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  •  2 h 36 min

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

$41 - $51

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h

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

$12 - $21

4 alternative options

Train  •  3 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Tainan to Taipei 801

$15 - $26

Train, bus  •  4 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Tainan to Dounan 801
  2. Take the bus from Dounan to Taipei Station 7001 / ...

$17 - $22

Drive  •  3 h 11 min

  1. Drive from Tainan to Taipei 191.5 miles

$23 - $35

Fly  •  2 h 8 min

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

$119 - $160

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Tainan to Taipei is to bus which costs $12 - $21 and takes 5 h.

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The quickest way to get from Tainan to Taipei is to fly which costs $110 - $160 and takes 2 h 8 min.

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

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It takes approximately 2 h 36 min to get from Tainan to Taipei, including transfers.

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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 5 h.

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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 3 h 10 min.

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The best way to get from Tainan to Taipei without a car is to train which takes 2 h 36 min and costs $40 - $55.

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Map of how to get from Tainan to Taipei.
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  • Distance: 165.6 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 36 min

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, Taiwan Bus operates a bus from Tainan to Taipei every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $12 - $20 and the journey takes 5 h. U Bus also services this route every 30 minutes.

Airlines
Uni Airways
Website
uniair.com.tw
Flights from Tainan to Shungshan via Makung
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $240
Flights from Tainan to Shungshan via Kinmen
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 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 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $26
Schedules at
twtraffic.tra.gov.tw
Book at
railway.hinet.net
Train from Tainan to Dounan
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
twtraffic.tra.gov.tw
Book at
railway.hinet.net
Bus operators
Solar Bus
Website
solarbus.com.tw
Bus from Dounan to Taipei Station
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $15
Schedules at
solarbus.com.tw
Taiwan Bus
Website
taiwanbus.tw
Bus from Tainan Main Station to Taipei Station
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $20
Schedules at
taiwanbus.tw
U Bus
Website
ubus.com.tw
Bus from Binggongchang Station to Taipei Station
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Schedules at
ubus.com.tw

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