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Recommended option

Train  •  2 h 12 min

  1. Mountain Line / ...

$12 - $21

Cheapest option

Bus via Taichung Station  •  4 h 16 min

  1. 1871 / ...
  2. 1620

$10 - $17

5 alternative options

Train Taiwan High Speed Rail  •  2 h 44 min

$35 - $41

Bus  •  3 h 48 min

  1. 7500

$10 - $19

Drive  •  2 h 29 min

  1. 150 miles

$18 - $27

Fly to Shungshan, train  •  4 h 11 min

  1. TNN - TSA

$123 - $168

Fly to Taichung, train  •  4 h 3 min

  1. TNN - RMQ

$152 - $256

What companies run services between Tainan, Taiwan and Hsinchu?

Taiwan Railway operates a train from Tainan to Hsinchu hourly. Tickets cost $12 - $21 and the journey takes 2 h 12 min. Alternatively, Taiwan Bus operates a bus from Tainan to Hsinchu every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $10 - $19 and the journey takes 3 h 48 min.

Airlines
Uni Airways
Website
uniair.com.tw
Flights from Tainan to Shungshan via Makung
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $240
Flights from Tainan to Shungshan via Kinmen
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $240
Flights from Tainan to Taichung via Makung
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $230
Flights from Tainan to Taichung via Kinmen
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 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 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $21
Schedules at
twtraffic.tra.gov.tw
Book at
railway.hinet.net
Train from Tainan to Shalun
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
twtraffic.tra.gov.tw
Book at
railway.hinet.net
Train from Liujia to Hsinchu
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
twtraffic.tra.gov.tw
Book at
railway.hinet.net
Train from Taipei to Hsinchu
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $7
Schedules at
twtraffic.tra.gov.tw
Book at
railway.hinet.net
Taiwan High Speed Rail
Phone
4266-3000
Website
thsrc.com.tw
Train from Tainan to Hsinchu
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$33 - $39
Schedules at
thsrc.com.tw
Non-Reserved
$32 - $37
Standard
$33 - $39
Business
$54
Train from Taichung to Hsinchu
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $15
Schedules at
thsrc.com.tw
Non-Reserved
$12 - $15
Standard
$13 - $15
Business
$25
Bus operators
Taiwan Bus
Website
taiwanbus.tw
Bus from Tainan Main Station to Hsinchu Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $19
Schedules at
taiwanbus.tw
Bus from Binggongchang to Taichung Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $11
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
$6 - $11
Schedules at
ubus.com.tw
Bus from Taichung Station to Hsinchu Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
ubus.com.tw

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Questions & Answers

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

The cheapest way to get from Tainan to Hsinchu is to bus which costs $9 - $18 and takes 4 h 16 min.

The quickest way to get from Tainan to Hsinchu is to train which takes 2 h 12 min and costs $12 - $21.

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 12 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Tainan Main Station and arriving at Hsinchu Station. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 48 min.

The train from Tainan to Hsinchu takes 2 h 12 min including transfers and departs hourly.