Directions from Tainan to Taipei

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Recommended option

Train Taiwan High Speed Rail  •  2 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Tainan to Taipei Northbound D / ...

$41 - $51

Cheapest option

Bus U Bus  •  4 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Binggongchang to Chaoma 1871 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Zhonggan Station to Taipei Station 1616 / ...

$13 - $21

5 alternative options

Train  •  3 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Tainan to Taipei Mountain Line

$16 - $27

Bus  •  5 h

  1. Take the bus from Tainan Main Station to Taipei Station 7500 / ...

$13 - $21

Train, bus  •  5 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Tainan Station to Minxiong Station Southern / ...
  2. Take the bus from Minxiong Station to Taipei Station 7005

$16 - $21

Drive  •  3 h 11 min

  1. Drive from Tainan to Taipei 191.5 miles

$23 - $35

Fly  •  2 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Tainan (TNN) to Shungshan (TSA) TNN - TSA

$119 - $160

What companies run services between Tainan, Taiwan and Taipei, Taiwan?

Taiwan High Speed Rail operates a train from Tainan to Taipei hourly. Tickets cost $40 - $50 and the journey takes 1 h 49 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Tainan to Taipei via Chaoma, Zhonggan, and Zhonggan Station in around 4 h 27 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
Train operators
Taiwan High Speed Rail
Taiwan Railway
Phone
+8862-2191-0096
Website
railway.gov.tw
Train from Tainan to Taipei
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $27
Schedules at
twtraffic.tra.gov.tw
Book at
railway.hinet.net
Train from Tainan Station to Minxiong Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
twtraffic.tra.gov.tw
Book at
railway.hinet.net
Bus operators
Taiwan Bus
Website
taiwanbus.tw
Bus from Binggongchang to Chaoma
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $10
Schedules at
taiwanbus.tw
Bus from Tainan Main Station to Taipei Station
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Schedules at
taiwanbus.tw
U Bus
Website
ubus.com.tw
Bus from Zhonggan Station to Taipei Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
ubus.com.tw
Bus from Binggongchang Station to Taipei Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $21
Schedules at
ubus.com.tw
Solar Bus
Website
solarbus.com.tw
Bus from Minxiong Station to Taipei Station
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $15
Schedules at
solarbus.com.tw

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Tainan and Taipei is 265 km. The road distance is 306 km.

The cheapest way to get from Tainan to Taipei is to bus which costs $12 - $21 and takes 4 h 27 min.

The quickest way to get from Tainan to Taipei is to fly which takes 2 h 23 min and costs $110 - $160.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Tainan and arriving at Taipei. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 5 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Tainan Main Station and arriving at Taipei Station. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h.

It takes approximately 2 h 34 min to get from Tainan to Taipei, including transfers.