There are 9 ways to get from Kaohsiung to Taoyuan by train, bus, car or plane

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Train via Taichung  •  2 h 55 min

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

$46 - $55

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Train  •  3 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Kaohsiung to Taoyuan 801 / ...

$16 - $28

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Bus  •  4 h 54 min

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

$16 - $24

Bus U Bus  •  5 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Kaohsiung Station to Nankan Station 1610

$17 - $23

Drive  •  3 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Kaohsiung to Taoyuan 203.4 miles

$25 - $40

Fly Kaohsiung to Taipei Songshan, line 801 train  •  3 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Kaohsiung (KHH) to Taipei Songshan (TSA) KHH - TSA
  2. Take the line 801 train from Taipei to Taoyuan

$115 - $317

Line 801 train to Tainan, fly to Taipei Songshan  •  4 h 42 min

  1. Take the line 801 train from Kaohsiung to Baoan
  2. Fly from Tainan (TNN) to Taipei Songshan (TSA) TNN - TSA

$121 - $166

Train to Taitung, fly to Taipei Songshan  •  5 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Kaohsiung to Taitung
  2. Fly from Taitung (TTT) to Taipei Songshan (TSA) TTT - TSA

$90 - $179

Fly Kaohsiung to Taichung, train  •  4 h 59 min

  1. Fly from Kaohsiung (KHH) to Taichung (RMQ) KHH - RMQ
  2. Take the train from Taichung to Banqiao

$133 - $239

Questions & Answers

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Kaohsiung and arriving at Taoyuan Station station. Services depart every 20 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 54 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Kaohsiung and arriving at Taoyuan. Services depart every 10 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 10 min.

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The distance between Kaohsiung and Taoyuan is 283 km. The road distance is 325.4 km.

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The best way to get from Kaohsiung to Taoyuan without a car is to train which takes 2 h 55 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 55 min to get from Kaohsiung to Taoyuan, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Kaohsiung to Taoyuan is to train which takes 2 h 55 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 4 h 54 min.

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There is no direct flight from Kaohsiung Airport to Taipei Songshan Airport. The quickest flight takes 1 h 50 min and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Kaohsiung to Taoyuan.
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  • Distance: 176.9 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 55 min

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

You can take a train from Kaohsiung to Taoyuan via THSR Zuoying Station, Zuoying, Taichung, and Banqiao in around 2 h 55 min. Alternatively, Taiwan Bus operates a bus from Kaohsiung to Taoyuan every 20 minutes. Tickets cost $16 - $24 and the journey takes 4 h 54 min.

Airlines
Uni Airways
Website
uniair.com.tw
Flights from Kaohsiung to Taipei Songshan via Makung
Ave. Duration
2 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $470
Flights from Kaohsiung to Taipei Songshan via Kinmen
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $470
Flights from Kaohsiung to Taipei Songshan via Makung, Kinmen
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $470
Flights from Tainan to Taipei Songshan via Makung
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $240
Flights from Tainan to Taipei Songshan via Kinmen
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $240
Flights from Taitung to Taipei Songshan
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $280
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 Taipei Songshan via Makung
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $350
Flights from Kaohsiung to Taipei Songshan via Kinmen
Ave. Duration
3 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $390
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 Taipei Songshan via Makung
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $440
Flights from Taitung to Taipei Songshan
Ave. Duration
53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $270
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
Book at
klook.com
Non-Reserved
$23 - $27
Standard
$24 - $28
Business
$41
Train from Taichung to Banqiao
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$20 - $24
Schedules at
thsrc.com.tw
Book at
klook.com
Non-Reserved
$20 - $23
Standard
$20 - $24
Business
$35
Taiwan Railway
Phone
+8862-2191-0096
Website
railway.gov.tw
Train from Kaohsiung to Taoyuan
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $28
Website
twtraffic.tra.gov.tw
Train from Taipei to Taoyuan
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Website
twtraffic.tra.gov.tw
Train from Kaohsiung to Baoan
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Website
twtraffic.tra.gov.tw
Train from Kaohsiung to Taitung
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Website
twtraffic.tra.gov.tw
Bus operators
Taiwan Bus
Website
taiwanbus.tw
Bus from Kaohsiung to Taoyuan Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Schedules at
taiwanbus.tw
U Bus
Website
ubus.com.tw
Bus from Kaohsiung Station to Nankan Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
ubus.com.tw

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Kaohsiung to Taoyuan is 325 km. It takes approximately 3 h 20 min to drive from Kaohsiung to Taoyuan.

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Mandarin Airlines, Far Eastern Air and Uni Airways offer flights from Kaohsiung Airport to Taipei Songshan Airport.

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There are 865+ hotels available in Taoyuan. Prices start at $38 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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