There are 5 ways to get from Hsinchu to Taichung by train, bus, taxi 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  1 h 5 min

  1. Mountain Line

$4 - $8

4 alternative options

Bus  •  1 h 32 min

  1. 1620 / ...

$4 - $10

Line 5804 bus, train  •  2 h 26 min

  1. 5804 / ...
  2. Mountain

$5 - $9

Taxi  •  1 h 1 min

  1. 57.9 miles

$70 - $85

Drive  •  1 h 1 min

  1. 57.9 miles

$7 - $11

What companies run services between Hsinchu and Taichung, Taiwan?

Taiwan Railway operates a train from Hsinchu to Taichung hourly. Tickets cost $4 - $8 and the journey takes 1 h 5 min. Alternatively, U Bus operates a bus from Hsinchu to Taichung every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $4 - $7 and the journey takes 1 h 32 min. Two other operators also service this route.

Train operators
Taiwan Railway
Phone
+8862-2191-0096
Website
railway.gov.tw
Train from Hsinchu to Taichung
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Schedules at
twtraffic.tra.gov.tw
Book at
railway.hinet.net
Train from Zhunan Station to Taichung Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
twtraffic.tra.gov.tw
Book at
railway.hinet.net
Bus operators
U Bus
Website
ubus.com.tw
Bus from Hsinchu Station to Taichung Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
ubus.com.tw
HsinChu Bus
Phone
0800-035800
Website
hcbus.com.tw
Bus from Ml_公園站 to Ml_臺中教育大學
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
hcbus.com.tw
Taiwan Bus
Website
taiwanbus.tw
Bus from Hsinchu Station to Gancheng
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
taiwanbus.tw
MiaoLi Bus
Phone
(037)662111-3
Website
mlbus.com.tw
Bus from Ml_新竹下站 to Ml_竹南站
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
mlbus.com.tw
Other operators
Taxi from Hsinchu to Taichung
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Estimated price
$70 - $85
Jinli Taxi
Phone
+886 3 522 1111
Website
thb.gov.tw
The First Taxi
Phone
+886 3 551 6000
Website
thb.gov.tw
Hong Shuai Taxi
Phone
+886 3 571 3333
Website
thb.gov.tw

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Hsinchu and Taichung is 79 km. The road distance is 93 km.

The cheapest way to get from Hsinchu to Taichung is to train which costs $4 - $8 and takes 1 h 5 min.

The quickest way to get from Hsinchu to Taichung is to taxi which takes 1 h 1 min and costs $70 - $85.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Hsinchu and arriving at Taichung. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 5 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Hsinchu Station and arriving at Taichung Station. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 32 min.

The train from Hsinchu to Taichung takes 1 h 5 min including transfers and departs hourly.