There are 6 ways to get from Taipei to Chiayi City Government 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  •  2 h 51 min

  1. 801 / ...

$13 - $22

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 17 min

  1. 1618 / ...

$10 - $17

4 alternative options

Train via 林內  •  5 h 24 min

  1. 801 / ...
  2. 801 / ...

$13 - $22

Drive  •  2 h 36 min

  1. 151.8 miles

$18 - $28

Fly to Chiayi  •  2 h 52 min

  1. TSA - CYI

$44 - $322

Fly to Tainan, train  •  4 h 1 min

  1. TSA - TNN

$121 - $166

What companies run services between Taipei, Taiwan and Chiayi City Government, Taiwan?

Taiwan Railway operates a train from Taipei to Chiayi City Government every 3 hours. Tickets cost $13 - $22 and the journey takes 2 h 34 min. Alternatively, U Bus operates a bus from Taipei to Chiayi City Government every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $12 - $17 and the journey takes 4 h. Taiwan Bus also services this route every 30 minutes.

Airlines
Uni Airways
Website
uniair.com.tw
Flights from Shungshan to Chiayi via Kinmen
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $360
Flights from Shungshan to Chiayi via Makung
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $280
Flights from Shungshan to Tainan via Makung
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $240
Flights from Shungshan to Tainan via Kinmen
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
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 Tainan via Makung, Kinmen
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $240
Train operators
Taiwan Railway
Phone
+8862-2191-0096
Website
railway.gov.tw
Train from 臺北 to 嘉義
Ave. Duration
2 h 34 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $22
Schedules at
twtraffic.tra.gov.tw
Book at
railway.hinet.net
Train from 臺北 to 林內
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $19
Schedules at
twtraffic.tra.gov.tw
Book at
railway.hinet.net
Train from 林內 to 嘉義
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
twtraffic.tra.gov.tw
Book at
railway.hinet.net
Train from 臺南 to 嘉義
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
twtraffic.tra.gov.tw
Book at
railway.hinet.net
Bus operators
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 - $16
Schedules at
taiwanbus.tw

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Taipei and Chiayi City Government is 206 km. The road distance is 243 km.

The cheapest way to get from Taipei to Chiayi City Government is to bus which costs $10 - $17 and takes 4 h 17 min.

The quickest way to get from Taipei to Chiayi City Government is to drive which takes 2 h 36 min and costs $18 - $28.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from 臺北 and arriving at 嘉義. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 34 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Taipei Station and arriving at Chiayi Station. Services depart every 15 minutes. The journey takes approximately 4 h.

The train from 臺北 to 嘉義 takes 2 h 34 min including transfers and departs every three hours.