How To Use Uber APP In Taiwan? Understand In 1 Minute.

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I believe everyone knows Uber because it’s very convenient.

But Uber is not market-ripe in Taiwan, so there is still many people don’t know the service and how to use it.

What’s different between Taxi and Uber? Is Uber cheaper than taxi in Taiwan?

Now let Jane introduce you what’s the difference and teach you how to pay and use Uber APP in Taiwan!

What’s Different Between Uber and Taxi In Taiwan?

In short, Uber is a taxi, providing the same passenger service, but the calculation is different.

Price of Calculation


Calculated by mileage or time. Especially during holidays, the amount will be higher.

I used to take a taxi at Tainan Railway Station. I needed to give more money when I put my suitcase.

I have not encountered such a situation in Taichung.

And if you encounter a traffic jam, the price is still calculating. The longer the time, the higher the price.

So many bad taxis often drive on far roads that passengers don’t know to make more money.

That’s the reason why many people in Taiwan don’t like to take taxis.


We can estimate price of arrival by Uber APP.

Regardless of traffic jams or detours, the same amount.

Therefore, I think no Uber is willing to take the time to detour because the price will not change.

If the price is too high, you can wait for minutes and then query. There’s might cheaper amount.

However, usually the price of the peak momnet will be more expensive than the taxi. So it’s cheaper to pick up the unpopular time.

download taiwan uber app


In fact, both provide passenger services, there’s no different.

But the attitude of providing services is different.

It is undeniable that there are still good taxi drivers.

But also because most drivers like to smoke, detour, and eat betel nuts in the car. So people in Taiwan will have some stereotypes about taxis.

Uber driver has a personal rating mechanism.

That is, if you use uber today and you see that the driver’s rating is not good, then you can cancel within three to five minutes. You don’t have to pay.

But usually the poorly rated uber driver is not easy to receive guests.

Maybe the uber company itself has a rewards and punishments to control every driver’s quality.

Uber Service Area

Currently, Ubereats service areas are Taipei, New Taipei City, Keelung, Taoyuan, Hsinchu, Miaoli, Taichung, Changhua, Nantou, Kaohsiung, Pingtung and so on.

If you don’t want to be mad by taxis anymore, Uber is the best choice for you!

However, it is important to pay attention to whether the location of the car is within the scope of operation.

How To Pay And Use Uber APP in Taiwan?

If you haven’t used uber yet, just download the APP and try it.

And now I share my experience and help you how to do.

If you have any problem, please leave a comment, I’m glad to help you!

step 1

Click the button to download APP ▼

Whether your mobile phone is ios or android system, it will directly import into the installation interface of UberEats.

step 2

After the installation is complete, enter your mobile number and the registration via verification, or login by facebook and google. ▼

How To Use Uber APP In Taiwan?

step 3

Fill in the location where you are and where you wanna go. ▼

I recommend opening the positioning system so that the driver can know the current position more accurately.

If you don’t know the correctly Taiwanese address, you can see the article for reference.

How Can I Know The Taiwanese Address?

Fill in the location where you are and where you wanna go

After entering the location, you can see the Uber info ▼

  • Payment methods
  • Uber Vehicle Types
  • Automatically help you calculate the time and price to reach your destination.
Uber info

But how can I use my Visa Debit Card to pay in Taiwan?

Don’t worry! Here’s the detailed article about Visa Debit Card, hope it can help you!

:5 Tips You Have To Know: Using My Visa Debit Card In Taiwan

Detailed introduction of Uber vehicle types. ▼

Uber vehicle types.
Uber Vehicle Types – An infographic by the team at Ridester
download taiwan uber app

step 4

After you have selected the category, you can start calling the car. ▼

Uber confirms the pick-up location with the pushpin, remember not to mark the strange place, so that the driver can’t find you.

You can see the estimated cost, time, and roadmap.

But the arrival time is still used for reference. After all, it is necessary to consider the rush hour.

start calling the car

step 5

After calling car successfully, it will display the following screen, and the Uber driver is expected to arrive at the pick-up location in a few minutes. ▼

If you are not satisfied with the evaluation or price of driving, please cancel within five minutes, otherwise you will need to pay NTD100.

Taiwan Uber driver

In addition, the system will send you an email with a successful car call.

If there is a problem, or if something is lost in the car, you can find the car through this email.


Uber is very convenient to use as above.

As long as you have a smart phone, you can easily call the car.

If you have any problems with the use, you can leave a message below, I will do my best to help you!

3 Reasons Why I Would Recommend

  • Compared to the taxi, we are not afraid of drivers detours, let’s spend more money.
  • We can check the driver’s reviews, estimated price and distance through the Uber APP. 
  • The Uber car types is complete, and we can choose the type we want according to the situation.

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26 Replies to “How To Use Uber APP In Taiwan? Understand In 1 Minute.”

    1. 真的很方便! 與計程車的不同是,計程車採跳表,不過我們可以透過APP查看大致計算出的路程費用以及時間!

  1. 哇沒想到我第一次看uber的文章居然是英文的XD

    1. 哈哈謝謝你的稱讚!!! ヽ(●´∀`●)ノ 最近一直試著改善我的網站排版,希望不會越用越花XD

  2. I think Uber is much more convenient than Taxi for foreign visitor, I will suggest this to my foreign friends! They often get lost in Taipei hahaXD

  3. Uber is very convenience here in Taiwan,but it still can`t use in all county here. This article is very helpful,thanks Jane^^.

  4. UBER在台灣真的非常方便,而且也不會有找零的問題,最重要的素質都比較好,我是說真的!

  5. Good tips! I would also say that Uber is much better than Taxi regarding to service and price. It could also be easier to foreigners since most of the taxi drivers in Taiwan can’t read English, but the drivers of Uber will only take the order when they understand the request or the destination of the passengers. Thanks a lot for your insider tips! I appreciate it.

  6. Uber我個人是非常的喜歡,也很方便,雖然是英文文章,很多還是看不懂,不過,此篇的排版很整齊舒服

  7. A really useful article for foreigners who want to visit Taiwan and help them save time and money. thank you for such helpful tips that I definitely will recommend my Singapore friends to read this article before they visit Taiwan.

    1. Thx your appreciation!!!! I will keep going to provide great value articles for foreigners who work or travel in Taiwan!
      If it hope them, it’s my pleasure.

  8. 優步在台灣真的很方便~
    個人覺得品質一致都很不錯~~ 版主細心的介紹~

    1. 哈哈有機會真的可以試看看喔! 比起計程車,我個人滿偏愛搭乘uber的!

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