There are 5 ways to get from Taichung to Taitung 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  •  5 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Taichung to Taitung Mountain Line

$18 - $35

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Taichung Station to Kaohsiung Station 1872 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Kaohsiung Station to Taitung Station 1778

$17 - $29

3 alternative options

Train Taiwan High Speed Rail  •  5 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Taichung to Zuoying Southbound D / ...
  2. Take the train from Xinzuoying to Taitung Mountain Line

$33 - $44

Drive  •  4 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Taichung to Taitung 226.9 miles

$28 - $45

Train, fly  •  3 h 48 min

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

$103 - $189

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

Taiwan Railway operates a train from Taichung to Taitung twice daily. Tickets cost $18 - $35 and the journey takes 5 h 19 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Taichung to Taitung via Kaohsiung Station in around 7 h 40 min.

Airlines
Uni Airways
Website
uniair.com.tw
Flights from Shungshan to Taitung
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $280
Mandarin Airlines
Website
mandarin-airlines.com
Flights from Shungshan to Taitung
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $270
Train operators
Taiwan Railway
Phone
+8862-2191-0096
Website
railway.gov.tw
Train from Taichung to Taitung
Ave. Duration
5 h 19 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $35
Schedules at
twtraffic.tra.gov.tw
Book at
railway.hinet.net
Train from Xinzuoying to Taitung
Ave. Duration
2 h 59 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Schedules at
twtraffic.tra.gov.tw
Book at
railway.hinet.net
Taiwan High Speed Rail
Phone
4266-3000
Website
thsrc.com.tw
Train from Taichung to Zuoying
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$25 - $29
Schedules at
thsrc.com.tw
Non-Reserved
$24 - $28
Standard
$25 - $29
Business
$42
Train from Taichung to Taipei
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$22 - $26
Schedules at
thsrc.com.tw
Non-Reserved
$22 - $25
Standard
$22 - $26
Business
$38
Bus operators
Taiwan Bus
Website
taiwanbus.tw
Bus from Taichung Station to Kaohsiung Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
taiwanbus.tw
Bus from Kaohsiung Station to Taitung Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $15
Schedules at
taiwanbus.tw
U Bus
Website
ubus.com.tw
Bus from Taichung Station to Kaohsiung Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
ubus.com.tw

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Taichung to Taitung?

The distance between Taichung and Taitung is 161 km. The road distance is 363 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Taichung to Taitung?

The cheapest way to get from Taichung to Taitung is to train which costs $18 - $35 and takes 5 h 19 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Taichung to Taitung?

The quickest way to get from Taichung to Taitung is to train and fly which takes 3 h 48 min and costs $100 - $190.

Is there a direct train between Taichung and Taitung?

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Taichung and arriving at Taitung. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 19 min.

Is there a direct bus between Taichung and Taitung?

No, there is no direct bus from Taichung to Taitung. However, there are services departing from Taichung Station and arriving at Taitung Station via Kaohsiung Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 40 min.

How long does it take to get from Taichung to Taitung?

The train from Taichung to Taitung takes 5 h 19 min including transfers and departs twice daily.