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There are 8 ways to get from Taipei to Chiayi (Station) by train, bus, car or plane

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Train, line 7212 bus  •  2 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Taipei to Chiayi Southbound D / ...
  2. Take the line 7212 bus from THSR Chiayi Station to TRA Chiayi Station 7212 / ...

$34 - $39

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Bus U Bus  •  4 h

  1. Take the bus from Taipei Station to Chiayi Station 1618 / ...

$11 - $19

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Train Taiwan High Speed Rail  •  3 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Taipei to Taichung Southbound D / ...
  2. Take the train from Xinwuri to Chiayi 801

$25 - $33

Train  •  3 h 35 min

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

$12 - $21

Bus Solar Bus  •  4 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Taipei Station to Minxiong Station 7005

$13 - $15

Drive  •  2 h 36 min

  1. Drive from Taipei to Chiayi (Station) 154.3 miles

$19 - $28

Fly to Chiayi  •  3 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Taipei Songshan (TSA) to Chiayi (CYI) TSA - CYI

$138 - $260

Fly to Tainan, train  •  4 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Taipei Songshan (TSA) to Tainan (TNN) TSA - TNN
  2. Take the train from Tainan to Chiayi

$121 - $165

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The cheapest way to get from Taipei to Chiayi (Station) is to bus which costs $13 - $16 and takes 4 h 26 min.

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The quickest way to get from Taipei to Chiayi (Station) is to drive which costs $19 - $28 and takes 2 h 36 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Taipei Station station and arriving at Chiayi Station station. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Taipei and arriving at Chiayi. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 35 min.

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The distance between Taipei and Chiayi (Station) is 206 km. The road distance is 246.9 km.

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The best way to get from Taipei to Chiayi (Station) without a car is to train and line 7212 bus which takes 2 h 36 min and costs $33 - $39.

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It takes approximately 2 h 36 min to get from Taipei to Chiayi (Station), including transfers.

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Taipei to Chiayi (Station) bus services, operated by U Bus, arrive at Taipei Station.

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Taipei to Chiayi (Station) train services, operated by Taiwan High Speed Rail, depart from Taipei station.

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The best way to get from Taipei to Chiayi (Station) is to train which takes 3 h 23 min and costs $25 - $35. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $11 - $19 and takes 4 h, you could also fly, which costs $130 - $260 and takes 3 h 25 min.

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Map of how to get from Taipei to Chiayi (Station).
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  • Distance: 129.1 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 36 min

What companies run services between Taipei, Taiwan and Chiayi (Station), Taiwan?

You can take a train from Taipei to Chiayi (Station) via Taichung and Xinwuri in around 3 h 23 min. Alternatively, U Bus operates a bus from Taipei to Chiayi (Station) hourly. Tickets cost $11 - $17 and the journey takes 4 h. Taiwan Bus also services this route hourly.

Airlines
Uni Airways
Website
uniair.com.tw
Flights from Taipei Songshan to Chiayi via Penghu
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $320
Flights from Taipei Songshan to Chiayi via Kinmen
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $360
Flights from Taipei Songshan to Tainan via Penghu
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $280
Flights from Taipei Songshan to Tainan via Kinmen
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $240
Train operators
Taiwan High Speed Rail
Phone
4266-3000
Website
thsrc.com.tw
Train from Taipei to Chiayi
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$32 - $38
Schedules at
thsrc.com.tw
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Non-Reserved
$32 - $36
Standard
$32 - $38
Business
$53
Train from Taipei to Taichung
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$21 - $25
Schedules at
thsrc.com.tw
Book at
klook.com
Non-Reserved
$21 - $24
Standard
$21 - $25
Business
$37
Taiwan Railway
Phone
+8862-2191-0096
Website
railway.gov.tw
Train from Xinwuri to Chiayi
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Website
twtraffic.tra.gov.tw
Train from Taipei to Chiayi
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $21
Website
twtraffic.tra.gov.tw
Train from Tainan to Chiayi
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
twtraffic.tra.gov.tw
Bus operators
THSR Shuttle Bus
Website
thsrc.com.tw
Bus from THSR Chiayi Station to TRA Chiayi Station
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
thsrc.com.tw
U Bus
Website
ubus.com.tw
Bus from Taipei Station to Chiayi Station
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Schedules at
ubus.com.tw
Taiwan Bus
Phone
0800-231-035
Website
taiwanbus.tw
Bus from Taipei Station to Chiayi Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
taiwanbus.tw
Solar Bus
Website
solarbus.com.tw
Bus from Taipei Station to Minxiong Station
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $15
Schedules at
solarbus.com.tw

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There is no direct flight from Taipei Songshan Airport to Chiayi Airport. The quickest flight takes 2 h 35 min and has one stopover.

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Taipei to Chiayi (Station) bus services, operated by U Bus, arrive at Chiayi Station.

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Taipei to Chiayi (Station) train services, operated by Taiwan Railway, arrive at Chiayi station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Taipei to Chiayi (Station) is 247 km. It takes approximately 2 h 36 min to drive from Taipei to Chiayi (Station).

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Mandarin Airlines, Far Eastern Air and Uni Airways offer flights from Taipei Songshan Airport to Chiayi Airport.

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There are 175+ hotels available in Chiayi (Station). Prices start at $38 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Taipei to Taipei Songshan Airport is to Taipei Metro which takes 3 min and costs $2.

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