Conference on Cryptographic Hardware and Embedded Systems 2017

Taipei, Taiwan, September 25–28, 2017

Travel and Visa

Reaching the Conference venue from Taoyuan International Airport


Scheduled to open in March 2017, a new line of the Taipei metro system (MRT) will connect Taoyuan International Airport and Taipei Main Station. We recommend CHES participants arriving at Taoyuan International Airport to use this MRT line to Taipei Main Station and then connect to the red line in direction Tamsui for one stop to Zhongshan (中山). From there it is less than 10 minutes walk to the venue.

By taxi

It is the fast way (about 45 minutes), runs according to meter, and will cost around 1400 New Taiwan dollars (NT$1400 is about 45 USD or 40 EUR). You will need Taiwanese money. Show the taxi driver the following paragraph:


By bus

Take King (Kuo-Kuang) Bus number 1819 to Taipei Main Station (台北車站), which takes about 55 minutes. There are buses every 10–15 minutes starting at Terminal 1 and stopping at Terminal 2. The 1-way fare is NT$115 or about 3.70 USD or 3.20 EUR. From there either take a taxi (see above) or take the MRT (red line in direction Tamsui) for one stop to Zhongshan (中山) and walk from there.

Visa Information

Visa Exempt Entry

For citizens of many countries, no visa is required to enter Taiwan. For a complete list of countries eligible for visa-exempt entry and additional information see the website of the Bureau of Consular Affairs on Visa Exempt Entry.

Landing Visa

Passport holders of Brunei, Turkey, and Macedonia can apply for a landing visa. For more information see the website of the Bureau of Consular Affairs on Landing Visa.

Conference Visa

If you are not eligible for visa-exempt entry or a landing visa, please refer to the information on conference visa. If you have questions or need help to obtain a conference visa, please contact Seiya Pan <>.