There are 4 ways to get from Hualien City to Kaohsiung by train, car or plane

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Train via Taitung  •  4 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Hualien to Taitung 801
  2. Take the train from Taitung to Kaohsiung 801

$14 - $25

3 alternative options

Train  •  5 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Jian to Kaohsiung 801

$14 - $25

Drive  •  5 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Hualien City to Kaohsiung 211.1 miles

$26 - $40

Fly  •  2 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Hualien (HUN) to Kaohsiung (KHH) HUN - KHH

$58 - $464

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Hualien City to Kaohsiung is to train which costs $14 - $25 and takes 5 h 39 min.

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The quickest way to get from Hualien City to Kaohsiung is to fly which costs $55 - $470 and takes 2 h 46 min.

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The distance between Hualien City and Kaohsiung is 201 km. The road distance is 337.8 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 21 min to get from Hualien City to Kaohsiung, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Jian and arriving at Kaohsiung. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 39 min.

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The quickest flight from Hualien Airport to Kaohsiung Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Map of how to get from Hualien City to Kaohsiung.
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  • Distance: 125.4 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 21 min

What companies run services between Hualien City, Taiwan and Kaohsiung, Taiwan?

You can take a train from Hualien City to Kaohsiung via Taitung in around 4 h 21 min. Alternatively, Mandarin Airlines flies from Hualien City to Kaohsiung once daily.

Airlines
Mandarin Airlines
Website
mandarin-airlines.com
Flights from Hualien to Kaohsiung
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $450
Train operators
Taiwan Railway
Phone
+8862-2191-0096
Website
railway.gov.tw
Train from Hualien to Taitung
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Schedules at
twtraffic.tra.gov.tw
Book at
railway.hinet.net
Train from Taitung to Kaohsiung
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Schedules at
twtraffic.tra.gov.tw
Book at
railway.hinet.net
Train from Jian to Kaohsiung
Ave. Duration
5 h 39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $25
Schedules at
twtraffic.tra.gov.tw
Book at
railway.hinet.net

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