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

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, line 6871 bus  •  2 h 20 min

  1. Southbound B / ...
  2. 6871 / ...

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 20 min

  1. 1831

$8 - $13

5 alternative options

Train  •  2 h 31 min

  1. Southbound B / ...
  2. 801

$26 - $31

Bus, line 1831 bus  •  3 h 15 min

  1. 9012
  2. 1831

$10 - $16

Train, line 6918 bus  •  3 h 38 min

  1. 801 / ...
  2. 6917 / ...

$12 - $20

Bus, line 6918 bus  •  4 h 46 min

  1. 1615 / ...
  2. 6917 / ...

$11 - $16

Drive  •  2 h 8 min

  1. 121.5 miles

$15 - $22

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

You can take a train from Taipei to Nantou via Taichung, 新烏日, 二水, 濁水, and Nt_濁水 in around 2 h 31 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Taipei to Nantou via Chaoma and Chaoma Station in around 3 h 15 min.

Train operators
Taiwan High Speed Rail
Taiwan Railway
Phone
+8862-2191-0096
Website
railway.gov.tw
Train from 新烏日 to 二水
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
twtraffic.tra.gov.tw
Book at
railway.hinet.net
Train from 臺北 to 彰化
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Schedules at
twtraffic.tra.gov.tw
Book at
railway.hinet.net
Bus operators
Yuan Lin Bus
Website
traffic.taichung.gov.tw
Bus from Ch_省議會 to Ch_南投
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
traffic.taichung.gov.tw
Citi Air Bus
Website
airbus.com.tw
Bus from Liuzhangli Station to Chaoma
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
airbus.com.tw
Taiwan Bus
Website
taiwanbus.tw
Bus from Chaoma Station to Nantou Station
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Schedules at
taiwanbus.tw
Bus from Taipei Station to Nantou Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Schedules at
taiwanbus.tw
Changhua Bus
Website
traffic.taichung.gov.tw
Bus from Ch_彰化 to Ch_派出所前
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
traffic.taichung.gov.tw
Bus from Ch_彰化 to Ch_工務段
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
traffic.taichung.gov.tw
U Bus
Website
ubus.com.tw
Bus from Taipei Station to Changhua Station
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
ubus.com.tw

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Taipei and Nantou is 153 km. The road distance is 194 km.

The cheapest way to get from Taipei to Nantou is to bus which costs $8 - $13 and takes 4 h 20 min.

The quickest way to get from Taipei to Nantou is to drive which takes 2 h 8 min and costs $15 - $22.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Taipei Station and arriving at Nantou Station. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 20 min.

It takes approximately 2 h 20 min to get from Taipei to Nantou, including transfers.