Jioufen, Taipei, Taiwan, April 2016. About an hour from Taipei City, Jioufen makes an ieal day trip to a place filled with charm and old time authenticity. Here’s how to get there the cheapest way, without hiking! The route to take is Taipei Rail Station – Ruifang – Jioufen.
- Make way to the Taipei Main Station (Google Map) and follow the signs to TRA, thats the train station. Approach the ticket counter and buy a single trip ticket to Ruifang Station. Prices are T$44 and T$66. Ask for T$44 then jump on the next train. Be sure to ask which platform and directions to it as it can all get a little complicated.
- Jump on the next train – it may not be the right train for the ticket but they don’t mind as long as you can stand if the seats fill up. Its only a 35 minute ride.
- At Raifung Station walk down to the main high street and turn left. About 200 meters on the right is a bus stop, easily spotted (Google Map). From there pick up bus 1061 or 788 both of which stop in Joiufen, a 15-20 minute ride and costs T$15 with an Easycard or T$20 cash.
- Return the same way or there is a bus directly back to Taipei. Information is published at the bus stop in Jioufen (Google Map).