifang Train Station
  3. Buy a ticket to Shifen or get the day pass