There are 8 ways to get from Taipei to Kaohsiung by train, bus, car or plane

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Train Taiwan High Speed Rail  •  2 h 19 min

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

$47 - $55

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Bus  •  5 h 10 min

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

$17 - $26

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Train Taiwan Railway  •  3 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Taipei to Kaohsiung 801

$17 - $30

Bus, train  •  5 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Taipei Station to Dounan 7001 / ...
  2. Take the train from Dounan to Qiaotou 801

$19 - $26

Drive  •  3 h 36 min

  1. Drive from Taipei to Kaohsiung 217.2 miles

$26 - $40

Fly to Kaohsiung  •  3 h 9 min

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

$112 - $313

Fly to Tainan, train  •  3 h 51 min

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

$120 - $164

Fly to Taitung, train  •  4 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Shungshan (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 $17 - $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 19 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 15 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 3 h 36 min.

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The distance between Taipei and Kaohsiung is 297 km. The road distance is 347.4 km.

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The best way to get from Taipei to Kaohsiung without a car is to train which takes 2 h 19 min and costs $45 - $55.

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It takes approximately 2 h 19 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 19 min and costs $45 - $55. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $17 - $26 and takes 5 h 10 min, you could also fly, which costs $110 - $320 and takes 3 h 9 min.

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Map of how to get from Taipei to Kaohsiung.
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  • Distance: 185.9 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 19 min

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

Taiwan High Speed Rail operates a train from Taipei to Kaohsiung every 30 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 $17 - $23 and the journey takes 5 h 10 min. Taiwan Bus also services this route every 30 minutes.

Airlines
Uni Airways
Website
uniair.com.tw
Flights from Shungshan to Kaohsiung via Makung
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $470
Flights from Shungshan to Kaohsiung via Kinmen
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $470
Flights from Shungshan to Tainan via Makung
Ave. Duration
2 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $240
Flights from Shungshan to Tainan via Kinmen
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 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
Flights from Shungshan to Taitung
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $280
Mandarin Airlines
Website
mandarin-airlines.com
Flights from Shungshan to Kaohsiung via Makung
Ave. Duration
2 h 47 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $380
Flights from Shungshan to Taitung
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $270
Far Eastern Air
Website
fat.com.tw
Flights from Shungshan to Kaohsiung via Makung
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $300
Flights from Shungshan to Kaohsiung via Kinmen
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $340
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 30 minutes
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Schedules at
thsrc.com.tw
Book at
klook.com
Non-Reserved
$45 - $50
Standard
$45 - $55
Business
$72
Taiwan Railway
Phone
+8862-2191-0096
Website
railway.gov.tw
Train from Taipei to Kaohsiung
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $30
Schedules at
twtraffic.tra.gov.tw
Book at
railway.hinet.net
Train from Dounan to Qiaotou
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $10
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
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
$17 - $23
Schedules at
ubus.com.tw
Taiwan Bus
Website
taiwanbus.tw
Bus from Taipei Station to Kaohsiung
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Schedules at
taiwanbus.tw
Solar Bus
Website
solarbus.com.tw
Bus from Taipei Station to Dounan
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $15
Schedules at
solarbus.com.tw

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There is no direct flight from Shungshan Airport to Kaohsiung Airport. The quickest flight takes 1 h 45 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 347 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 Shungshan Airport to Kaohsiung Airport.

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There are 379+ hotels available in Kaohsiung. Prices start at $29 USD per night.

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

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