Taipei Taoyuan Airport has three different options for storing your luggage.
- Storage Lockers
- Left Luggage
- Bonded Luggage Storage (in customs)
Storage lockers aren’t noted on the airport website, but they’re there in the terminal. I saw them with my own eyes and gathered information for HKTB readers.
Fee as follows:
- Small $40 NT/ 3 hrs
- Medium $60 NT / 3 hrs
- Large $80 NT / 3 hrs
You are charged every 3 hrs or portion thereof. You can use cash or EasyCard. I’ve never used EasyCard in Taiwan or found a need to. It’s similar to Octopus in HK. Best for short-term storage of a few hours or up to a day.
Left Luggage is your traditional luggage storage, but an agent touches it. Usually because of this, I prefer to use lockers so the agents don’t rifle through my belongings or mistakenly give my baggage to the wrong person.
Left luggage and luggage packing service counters located in Terminals 1 and 2 provide left luggage service and home collection and delivery services.
Call for exact rates or check upon arrival, should be slightly higher than the bonded luggage rates below. Should be a one-time fee for storage up to 30 days.
Service hours: 06:00–23:30
|Terminal 1||Terminal 2|
|Location||North side of arrivals hall, 1st floor (1F)||South side of arrivals hall, 1st floor (1F)|
South side of departures hall, 3rd floor (3F)
Bonded Luggage is something I haven’t heard of before. It sounds to be for items which are illegal in Taiwan, or for items you don’t want to bring through customs? A bit odd, since the items are still in the country, just sitting at the airport before immigration, so legally it hasn’t entered Taiwan.
If the luggage doesn’t weight much though, this is probably a cheaper option than lockers since it’s by weight. (Marijuana doesn’t weight much. You think customs would hold it? lol.)
Rates below are from the airport website, it’s an up to 30 days charge. So, it’s very reasonable!
|If you have luggage that you do not wish to take through customs, you may deposit it at the bonded luggage counter for collection on departure.|
Service numbers: Terminal 1: +886-3-398-2326; Terminal 2: +886-3-398-3369.
Bonded luggage steps:
You pick up luggage as usual from the carousel. You go to customs counters, tell them you want the store the luggage as bonded, customs will fill a form, you take that form, walk to far right corner, there is a counter. You give the luggage to the staff, pay a small fee, the agent gives you a bag tag.
When you check in for departure flight, you give that bag tag to then check-in counter agent. The counter agent will send the luggage directly from storage to the airplane.