There are 10 ways to get from China to Taiwan by plane, subway, ferry, train or bus

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

Recommended option

Fly Shanghai Hongqiao to Shungshan  •  4 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Shanghai Hongqiao (SHA) to Shungshan (TSA) SHA - TSA

$123 - $553

Cheapest option

Fly Hong Kong to Taichung  •  5 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Hong Kong (HKG) to Taichung (RMQ) HKG - RMQ

$89 - $249

8 alternative options

Fly Hong Kong to Kaohsiung  •  4 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Hong Kong (HKG) to Kaohsiung (KHH) HKG - KHH

$99 - $309

Line 7 Shanghai Metro to Shanghai Pudong, fly to Shungshan  •  4 h 31 min

  1. Take the line 7 Shanghai Metro from Jing'an Temple Station to Longyang Road Station
  2. Fly from Shanghai Pudong (PVG) to Shungshan (TSA) PVG - TSA

$151 - $811

Fly Shenzhen to Taipei  •  6 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Shenzhen (SZX) to Taipei (TPE) SZX - TPE

$121 - $306

Line 6 subway to Guangzhou, fly to Taipei  •  6 h 42 min

  1. Take the line 6 subway from Yide Lu to Yantang
  2. Fly from Guangzhou (CAN) to Taipei (TPE) CAN - TPE

$102 - $360

Ferry to Macau, fly to Kaohsiung  •  6 h 40 min

  1. Take the ferry from Shekou to Taipa
  2. Fly from Macau (MFM) to Kaohsiung (KHH) MFM - KHH

$91 - $194

Train China Railways G-Class, bus, ferry  •  13 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Shanghai Hongqiao to Fuzhou
  2. Take the train from Fuzhou to Fuqing
  3. Take the bus from Fuqing to Pingtan Ao'qian Port
  4. Take the ferry from Pingtan County to Taipei

$168 - $190

Train, bus, ferry  •  14 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Shanghai Hongqiao to Fuqing
  2. Take the bus from Fuqing to Pingtan Ao'qian Port
  3. Take the ferry from Pingtan County to Taipei

$149 - $189

Bus, train, ferry  •  16 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Shanghai Pudong Airport to Wenzhou South
  2. Take the train from Wenzhou South to Fuqing
  3. Take the bus from Fuqing to Pingtan Ao'qian Port
  4. Take the ferry from Pingtan County to Taipei

$163 - $173

What companies run services between China and Taiwan?

Shanghai Airlines, China Eastern Airlines and three other airlines fly from Shanghai to Taipei 4 times a day.

Airlines
China Airlines
Website
china-airlines.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Shungshan
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $700
Flights from Hong Kong to Kaohsiung
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $340
Flights from Shenzhen to Taipei
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from Guangzhou to Taipei
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Cathay Dragon
Website
cathaypacific.com
Flights from Hong Kong to Kaohsiung
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Flights from Hong Kong to Taichung
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $430
Flights from Guangzhou to Taipei via Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,300
Cathay Pacific
Website
cathaypacific.com
Flights from Hong Kong to Kaohsiung
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Flights from Hong Kong to Taichung
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $430
Flights from Guangzhou to Taipei via Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,300
EVA Air
Website
evaair.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Shungshan
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Shungshan
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$460 - $1,700
Flights from Guangzhou to Taipei
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $750
Flights from Macau to Kaohsiung
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $500
Mandarin Airlines
Website
mandarin-airlines.com
Flights from Hong Kong to Kaohsiung
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $340
Flights from Hong Kong to Taichung
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $460
Shanghai Airlines
Website
ceair.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Shungshan
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $700
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Shungshan
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Shungshan
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $700
Flights from Guangzhou to Taipei via Ningbo
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $750
Uni Airways
Website
uniair.com.tw
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Shungshan
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$460 - $1,700
Flights from Shenzhen to Taipei
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $600
China Southern Airlines
Website
csair.com
Flights from Shenzhen to Taipei
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from Guangzhou to Taipei
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Hong Kong Express
Website
hkexpress.com
Flights from Hong Kong to Taichung
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Shenzhen Airlines
Website
shenzhenair.com
Flights from Shenzhen to Taipei
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Air China
Website
airchina.com
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Shungshan
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Hainan
Website
hainanairlines.com
Flights from Guangzhou to Taipei
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $750
Air Macau
Website
airmacau.com.mo
Flights from Macau to Kaohsiung
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $380
Tigerair Taiwan
Website
tigerairtw.com
Flights from Macau to Kaohsiung
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $220
Train operators
China Railways G-Class
Train from Shanghai Hongqiao to Fuzhou
Ave. Duration
4 h 24 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $70
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$55 - $70
1st Class Seat
$95 - $110
Business Class Seat
$170 - $210
China Railways D-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Fuzhou to Fuqing
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$4 - $7
1st Class Seat
$3 - $5
Train from Shanghai Hongqiao to Fuqing
Ave. Duration
6 h 41 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$40 - $55
1st Class Seat
$60 - $85
Train from Wenzhou South to Fuqing
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $22
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$16 - $22
1st Class Seat
$20 - $30
Bus operators
TaiWanDao.tw
Website
haixiahao.com
Bus from Fuqing to Pingtan Ao'qian Port
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
haixiahao.com
China Bus Guide
Website
chinabusguide.com
Bus from Shanghai Pudong Airport to Wenzhou South
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$36
Schedules at
chinabusguide.com
Ferry operators
Yuet Tong
Website
ytmacau.com
Ferry from Shekou to Taipa
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
ytmacau.com
Hong Kong TurboJET
Website
turbojet.com.hk
Ferry from Shekou to Macau Taipa Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$31
Schedules at
turbojet.com.hk
Taiwan Csf
Website
taiwancsf.com
Ferry from Pingtan County to Taipei
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$101
Schedules at
taiwancsf.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between China and Taiwan is 1969 km.

The cheapest way to get from China to Taiwan is to ferry and fly which costs ¥550 - ¥1300 and takes 6 h 40 min.

The quickest way to get from China to Taiwan is to fly which takes 4 h 12 min and costs ¥750 - ¥3600.

It takes approximately 4 h 12 min to get from China to Taiwan, including transfers.