The 1-2-3 Step by Step Guide to get to Grand View Resort Beitou
Taipei . 2015 . Jan 19
This post is part of our Taipei Trip Report and Itinerary. Do check out the full itinerary and our reviews here.
In our last post, we shared our wonderful hot spring experience at Grand View Resort Beitou.
So how do we get to Beitou by public transport? Actually, getting to Grand View Resort Beitou is fairly simple by public transport.
Step 1 - Take the MetroTake the Red Tamsui-Xinyi Line (淡水信義線) in the direction that goes towards Tamsui (淡水).
Step 2 - Alight at Beitou StationAlight at the Beitou (北投) station.
Note: Many other hot spring resorts are accessible only from the Xinbeitou (新北投) station as they are within walking distance from the Xinbeitou station. For these resorts, you would need to change train at Beitou station for a one-stop ride to Xinbeitou station on the pink line.
Step 3 - Board the Complimentary Resort Shuttle BusIf you are going to Grand View Resort Beitou like we did, both the Beitou and Xinbeitou station will work fine. This is because Grand View Resort Beitou provides a complimentary shuttle service that will pick up customers at Beitou Station, followed by Xinbeitou station before proceeding to the resort.
Note: No advance booking is required for the shuttle service. Boarding is on a first come-first serve basis.
Turn Right when you exit the Beitou Station and wait by the bus stop along the road.
Look out for this signage that states the arrival times of the complimentary shuttle to Beitou Grand View Resort. The shuttle will arrive at Beitou station on every half hour in the early part of the day, and on the hour for the later part of the day.
Note: There are other signages for complimentary bus shuttles to other hot spring resorts, make sure you are waiting by the correct one.
The Beitou train station as seen from the bus stop. The distance is that short.
The complimentary bus shuttle from Grand View Resort Beitou looks something like this.
Get on the shuttle, and you are on your way to Xinbeitou station to pick up more passengers before continuing to Grand View Resort Beitou.
The entire journey from Beitou station to the Resort will take less than 10 mins up a hilly terrain.
For the return trip back to Beitou station, simply let the hotel reception know that you are waiting for the shuttle and they will alert you when the shuttle has arrived. For those who wish to go to the Beitou Thermal Valley, the hotel does not provide a shuttle there, but you can get walking directions from the reception.