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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train Taiwan High Speed Rail  •  2 h 47 min

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

$42 - $58

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 48 min

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

$13 - $22

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Train  •  4 h 29 min

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

$16 - $28

Train #2  •  4 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Xinzuoying to Taoyuan 801

$17 - $28

Drive  •  3 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Kaohsiung to Taoyuan 201 miles

$24 - $40

Fly Kaohsiung to Shungshan  •  3 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Kaohsiung (KHH) to Shungshan (TSA) KHH - TSA

$115 - $317

Train to Tainan, fly to Shungshan  •  4 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Kaohsiung to Tainan
  2. Fly from Tainan (TNN) to Shungshan (TSA) TNN - TSA

$123 - $169

Train to Taitung, fly to Shungshan  •  4 h 47 min

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

$92 - $182

Fly Kaohsiung to Taichung, train  •  5 h 21 min

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

$133 - $239

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kaohsiung to Taoyuan is to bus which costs $13 - $22 and takes 4 h 48 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kaohsiung to Taoyuan is to train which costs $40 - $60 and takes 2 h 47 min.

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The distance between Kaohsiung and Taoyuan is 283 km. The road distance is 321.6 km.

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It takes approximately 2 h 47 min to get from Kaohsiung to Taoyuan, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Kaohsiung Station station and arriving at Nankan Station station. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 48 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 4 h 29 min.

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There are 759+ hotels available in Taoyuan. Prices start at $37 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Kaohsiung to Taoyuan.
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  • Distance: 176.7 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 47 min

What companies run services between Kaohsiung, Taiwan and Taoyuan?

Taiwan High Speed Rail operates a train from Kaohsiung to Taoyuan hourly. Tickets cost $40 - $55 and the journey takes 1 h 26 min. Alternatively, U Bus operates a bus from Kaohsiung to Taoyuan every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $15 - $22 and the journey takes 4 h 48 min. Taiwan Bus also services this route every 20 minutes.

Airlines
Uni Airways
Website
uniair.com.tw
Flights from Kaohsiung to Shungshan via Makung
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $470
Flights from Kaohsiung to Shungshan via Kinmen
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $470
Flights from Kaohsiung to Shungshan via Makung, Kinmen
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $470
Flights from Tainan to Shungshan via Makung
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $240
Flights from Tainan to Shungshan via Kinmen
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $240
Flights from Taitung to Shungshan
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $280
Flights from Kaohsiung to Taichung via Makung
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $210
Flights from Kaohsiung to Taichung via Kinmen
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $360
Far Eastern Air
Website
fat.com.tw
Flights from Kaohsiung to Shungshan via Makung
Ave. Duration
2 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $350
Flights from Kaohsiung to Shungshan via Kinmen
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $390
Flights from Kaohsiung to Taichung via Makung
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $300
Flights from Kaohsiung to Taichung via Kinmen
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$45 - $350
Mandarin Airlines
Website
mandarin-airlines.com
Flights from Kaohsiung to Shungshan via Makung
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $440
Flights from Taitung to Shungshan
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $270
Flights from Kaohsiung to Taichung via Makung
Ave. Duration
2 h 41 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 Banqiao
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
thsrc.com.tw
Book at
klook.com
Non-Reserved
$43 - $49
Standard
$40 - $55
Business
$70
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
$36
Taiwan Railway
Phone
+8862-2191-0096
Website
railway.gov.tw
Train from Kaohsiung to Taoyuan
Ave. Duration
4 h 29 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $28
Schedules at
twtraffic.tra.gov.tw
Book at
railway.hinet.net
Train from Xinzuoying to Taoyuan
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $27
Schedules at
twtraffic.tra.gov.tw
Book at
railway.hinet.net
Train from Kaohsiung to Tainan
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
twtraffic.tra.gov.tw
Book at
railway.hinet.net
Train from Kaohsiung to Zhiben
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Schedules at
twtraffic.tra.gov.tw
Book at
railway.hinet.net
Bus operators
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
Taiwan Bus
Website
taiwanbus.tw
Bus from Kaohsiung to Taoyuan Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
taiwanbus.tw

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