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

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Train Taiwan High Speed Rail  •  2h 48m

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

$42 - $58

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Train  •  3h 10m

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

$16 - $28

5 alternative options

Bus  •  4h 54m

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

$16 - $24

Bus U Bus  •  5h 39m

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

$17 - $23

Drive  •  3h 21m

  1. Drive from Kaohsiung to Taoyuan 202.9 miles

$25 - $40

Fly from Kaohsiung  •  4h 8m

  1. Fly from Kaohsiung (KHH) to Taipei Songshan (TSA) KHH - TSA

$115 - $317

Train to Taitung, fly  •  5h

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

$92 - $181

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The cheapest way to get from Kaohsiung to Taoyuan is to bus which costs $16 - $24 and takes 4h 54m.

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The quickest way to get from Kaohsiung to Taoyuan is to train which costs $40 - $60 and takes 2h 48m.

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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 4h 54m.

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

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The distance between Kaohsiung and Taoyuan is 282 km. The road distance is 324.6 km.

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The best way to get from Kaohsiung to Taoyuan without a car is to train which takes 2h 48m and costs $40 - $60.

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It takes approximately 2h 48m 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 2h 48m and costs $40 - $60. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $16 - $24 and takes 4h 54m, you could also fly, which costs $110 - $320 and takes 4h 8m.

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Map of how to get from Kaohsiung to Taoyuan.
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  • Distance: 176.2 miles
  • Duration: 2h 48m

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

Taiwan High Speed Rail operates a train from Kaohsiung to Taoyuan every 20 minutes. Tickets cost $40 - $55 and the journey takes 1h 51m. Alternatively, Taiwan Bus operates a bus from Kaohsiung to Taoyuan every 20 minutes. Tickets cost $16 - $24 and the journey takes 4h 54m.

Airlines
Uni Airways
Website
uniair.com.tw
Flights from Kaohsiung to Taipei Songshan via Penghu
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $470
Flights from Kaohsiung to Taipei Songshan via Kinmen
Ave. Duration
2h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $470
Flights from Taitung to Taipei Songshan
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $280
Mandarin Airlines
Website
mandarin-airlines.com
Flights from Kaohsiung to Taipei Songshan via Penghu
Ave. Duration
3h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $440
Flights from Taitung to Taipei Songshan
Ave. Duration
53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $270
Far Eastern Air
Website
fat.com.tw
Flights from Kaohsiung to Taipei Songshan via Penghu
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $350
Flights from Kaohsiung to Taipei Songshan via Kinmen
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $390
Train operators
Taiwan High Speed Rail
Phone
4266-3000
Website
thsrc.com.tw
Train from Zuoying to Banqiao
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
thsrc.com.tw
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klook.com
Non-Reserved
$43 - $49
Standard
$40 - $55
Business
$70
Taiwan Railway
Phone
+8862-2191-0096
Website
railway.gov.tw
Train from Kaohsiung to Taoyuan
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $28
Website
twtraffic.tra.gov.tw
Train from Kaohsiung to Zhiben
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Website
twtraffic.tra.gov.tw
Bus operators
Taiwan Bus
Phone
0800-231-035
Website
taiwanbus.tw
Bus from Kaohsiung to Taoyuan Station
Ave. Duration
4h 54m
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
4h 48m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
ubus.com.tw

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There is no direct flight from Kaohsiung Airport to Taipei Songshan Airport. The quickest flight takes 1h 50m 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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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 3h 21m 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 912+ 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 14m and costs $1 - $2.

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