There are 4 ways to get from Tainan to Hualien City by train, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train Taiwan High Speed Rail  •  4 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Tainan to Nangang Northbound D / ...
  2. Take the train from Nangang to Hualien 801

$49 - $66

Cheapest option

Train  •  5 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Tainan to Hualien 801

$17 - $29

2 alternative options

Drive  •  5 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Tainan to Hualien City 238.2 miles

$29 - $45

Line 801 train, fly  •  3 h 55 min

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

$59 - $468

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Tainan to Hualien City is to train which costs $17 - $29 and takes 5 h 17 min.

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The quickest way to get from Tainan to Hualien City is to line 801 train and fly which costs $55 - $470 and takes 3 h 55 min.

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The distance between Tainan and Hualien City is 179 km. The road distance is 381.2 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 55 min to get from Tainan to Hualien City, including transfers.

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

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There are 1118+ hotels available in Hualien City. Prices start at $39 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Tainan to Hualien City.
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  • Distance: 112.1 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 55 min

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

You can take a train from Tainan to Hualien City via Shalun, Tainan, and Nangang in around 4 h 55 min.

Airlines
Mandarin Airlines
Website
mandarin-airlines.com
Flights from Kaohsiung to Hualien
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $450
Train operators
Taiwan High Speed Rail
Taiwan Railway
Phone
+8862-2191-0096
Website
railway.gov.tw
Train from Nangang to Hualien
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $15
Schedules at
twtraffic.tra.gov.tw
Book at
railway.hinet.net
Train from Tainan to Hualien
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $29
Schedules at
twtraffic.tra.gov.tw
Book at
railway.hinet.net
Train from Tainan to Xinzuoying
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
twtraffic.tra.gov.tw
Book at
railway.hinet.net

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