EasyCard (YoYo card)

EasyCard (YoYo card) 悠遊卡 is a ‘touch-and-go’ IC ticketing system for the Taipei Metro, bus services, designated car parks, stores and government agencies. With a tap over the sensor area, you can ride the metro or borrow a book. It’s hassle-free! Purchasing new cards are not a needed as you can add and store the value in your EasyCard. You will be able to enjoy 20% off each journey around Taiwan instead of paying the full fare with getting Single-Journey Token. With one EasyCard, you can travel throughout Taiwan.

Official Website
http://www.easycard.com.tw

Type of EasyCard

EasyCard
  • Card is price at NT$100 (No stored value but refundable for any value stored in the card)
  • There’s a Metro discount of 20% for each trip
  • If there’s a transfer from Metro to Bus or Vice Versa within an hour, there will be an NT$8 discount.
One-Day Pass
  • Card is price at NT$180 (Non Refundable)
  • Unlimited Metro rides from first use till end of service in a single day
  • Valid for one passenger each time
One-Day Pass
(Gondola Version)
  • Card is price at NT$350 (Non Refundable)
  • Unlimited Metro rides from first use till end of service in a single day
  • Allows 3 trips on Maokong Gondola
  • Valid for one passenger each time
Two-Day Pass
  • Card is price at NT$310 (Non Refundable)
  • Unlimited Metro rides within the valid period
  • Valid period will start on the day of use and use consecutively for the next 1 days
  • Valid for one passenger each time
Three-Day Pass
  • Card is price at NT$440 (Non Refundable)
  • Unlimited Metro rides within the valid period
  • Valid period will start on the day of use and use consecutively for the next 2 days
  • Valid for one passenger each time
Five-Day Pass
  • Card is price at NT$700 (Non Refundable)
  • Unlimited Metro rides within the valid period
  • Valid period will start on the day of use and use consecutively for the next 4 days
  • Valid for one passenger each time

Notes:-

  1. The card is not registered under the buyer’s name and no compensation will be provided in case of loss.
  2. Additional value cannot be added onto this card, and it does not include a deposit.
  3. If the card has been used or damaged, it cannot be returned for a refund.
  4. If the card is unused, undamaged and in original package, it can be returned within 7 days. It can be returned at any Taipei Metro station during operation hours. There is a service charge of NT$20 for processing the refund.
  5. If the card cannot be detected but still appears usable and has not been intentionally damaged, it can be exchanged for a new card at any Taipei Metro station during operation hours. A new card obtained in this way cannot be returned for a refunded.

Where to buy?

EasyCard is available via the following outlet:-

  • Taiwan Airport (Electronic Stored Value Card Service)
  • Taiwan Metro Station
  • Convenience Stores (7-11, Family Mart, OK Mart and Hi-Life)

Where to Top Up?

You can top up your EasyCard via the following outlet:-

  • Taiwan Metro Station
  • Convenience Stores (7-11, Family Mart, OK Mart and Hi-Life)

How to get refund?

A refund can only be obtained on the return of the card. EasyCard can be returned for a refund at the Information Counter of any Taipei Metro station or a EasyCard Corporation’s service center.

A handling charge of NT$20 will be levied for processing an application for refund/termination of an EasyCard. (This charge will be waived if the card has been used five times or more and has been held for more than three months; or if it is terminated within two days of purchase, has not been used, and is returned to EasyCard Corporation or one of its service centers.)

Charge for itemized transaction report

A list of the last six transactions made with an EasyCard and the balance of its disposable value can be obtained free of charge by using an EasyCard Reader.
For more extensive reports dating back up to five years, application must be made to the EasyCard Corporation.

Charges will be levied as follows:
 A search and printout of all transactions will cost NT$20 for the first page, and NT$5 for each additional page.

  • Example 1: Yoyo applies for her EasyCard transaction records for the period between August 1 and August 5.
    The printout is less than one page in length so the cost is NT$20.
  • Example 2: Yoyo applies for her transaction records for the period between August 1 and December 25.
    The printout is three pages long, so she must pay the basic charge of NT$20 + NT$5 for the second
    and third pages, making a total charge of NT$30.