There are 7 ways to get from Taipei to Alishan by train, taxi, 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, taxi  •  3 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Taipei to Taichung
  2. Take the train from Xinwuri to Shiliu 801
  3. Take a taxi from Shiliu to Alishan

$89 - $110

Cheapest option

Bus Taiwan Bus  •  8 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Taipei Station to Chiayi 1834 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Chiayi Station to Shizhuo 7322

$29 - $41

5 alternative options

Train, bus via Taichung  •  4 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Taipei to Taichung Southbound B / ...
  2. Take the bus from HSR Taichung Station to Xitou 6883 / ...

$117 - $143

Train Taiwan Railway, bus  •  5 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Taipei to Chiayi 801
  2. Take the bus from Chiayi Station to Shizhuo 7322

$32 - $47

Bus U Bus  •  6 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Taipei Station to Chiayi Station 1618
  2. Take the bus from Chiayi Station to Shizhuo 7322

$31 - $42

Drive  •  3 h 28 min

  1. Drive from Taipei to Alishan 186.6 miles

$23 - $35

Fly  •  3 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Shungshan (TSA) to Chiayi (CYI) TSA - CYI

$81 - $366

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Taipei to Alishan is to drive which costs $23 - $35 and takes 3 h 28 min.

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The quickest way to get from Taipei to Alishan is to train and taxi which costs $85 - $110 and takes 3 h 4 min.

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The distance between Taipei and Alishan is 193 km. The road distance is 298.6 km.

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It takes approximately 3 h 4 min to get from Taipei to Alishan, including transfers.

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

You can take a bus from Taipei to Alishan via Chiayi Station and Shizhuo in around 6 h 44 min. Alternatively, Uni Airways, Far Eastern Air and Mandarin Airlines fly from Taipei to Alishan every 4 hours.

Airlines
Uni Airways
Website
uniair.com.tw
Flights from Shungshan to Chiayi via Makung
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $280
Flights from Shungshan to Chiayi via Kinmen
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $360
Train operators
Taiwan High Speed Rail
Taiwan Railway
Phone
+8862-2191-0096
Website
railway.gov.tw
Train from Xinwuri to Shiliu
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Schedules at
twtraffic.tra.gov.tw
Book at
railway.hinet.net
Train from Taipei to Chiayi
Ave. Duration
2 h 34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $22
Schedules at
twtraffic.tra.gov.tw
Book at
railway.hinet.net
Bus operators
Nantou Bus
Website
traffic.taichung.gov.tw
Bus from HSR Taichung Station to Xitou
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
traffic.taichung.gov.tw
Yuan Lin Bus
Website
ylbus.com.tw
Bus from HSR Taichung Station to Xitou
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
ylbus.com.tw
Taiwan Tour
Website
taiwantrip.com.tw
Bus from Chiayi Station to Shizhuo
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
en.taiwantrip.com.tw
U Bus
Website
ubus.com.tw
Bus from Taipei Station to Chiayi Station
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Schedules at
ubus.com.tw
Taiwan Bus
Website
taiwanbus.tw
Bus from Taipei Station to Chiayi
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
taiwanbus.tw
Other operators
Taxi from Shiliu to Alishan
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Estimated price
$65 - $80

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