There are 4 ways to get from Hualien City to Kaohsiung by train, 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  •  4 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Hualien to Kaohsiung Mountain Line

$15 - $26

3 alternative options

Train Taiwan High Speed Rail  •  4 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Hualien to Banciao Coast Line / ...
  2. Take the train from Banqiao to Zuoying Southbound D / ...

$56 - $74

Drive  •  5 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Hualien City to Kaohsiung 211.1 miles

$26 - $40

Fly  •  2 h 42 min

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

$58 - $464

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

Taiwan Railway operates a train from Hualien City to Kaohsiung every 4 hours. Tickets cost $15 - $26 and the journey takes 4 h 26 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 Kaohsiung
Ave. Duration
4 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $26
Schedules at
twtraffic.tra.gov.tw
Book at
railway.hinet.net
Train from Hualien to Banciao
Ave. Duration
2 h 21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $17
Schedules at
twtraffic.tra.gov.tw
Book at
railway.hinet.net
Taiwan High Speed Rail
Phone
4266-3000
Website
thsrc.com.tw
Train from Banqiao to Zuoying
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Schedules at
thsrc.com.tw
Non-Reserved
$45 - $51
Standard
$45 - $55
Business
$73

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Hualien City and Kaohsiung is 201 km. The road distance is 338 km.

The cheapest way to get from Hualien City to Kaohsiung is to train which costs $15 - $26 and takes 4 h 26 min.

The quickest way to get from Hualien City to Kaohsiung is to fly which takes 2 h 42 min and costs $55 - $470.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Hualien and arriving at Kaohsiung. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 26 min.

The train from Hualien to Kaohsiung takes 4 h 26 min including transfers and departs every four hours.