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There are 6 ways to get from Taipei to Alishan by train, taxi, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train, taxi  •  3h 20m

  1. Take the train from Taipei to Yunlin Southbound F / ...
  2. Take a taxi from Yunlin to Alishan

$121 - $145

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Bus Taiwan Bus  •  8h 42m

  1. Take the bus from Taipei Station to Sun Moon Lake 1833
  2. Take the bus from Sun Moon Lake to Alishan 6739

$19 - $29

4 alternative options

Train Taiwan High Speed Rail, bus  •  4h 58m

  1. Take the train from Taipei to Chiayi Southbound D / ...
  2. Take the bus from THSR Chiayi Station to Alishan Station 7329

$41 - $56

Train Taiwan Railway, bus  •  6h 45m

  1. Take the train from Taipei to Chiayi 801 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Chiayi Station to Alishan Station 7322

$21 - $37

Bus U Bus  •  7h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Taipei Station to Chiayi Station 1618 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Chiayi Station to Alishan Station 7322

$20 - $34

Drive  •  4h 2m

  1. Drive from Taipei to Alishan 209.6 miles

$26 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from Taipei to Alishan is to train and bus which costs $20 - $40 and takes 6h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Taipei to Alishan is to train and taxi which costs $120 - $150 and takes 3h 20m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Taipei station to Alishan station. However, there are services departing from Taipei Station and arriving at Alishan Station via Chiayi Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 10m.

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The distance between Taipei and Alishan is 186 km. The road distance is 335.3 km.

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The best way to get from Taipei to Alishan without a car is to train and taxi which takes 3h 20m and costs $120 - $150.

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It takes approximately 3h 20m to get from Taipei to Alishan, including transfers.

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Taipei to Alishan bus services, operated by U Bus, arrive at Taipei Station.

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Taipei to Alishan bus services, operated by Taiwan Tour, arrive at Alishan Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Taipei to Alishan is 335 km. It takes approximately 4h 2m to drive from Taipei to Alishan.

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There are 110+ hotels available in Alishan. Prices start at $58 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Taipei to Alishan.
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  • Distance: 116.4 miles
  • Duration: 3h 20m

What companies run services between Taipei, Taiwan and Alishan, Taiwan?

You can take a bus from Taipei to Alishan via Chiayi Station and Alishan Station in around 7h 10m.

Train operators
Taiwan High Speed Rail
Phone
4266-3000
Website
thsrc.com.tw
Train from Taipei to Yunlin
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $36
Schedules at
thsrc.com.tw
Book at
klook.com
Non-Reserved
$30 - $34
Standard
$30 - $36
Business
$50
Train from Taipei to Chiayi
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$32 - $38
Schedules at
thsrc.com.tw
Book at
klook.com
Non-Reserved
$32 - $36
Standard
$32 - $38
Business
$53
Bus operators
Taiwan Tour
Website
taiwantrip.com.tw
Bus from THSR Chiayi Station to Alishan Station
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $18
Schedules at
web.taiwanbus.tw
Bus from Chiayi Station to Alishan Station
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $16
Schedules at
taiwanbus.tw
U Bus
Website
ubus.com.tw
Bus from Taipei Station to Chiayi Station
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Schedules at
ubus.com.tw
Taiwan Bus
Phone
0800-231-035
Website
taiwanbus.tw
Bus from Taipei Station to Chiayi Station
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
taiwanbus.tw
Bus from Taipei Station to Sun Moon Lake
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Schedules at
taiwanbus.tw
Bus from Sun Moon Lake to Alishan
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Schedules at
taiwanbus.tw
Other operators
Taxi from Yunlin to Alishan
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Estimated price
$90 - $110
Douliu Taxi
Phone
+886 5 532 2525
Website
yunlin.com.tw

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