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There are 5 ways to get from Kaohsiung to Alishan by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train, bus  •  5h 22m

  1. Take the train from Kaohsiung to Chiayi 801 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Chiayi Station to Alishan Station 7322

$13 - $25

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Bus  •  6h 32m

  1. Take the bus from Kaohsiung Bus Terminal to Xinying 7502
  2. Take the bus from Chiayi Station to Alishan Station 7322

$15 - $28

Train  •  7h 24m

  1. Take the train from Kaohsiung to Chiayi 801 / ...
  2. Take the train from Chiayi Station to Shizilu Main

$16 - $23

Taxi  •  2h 32m

  1. Take a taxi from Kaohsiung to Alishan 121 miles

$140 - $170

Drive  •  2h 32m

  1. Drive from Kaohsiung to Alishan 121 miles

$15 - $22

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The cheapest way to get from Kaohsiung to Alishan is to train and bus which costs $13 - $25 and takes 5h 22m.

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The quickest way to get from Kaohsiung to Alishan is to taxi which costs $140 - $170 and takes 2h 32m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Kaohsiung to Alishan station. However, there are services departing from Kaohsiung Bus Terminal and arriving at Alishan Station via Xinying and Chiayi Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 32m.

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The distance between Kaohsiung and Alishan is 110 km. The road distance is 193.6 km.

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The best way to get from Kaohsiung to Alishan without a car is to train and bus which takes 5h 22m and costs $13 - $25.

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It takes approximately 5h 22m to get from Kaohsiung to Alishan, including transfers.

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Kaohsiung to Alishan bus services, operated by Taiwan Bus, depart from Kaohsiung Bus Terminal station.

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The best way to get from Kaohsiung to Alishan is to bus which takes 6h 32m and costs $15 - $28. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $16 - $23 and takes 7h 24m.

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Kaohsiung to Alishan bus services, operated by Taiwan Tour, arrive at Alishan Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kaohsiung to Alishan is 194 km. It takes approximately 2h 32m to drive from Kaohsiung to Alishan.

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  • Distance: 69 miles
  • Duration: 5h 22m

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

You can take a bus from Kaohsiung to Alishan via Xinying, Chiayi Station, and Alishan Station in around 6h 32m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Kaohsiung to Alishan via Chiayi Station, Shizilu, Shizi Community, and Alishan Station in around 7h 24m.

Train operators
Alishan Forest Railway
Website
railway.gov.tw
Train from Chiayi Station to Shizilu
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
afrch.forest.gov.tw
Bus operators
Taiwan Tour
Website
taiwantrip.com.tw
Bus from Chiayi Station to Alishan Station
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $16
Schedules at
taiwanbus.tw
Taiwan Bus
Phone
0800-231-035
Website
taiwanbus.tw
Bus from Kaohsiung Bus Terminal to Xinying
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
taiwanbus.tw
Other operators
Taxi from Kaohsiung to Alishan
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
Estimated price
$140 - $170
Yes Taxi
Phone
+886 7 777 2222
Website
khh.travel
Tripool
Phone
+886 8 000 78787
Website
tripool.app
Lunyong Taxi
Phone
+886 7 370 8888
Website
khh.travel
KS Taxi
Phone
+886 7 725 8777
Website
kstaxi.com.tw

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