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

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Train  •  4h 37m

  1. Take the train from Tainan to Hualien 非山線海線 / ...

$20 - $35

2 alternative options

Drive  •  5h 23m

  1. Drive from Tainan to Hualien City 338.8 km

$26 - $40

Train, fly  •  4h 5m

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

$71 - $208

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The cheapest way to get from Tainan to Hualien City is to train which costs $20 - $35 and takes 4h 37m.

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The quickest way to get from Tainan to Hualien City is to train and fly which costs $70 - $210 and takes 4h 5m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Tainan and arriving at Hualien. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 37m.

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The distance between Tainan and Hualien City is 179 km. The road distance is 338.8 km.

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The best way to get from Tainan to Hualien City without a car is to train which takes 4h 37m and costs $20 - $35.

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The train from Tainan to Hualien takes 4h 37m including transfers and departs every four hours.

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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 339 km. It takes approximately 5h 23m to drive from Tainan to Hualien City.

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  • Distance: 179.3 km
  • Duration: 4h 37m

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

Taiwan Railway operates a train from Tainan to Hualien every 4 hours. Tickets cost $20 - $35 and the journey takes 4h 37m.

Airlines
Mandarin Airlines
Website
mandarin-airlines.com
Flights from Kaohsiung to Hualien
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Train operators
Taiwan Railway
Phone
+8862-2191-0096
Website
railway.gov.tw
Train from Tainan to Hualien
Ave. Duration
4h 37m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
https://www.railway.gov.tw/tra-tip-web/tip?lang=EN_US
Train from Tainan to Xinzuoying
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
https://www.railway.gov.tw/tra-tip-web/tip?lang=EN_US

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Mandarin Airlines offers flights from Kaohsiung Airport to Hualien Airport.

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There are 1612+ hotels available in Hualien City. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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