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There are 7 ways to get from Tainan to Hsinchu by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  2 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Tainan to Hsinchu 801 / ...

$11 - $20

Cheapest option

Bus via Taichung Station  •  4 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Binggongchang to Taichung Station 1871 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Taichung Station to Hsinchu Station 1620

$9 - $18

5 alternative options

Line 801 train, train  •  2 h 36 min

  1. Take the line 801 train from Tainan to Shalun 801
  2. Take the train from Tainan to Hsinchu Northbound D / ...

$34 - $40

Bus  •  3 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Tainan Main Station to Hsinchu Station 7500

$12 - $18

Drive  •  2 h 29 min

  1. Drive from Tainan to Hsinchu 150 miles

$18 - $27

Fly to Taipei Songshan, train  •  4 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Tainan (TNN) to Taipei Songshan (TSA) TNN - TSA
  2. Take the train from Taipei to Hsinchu

$129 - $173

Fly to Taichung, train  •  3 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Tainan (TNN) to Taichung (RMQ) TNN - RMQ
  2. Take the train from Taichung to Hsinchu

$151 - $256

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The cheapest way to get from Tainan to Hsinchu is to bus which costs $9 - $18 and takes 4 h 18 min.

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The quickest way to get from Tainan to Hsinchu is to train which costs $11 - $20 and takes 2 h 13 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Tainan Main Station station and arriving at Hsinchu Station station. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 51 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Tainan and arriving at Hsinchu. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 13 min.

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The distance between Tainan and Hsinchu is 216 km. The road distance is 240 km.

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The best way to get from Tainan to Hsinchu without a car is to train which takes 2 h 13 min and costs $11 - $20.

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The train from Tainan to Hsinchu takes 2 h 13 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Tainan to Hsinchu bus services, operated by Taiwan Bus, arrive at Tainan Main Station.

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Tainan to Hsinchu train services, operated by Taiwan Railway, depart from Tainan station.

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The best way to get from Tainan to Hsinchu is to train which takes 2 h 13 min and costs $11 - $20. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $12 - $18 and takes 3 h 51 min.

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Map of how to get from Tainan to Hsinchu.
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  • Distance: 134.8 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 13 min

What companies run services between Tainan, Taiwan and Hsinchu, Taiwan?

Taiwan Railway operates a train from Tainan to Hsinchu hourly. Tickets cost $11 - $20 and the journey takes 2 h 13 min. Alternatively, Taiwan Bus operates a bus from Tainan to Hsinchu every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $12 - $18 and the journey takes 3 h 51 min.

Airlines
Uni Airways
Website
uniair.com.tw
Flights from Tainan to Taipei Songshan via Kinmen
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $240
Flights from Tainan to Taipei Songshan via Penghu
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $240
Flights from Tainan to Taichung via Penghu
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $230
Flights from Tainan to Taichung via Kinmen
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $430
Train operators
Taiwan Railway
Phone
+8862-2191-0096
Website
railway.gov.tw
Train from Tainan to Hsinchu
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
twtraffic.tra.gov.tw
Train from Tainan to Shalun
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Website
twtraffic.tra.gov.tw
Taiwan High Speed Rail
Phone
4266-3000
Website
thsrc.com.tw
Train from Tainan to Hsinchu
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$32 - $38
Schedules at
thsrc.com.tw
Book at
klook.com
Non-Reserved
$31 - $36
Standard
$32 - $38
Business
$53
Train from Taipei to Hsinchu
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
thsrc.com.tw
Book at
klook.com
Non-Reserved
$8 - $10
Standard
$8 - $11
Business
$19
Train from Taichung to Hsinchu
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $15
Schedules at
thsrc.com.tw
Book at
klook.com
Non-Reserved
$12 - $14
Standard
$12 - $15
Business
$24
Bus operators
Taiwan Bus
Phone
0800-231-035
Website
taiwanbus.tw
Bus from Tainan Main Station to Hsinchu Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
taiwanbus.tw
Bus from Binggongchang to Taichung Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $12
Schedules at
taiwanbus.tw
U Bus
Website
ubus.com.tw
Bus from Binggongchang to Taichung Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
ubus.com.tw
Bus from Taichung Station to Hsinchu Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
ubus.com.tw

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There is no direct flight from Tainan Airport to Taipei Songshan Airport. The quickest flight takes 2 h 55 min and has one stopover.

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Tainan to Hsinchu bus services, operated by Taiwan Bus, arrive at Hsinchu Station.

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Tainan to Hsinchu train services, operated by Taiwan Railway, arrive at Hsinchu station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Tainan to Hsinchu is 240 km. It takes approximately 2 h 29 min to drive from Tainan to Hsinchu.

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Uni Airways offers flights from Tainan Airport to Taipei Songshan Airport.

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There are 131+ hotels available in Hsinchu. Prices start at $42 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Tainan to Tainan Airport is to taxi which takes 7 min and costs $6 - $8.

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