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Recommended option

Train Taiwan High Speed Rail  •  3 h 51 min

  1. Northbound B / ...
  2. 801

$50 - $64

Cheapest option

Bus U Bus  •  6 h 25 min

  1. 1610 / ...
  2. 1916 / ...

$20 - $30

6 alternative options

Train  •  6 h 49 min

  1. 801 / ...

$23 - $40

Bus Taiwan Bus  •  7 h 17 min

  1. 3999
  2. 1916 / ...

$20 - $28

Drive  •  4 h 13 min

  1. 247.7 miles

$30 - $45

Fly Kaohsiung to Shungshan, train  •  4 h 24 min

  1. KHH - TSA

$119 - $323

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

  1. TTT - TSA

$96 - $188

Fly Kaohsiung to Hualien, train  •  4 h 14 min

  1. KHH - HUN

$61 - $473

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

You can take a train from Kaohsiung to Yilan via THSR Zuoying Station, Zuoying, Nangang, and 南港 in around 3 h 51 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 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 Taitung to Shungshan
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $280
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
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 Hualien
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $450
Train operators
Taiwan High Speed Rail
Phone
4266-3000
Website
thsrc.com.tw
Train from Zuoying to Nangang
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Schedules at
thsrc.com.tw
Non-Reserved
$45 - $55
Standard
$45 - $55
Business
$76
Taiwan Railway
Phone
+8862-2191-0096
Website
railway.gov.tw
Train from 南港 to 宜蘭
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Schedules at
twtraffic.tra.gov.tw
Book at
railway.hinet.net
Train from 高雄 to 宜蘭
Ave. Duration
6 h 49 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Schedules at
twtraffic.tra.gov.tw
Book at
railway.hinet.net
Train from 松山 to 宜蘭
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 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
Train from 花蓮 to 宜蘭
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $9
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
$14 - $21
Schedules at
taiwanbus.tw
Bus from Nanzih to Taipei Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $21
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
$5 - $6
Schedules at
kamalan.com.tw

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Kaohsiung and Yilan is 280 km. The road distance is 396 km.

The cheapest way to get from Kaohsiung to Yilan is to bus which costs $20 - $29 and takes 7 h 17 min.

The quickest way to get from Kaohsiung to Yilan is to train which takes 3 h 51 min and costs $50 - $65.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from 高雄 and arriving at 宜蘭. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h 49 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Kaohsiung to Yilan. 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.

It takes approximately 3 h 51 min to get from Kaohsiung to Yilan, including transfers.