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There are 8 ways to get from Kaohsiung to Taoyuan by train, bus, car, plane or subway

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Train Taiwan High Speed Rail  •  2 h 51 min

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

$42 - $58

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Bus  •  4 h 48 min

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

$15 - $24

6 alternative options

Train  •  3 h 10 min

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

$16 - $28

Drive  •  3 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Kaohsiung to Taoyuan 201 miles

$24 - $40

Fly Kaohsiung to Taipei Songshan  •  4 h 5 min

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

$115 - $317

Line 801 train to Tainan, fly to Taipei Songshan, Taipei Metro, line 801 train  •  5 h 52 min

  1. Take the line 801 train from Kaohsiung to Baoan
  2. Fly from Tainan (TNN) to Taipei Songshan (TSA) TNN - TSA
  3. Take the Taipei Metro from Zhongxiao Fuxing to Banqiao
  4. Take the line 801 train from Banqiao to Taoyuan

$121 - $166

Train to Taitung, fly to Taipei Songshan  •  5 h

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

$92 - $181

Fly Kaohsiung to Taichung, train  •  5 h 1 min

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

$133 - $239

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The cheapest way to get from Kaohsiung to Taoyuan is to bus which costs $15 - $24 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 51 min.

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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 hourly, 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 321.6 km.

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The best way to get from Kaohsiung to Taoyuan without a car is to train which takes 2 h 51 min and costs $40 - $60.

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It takes approximately 2 h 51 min to get from Kaohsiung to Taoyuan, including transfers.

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Kaohsiung to Taoyuan bus services, operated by U Bus, arrive at 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 51 min and costs $40 - $60. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $15 - $24 and takes 4 h 48 min, you could also fly, which costs $110 - $320 and takes 4 h 5 min.

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Map of how to get from Kaohsiung to Taoyuan.
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  • Distance: 176.7 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 51 min

What companies run services between Kaohsiung, Taiwan and Taoyuan?

Taiwan High Speed Rail operates a train from Kaohsiung to Taoyuan every 20 minutes. Tickets cost $40 - $55 and the journey takes 1 h 51 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 Taipei Songshan via Penghu
Ave. Duration
2 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $470
Flights from Kaohsiung to Taipei Songshan via Kinmen
Ave. Duration
3 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $470
Flights from Kaohsiung to Taipei Songshan via Penghu, Kinmen
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $470
Flights from Tainan to Taipei Songshan via Kinmen
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $240
Flights from Tainan to Taipei Songshan via Penghu
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
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 Penghu
Ave. Duration
2 h 28 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $210
Flights from Kaohsiung to Taichung via Kinmen
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $360
Mandarin Airlines
Website
mandarin-airlines.com
Flights from Kaohsiung to Taipei Songshan via Penghu
Ave. Duration
2 h 27 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 Penghu
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $380
Flights from Kaohsiung to Taichung via Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $650
Far Eastern Air
Website
fat.com.tw
Flights from Kaohsiung to Taipei Songshan via Penghu
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $350
Flights from Kaohsiung to Taipei Songshan via Kinmen
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $390
Flights from Kaohsiung to Taichung via Penghu
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 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
Tigerair Taiwan
Website
tigerairtw.com
Flights from Kaohsiung to Taichung via Macau
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $400
EVA Air
Website
evaair.com
Flights from Kaohsiung to Taichung via Macau
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 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 51 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
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
$35
Taiwan Railway
Phone
+8862-2191-0096
Website
railway.gov.tw
Train from Kaohsiung to Taoyuan
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $28
Website
twtraffic.tra.gov.tw
Train from Kaohsiung to Baoan
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Website
twtraffic.tra.gov.tw
Train from Banqiao to Taoyuan
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Website
twtraffic.tra.gov.tw
Train from Kaohsiung to Zhiben
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Website
twtraffic.tra.gov.tw
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
Phone
0800-231-035
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

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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 U Bus, arrive at Nankan 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 322 km. It takes approximately 3 h 22 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 771+ hotels available in Taoyuan. Prices start at $36 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Kaohsiung to Kaohsiung Airport is to subway which takes 11 min and costs $1.

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