The cost of a trip to Taiwan can be as little as 500 dollars! Budget for 4 days and 3 nights & the secret to lowering travel costs.

How much does it cost to travel to Taiwan? Many of you may be wondering.
Conclusion: A four-day, three-night trip to Taiwan can be done for $500 per person.

The cost of living in Taiwan is a bit cheaper than Japan, so you can save more money than traveling within Japan.

I will explain the budget for a trip to Taiwan for 2020, so if you are planning to go to Taiwan, please use this as a reference for thinking about your travel expenses.

I’ve written down all the expenses I spent, broken down by airfare, hotel, local transportation, food, cafes, and souvenirs.

I compared several travel agencies, and the cheapest one was HIS. The cheapest price was $228 for three days, including airfare (including surcharges), hotel, round-trip transfers, and breakfast. The most popular ones are the ones that sell out, so book early!

The price is lower than the regular rate because of the Spring Fling Sale.

Budget for a 4-day/3-night trip to Taiwan is 500 dollars per person


In conclusion, the budget for a 3-night/4-day trip to Taiwan is $500 per person.

Round trip airfare $200
Hotel for 3 nights $100
Transportation Fee $40
Food expenses $60
Souvenir $60

If you use LCC, you can get a round-trip ticket for $200, and hotels are cheaper than in Japan at $30 per night.

The cost of food is also cheaper than in Japan, so even if you eat a lot of small packages, you can keep it within $60.

With a total of $500, you can have a fun trip!

Budget for 3 days and 2 nights: 350 dollars in total

By the way, if you are traveling to Taiwan for 3 days and 2 nights, you should be able to get by with a budget of $300-$400 including everything.

  • Round trip airfare: $200
  • Hotel for two nights: $60
  • Meals: $40
  • Transportation: $20
  • Souvenir cost: $40

That’s a lot more affordable way to travel than within Japan!

Published! Detailed costs for the actual 4-day, 3-night trip to Taiwan


We actually spent about $500 per person on our 4-day, 3-night trip to Taiwan.

We went to cafes and bought enough souvenirs to satisfy our needs, so I don’t think we saved that much.

  • Air ticket: $210
  • Hotel: $138
  • Transportation: $35
  • Food: $28
  • Café: $21
  • Souvenirs: $56

HIS is the cheapest travel agency to apply

I compared travel agencies and found that the cheapest way to get to Taiwan is HIS.

For example, there is a 3-day plan that includes airfare (including surcharges), hotel, round-trip transportation, and breakfast for $228.

There is also a 4-day free plan for $248.

The price includes round-trip airfare (including surcharges), hotel, and breakfast, so it’s pretty cheap.

With a total of $500, you can enjoy Taiwan to the fullest!

A round-trip ticket to Taiwan is around 200 dollars for LCC

LCC to save money

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It even had a bathtub, gorgeous! I was able to heal my body after a long day of walking.

We are I booked and stayed at a hotel through Expedia. It’s usually cheap, but sometimes it’s on sale for 50% or more, so I recommend checking Expedia rates for hotels overseas.

Pah Fan Quong B&B
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The next day after our stay in Jiufen, we took the Pingxi Line to cat village and Shifen.

The Pingxi Line passes through cat village, one of the world’s six most famous cat spots, and Shifen, where you can raise lanterns.

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Pingxi Line One-Day Pass: $3 (80 TWD)
If you are getting off the train three times, it is more economical to buy a day pass.

Cab fare


Taxis in Taiwan are $2.60 (70 TWD) for the first ride, which is cheaper than in Japan.

It’s not very cheap, but if you’re traveling with three or more people, you can split the fare, and I thought it was a good deal.

A summary of the transportation costs we used

・From the airport to the city (round trip): $12
・Bus to Jiufen: $3.62
・Subway ticket for 24 hours (purchased twice): $13.32
・Bus from Jioucun to Ruifang Station: $0.56
・One-day pass for the Pingxi Line: $3
・Sufficient to the city: $2.96

Food in Taiwan costs per person

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I have the impression that the cost of food is cheaper than in Japan. Onigiri (rice balls) at a convenience store cost about $0.80.

Even if we ate a full meal together, it was often less than $10.

What we spent on food in Taiwan

Baked xiaolongbao at night market: $1.11 (30TWD)
Night market pepper rice cake: $1.85 (50TWD)
Lunch at a convenience store on the second day: $14.80 (400TWD)
・Xiaolongbao ①: $4.44 (120TWD)
・Xiaolongbao ②: $4.44 (120TWD)
・Rusui rice: $2.22 (60TWD)
・Taiwan-style fried noodles: $2.22 (60TWD)
・Breakfast (convenience store): $2.96 (80TWD)
・Peanut ice cream: $1.48 (40TWD)
・Ramen noodles: $2.22 (60TWD)
・Enough rice: $4.44 (120TWD)
・Tapioca: $1.85 (50TWD)
・Chicken: $2.22 (60TWD)
・Milk tea purchased at a convenience store: $1.92 (52TWD)
・Tapioca milk tea: $1.85 (50TWD)
・Big chicken: $2.59 (70TWD)
・Taro: $1.85 (50TWD)


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What we spent on cafes in Taiwan

・Smoothie at meetup: $8.69 (235TWD)
・Chocolate cocoa at the meetup: $6.66 (180TWD)
・ASW milk tea: $8.14 (220TWD)
・ASW Blend: $6.66 (180TWD)
・Cream puffs at Nekomura: $4.44 (120TWD)
・Latte at Nekomura: $4.44 (120TWD)
・Milk tea: $2.59 (70TWD)
・Tapioca milk tea: $1.85 (50TWD)

Souvenir cost in Taiwan is about 57 dollar per person


The cost for souvenirs was about $57 per person. We bought various sundries and snacks.

