Travel Information and Accommodation Registration Study Tour

Main Congress Venue

The main venue of APISA 5 is the Overseas Chinese University (OCU) in Taichung, Taiwan.


Overseas Chinese University

100 Chiao Kwang Road

407 Taichung


See map on the left

Hotels in Taichung: APISA 5 Secretariat will help you to find discounted hotels. Accommodation at reduced fees is available at the official APISA 5 Congress Hotel:


  • Single room incl. breakfast per person and per night NT$ 1,700 (approx. US$ 60)
  • Double room incl. breakfast per person and per night NT$ 900 (approx. US$ 35)


Please contact the APISA 5 Secretariat as soon as possible if you would like us to book a room for you. There are only a few rooms left. So please hurry if you would like to stay at the offcial Congress hotel. Do not book directly at the hotel, since you will be charged much more for your room.


We do provide a shuttle bus service from the hotel to the Congress venue.



Official APISA 5 Congress Hotel


Shinkansen Grand Hotel (see map on the left)


No.A236, Sec.3, Wuquan W. Rd., Nantun Dist.,

Taichung City, Taiwan

TEL: +886-4-2350-1088

FAX: +886-4-2350-1077


Print out the map with all relevant information in Chinese. You may need it when you try to get a taxi to the hotel.



Second Official APISA 5 Congress Hotel

There is a second hotel available for those who could not get a room in the Official APISA 5 Congress Hotel. See here for further information.


How to get to OCU or your hotel in Taichung


The easiest way to get to Taichung from Taoyuan International Airport or Kaoshiung International Airport is to take the High Speed Rail (HSR) to HSR Taichung station. From there take a taxi (approx. EUR 8). Print out the map to your left and show the driver the Chinese address. If you prefer to go to your hotel first, make sure you have the address in Chinese, since not all taxi drivers understand English.


A more economic way of getting from Taoyuan International Airport to Taichung is taking a bus (see below).


Taoyuan International Airport 


Taiwan High Speed Rail: Take a shuttle bus (less than EUR 1) to HSR Taoyuan Station, where single or return tickets to HSR Taichung station can be bought. The trip to Taichung takes around 40 minutes. A single ticket costs less than EUR 15.


Low budget bus services: At the airport there are three bus companies offering transportation services to Taichung. See here. FreeGo Bus company has buses every 30mins. Tickets are sold for NT$ 200 to 240 each, which is less than US$ 10. It takes about two hours to drive to Taichung. In Taichung, get off at Chaoma station and take a taxi to your hotel for about US$ 5-8.


Kaoshiung International Airport: Take the KRTC Metro (subway) to Zuoying (single ticket about EUR 1). At Zuoying Station change to High Speed Rail (HSR Zuoying Station). Take HSR to HSR Taichung Station. Single tickets are available for about EUR 20. Tickets can be bough directly at HSR Zuoying Station.