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There are 7 ways to get from Taipei to Kaohsiung by train, bus, car or plane

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Train Taiwan High Speed Rail  •  2 h 17 min

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

$46 - $53

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Bus  •  5 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Taipei Bus Station to Kaohsiung Station 1610 / ...

$16 - $26

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Train Taiwan Railway  •  4 h 57 min

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

$17 - $30

Drive  •  3 h 36 min

  1. Drive from Taipei to Kaohsiung 216.4 miles

$26 - $40

Fly to Kaohsiung  •  3 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Taipei Songshan (TSA) to Kaohsiung (KHH) TSA - KHH

$112 - $313

Fly to Tainan, line 801 train  •  4 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Taipei Songshan (TSA) to Tainan (TNN) TSA - TNN
  2. Take the line 801 train from Baoan to Kaohsiung

$117 - $162

Fly to Taitung, train  •  5 h 16 min

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

$86 - $174

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The cheapest way to get from Taipei to Kaohsiung is to bus which costs $16 - $26 and takes 5 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Taipei to Kaohsiung is to train which costs $45 - $55 and takes 2 h 17 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Taipei Bus Station station and arriving at Kaohsiung Station station. Services depart every 10 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 10 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Taipei and arriving at Kaohsiung. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 57 min.

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The distance between Taipei and Kaohsiung is 296 km. The road distance is 346.3 km.

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The best way to get from Taipei to Kaohsiung without a car is to train which takes 2 h 17 min and costs $45 - $55.

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It takes approximately 2 h 17 min to get from Taipei to Kaohsiung, including transfers.

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Taipei to Kaohsiung bus services, operated by U Bus, arrive at Taipei Bus Station.

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Taipei to Kaohsiung train services, operated by Taiwan Railway, depart from Taipei station.

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The best way to get from Taipei to Kaohsiung is to train which takes 2 h 17 min and costs $45 - $55. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $16 - $26 and takes 5 h 10 min, you could also fly, which costs $110 - $320 and takes 3 h 19 min.

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Map of how to get from Taipei to Kaohsiung.
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  • Distance: 185.2 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 17 min

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

Taiwan High Speed Rail operates a train from Taipei to Kaohsiung every 20 minutes. Tickets cost $45 - $55 and the journey takes 1 h 59 min. Alternatively, U Bus operates a bus from Taipei to Kaohsiung every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $16 - $23 and the journey takes 5 h 10 min. Taiwan Bus also services this route every 15 minutes.

Airlines
Uni Airways
Website
uniair.com.tw
Flights from Taipei Songshan to Kaohsiung via Penghu
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $470
Flights from Taipei Songshan to Kaohsiung via Kinmen
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $470
Flights from Taipei Songshan to Tainan via Penghu
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
When
Every day
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
Flights from Taipei Songshan to Taitung
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $280
Far Eastern Air
Website
fat.com.tw
Flights from Taipei Songshan to Kaohsiung via Penghu
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $300
Flights from Taipei Songshan to Kaohsiung via Kinmen
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $340
Mandarin Airlines
Website
mandarin-airlines.com
Flights from Taipei Songshan to Kaohsiung via Penghu
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $380
Flights from Taipei Songshan to Taitung
Ave. Duration
53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $270
Train operators
Taiwan High Speed Rail
Phone
4266-3000
Website
thsrc.com.tw
Train from Taipei to Zuoying
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Schedules at
thsrc.com.tw
Book at
klook.com
Non-Reserved
$44 - $50
Standard
$45 - $55
Business
$72
Taiwan Railway
Phone
+8862-2191-0096
Website
railway.gov.tw
Train from Taipei to Kaohsiung
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $30
Website
twtraffic.tra.gov.tw
Train from Baoan to Kaohsiung
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Website
twtraffic.tra.gov.tw
Train from Taitung to Kaohsiung
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Website
twtraffic.tra.gov.tw
Bus operators
U Bus
Website
ubus.com.tw
Bus from Taipei Bus Station to Kaohsiung Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
ubus.com.tw
Taiwan Bus
Phone
0800-231-035
Website
taiwanbus.tw
Bus from Taipei Station to Kaohsiung
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$17 - $26
Schedules at
taiwanbus.tw

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There is no direct flight from Taipei Songshan Airport to Kaohsiung Airport. The quickest flight takes 1 h 55 min and has one stopover.

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Taipei to Kaohsiung bus services, operated by U Bus, arrive at Kaohsiung Station.

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Taipei to Kaohsiung train services, operated by Taiwan Railway, arrive at Kaohsiung station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Taipei to Kaohsiung is 346 km. It takes approximately 3 h 36 min to drive from Taipei to Kaohsiung.

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

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There are 393+ hotels available in Kaohsiung. Prices start at $29 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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