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There are 5 ways to get from Taichung to Taipei by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train Taiwan High Speed Rail  •  1h 22m

  1. Take the train from Taichung to Taipei Northbound D / ...

$21 - $26

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Bus  •  2h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Taichung Station to Liuzhangli Station 9012 / ...

$7 - $13

3 alternative options

Train  •  3h 7m

  1. Take the train from Taichung to Taipei 801

$7 - $14

Taxi  •  1h 43m

  1. Take a taxi from Taichung to Taipei 99 miles

$140 - $170

Drive  •  1h 43m

  1. Drive from Taichung to Taipei 99 miles

$12 - $18

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The cheapest way to get from Taichung to Taipei is to bus which costs $7 - $13 and takes 2h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from Taichung to Taipei is to train which costs $21 - $26 and takes 1h 22m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Taichung Station station and arriving at Liuzhangli Station station. Services depart every five minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 5m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Taichung and arriving at Taipei. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 7m.

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The distance between Taichung and Taipei is 132 km. The road distance is 158.4 km.

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The best way to get from Taichung to Taipei without a car is to train which takes 1h 22m and costs $21 - $26.

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It takes approximately 1h 22m to get from Taichung to Taipei, including transfers.

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Taichung to Taipei bus services, operated by Citi Air Bus, arrive at Taichung Station.

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Taichung to Taipei train services, operated by Taiwan High Speed Rail, depart from Taichung station.

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The best way to get from Taichung to Taipei is to train which takes 1h 22m and costs $21 - $26. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $7 - $13 and takes 2h 5m.

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Map of how to get from Taichung to Taipei.
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  • Distance: 82.4 miles
  • Duration: 1h 22m

What companies run services between Taichung, Taiwan and Taipei, Taiwan?

Taiwan High Speed Rail operates a train from Taichung to Taipei every 20 minutes. Tickets cost $21 - $25 and the journey takes 1h 2m. Alternatively, Citi Air Bus operates a bus from Taichung to Taipei every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $7 - $11 and the journey takes 2h 5m. Two other operators also service this route.

Train operators
Taiwan High Speed Rail
Phone
4266-3000
Website
thsrc.com.tw
Train from Taichung to Taipei
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$21 - $25
Schedules at
thsrc.com.tw
Book at
klook.com
Non-Reserved
$21 - $24
Standard
$21 - $25
Business
$37
Bus operators
Citi Air Bus
Website
airbus.com.tw
Bus from Taichung Station to Liuzhangli Station
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
airbus.com.tw
Taiwan Bus
Phone
0800-231-035
Website
taiwanbus.tw
Bus from Taichung Station to Taipei Station
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Schedules at
taiwanbus.tw
U Bus
Website
ubus.com.tw
Bus from Taichung Station to Taipei Station
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
ubus.com.tw
Other operators
Taxi from Taichung to Taipei
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Estimated price
$140 - $170
Zhong Nan Hai Taxi
Phone
+886 4 2316 3388
Website
mtaxi.com.tw
Tripool
Phone
+886 8 000 78787
Website
tripool.app
Free Go Taxi
Phone
+886 4 2287 8888
Website
feego-taxi.com.tw

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Taichung to Taipei bus services, operated by Citi Air Bus, arrive at Liuzhangli Station.

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Taichung to Taipei train services, operated by Taiwan High Speed Rail, arrive at Taipei station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Taichung to Taipei is 158 km. It takes approximately 1h 43m to drive from Taichung to Taipei.

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There are 1026+ hotels available in Taipei. Prices start at $41 USD per night.

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