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

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Train Taiwan High Speed Rail  •  2 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Hsinchu to Zuoying Southbound D / ...

$37 - $48

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Bus U Bus  •  6 h 9 min

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

$13 - $19

5 alternative options

Train  •  3 h 47 min

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

$14 - $24

Bus  •  4 h 15 min

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

$14 - $21

Drive  •  2 h 53 min

  1. Drive from Hsinchu to Kaohsiung 174.3 miles

$21 - $35

Train, fly to Kaohsiung  •  5 h 12 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  •  6 h 4 min

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

$151 - $279

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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 22 min.

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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 hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 47 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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The best way to get from Hsinchu to Kaohsiung without a car is to train which takes 2 h 22 min and costs $35 - $50.

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It takes approximately 2 h 22 min to get from Hsinchu to Kaohsiung, including transfers.

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Hsinchu to Kaohsiung bus services, operated by Taiwan Bus, arrive at Hsin-chu Station.

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Hsinchu to Kaohsiung train services, operated by Taiwan Railway, depart from Hsinchu station.

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The best way to get from Hsinchu to Kaohsiung is to train which takes 2 h 22 min and costs $35 - $50. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $14 - $21 and takes 4 h 15 min.

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Map of how to get from Hsinchu to Kaohsiung.
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  • Distance: 157.6 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 22 min

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

Taiwan High Speed Rail operates a train from Hsinchu to Kaohsiung every 30 minutes. 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 $14 - $21 and the journey takes 4 h 15 min.

Airlines
Uni Airways
Website
uniair.com.tw
Flights from Taichung to Kaohsiung via Penghu
Ave. Duration
2 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $270
Flights from Taichung to Kaohsiung via Kinmen
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $470
Flights from Taichung to Tainan via Penghu
Ave. Duration
2 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $350
Flights from Taichung to Tainan via Kinmen
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $470
Far Eastern Air
Website
fat.com.tw
Flights from Taichung to Kaohsiung via Penghu
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 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 Penghu
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $500
Flights from Taichung to Kaohsiung via Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$460 - $850
Cathay Dragon
Website
cathaypacific.com
Flights from Taichung to Kaohsiung via Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $900
EVA Air
Website
evaair.com
Flights from Taichung to Kaohsiung via Macau
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$350 - $2,200
Train operators
Taiwan High Speed Rail
Phone
4266-3000
Website
thsrc.com.tw
Train from Hsinchu to Zuoying
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Schedules at
thsrc.com.tw
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Non-Reserved
$36 - $40
Standard
$35 - $45
Business
$59
Taiwan Railway
Phone
+8862-2191-0096
Website
railway.gov.tw
Train from Hsinchu to Kaohsiung
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $24
Website
twtraffic.tra.gov.tw
Train from Hsinchu to Shalu
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
twtraffic.tra.gov.tw
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
$14 - $21
Schedules at
taiwanbus.tw
U Bus
Website
ubus.com.tw
Bus from Hsinchu Station to Taichung Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
ubus.com.tw
Bus from Chenggongling to Kaohsiung Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
ubus.com.tw

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There is no direct flight from Taichung Airport to Kaohsiung Airport. The quickest flight takes 1 h 55 min and has one stopover.

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Hsinchu to Kaohsiung bus services, operated by Taiwan Bus, arrive at Kaohsiung station.

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Hsinchu to Kaohsiung train services, operated by Taiwan Railway, arrive at Kaohsiung station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Hsinchu to Kaohsiung is 279 km. It takes approximately 2 h 53 min to drive from Hsinchu to Kaohsiung.

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Cathay Dragon, EVA Air, Mandarin Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Taichung Airport to Kaohsiung Airport.

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There are 391+ hotels available in Kaohsiung. Prices start at $29 USD per night.

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