Guide to Driving In Taiwan - Drive Safe in Taiwan

With our Drive Smart guide you're fully prepared to hire a car in Taiwan and stay safe on unfamiliar roads.

URBAN SPEED LIMIT

40 kph

urban
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RURAL SPEED LIMIT

80 kph

rural
More info  

motorway speed limit

100-110 kph

speed limit
More info  

Drink Drive Limit

 50mg

drink and drive limit
More info  
urban
You drive in Taiwan on the Right side  
urban
The currency in Taiwan is TWD
urban
To rent a car is  21 years and to drive is 18 years of age
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Current fuel price in Taiwan 0.81 €/Ltr

Driving Laws in Taiwan

Are there any special requirements for driving or hiring a car in Taiwan?

Driving in Taiwan
Pocket guide to driving in Taiwan
Profile:
Taiwan
Taipei
TWD
Driving in Taiwan
SPEED: (kph)
40
80
100-110
Speed limit in Taiwan
Holiday:
Rush hour in Taiwan
Cameras:
YES
YES
Speed cameras in Taiwan
FUEL:
0.77
0.66
EUR/Litre
Fuel prices in Taiwan
DRIVE:
RIGHT
Drive RIGHT in Taiwan
MIN AGE:
18
21
Min driving age in Taiwan
DRINK:
50mg
Blood alcohol content
Drink driving in Taiwan
EMERGENCY:
110/119
Emergency phone number in Taiwan
DOCUMENT:
Driving documents in Taiwan
PHONES:
Yes
Hands free only
Mobile phone driving in Taiwan
SEATBELTS:
Yes
Yes
Seat belt in Taiwan
Driving in Taiwan requires a lot of patience for the cities are packed with cars almost around the clock. Don't give up on car hire though for using one to escape the chaos of the cities will allow you to see the beautiful and magical countryside - a complete contrast to places like Taipei.

Rules of the road

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Emergency Services Numbers

Police Police: 110

Police Fire: 119

Police Ambulance: 119

Notes: 112 from any GSM handset will forward to the local emergency number.

Fuel Prices in Taiwan by Month

Parking Information

Parking regulations

Parking regulations
 
Parking in Taiwan needs to be done carefully. People don’t like others parking outside their homes or businesses unless visiting them and if you break this rule you can find your car keyed or the tyres slashed and panels kicked in. 
 
Paid parking
 
Paid parking can be in metered bays or ticketed bays or in big parking garages. Use these wherever possible as they are the securest form of parking.
 
Enforcement
 
The police will enforce overdue parking or causing an obstruction. As we mentioned above, inconsiderate parking will be punished by locals so park carefully. 
 
Disabled parking
 
There are no official concessions for disabled parking but if you need assistance, use an attended parking area and ask the assistant for help; it’s usually freely given.

Emergency Information

Emergency Information

Police Police: 110

Police Fire: 119

Police Ambulance: 119

The emergency number in Taiwan is 110 for the police and 119 for fire and ambulance. 112 works on mobile phones.

What to do in an emergency

If you have a problem with your car you should phone the number given to you on the rental documents or attached to the windscreen of your car. If you are driving your own vehicle, use your emergency assistance company's partner in Taiwan.
 
In the event of an accident you should call the police on 110. You will need    a report from them for your insurance company. Whilstwaiting for the police, take photographs of the scene and take the names, addresses and telephone numbers of any witnesses. If it is safe to do so, don't move the vehicles.

Handy Guides

World Driving Guides

Road Signs

Handy Phrases

I have broken down - Wǒ yǐjīng bēngkuì
Where is the police station? - Nǎlǐ shì pàichūsuǒ? 
I have a flat tyre - Wǒ yǒu yīgè lúntāi lòu qì
I have been in an accident - Wǒ yīzhí zài fāshēng shìgù
Where is? - zài nǎlǐ?
Where can I buy petrol? - Wǒ zài nǎlǐ kěyǐ mǎi dào qìyóu?

Taiwan Fuel Price History

Fuel Prices in Taiwan by Month
Month, YearDiesel €/ltrUnleaded €/ltr
Jun, 2019 0.53 0.81
May, 2019 0.77 0.87
Apr, 2019 0.76 0.84
Mar, 2019 0.73 0.81
Feb, 2019 0.70 0.80
Jan, 2019 0.66 0.77
Kellie Hodge
Posted by Kellie Hodge
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Travel writer, customer service guru, Kellie knows the ins and outs of car rental and always happy to share her knowledge on our blog. Favourite country to visit: Spain.

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