The Taipei MRT One-Day Pass costs NT$150 ($4.73) and gives you unlimited metro rides until the end of the day you bought your card. The pass works best for anyone who intends on making many trips with the Taipei Metro.
I’ve taken the Taipei Metro hundreds of times and have learned a lot about the various cards they offer. I want to help you determine whether it’s worth getting the One-Day pass.
To help you make a decision, I’ll cover the following:
- What it is
- How to use it
- Where to get it
- How it compares to other Taipei Metro passes
- Taipei Metro Map
What Is the Taipei MRT One-Day Pass? #
The Taipei Metro One-Day Pass gives you unlimited MRT rides until the end of the current metro’s service day. This pass works best for anyone who intends on taking more than NT$150 worth of trips in a day.
Here’s an example of when the pass would work best for you:
- Roundtrip from Nangang (Blue Line) to Tamsui is NT$130
- Roundtrip from Nangang to Xiangshan is NT$60
That’s NT$190 total. You’ll save NT$40 with the One-Day pass.
The above scenario works best if you want to take a day trip to Tamsui, then come back to Taipei and hike on Xiangshan to catch the sunset.
You can’t use the Taipei MRT One-Day Pass for the Taoyuan Airport MRT.
Before proceeding, ensure you know everything about the Taipei Metro system. I cover everything in a separate guide.
Let’s cover the cost (again).
Taipei MRT One-Day Pass Cost #
The Taipei MRT One-Day Pass costs NT$150. You can buy these passes in bulk. But the Taipei Metro website doesn’t state the discounts you’ll get .
Ask the customer service at any Taipei or New Taipei Metro Station. They usually speak English and have always been helpful.
The One-Day Pass isn’t the same as the 24-Hour Pass. The latter pass costs NT$180 and lasts for 24 hours. Whereas, the One-Day Pass lasts until the last trains return to their terminal stations on the day you buy your card.
How To Use the Taipei MRT One-Day Pass #
When approaching the MRT gates, press the pass against the sensor marked with the words ‘Single Journey Ticket.’ A green LED will glow on the gate terminal as the gates open.
Pass through the gates.
When departing from an MRT station, follow these same steps. Since the card gives you unlimited usage for a day, you won’t need to worry about the balance.
If this doesn’t happen, you’ll need to bring your cart to the MRT station information counter. Ask them how they can fix the issue.
How To Get the Taipei MRT One-Day Pass #
You can only get Taipei MRT One-Day passes at the MRT station information counters. Let the staff know you want a One-Day Pass.
Taipei Metro Passes Compared #
Here are all the Taipei Metro passes compared:
|One-Day Pass||NT$150||Many Trips Within 1 Day|
|24-Hour Pass||NT$180||Best For Trips To Many Stations Within 24 Hours|
|48-Hour Pass||NT$280||Best For Trips To Many Stations Within 48 Hours|
|72-Hour Pass||NT$380||Best For Trips To Many Stations Within 72 Hours|
|Taipei Fun Pass||NT$180–NT$2,200||Unlimited Bus/MRT Rides + Entry To Some Attractions|
|Monthly Pass||NT$1,280/mo.||Unlimited Bus, MRT, & Danhai LRT rides|
Before buying a pass, I need you to do something.
Download the Go! Taipei Metro app for iPhone or Android devices (it’s free). Navigate to the ‘Adult/Full fare Tickets’ tab. Tap the station that’ll reside closest to your accommodation, then check out the station that’s around where you want to visit.
Here’s an example. I have an Airbnb close to Dongmen Station. Tomorrow, I want to visit Daan Park, Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, and Taipei 101.
A breakdown of taking the MRT to these stations would include:
- Dongmen > Daan Park: walkable, no MRT rides required
- Daan Park > Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall: NT$20
- Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall > Taipei 101: walkable
- Taipei 101 World Trade Center > Dongmen: NT$20
I would have spent NT$40 this entire day. Thus, there’s no need to get the One-Day OR 24-Hour Passes.
In some cases, you’ll find your accommodation far away from an MRT station, which will require you to take a bus. In some scenarios, the Taipei Fun Pass may prove useful.
It gives you unlimited bus, metro, and shuttle bus rides. And entry to various tourist attractions like Heping Island Park. The perks you get will vary by card.
And there are too many perks and pricing variables. I’ll emphasize in a separate guide.
For now, I want to talk to long-term stayers. Whether you’re working or studying in Taiwan, you may want to consider the All Pass (monthly pass). It gives you unlimited Taipei and New Taipei Metro and bus rides for a month.
You’ll also get free YouBike rentals for 30 minutes upon leaving an MRT station in Taipei.
The pass works best for anyone who commutes daily. But not the best for people who lock themselves in their apartments all day for work.
Take a look at the Taipei Metro map.
Taipei MRT Map #
Here’s a map of all the Taipei Metro stations:
In most cases, you won’t need the One-Day Pass. I only would use it for going across long stretches of Taipei and New Taipei Cities in a single day. Otherwise, you’re wasting money for trips you won’t take.
Check your travel itinerary before deciding whether the pass is worth it.
Meanwhile, check out my other Taiwan travel guides. You may find new things to do.