There are 6 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

$10 - $18

4 alternative options

Bus  •  3 h 51 min

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

$12 - $19

Drive  •  2 h 29 min

  1. Drive from Tainan to Hsinchu 150 miles

$18 - $27

Fly to Shungshan, train  •  3 h 42 min

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

$123 - $168

Fly to Taichung, train  •  3 h 50 min

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

$142 - $246

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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 - $19 and takes 3 h 51 min.

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There is no direct flight from Tainan Airport to Shungshan Airport. The quickest flight takes 2 h 10 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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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 - $19 and the journey takes 3 h 51 min.

Airlines
Uni Airways
Website
uniair.com.tw
Flights from Tainan to Shungshan via Makung
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $240
Flights from Tainan to Shungshan via Kinmen
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $240
Flights from Tainan to Taichung via Makung
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $230
Flights from Tainan to Taichung via Kinmen
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 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
Schedules at
twtraffic.tra.gov.tw
Book at
railway.hinet.net
Train from Taipei to Hsinchu
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $7
Schedules at
twtraffic.tra.gov.tw
Book at
railway.hinet.net
Train from Shalu to Hsinchu
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
twtraffic.tra.gov.tw
Book at
railway.hinet.net
Bus operators
Taiwan Bus
Website
taiwanbus.tw
Bus from Tainan Main Station to Hsinchu Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $19
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 - $11
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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