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

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Train Taiwan High Speed Rail  •  1 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Zuoying to Taichung Northbound D / ...

$26 - $30

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Bus  •  3 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Kaohsiung Station to Taichung Station 1872 / ...

$9 - $16

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Train  •  1 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Kaohsiung to Taichung 801

$9 - $17

Bus via Chaoma  •  3 h 45 min

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

$10 - $16

Taxi  •  2 h 5 min

  1. Take a taxi from Kaohsiung to Taichung 123.2 miles

$140 - $170

Drive  •  2 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Kaohsiung to Taichung 123.2 miles

$15 - $22

Fly  •  3 h 39 min

  1. Fly from Kaohsiung (KHH) to Taichung (RMQ) KHH - RMQ

$112 - $213

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Kaohsiung Station station and arriving at Taichung Station station. Services depart every 20 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 10 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Kaohsiung and arriving at Taichung. Services depart every 10 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 54 min.

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The distance between Kaohsiung and Taichung is 174 km. The road distance is 197.2 km.

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The best way to get from Kaohsiung to Taichung without a car is to train which takes 1 h 39 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h 39 min to get from Kaohsiung to Taichung, including transfers.

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

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Kaohsiung to Taichung train services, operated by Taiwan Railway, depart from Kaohsiung station.

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The best way to get from Kaohsiung to Taichung is to train which takes 1 h 39 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 3 h 10 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 3 h 39 min.

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There is no direct flight from Kaohsiung Airport to Taichung Airport. The quickest flight takes 1 h 45 min and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Kaohsiung to Taichung.
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  • Distance: 109 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 39 min

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

Taiwan High Speed Rail operates a train from Kaohsiung to Taichung every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $24 - $28 and the journey takes 1 h. Alternatively, Taiwan Bus operates a bus from Kaohsiung to Taichung hourly. Tickets cost $9 - $16 and the journey takes 3 h 10 min. U Bus also services this route every 30 minutes.

Airlines
Uni Airways
Website
uniair.com.tw
Flights from Kaohsiung to Taichung via Makung
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $210
Flights from Kaohsiung to Taichung via Kinmen
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $360
Far Eastern Air
Website
fat.com.tw
Flights from Kaohsiung to Taichung via Makung
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $300
Flights from Kaohsiung to Taichung via Kinmen
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $350
Mandarin Airlines
Website
mandarin-airlines.com
Flights from Kaohsiung to Taichung via Makung
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $380
Tigerair Taiwan
Website
tigerairtw.com
Flights from Kaohsiung to Taichung via Macau
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $400
EVA Air
Website
evaair.com
Flights from Kaohsiung to Taichung via Macau
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,700
Train operators
Taiwan High Speed Rail
Phone
4266-3000
Website
thsrc.com.tw
Train from Zuoying to Taichung
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$24 - $28
Schedules at
thsrc.com.tw
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Non-Reserved
$23 - $27
Standard
$24 - $28
Business
$41
Taiwan Railway
Bus operators
Taiwan Bus
Website
taiwanbus.tw
Bus from Kaohsiung Station to Taichung Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $16
Schedules at
taiwanbus.tw
Bus from Kaohsiung to Chaoma Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Schedules at
taiwanbus.tw
U Bus
Website
ubus.com.tw
Bus from Kaohsiung Station to Taichung Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
ubus.com.tw
Other operators
Taxi from Kaohsiung to Taichung
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Estimated price
$140 - $170
Tripool
Phone
+886 8 000 78787
Website
tripool.app
Tianfeng Taxi
Phone
+886 7 747 8888
Website
tbkc.gov.tw
Tianlong Taxi
Phone
+886 7 747 6666
Website
tbkc.gov.tw
KS Taxi
Phone
+886 7 725 8777
Website
kstaxi.com.tw

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Kaohsiung to Taichung train services, operated by Taiwan Railway, arrive at Taichung station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kaohsiung to Taichung is 197 km. It takes approximately 2 h 5 min to drive from Kaohsiung to Taichung.

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Tigerair Taiwan, EVA Air, Mandarin Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Kaohsiung Airport to Taichung Airport.

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There are 460+ hotels available in Taichung. Prices start at $25 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Kaohsiung to Kaohsiung Airport is to subway which takes 14 min and costs .

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