There are 5 ways to get from Hualien City 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 via 臺東  •  4 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from 花蓮 to 臺東 801
  2. Take the train from 臺東 to 高雄 801 / ...

$14 - $25

4 alternative options

Train  •  4 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from 花蓮 to 高雄 801

$15 - $26

Bus  •  8 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Hualien Station to Taitung Station 1127
  2. Take the bus from Taitung Station to Kaohsiung Station 1778

$16 - $34

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?

You can take a train from Hualien City to Kaohsiung via 臺東 in around 4 h 21 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Hualien City to Kaohsiung via Taitung Station in around 8 h 30 min.

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 花蓮 to 臺東
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Schedules at
twtraffic.tra.gov.tw
Book at
railway.hinet.net
Train from 臺東 to 高雄
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 花蓮 to 高雄
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $26
Schedules at
twtraffic.tra.gov.tw
Book at
railway.hinet.net
Bus operators
Taiwan Bus
Website
taiwanbus.tw
Bus from Hualien Station to Taitung Station
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $19
Schedules at
taiwanbus.tw
Bus from Taitung Station to Kaohsiung Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $15
Schedules at
taiwanbus.tw

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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 $14 - $26 and takes 4 h 21 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 花蓮 and arriving at 高雄. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 32 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Hualien City to Kaohsiung. However, there are services departing from Hualien Station and arriving at Kaohsiung Station via Taitung Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 30 min.

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