There are 8 ways to get from Chiayi (Station) to Taipei by bus, train, car or plane

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Line 7211 bus, train  •  2h 34m

  1. Take the line 7211 bus from TRA Chiayi Station to THSR Chiayi Station 7211 / ...
  2. Take the train from Chiayi to Taipei

$33 - $40

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Bus via Minxiong Station  •  4h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Minxiong Station to Taipei Station 7005

$12 - $15

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Train  •  2h 39m

  1. Take the train from Chiayi to Taipei 801 / ...

$14 - $21

Train via Taichung  •  2h 48m

  1. Take the train from Chiayi to Xinwuri 801
  2. Take the train from Taichung to Taipei

$26 - $32

Bus  •  4h

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

$12 - $19

Drive  •  2h 36m

  1. Drive from Chiayi (Station) to Taipei 244.8 km

$18 - $28

Fly from Chiayi  •  3h 13m

  1. Fly from Chiayi (CYI) to Taipei Songshan (TSA) CYI - TSA

$271 - $482

Train to Tainan, fly  •  4h 15m

  1. Take the train from Chiayi to Tainan
  2. Fly from Tainan (TNN) to Taipei Songshan (TSA) TNN - TSA

$122 - $166

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The cheapest way to get from Chiayi (Station) to Taipei is to bus via Minxiong Station which costs $12 - $15 and takes 4h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from Chiayi (Station) to Taipei is to line 7211 bus and train which costs $30 - $40 and takes 2h 34m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Chiayi Station station and arriving at Taipei Station station. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Chiayi and arriving at Taipei. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 39m.

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The distance between Chiayi (Station) and Taipei is 206 km. The road distance is 244.8 km.

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The best way to get from Chiayi (Station) to Taipei without a car is to line 7211 bus and train which takes 2h 34m and costs $30 - $40.

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It takes approximately 2h 34m to get from Chiayi (Station) to Taipei, including transfers.

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Chiayi (Station) to Taipei bus services, operated by U Bus, depart from Chiayi Station.

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Chiayi (Station) to Taipei train services, operated by Taiwan Railway, depart from Chiayi station.

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The best way to get from Chiayi (Station) to Taipei is to train which takes 2h 39m and costs $14 - $21. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $12 - $19 and takes 4h, you could also fly, which costs $270 - $490 and takes 3h 13m.

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Map of how to get from Chiayi (Station) to Taipei.
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  • Distance: 206.5 km
  • Duration: 2h 34m

What companies run services between Chiayi (Station), Taiwan and Taipei, Taiwan?

Taiwan Railway operates a train from Chiayi (Station) to Taipei hourly. Tickets cost $14 - $21 and the journey takes 2h 39m. Alternatively, U Bus operates a bus from Chiayi (Station) to Taipei every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $12 - $18 and the journey takes 4h. Taiwan Bus also services this route every 4 hours.

Airlines
Uni Airways
Website
uniair.com.tw
Flights from Chiayi to Taipei Songshan via Kinmen
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $750
Flights from Chiayi to Taipei Songshan via Penghu
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $470
Flights from Tainan to Taipei Songshan via Penghu
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $240
Flights from Tainan to Taipei Songshan via Kinmen
Ave. Duration
3h 16m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $240
Flights from Tainan to Taipei Songshan via Kinmen, Penghu
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $240
Train operators
Taiwan High Speed Rail
Phone
4266-3000
Website
thsrc.com.tw
Train from Chiayi to Taipei
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$33 - $39
Schedules at
thsrc.com.tw
Book at
klook.com
Non-Reserved
$32 - $37
Standard
$33 - $39
Business
$54
Train from Taichung to Taipei
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$21 - $25
Schedules at
thsrc.com.tw
Book at
klook.com
Non-Reserved
$21 - $24
Standard
$21 - $25
Business
$37
Taiwan Railway
Phone
+8862-2191-0096
Website
railway.gov.tw
Train from Chiayi to Taipei
Ave. Duration
2h 39m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Schedules at
twtraffic.tra.gov.tw
Book at
tip.railway.gov.tw
Train from Chiayi to Xinwuri
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Schedules at
twtraffic.tra.gov.tw
Book at
tip.railway.gov.tw
Train from Chiayi to Tainan
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
twtraffic.tra.gov.tw
Book at
tip.railway.gov.tw
Bus operators
THSR Shuttle Bus
Website
thsrc.com.tw
Bus from TRA Chiayi Station to THSR Chiayi Station
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
thsrc.com.tw
U Bus
Website
ubus.com.tw
Bus from Chiayi Station to Taipei Station
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
ubus.com.tw
Taiwan Bus
Phone
0800-231-035
Website
taiwanbus.tw
Bus from Chiayi Station to Taipei Station
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
taiwanbus.tw
Solar Bus
Website
solarbus.com.tw
Bus from Minxiong Station to Taipei Station
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $14
Schedules at
solarbus.com.tw

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There is no direct flight from Chiayi Airport to Taipei Songshan Airport. The quickest flight takes 2h 55m and has one stopover.

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Chiayi (Station) to Taipei bus services, operated by U Bus, arrive at Taipei Station.

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Chiayi (Station) to Taipei train services, operated by Taiwan Railway, arrive at Taipei station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chiayi (Station) to Taipei is 245 km. It takes approximately 2h 36m to drive from Chiayi (Station) to Taipei.

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Uni Airways offers flights from Chiayi Airport to Taipei Songshan Airport.

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There are 1189+ hotels available in Taipei. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Chiayi (Station) to Chiayi Airport is to taxi which takes 10 min and costs $8 - $11.

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