There are 7 ways to get from Taipei Airport (TPE) to Kaohsiung by train, bus, 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.

Recommended option

Train Taiwan High Speed Rail  •  2 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Taoyuan to Zuoying Southbound D / ...

$42 - $54

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Taoyuan Airport T2 to Chaoma Station 1860 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Chaoma Station to Kaohsiung 3999 / ...

$14 - $21

5 alternative options

Train Taiwan Railway  •  5 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Taoyuan to Xinzuoying 801

$19 - $32

Drive  •  3 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Taipei Airport (TPE) to Kaohsiung 204.2 miles

$25 - $40

Fly to Kaohsiung  •  3 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Shungshan (TSA) to Kaohsiung (KHH) TSA - KHH

$114 - $316

Fly to Tainan, train  •  4 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Shungshan (TSA) to Tainan (TNN) TSA - TNN
  2. Take the train from Tainan to Kaohsiung

$122 - $167

Fly to Taitung, train  •  5 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Shungshan (TSA) to Taitung (TTT) TSA - TTT
  2. Take the train from Taitung to Kaohsiung

$88 - $177

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Taipei Airport (TPE) to Kaohsiung is to bus which costs $14 - $21 and takes 4 h 26 min.

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The quickest way to get from Taipei Airport (TPE) to Kaohsiung is to train which costs $40 - $55 and takes 2 h 42 min.

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The distance between Taipei Airport (TPE) and Kaohsiung is 289 km. The road distance is 326.8 km.

Get driving directions

It takes approximately 2 h 42 min to get from Taipei Airport (TPE) to Kaohsiung, including transfers.

More details

No, there is no direct bus from Taipei Airport (TPE) to Kaohsiung. However, there are services departing from Taoyuan Airport T2 and arriving at Kaohsiung via Chaoma Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 26 min.

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What companies run services between Taipei Airport (TPE), Taiwan and Kaohsiung, Taiwan?

Taiwan High Speed Rail operates a train from Taipei Airport (TPE) to Kaohsiung hourly. Tickets cost $40 - $50 and the journey takes 1 h 35 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Taipei Airport (TPE) to Kaohsiung via Chaoma Station in around 4 h 26 min.

Airlines
Uni Airways
Website
uniair.com.tw
Flights from Shungshan to Kaohsiung via Makung
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $470
Flights from Shungshan to Kaohsiung via Kinmen
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $470
Flights from Shungshan to Tainan via Makung
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $240
Flights from Shungshan to Tainan via Kinmen
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $240
Flights from Shungshan to Tainan via Makung, Kinmen
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $240
Flights from Shungshan to Tainan via Kinmen, Makung
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $240
Flights from Shungshan to Taitung
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $280
Far Eastern Air
Website
fat.com.tw
Flights from Shungshan to Kaohsiung via Makung
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $300
Flights from Shungshan to Kaohsiung via Kinmen
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $340
Mandarin Airlines
Website
mandarin-airlines.com
Flights from Shungshan to Kaohsiung via Makung
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $380
Flights from Shungshan to Taitung
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $270
Train operators
Taiwan High Speed Rail
Phone
4266-3000
Website
thsrc.com.tw
Train from Taoyuan to Zuoying
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Schedules at
thsrc.com.tw
Non-Reserved
$40 - $45
Standard
$40 - $50
Business
$65
Taiwan Railway
Phone
+8862-2191-0096
Website
railway.gov.tw
Train from Taoyuan to Xinzuoying
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $27
Schedules at
twtraffic.tra.gov.tw
Book at
railway.hinet.net
Train from Tainan to Kaohsiung
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
twtraffic.tra.gov.tw
Book at
railway.hinet.net
Train from Taitung to Kaohsiung
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Schedules at
twtraffic.tra.gov.tw
Book at
railway.hinet.net
Bus operators
Taiwan Bus
Website
taiwanbus.tw
Bus from Taoyuan Airport T2 to Chaoma Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
taiwanbus.tw
Bus from Chaoma Station to Kaohsiung
Ave. Duration
2 h 56 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
taiwanbus.tw
U Bus
Website
ubus.com.tw
Bus from Taoyuan Airport T2 to Chaoma
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
ubus.com.tw

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