1. Wendy
    December 29, 2011 @ 3:35 pm

    I’m going to Taiwan for 5D4N. Would you recommend the easycard or the Taipei 5D pass?
    FYI – I’m planning a 1 to 2 days trip to outskirts of Taipei, maybe to Jiufen or Yeliu or Shifen, Pingsi area. Would Taipei Pass also offer unlimited bus rides to these locations too?

  2. TA Dave
    December 30, 2011 @ 10:17 am

    1. For 5 days, U can easily use MOST if not all of the TWD500 stored value in an EasyCard. Top up TWD100 or more if needed.
    TPass is fixed value, TWD700 for 5 days.

    2. Remaining value unused will be REFUNDED (after deducting a small fees) when U return EasyCard to MRT on final tour day.
    No refund for TPass.

    3. U can use EasyCard when U tour much of Taipei: Buses, MRT, Danshui ferry, entry to Taipei Zoo, Maokong gondola ride etc.

    4. For your 1-2 days getting to/touring Taipei county spots Yehliu, Jiufen, Pingxi branch line U’ll take RAILWAY train as main travel mode to n fro from Taipei.
    TPass can’t be used for railway train fares.

    5. U tour Pingxi branch line (Shifen, Pingxi, Jingtong stops etc) using a full-day ticket (buy at Ruifang station) of their own.
    No TPass usable here too.

    So U see, from these 5 tips, an EasyCard benefit U much more than Taipei Pass.

    Wendy, thanks for signing up for ETips Taiwan tour ENewsletter.
    Enjoy your free E-Book! 🙂

  3. TA Dave
    December 30, 2011 @ 10:35 am

    Catch the train. Catch the mood.
    See good glimpses of Pingxi branch line scenic area in this post:


  4. TA Dave
    December 30, 2011 @ 10:38 am

    Are U under 30 years?
    Get your free Youth Travel Card. Get U some discounts at travel spots!


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