Taichung has a number of reputable car rental agencies that provide short and long-term rental services to foreigners, and have English-speaking staff and English contracts. Rental contracts are similar to those found in most Western countries, with discounts for longer-term rentals and additional insurance and loss-damage waiver options. Some companies and individuals find that long-term, full-service leases--also available through many car rental agencies--are preferable to purchasing a vehicle.
Many car rental companies are located near freeway exits, the airport and the High Speed Rail station. Motorcycle rental companies are more numerous around the train station in downtown Taichung.
For visitors, a valid International Driver's License is required. Specific business listings can be found in the Compass Magazine.