Regardless of whether you are in Taiwan for business or for leisure, you will find UBER lives up to its name, offering a convenient, inexpensive and safer way to take a taxi. Its services are more reliable than hailing a cab, as the app has a record of the driver, the passenger, and the journey. What's more, UBER Taiwan offers you three ways to ride, with an additional option called UberTAXI, which is cash only. Prefer to pay with cash, use UberTAXI; prefer to pay by credit card, choose UberX or UberBLACK. All it takes is the push of a button on your phone, with the APP, and you'll have a taxi in a matter of minutes. No phone calls, no pick-up schedules and with twenty-four-seven availability, UBER Taiwan is back and better than before.

UBER is a smartphone application that pre-calculates the fare and estimates the time it will take for the taxi to arrive. Instead of having to call a cab to come and fetch you and not knowing how much it will cost, you can get a correct estimate using the app when you select your destination. You can even follow the driver on-route to collect you and share your location with friends and family, making Uber both convenient and safe to use.

In Taiwan, UBER services are offered in Taipei, Taichung, and Kaohsiung. To start using Uber as a passenger you must first signup to create an account.

How it Works

After registering online , proceed to download and install the app on your phone.

You can also easily see how much any ride will cost without the app by using UBER estimate:  

How to use the APP.

  1. Select the pickup location and destination.
  2. Select the option you desire (UBERTaxi, UBERX or UBERBlack).
  3. If you select UBERTaxi select cash, if not, select credit card as your payment method.
  4. Tap "Set Pickup Location" and confirm.
  5. UBER will let you know how long you will wait and then when your ride arrives, you'll see your driver's picture and vehicle details.  
  6. Tap Send Status to share your route info in real time, so everyone knows you’re safe and when to expect you.
  7. When you get to the destination you will automatically be charged by credit card on file or if you opted for UBERTaxi you will pay cash.  

UBERTaxi, Charges for service according to the distance on the meter and only accepts cash. service include Crown Taxi and Q Taxi. Because of this option, everyone can now register for an Uber App account, no credit card required.

UBERX/UBERBlack, Only payment method available is through credit card. The credit card used must be tied to the mobile phone where the ride is requested.

Other Features.

Multiple Destinations: This new feature allows you to set up to three drop-off locations. Great to for sharing a ride with family and friends. You can also add extra stops along the way, and your driver’s route will be updated accordingly.

  1. Tap “+” to add a new destination.

You can enter up to three stops in a single trip and can make changes before the trip or in the taxi.

  1. If you enter all stops before your trip you can see the trip’s fare before submitting your request. if you add new stops while you’re on the way your fare may change.
  2. Tap Send Status to share your route info in real time, so everyone knows you’re safe and when to expect you.

Split Fare: Share the cost of your ride with a friend who uses Uber. Before and during the ride, swipe up from the bottom of the app. Tap your selected payment method and select 'Split Fare'.

How to catch an UBER from Taiwan Taoyuan International (TPE) Airport.

The Free Wifi service available at the TPE airport makes it very easy to log onto the Uber site and book a taxi from the airport. If you are a tourist, using UBER  can be especially convenient if you don't have any Taiwan dollars on hand, as you can use your credit card. All you need to do is simply request a cab when you are ready to go and choose a taxi that will suit your group size and luggage. You can also request the cab up to thirty days in advance.

  • If you are in Terminal 1, meet your driver at meeting Point 21 or 23.
  • If you are in Terminal 2, meet your driver at Meeting Point 28 or 29.
  • The pickup points are conveniently displayed on the app for both users and the Uber drivers so if you have trouble finding your driver, you can reach out to them via the Uber app.

While each ride is limited to a distance of 100 miles (160 km), there are no restrictions on where UBER can take you from the airport. Logging onto their system is not a problem either as you can input your own mobile number and country of residence and still use UBER in Taiwan.

A suggestion is to register online before you travel. Download the app onto your mobile device, log in, and input credit card details before you leave home. Once you arrive all you'll need to do is to open up the app and request your ride.

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