Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Taichung Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit. Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.
RMQ Airport Overview
To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Taichung International Airport.
What to Expect
The small terminal at Taichung Airport (code: RMQ), divided into international and domestic areas, primarily handles flights to East and Southeast Asia. Amenities include a few eateries and shops, both landside and airside, plus reading bars that allow travellers to take or leave a book. Free WiFi helps pass the time.
Where to Sleep
The airport closes nightly, after the day’s last flight until 6:00AM, so overnight stays are not possible. For uninterrupted sleep, nearby hotels offer shuttle service. See the Airport Hotels section below for locations or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.
Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, all services and times listed below are subject to change. Some services and facilities may remain closed or operate with reduced hours. Airport tips and suggestions in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. If you are planning to sleep in the public area of the terminal overnight, have a back-up plan! We’ve heard from a few travellers at other airports and they were not permitted to stay overnight. We’re not sure if that will apply to this airport, until a reader lets us know the current situation. We will start updating all of our guides in October 2021. To help us with this massive update, you can add or update information or write a review and submit photos and airport tips.
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In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security. For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.
If sleeping in Taichung Airport does not appeal to you, these are some of the closest hotels to the airport:
- Rhine Castle Hotel – (15 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
- Capital Hotel – (15 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
- Taichung Harbor Hotel – (15 minutes from the airport) Airport shuttle service is available, booking required, it appears that there is only one drop to the Airport (2:30PM) and one pick-up from the Airport (3:00PM) daily. » Check Rates
To find a cheap room, there is a list of hotels near Taichung Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.
Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships
Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there is a lounge that you can enter through a lounge membership program. Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and to also find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!
- More Premium Lounge – Location: International Terminal, Airside. Lounge Access: Lounge membership programs.
If you are a First or Business Class traveller you may have access to the lounges listed below. For more information, check the airline’s website.
Mandarin Airlines Lounge – Location: International Terminal, Airside.
Free WiFi is available at Taichung Airport. There is also an internet zone set up with 5 computers in the waiting lounge on the 3rd Floor International Terminal beside the Children’s Play Area.
More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport
Art in the Airport – The airport features some impressive pieces of art, mostly centered around aviation. Look way up!
ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Locations: Domestic Terminal, on the first floor and International Terminal, on the first and second floors.
Currency Exchange – International Terminal, Arrival Hall, open 6:00AM – 11:00PM • International Terminal, Arrival Baggage Claim Zone, open 9:00AM – 4:00PM.
Duty Free & Shopping – Duty free shops are located on the third floor of the international terminal, airside, and in the immigration clearance corridor, second floor of the international terminal, airside. Hours: 6:00AM – 11:00PM. 2 Easy Mart locations may come in handy for any last minute snack needs.
Family Services – Travelling with children? These services are available to help you get through the airport easier:
- Children’s Area – When you want to ensure your kids burn off all their energy before their flight, take them to the children’s play area. Location: International Terminal, Airside, 3F, beside the Internet/Computer Room.
- Nursing Rooms – There are nursing rooms for breastfeeding and diaper-changing throughout the airport.
- Stroller Rental – If you want to make getting around the airport with your child easier, strollers are available to borrow, free of charge. Locations: Landside, 1st Floor, near Check-in counters • 2nd Floor, near Tourism Information desk.
Food & Drinks – Options are available in both terminals, there are no 24 hour options. All food operators are open from 7:00AM – 9:00PM.
Information Desk – Have any questions? Visit one of the airport information desks for assistance! Locations: Domestic Terminal, center of 1st Floor (Hours: 6:00AM – last flight) • International Terminal, center of 1st Floor (Hours: 5:30AM – 11:00PM).
Luggage Storage & Lockers – Lockers are available for rent, International Terminal beside the check-in counter, available 6:00AM – 11:00PM. Rates: Big Locker: NT50 for 3 hours and Small Locker: NT30 for 3 hours, see car rental service counter if coins are required.
Luggage Wrapping – Protect your bags from theft and damage by having your bags wrapped in plastic. Locations: Departure Hall of International Terminal, between the international and domestic terminals. Hours: 8:30AM – 8:30PM. Rates: Small and medium sized baggage – NT50; large baggage – NT80.
Medical Services – First-Aid, minor surgical procedures, and more, are available at the Nursing Stations. Locations: Domestic Terminal, beside the Information Desk • International Terminal, opposite the convenience store. Hours for both: 5:30AM – 11:30PM.
Mobile Charging – Recharge your mobile devices before your flight. Outlets can be found on the 1st and 3rd floors of the Domestic Terminal and International Terminal.
Postal Services – Drop off your last minute postcards at the airport Information Desks (See above for details).
Reading Bars – Looking for something to read, head to the “shared book reading bars” located in both terminals, take a book or leave a book.
Rest Zones – There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.
Showers – Not available.
Travel Agencies – If you are arriving in Taichung and need local arrangements or help planning a really last minute trip abroad, the Tourist Information Counter can probably be of assistance. Location: Immigration Hall. Hours: 8:00AM – 9:00PM.
The airport is open from 6:00AM until the last flight. Sleeping in the airport overnight is not possible.
Taichung airport is served by the following airlines: Cambodia Airways • Cathay Dragon • China Eastern Airlines • EVA AIR • Far Eastern Air Transport • Hong Kong Express Airways • Mandarin Airlines • Sichuan Air • Thai VietJet Air • T’Way Airlines • UNI Airways • VietJet Airways.
Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport
Several local and regional bus lines serve the airport. Buses stop in the parking lot next to the south end of the terminal.
Car rentals are available onsite in the northwest wing of the International Terminal. Hours: 8:30AM – 8:30PM.
Metered taxis are readily available for hire at the B1 exit of the Export Area, along the traffic lane.
Last updated: 2020-06-17
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