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.

Recommended option

Train Taiwan High Speed Rail  •  2 h 47 min

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

$47 - $58

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 46 min

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

$13 - $22

7 alternative options

Train  •  4 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from 高雄 to 桃園 801 / ...

$16 - $28

Train #2  •  4 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from 新左營 to 桃園 801 / ...

$17 - $29

Drive  •  3 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Kaohsiung to Taoyuan 201 miles

$24 - $40

Fly Kaohsiung to Shungshan  •  3 h 57 min

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

$115 - $317

Train to Tainan, fly to Shungshan  •  4 h 44 min

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

$123 - $169

Train to Taitung, fly to Shungshan  •  4 h 54 min

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

$92 - $182

Fly Kaohsiung to Taichung, train  •  5 h 11 min

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

$134 - $240

What companies run services between Kaohsiung, Taiwan and Taoyuan?

Taiwan High Speed Rail operates a train from Kaohsiung to Taoyuan hourly. Tickets cost $45 - $55 and the journey takes 1 h 26 min. Alternatively, U Bus operates a bus from Kaohsiung to Taoyuan every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $16 - $22 and the journey takes 4 h 46 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 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $470
Flights from Kaohsiung to Shungshan via Kinmen
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $470
Flights from Tainan to Shungshan via Makung
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $240
Flights from Tainan to Shungshan via Kinmen
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 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 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $210
Flights from Kaohsiung to Taichung via Kinmen
Ave. Duration
2 h 42 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 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $350
Flights from Kaohsiung to Shungshan via Kinmen
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $390
Flights from Kaohsiung to Taichung via Makung
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $300
Flights from Kaohsiung to Taichung via Kinmen
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $350
Flights from Kaohsiung to Taichung via Xiamen
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$50 - $360
Mandarin Airlines
Website
mandarin-airlines.com
Flights from Kaohsiung to Shungshan via Makung
Ave. Duration
2 h 28 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 32 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
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
$45 - $55
Schedules at
thsrc.com.tw
Non-Reserved
$45 - $50
Standard
$45 - $55
Business
$72
Train from Taichung to Banqiao
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$21 - $25
Schedules at
thsrc.com.tw
Non-Reserved
$20 - $23
Standard
$21 - $25
Business
$37
Taiwan Railway
Phone
+8862-2191-0096
Website
railway.gov.tw
Train from 高雄 to 桃園
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 新左營 to 桃園
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $28
Schedules at
twtraffic.tra.gov.tw
Book at
railway.hinet.net
Train from 高雄 to 臺南
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
twtraffic.tra.gov.tw
Book at
railway.hinet.net
Train from 高雄 to 知本
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $13
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 46 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $22
Schedules at
ubus.com.tw
Taiwan Bus
Website
taiwanbus.tw
Bus from Kaohsiung to Taoyuan Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Schedules at
taiwanbus.tw

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Kaohsiung and Taoyuan is 283 km. The road distance is 322 km.

The cheapest way to get from Kaohsiung to Taoyuan is to bus which costs $13 - $22 and takes 4 h 46 min.

The quickest way to get from Kaohsiung to Taoyuan is to train which takes 2 h 47 min and costs $45 - $60.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from 高雄 and arriving at 桃園. Services depart every 10 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 29 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Kaohsiung Station and arriving at Nankan Station. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 46 min.

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