Taipei Maokong Gondola offers region-based specials: NT$50 per ride

ID documents verifying residency required to access the deal

Maokong Gondola (Photo/Travel Taipei)

Maokong Gondola (Photo/Travel Taipei)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Maokong Gondola has launched a hot deal program, offering rides on the recreational aerial lift system at what is billed as the “coin price”-- NT$50 a ride -- starting Mar. 4.

Residents across Taiwan are eligible to enjoy the preferential offer, but only during the periods indicated for residents from each of the different municipalities.

  • Northern Taiwan (Mar. 4 - 17): Keelung City, New Taipei City, Taoyuan City, Hsinchu County/City, Miaoli County
  • Central Taiwan (Mar. 19 - 31): Taichung City, Changhua County, Nantou County, Yunlin County, Chiayi County/City
  • Southern Taiwan(Apr. 9 - 21): Tainan City, Kaohsiung City, Pingtung County
  • Eastern Taiwan (Apr. 23- May 5): Yilan County, Hualien County, Taitung County, Penghu County, Kinmen County, Lienchiang County

Normally, a single-journey ticket for the gondola costs NT$70 (1 stop), NT$100 (2 stops), or NT$120 (3 stops), respectively. During the period for specials based on City or County, visitors from designated municipalities can present their ID documents to access the NT$50 per ride service at any of the gondola stations.

An individual could save up to NT$140 for a round trip spanning three stations, said the Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation (TRTC).

The program, first rolled out in 2017, has been well received among the public and attracts an average of 30,000 passengers a year. Individuals are invited to explore the mountainous landscape of Taipei on the Maokong Gondola by taking advantage of the offer.

Note: The program is not applicable for Taipei City residents, who already enjoy a single journey ride at NT$50.

With a refundable deposit of NT$500, they can also rent an audio guide device, or simply access the service via a scan of a QR code on a brochure at any information counter. To learn more, visit the Maokong Gondola website or call TRTC 24-hour hotline at 02-218-12345.

Maokong Gondola (Photo/TRTC)