There are 7 ways to get from Hsinchu to Kaohsiung by train, bus, car or plane

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 Taiwan High Speed Rail  •  2 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Hsinchu to Zuoying Southbound D

$37 - $48

Cheapest option

Bus Taiwan Bus  •  4 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Hsin-chu Station to Kaohsiung 3999

$11 - $18

5 alternative options

Train  •  3 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Hsinchu to Kaohsiung 801 / ...

$14 - $24

Bus U Bus  •  6 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Hsinchu Station to Taichung Station 1620
  2. Take the bus from Changhua IC. to Kaohsiung Station 1621

$13 - $21

Drive  •  2 h 53 min

  1. Drive from Hsinchu to Kaohsiung 174.3 miles

$21 - $35

Train, fly to Kaohsiung  •  4 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Hsinchu to Shalu
  2. Fly from Taichung (RMQ) to Kaohsiung (KHH) RMQ - KHH

$156 - $280

Train, fly to Tainan  •  5 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Hsinchu to Shalu
  2. Fly from Taichung (RMQ) to Tainan (TNN) RMQ - TNN
  3. Take the train from Tainan to Kaohsiung

$154 - $281

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Hsinchu to Kaohsiung is to train which costs $14 - $24 and takes 3 h 47 min.

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The quickest way to get from Hsinchu to Kaohsiung is to train which costs $35 - $50 and takes 2 h 32 min.

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The distance between Hsinchu and Kaohsiung is 252 km. The road distance is 278.9 km.

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It takes approximately 2 h 32 min to get from Hsinchu to Kaohsiung, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Hsin-chu Station station and arriving at Kaohsiung. Services depart every 30 minutes. The journey takes approximately 4 h 15 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Hsinchu and arriving at Kaohsiung. Services depart every 10 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 47 min.

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What companies run services between Hsinchu, Taiwan and Kaohsiung, Taiwan?

Taiwan High Speed Rail operates a train from Hsinchu to Kaohsiung hourly. Tickets cost $35 - $45 and the journey takes 1 h 23 min. Alternatively, Taiwan Bus operates a bus from Hsinchu to Kaohsiung every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $11 - $18 and the journey takes 4 h 15 min.

Airlines
Uni Airways
Website
uniair.com.tw
Flights from Taichung to Kaohsiung via Makung
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $270
Flights from Taichung to Kaohsiung via Kinmen
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $470
Flights from Taichung to Tainan via Makung
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $340
Flights from Taichung to Tainan via Kinmen
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $470
Far Eastern Air
Website
fat.com.tw
Flights from Taichung to Kaohsiung via Makung
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $390
Flights from Taichung to Kaohsiung via Kinmen
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $460
Mandarin Airlines
Website
mandarin-airlines.com
Flights from Taichung to Kaohsiung via Makung
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $500
Train operators
Taiwan High Speed Rail
Taiwan Railway
Phone
+8862-2191-0096
Website
railway.gov.tw
Train from Hsinchu to Kaohsiung
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $24
Schedules at
twtraffic.tra.gov.tw
Book at
railway.hinet.net
Train from Hsinchu to Shalu
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
twtraffic.tra.gov.tw
Book at
railway.hinet.net
Train from Tainan to Kaohsiung
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
twtraffic.tra.gov.tw
Book at
railway.hinet.net
Bus operators
Taiwan Bus
Website
taiwanbus.tw
Bus from Hsin-chu Station to Kaohsiung
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $18
Schedules at
taiwanbus.tw
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
Bus from Changhua IC. to Kaohsiung Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 29 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
ubus.com.tw

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