Chinese carrier Xiamen Airlines offers cheap flights from Amsterdam Schipol to Taipei, Taiwan. These are fares in Xiamen Airlines’ ‘Economy Supersaver’ booking category. This means you’ll enjoy full board service and one free checked bag up to 23kg, but won’t receive any frequent flyer miles.
A Boeing 787 Dreamliner operates flights between Amsterdam and Xiamen. You can expect a 3-3-3 seating pattern with videoscreens available for every passenger. A Boeing 737 will operate the short hop from Xiamen to Taipei.
Search & Book
According to the fare rules, these tickets are on sale until October 15, 2019. While no travel period is or minimum stay is given, a maximum stay of one month applies. Availability is pretty sparse, but you can find singular flight dates using Google Flights (instructions). Enter the dates you retrieved into our flight search to find the cheapest ticket available.
The fare conditions allow a stopover in Xiamen. EU-Citizens with an international connecting flight can acquire a 24-hour-visa at the airport without further applications, which can also be used during long layovers. Xiamen is widely regarded as one of China’s most beautiful cities. The airport is located on the edge of the island that hosts the city. It is possible to get to the city center by bus or taxi.
Information & Tips for Taiwan
Things are complicated when it comes to Taiwan’s political status. The island’s government claims to represent the independent “Republic Of China”, while mainland China views Taiwan as a “rebellious province”.
Regardless of those issues, the island of Formosa provides a heavily urbanized West Coast with Taipei as a masterful example of a modern metropolis. On the opposite, the East Coast is full of natural rain forests and smaller towns and villages. There is no place on earth where Chinese and Japanese culture form a harmonious mixture like in Taiwan, making it a unique place to visit.
Entry & Visa
Most EU-Citizens will receive a 90-day permit upon arrival at any Taiwanese airport. Only a passport valid more than six months after arrival is required.
Best Time to Travel
Taiwan is located in a subtropical climate zone, meaning high humidity all year round. While the southern part experiences a monsoon season from May through August, rainfalls are more evenly distributed through the year in the north. Best travel times are October through January, when rainfalls are low and temperatures are modest.
Taiwan uses the New Taiwan Dollar as currency. 1€ is worth approx. 35 TWD.
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Information & Tips for Taipei
Taipei is the largest city of Taiwan. About one third of all Taiwanese poeple live in Tapei’s municipality. The city stands out as unique conflux of Chinese and Japanese culture, architecture and cuisine. Being built into a mountainous region with huge rainforests, even the way from the airport downtown is hugely spectacular. The city is home to the Taipei 101, a skyscraper that used to be the tallest in the world at time of its opening in 2004. Another fascinating aspect is Taipei’s huge network of suburban malls.
Best Time to Visit
Being located in a humid subtropical climate, Tapei’s summers are hot, long lasting and very humid. Occasional heavy rainstorms or typhoons make this time an unpleasent one to visit the city. From November through March, average temperatures are around 20 dregrees and it rains less than during summer, making this an ideal time to visit the city.
From the Airport to the City
International flights arrive almost exclusively at Taipei Taoyuan Int’l airport. Getting to the city is as easy as it can be. A regular and an express metro line connect the airport to the city center. The 5€ ticket includes free Wi-Fi. Further, there are a number of shuttle buses to different parts of the city, operating even at night time. A taxi ride will be around 1000NT$, approx. €30.
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