There are 3 ways to get from Tainan to Hualien City by train, car or plane

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Train  •  5h 17m

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

$19 - $28

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Drive  •  5h 34m

  1. Drive from Tainan to Hualien City 380.9 km

$29 - $45

Line 801 train, fly  •  4h 12m

  1. Take the line 801 train from Tainan to Xinzuoying
  2. Fly from Kaohsiung (KHH) to Hualien (HUN) KHH - HUN

$64 - $248

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The cheapest way to get from Tainan to Hualien City is to train which costs $19 - $28 and takes 5h 17m.

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The quickest way to get from Tainan to Hualien City is to line 801 train and fly which costs $60 - $250 and takes 4h 12m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Tainan and arriving at Hualien. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5h 17m.

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The distance between Tainan and Hualien City is 179 km. The road distance is 380.9 km.

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The best way to get from Tainan to Hualien City without a car is to train which takes 5h 17m and costs $19 - $28.

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The train from Tainan to Hualien takes 5h 17m including transfers and departs four times a day.

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

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The quickest flight from Kaohsiung Airport to Hualien Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Tainan to Hualien City is 381 km. It takes approximately 5h 34m to drive from Tainan to Hualien City.

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  • Distance: 179.3 km
  • Duration: 5h 17m

What companies run services between Tainan, Taiwan and Hualien City, Taiwan?

Taiwan Railway operates a train from Tainan to Hualien 4 times a day. Tickets cost $19 - $28 and the journey takes 5h 17m.

Airlines
Mandarin Airlines
Website
mandarin-airlines.com
Flights from Kaohsiung to Hualien
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $280
Train operators
Taiwan Railway
Phone
+8862-2191-0096
Website
railway.gov.tw
Train from Tainan to Hualien
Ave. Duration
5h 17m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Schedules at
tip.railway.gov.tw
Book at
tip.railway.gov.tw
Train from Tainan to Xinzuoying
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
tip.railway.gov.tw
Book at
tip.railway.gov.tw

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Mandarin Airlines offers flights from Kaohsiung Airport to Hualien Airport.

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There are 1117+ hotels available in Hualien City. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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