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There are 6 ways to get from Tainan to Taipei by train, bus, car or plane

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Train Taiwan High Speed Rail  •  2h 28m

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

$41 - $51

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Bus  •  5h

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

$14 - $23

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Train  •  3h 10m

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

$15 - $26

Train, bus  •  5h 32m

  1. Take the train from Tainan to Douliu 801 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Douliou Station to Taipei Station 7000

$17 - $21

Drive  •  3h 11m

  1. Drive from Tainan to Taipei 191.5 miles

$23 - $35

Fly  •  3h 3m

  1. Fly from Tainan (TNN) to Taipei Songshan (TSA) TNN - TSA

$119 - $160

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The cheapest way to get from Tainan to Taipei is to train which costs $15 - $26 and takes 3h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from Tainan to Taipei is to train which costs $40 - $55 and takes 2h 28m.

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

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Tainan and arriving at Taipei. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 10m.

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The distance between Tainan and Taipei is 265 km. The road distance is 306.5 km.

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The best way to get from Tainan to Taipei without a car is to train which takes 2h 28m and costs $40 - $55.

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It takes approximately 2h 28m to get from Tainan to Taipei, including transfers.

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Tainan to Taipei bus services, operated by Taiwan Bus, arrive at Tainan Main Station.

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Tainan to Taipei train services, operated by Taiwan High Speed Rail, depart from Tainan station.

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The best way to get from Tainan to Taipei is to train which takes 2h 28m and costs $40 - $55. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $14 - $23 and takes 5h, you could also fly, which costs $110 - $160 and takes 3h 3m.

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Map of how to get from Tainan to Taipei.
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  • Distance: 165.6 miles
  • Duration: 2h 28m

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

Taiwan High Speed Rail operates a train from Tainan to Taipei every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $40 - $50 and the journey takes 1h 49m. Alternatively, Taiwan Bus operates a bus from Tainan to Taipei every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $16 - $23 and the journey takes 5h. U Bus also services this route every 30 minutes.

Airlines
Uni Airways
Website
uniair.com.tw
Flights from Tainan to Taipei Songshan via Kinmen
Ave. Duration
3h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $240
Flights from Tainan to Taipei Songshan via Penghu
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $240
Flights from Tainan to Taipei Songshan via Kinmen, Penghu
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$110 - $240
Train operators
Taiwan High Speed Rail
Phone
4266-3000
Website
thsrc.com.tw
Train from Tainan to Taipei
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Schedules at
thsrc.com.tw
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Non-Reserved
$40 - $45
Standard
$40 - $50
Business
$66
Taiwan Railway
Phone
+8862-2191-0096
Website
railway.gov.tw
Train from Tainan to Taipei
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $26
Website
twtraffic.tra.gov.tw
Train from Tainan to Douliu
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Website
twtraffic.tra.gov.tw
Bus operators
Taiwan Bus
Phone
0800-231-035
Website
taiwanbus.tw
Bus from Tainan Main Station to Taipei Station
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
taiwanbus.tw
U Bus
Website
ubus.com.tw
Bus from Binggongchang Station to Taipei Station
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Schedules at
ubus.com.tw
Solar Bus
Website
solarbus.com.tw
Bus from Douliou Station to Taipei Station
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $14
Schedules at
taiwanbus.tw

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There is no direct flight from Tainan Airport to Taipei Songshan Airport. The quickest flight takes 2h 50m and has one stopover.

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Tainan to Taipei bus services, operated by Taiwan Bus, arrive at Taipei Station.

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Tainan to Taipei train services, operated by Taiwan High Speed Rail, arrive at Taipei station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Tainan to Taipei is 306 km. It takes approximately 3h 11m to drive from Tainan to Taipei.

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Uni Airways offers flights from Tainan Airport to Taipei Songshan Airport.

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There are 1026+ hotels available in Taipei. Prices start at $41 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Tainan to Tainan Airport is to taxi which takes 7m and costs $6 - $8.

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