Which Budget Airlines Fly to Taiwan in 2024? (Taipei, Kaohsiung & Taichung!)

Girl looking at a screen of flights at Taoyuan International Airport in Taiwan

In the past 15 years, the number of budget airlines going to Taiwan has exploded. Then COVID came around and messed everything up. Some of those low-cost carriers (LLCs) died, some survived, and some new ones have appeared on the scene since then.

Below you’ll find a list of all the cheapest flights to Taiwan, including cheap flights to Taipei (Taoyuan International Airport and Songshan Airport), Kaohsiung, and Taichung. I’ll do my best to keep the list updated, but I can’t guarantee that some flights won’t be removed or added.

To make your flight searching easier, I recommend using Kiwi.com. This awesome flight booking platform will search all the budget airlines for you, saving you tons of time. You can also search for airports within a certain radius of your city or choose “anytime” to find the cheapest possible dates. 

List of Budget Airlines to Taipei

A long hall with slanting white ceiling in Taoyuan International Airport
Taoyuan International Airport

The below budget airlines offer the cheapest flights to Taipei. Note that some of these will require making a stop in another city, but most are direct. Some flights are also only available on certain days or seasons (read about when to visit Taiwan).

These flights are all into Taoyuan International Airport (TPE) unless I indicate “Songshan”, which means they fly into Taipei smaller city’s center airport, Songshan Airport (TSA). Read my visiting guide to Taoyuan International Airport for more info.

Learn how to get from Taoyuan Airport to Taipei and read my guides to Taoyuan City, Taipei City, and where to stay in Taipei.

AustraliaSydney, Melbourne, Gold CoastAir Asia
ChinaHong KongHong Kong Express
MacauTigerair Taiwan
ShanghaiSpring, Juneyao
IndonesiaJakarta, MedanAir Asia
JapanTokyoPeach, Scoot, Jetstar, Tigerair Taiwan
OsakaPeach, Jetstar, Tigerair Taiwan
OkinawaPeach, Tigerair Taiwan
NagoyaPeach, Jetstar
SapporoScoot, Tigerair Taiwan
Fukuoka, Saga, Okayama, Komatsu, Niigata, Ibaraki, Sendai, Hanamaki, Hakodate, AsahikawaTigerair Taiwan
MalaysiaKuala Lumpur, Penang, Kota KinabaluAir Asia
MaldivesMaleAir Asia
PhilippinesManilaAir Asia, Cebu Pacific
Cebu, ClarkAir Asia, Cebu Pacific
Kalibo, PalawanTigerair Taiwan
Caticlan (Boracay)Royal Air Philippines
SingaporeSingaporeScoot, Jetstar
South KoreaSeoulScoot, JejuAir, Eastar Jet (Songshan), T’Way (Songshan), Tigerair Taiwan, JinAir
BusanAir Busan, JejuAir, Tigerair Taiwan
DaeguTigerair Taiwan, T’Way
JejuTigerair Taiwan
ThailandBangkokAir Asia, Tigerair Taiwan, Vietjet Air, Thai Lion
PhuketTigerair Taiwan
VietnamHo Chi Minh City, HanoiVietJet
HanoiBamboo, Vietjet
Da NangTigerair Taiwan

Also read: How to Buy Train Tickets in Taiwan

List of Budget Airlines to Kaohsiung

An airport flight board that shows flights to Kaohsiung and other cities in Asia
Flying to Kaohsiung

A more limited but growling list of low cost carriers offer the cheapest flights to Kaohsiung International Airport in Southern Taiwan. Again, some of these may require a stop in another city but most are direct.

See my guide to Kaohsiung City and where to stay in Kaohsiung.

CountryCity Airline
AustraliaSydney, Melbourne, Gold CoastAir Asia
ChinaHong KongHong Kong Express
MacauTigerair Taiwan
IndonesiaJakarta, Bali, MedanAir Asia
JapanTokyoTigerair Taiwan
OsakaPeach, Scoot, Tigerair Taiwan
Okinawa, Saga, Chubu, Fukuoka, NagoyaTigerair Taiwan
MalaysiaKuala Lumpur, Johor Bahru, Penang, KuchingAir Asia
PhilippinesManilaAir Asia
South KoreaSeoulTigerair Taiwan, T’Way
BusanAir Busan
ThailandBangkokThai Smile
Vietnam Ho Chi Minh, HanoiVietjet Air
Da NangTigerair Taiwan, Bamboo

List of Budget Airlines to Taichung

A park in Taichung city lit up at night with boardwalk in foreground and buildings in background
Taichung city

There is a very limited number of budget airlines offering cheap flights to Taichung International Airport. See my guide to Taichung City.

Country City Airline
ChinaHong KongHong Kong Express
MacauTigerAir Taiwan
VietnamHo Chi Minh, HanoiVietjet Air

Once you’ve got your budget flight to Taiwan figured out, also see my guides to whether you need a visa for Taiwan, how to use EasyCard for getting around, Taiwanese currency, and the best travel insurance for Taiwan.

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