The prices of miscellaneous goods are not that different from Japan. You can save money on souvenirs by buying inexpensive pineapple cake at the supermarket.

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Souvenir cost we spent

・Castella: $9.25 (250TWD)
・Computer case: $27 (750TWD)
・Pin badge: $1.85 (50TWD)
・Magnet: $1.48 (40TWD)
・Basket bag: $5.55 (150TWD)
・Luncheon mat: $4.44 (120TWD)
・Stickers: $13.13 (355TWD)
・Loonghan: $2.44 (66TWD)
・Mango cake: $7.32 (198TWD)
・Pineapple cake: $3.70 (100TWD)
・Black tea: $4.21 (114TWD)
・Lipton black tea: $2.96 (80TWD)
・Lipton milk tea: $9.54 (258TWD)
・Dry mango: $1.96 (53TWD)
・Postcard: $0.74 (20TWD)
・Postcard: $1.48 (40TWD)
・Pack: $16 (220 x 2TWD)

You should exchange 300-400 dollars in Taiwan

It’s cheaper to exchange money in Taiwan than in Japan

It is cheaper to exchange money in Taiwan than in Japan. Also, there is not much difference in the fees between the city and the airport, so it is best to exchange money at the airport.

Exchanging about 300-400 dollars is enough for 4 days and 3 nights

For 4 days and 3 nights, $300-$400 should be enough to exchange money.

Don’t forget to bring your credit card so you can handle unexpected expenses.

Four tips to keep your Taiwan travel budget in check

Point 1: Don’t go on a long vacation

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When you try to go to Taiwan over a three-day weekend, airfare tends to be expensive.

Also, during long vacations such as the year-end and New Year vacations and Obon vacations, air tickets are the most expensive because many Japanese people go to Taiwan.

So when is the cheapest time to go? It is cheaper to go on weekends when there is nothing to do. We also took a 4-day, 3-night trip on Saturdays and Sundays, plus 2 days off with pay.

In order to keep the budget down for a trip to Taiwan, it would be better to travel on regular weekends. If you can travel on weekdays, it is best to go on weekdays.

Point 2: The cheapest and most comfortable months to travel in Taiwan are October and November and the first half of April


The best time of year for low travel costs and easy sightseeing is October-November and the first half of April. There are no special events, and airfare and hotel costs are low.

In addition, since it is autumn in Japan, the season is cool and not too cold, making it a comfortable time to visit.

The best time to visit Taiwan and the cheapest time for airfare and hotels is from October to November.
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The end of February and March are also inexpensive, but the temperature is cold, around 15 degrees Celsius.

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Point 3: Book at least 3 months before departure

Book your air tickets and hotels at least three months before departure, as air ticket prices tend to increase one to two months in advance.

Even if you think it’s a bit far in advance, it’s a good idea to confirm and book your dates as early as possible. We also booked our flights and hotels three months in advance.

Point 4: If you want to apply at a travel agency, go with HIS

I compared travel agencies and found that HIS is the cheapest way to go to Taiwan. .

For example, there is a 4-day Taiwan trip to the popular Jiufen that costs $398 (including surcharges).

This includes round-trip airfare, hotel, six meals, and sightseeing, so it’s honestly quite a bargain!

Jiufen is about 2 hours away from Taipei, so I think it’s a convenient tour to take you there.

There is also a 4-day free plan for $248. The price includes round-trip airfare (including surcharges), hotel, and breakfast, so it’s pretty cheap.

For a total of $500, you can enjoy Taiwan to the fullest!

Is Taiwan safe from the new coronavirus?

Added on April 21, 2020.

There are some people who are thinking of traveling to Taiwan and are worried about coronavirus.

As of April 21, 2020, it is possible to travel to Taiwan. However, you must stay in quarantine for 14 days after entering Taiwan.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Taiwan page has the following warning.

Travelers from all countries are subject to a 14-day home quarantine, and are not allowed to leave their homes or designated points, or use public transportation (penalties apply if they do not comply.) (There are penalties for failure to comply. During the “home quarantine” period, the head of the village (head of the neighborhood) or other person in charge will call once or twice daily to check on the health of the subject.

If you are quarantined for 14 days after you cross the border, it is actually difficult to travel there. I don’t know when this rule will change again, so I will update this page as soon as there are any changes.

Summary of travel costs for 4 days and 3 nights

With about $500, you can enjoy a four-day, three-night trip to Taiwan. Of course, it depends on where you go and how you spend your time, but I think it is a bit cheaper than domestic travel.

Air ticket: $210.70
Hotel: $138.48
Transportation: $35
Food: $28.52
Cafe: $21.74
Souvenirs: $56.70

When booking a trip to Taiwan, be sure to check the following before you make your reservation to avoid losing money. Save money on hotels and airfare and enjoy souvenirs and food.
・For tours, please visit HIS is a great place to start your search!
・If you are traveling on your own and want to get a hotel or airline ticket, Search at Expedia.

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Have a great trip!

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