There are 7 ways to get from Taipei to Alishan by train, bus, taxi, car or plane

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Train, bus, taxi  •  3 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Taipei to Taichung
  2. Take the bus from Taiwan Provincial Consultative Council to Xitou
  3. Take a taxi from Xitou to Alishan

$117 - $143

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Bus U Bus  •  6 h 44 min

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

$28 - $41

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Train, bus, taxi via Shanlinxi  •  4 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Taipei to Taichung
  2. Take the bus from Taiwan Provincial Consultative Council to Shanlinxi
  3. Take a taxi from Shanlinxi to Alishan

$128 - $165

Bus via Yuanlin Bus-Taichung Station  •  5 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Liuzhangli Station to Taichung Station 9012
  2. Take the bus from Yuanlin Bus-Taichung Station to Shanlinxi 6871

$114 - $151

Train, bus  •  5 h 18 min

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

$29 - $44

Drive  •  3 h 28 min

  1. Drive from Taipei to Alishan 186.6 miles

$23 - $35

Fly  •  4 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Shungshan (TSA) to Chiayi (CYI) TSA - CYI

$176 - $306

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The cheapest way to get from Taipei to Alishan is to drive which costs $23 - $35 and takes 3 h 28 min.

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The quickest way to get from Taipei to Alishan is to drive which costs $23 - $35 and takes 3 h 28 min.

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The distance between Taipei and Alishan is 193 km. The road distance is 298.6 km.

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The best way to get from Taipei to Alishan without a car is to train and bus and taxi which takes 3 h 47 min and costs $110 - $150.

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It takes approximately 3 h 47 min to get from Taipei to Alishan, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Taipei to Alishan is to bus which takes 5 h 37 min and costs $110 - $160. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $170 - $310 and takes 4 h 17 min.

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There is no direct flight from Shungshan Airport to Chiayi Airport. The quickest flight takes 2 h 35 min and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Taipei to Alishan is 299 km. It takes approximately 3 h 28 min to drive from Taipei to Alishan.

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Mandarin Airlines, Far Eastern Air and Uni Airways offer flights from Shungshan Airport to Chiayi Airport.

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There are 86+ hotels available in Alishan. Prices start at $52 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Taipei to Shungshan Airport is to Taipei Metro which takes 3 min and costs $2.

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Map of how to get from Taipei to Alishan.
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  • Distance: 120.9 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 47 min

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

You can take a bus from Taipei to Alishan via Taichung Station, Yuanlin Bus-Taichung Station, and Shanlinxi in around 5 h 37 min. Alternatively, Uni Airways, Mandarin Airlines and Far Eastern Air fly from Taipei to Alishan every 3 hours.

Airlines
Uni Airways
Website
uniair.com.tw
Flights from Shungshan to Chiayi via Kinmen
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $360
Flights from Shungshan to Chiayi via Makung
Ave. Duration
2 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $320
Train operators
Taiwan High Speed Rail
Bus operators
Yuan Lin Bus
Website
ylbus.com.tw
Bus from Taiwan Provincial Consultative Council to Xitou
Ave. Duration
0 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
ylbus.com.tw
Bus from Taiwan Provincial Consultative Council to Shanlinxi
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Schedules at
ylbus.com.tw
Bus from Yuanlin Bus-Taichung Station to Shanlinxi
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
ylbus.com.tw
Citi Air Bus
Website
airbus.com.tw
Bus from Liuzhangli Station to Taichung Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
airbus.com.tw
Taiwan Tour
Website
taiwantrip.com.tw
Bus from Chiayi Station to Shizhuo
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Schedules at
taiwanbus.tw
U Bus
Website
ubus.com.tw
Bus from Taipei Station to Chiayi Station
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Schedules at
ubus.com.tw
Taiwan Bus
Website
taiwanbus.tw
Bus from Taipei Station to Chiayi Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
taiwanbus.tw
Other operators
Taxi from Xitou to Alishan
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
Estimated price
$90 - $110

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