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There are 7 ways to get from Kaohsiung to Nantou by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  2h 11m

  1. Take the train from Zuoying to Changhua Northbound F / ...

$40 - $48

Cheapest option

Bus, line 6333 bus  •  5h 17m

  1. Take the bus from Kaohsiung Station to Taichung Station 1621
  2. Take the line 6333 bus from TRA Taichung Station(East Station) to Nantou Christian Hospital 6322 / ...

$10 - $15

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Train Taiwan High Speed Rail, bus  •  2h 53m

  1. Take the train from Zuoying to Taichung Northbound D / ...
  2. Take the bus from Gancheng to Nantou Station 6333

$28 - $34

Train, bus  •  3h 9m

  1. Take the train from Kaohsiung to Taichung 801
  2. Take the bus from TRA Taichung Station(East Station) to Nantou Station 6333 / ...

$12 - $21

Bus  •  4h 12m

  1. Take the bus from Kaohsiung to Chaoma Station 3999 / ...

$12 - $18

Taxi  •  1h 59m

  1. Take a taxi from Kaohsiung to Nantou 114 miles

$130 - $160

Drive  •  1h 59m

  1. Drive from Kaohsiung to Nantou 114 miles

$14 - $21

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The cheapest way to get from Kaohsiung to Nantou is to bus and line 6333 bus which costs $10 - $16 and takes 5h 17m.

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The quickest way to get from Kaohsiung to Nantou is to taxi which costs $130 - $160 and takes 1h 59m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Kaohsiung to Nantou station. However, there are services departing from Kaohsiung and arriving at Nantou Station via Chaoma Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 12m.

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The distance between Kaohsiung and Nantou is 148 km. The road distance is 182.4 km.

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The best way to get from Kaohsiung to Nantou without a car is to train which takes 2h 11m and costs $40 - $50.

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It takes approximately 2h 11m to get from Kaohsiung to Nantou, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Kaohsiung to Nantou is to train which takes 2h 11m and costs $40 - $50. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $12 - $19 and takes 4h 12m.

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Kaohsiung to Nantou bus services, operated by Taiwan Bus, arrive at Chaoma Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kaohsiung to Nantou is 182 km. It takes approximately 1h 59m to drive from Kaohsiung to Nantou.

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  • Distance: 92.2 miles
  • Duration: 2h 11m

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

Taiwan High Speed Rail operates a train from Kaohsiung to Nantou hourly. Tickets cost $21 - $25 and the journey takes 58m. Alternatively, Taiwan Bus operates a bus from Kaohsiung to Nantou every 15 minutes. Tickets cost $10 - $15 and the journey takes 2h 55m.

Train operators
Taiwan High Speed Rail
Phone
4266-3000
Website
thsrc.com.tw
Train from Zuoying to Changhua
Ave. Duration
58m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $25
Schedules at
thsrc.com.tw
Book at
klook.com
Non-Reserved
$20 - $23
Standard
$21 - $25
Business
$36
Train from Zuoying to Taichung
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$24 - $28
Schedules at
thsrc.com.tw
Book at
klook.com
Non-Reserved
$23 - $27
Standard
$24 - $28
Business
$41
Bus operators
Taiwan Bus
Phone
0800-231-035
Website
taiwanbus.tw
Bus from Gancheng to Nantou Station
Ave. Duration
45m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
taiwanbus.tw
Bus from Taichung Station to Nantou
Ave. Duration
36m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Schedules at
taiwanbus.tw
Bus from Kaohsiung to Chaoma Station
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
taiwanbus.tw
Nantou Bus
Phone
+886-49-2984-031
Website
ntbus.com.tw
Bus from Gancheng Station to Nantou Station
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
ntbus.com.tw
Bus from TRA Taichung Station(East Station) to Nantou Station
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
ntbus.com.tw
Bus from TRA Taichung Station(East Station) to Nantou Christian Hospital
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
ntbus.com.tw
U Bus
Website
ubus.com.tw
Bus from Kaohsiung Station to Taichung Station
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
ubus.com.tw
Other operators
Taxi from Kaohsiung to Nantou
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Estimated price
$130 - $160
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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