There are 8 ways to get from Kaohsiung to Yilan 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  •  3 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Zuoying to Banqiao Northbound B / ...
  2. Take the train from Banqiao to Yilan 801 / ...

$51 - $65

Cheapest option

Bus U Bus  •  6 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Kaohsiung Station to Taipei Bus Station 1610 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Taipei Station to Yilan Station 1916 / ...

$21 - $31

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Train  •  6 h 49 min

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

$22 - $40

Bus Taiwan Bus  •  7 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Nanzih to Taipei Station 3999
  2. Take the bus from Taipei Station to Yilan Station 1916 / ...

$22 - $32

Drive  •  4 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Kaohsiung to Yilan 247.7 miles

$30 - $45

Fly Kaohsiung to Shungshan, train  •  4 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Kaohsiung (KHH) to Shungshan (TSA) KHH - TSA
  2. Take the train from Songshan to Yilan

$119 - $323

Train to Taitung, fly to Shungshan, train  •  5 h 21 min

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

$96 - $188

Fly Kaohsiung to Hualien, train  •  4 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Kaohsiung (KHH) to Hualien (HUN) KHH - HUN
  2. Take the train from Hualien to Yilan

$61 - $472

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kaohsiung to Yilan is to bus which costs $21 - $35 and takes 6 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kaohsiung to Yilan is to train which costs $50 - $65 and takes 3 h 50 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Kaohsiung station to Yilan station. However, there are services departing from Kaohsiung Station and arriving at Yilan Station via Taipei Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 25 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Kaohsiung and arriving at Yilan. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h 49 min.

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The distance between Kaohsiung and Yilan is 280 km. The road distance is 396.4 km.

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The best way to get from Kaohsiung to Yilan without a car is to train which takes 3 h 50 min and costs $50 - $65.

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It takes approximately 3 h 50 min to get from Kaohsiung to Yilan, including transfers.

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Kaohsiung to Yilan bus services, operated by U Bus, arrive at Kaohsiung Station.

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

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The best way to get from Kaohsiung to Yilan is to train which takes 3 h 50 min and costs $50 - $65. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $21 - $35 and takes 6 h 25 min.

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Map of how to get from Kaohsiung to Yilan.
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  • Distance: 174.7 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 50 min

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

You can take a train from Kaohsiung to Yilan via THSR Zuoying Station, Zuoying, and Banqiao in around 3 h 50 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Kaohsiung to Yilan via Taipei Bus Station and Taipei Station in around 6 h 25 min.

Airlines
Uni Airways
Website
uniair.com.tw
Flights from Kaohsiung to Shungshan via Makung
Ave. Duration
2 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $470
Flights from Kaohsiung to Shungshan via Kinmen
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 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 Taitung to Shungshan
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $280
Mandarin Airlines
Website
mandarin-airlines.com
Flights from Kaohsiung to Shungshan via Makung
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $440
Flights from Taitung to Shungshan
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $270
Flights from Kaohsiung to Hualien
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $450
Far Eastern Air
Website
fat.com.tw
Flights from Kaohsiung to Shungshan via Makung
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $350
Flights from Kaohsiung to Shungshan via Kinmen
Ave. Duration
2 h 41 min
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
1 h 26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Schedules at
thsrc.com.tw
Book at
klook.com
Non-Reserved
$44 - $49
Standard
$45 - $55
Business
$71
Taiwan Railway
Phone
+8862-2191-0096
Website
railway.gov.tw
Train from Banqiao to Yilan
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Schedules at
twtraffic.tra.gov.tw
Book at
railway.hinet.net
Train from Kaohsiung to Yilan
Ave. Duration
6 h 49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Schedules at
twtraffic.tra.gov.tw
Book at
railway.hinet.net
Train from Songshan to Yilan
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $8
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
Train from Hualien to Yilan
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Schedules at
twtraffic.tra.gov.tw
Book at
railway.hinet.net
Bus operators
U Bus
Website
ubus.com.tw
Bus from Kaohsiung Station to Taipei Bus Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Schedules at
ubus.com.tw
Taiwan Bus
Website
taiwanbus.tw
Bus from Kaohsiung to Taipei Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$17 - $26
Schedules at
taiwanbus.tw
Bus from Nanzih to Taipei Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Schedules at
taiwanbus.tw
Kamalan Bus Inc.
Website
kamalan.com.tw
Bus from Taipei Station to Yilan Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
kamalan.com.tw

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