How to get to Taichung City

Last updated on December 9th, 2019 at 12:43 pm

how to get to Taichung city

Taichung City is the the second most populous city in Taiwan. It’s just only 170 kilometers far from Taipei the capital of Taiwan. We will write how to get to Taichung City from Taipei, Tainan and Kaohsiung by bus and train. It can be 2 hours by bus or less than an hour by train. It depends on your budget and comfort and we will explain below all the details with prices and schedule.

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Read budget travel in Taiwan and Taiwan tourist spots.

Read here how to get to Lotus Pond and Fo Guang Shan Memorial in Kaohsiung.

BEST TIME TO VISIT TAICHUNG

Taichung is located in North Taiwan so the weather is really nice it can be cold in January and February. In Taichung and the weather it’s not so hot like Tainan and Kaohsiung. The best time to visit Taichung is from November to April when the weather is dry and not so hot the temperature. November to April: The weather is dry and temperature is not so hot. The coldest months are January and February. May to October: The weather is so hot and it’s rainy season. The typhoon season is starting from July to September when is the most rainy season in Taiwan.

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ATMS AND CASH IN TAIWAN

how to get from Kaohsiung airport to city center. ATMs in Kaohsiung airportThere are few ATMs in the airport that they don’t charge commission. There are a couple of places to exchange money in the airport. Outside the airport it can be difficult to exchange money in Taiwan. You will be able to do it only in banks. The exchange rate $1 USD= 30 TWDClick here to know more about the current exchange rate in Taiwan!

How to get to Taichung City

Getting to Taichung by Plane

Taichung International Airport has daily flights from China, Japan, South Korea, Thailand and Vietnam. It’s the third largest airport in Taiwan after Kaohsiung and Taipei International Airport. It’s located 15 kilometers far from city center. There are two terminals: Terminal 1 for Domestic flights and Terminal 2 for International flights. There are buses and taxis going to city center from the airport.

How to get to Taichung City from Taipei By Train

If you want to get to Taichung City from Taipei by train. There are two options THSR and TRA the local trains.

If you go with THSR the high speed train it will take you 40 minutes to get to Taichung City from Taipei. The price is around 700 TWD in economy class. The THSR will be outside the city and to get to city center you will have to get a bus or a taxi.

If you want to get by local train (TRA) to Taichung City from Taipei. It will take 2 hours depending on the train. It will cost you around 275-350 TWD.

There are trains leaving very often between Taipei and Taichung. And we recommend you to book at least two weeks in advance since sometimes there aren’t available seats.

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How to get to Taichung City from Taipei

If you want to get to Taichung City by bus from Taipei. It will take 2 hours and a half. The price is around 250 TWD. And the bus station is close to city center in Taichung. We went there by bus and they are so comfortable with wifi connection.

There are buses leaving every 30 minutes or every hour from Taipei to Taichung City. Based in our experience no need to book in advance. Unless there are special dates like Chinese New Year or any other festivals around the area.

Getting to Taichung City by Private Transportation

If you want get by car to Taichung City or taxi and private transportation from Taipei. It will take you around two hours. It can be a great option if you are traveling with a group. It will cost around 3000 TWD. It’s not fastest than the train but it’s the most comfortable since you don’t have stops on the way.

If you are traveling by train we recommend you to book at least 1-2 weeks in advance. In our experience traveling by bus there is no need to book in advance. Just make sure it’s not peak season Chinese New Year or Festivals in Taichung City where you will have to book in advance.

How to get to Taichung City from Kaohsiung by Train

If you want to get to Taichung City from Kaohsiung by train. There are two options by TSHR high speed train is the fastest way. It will take you around one hour to get there. Prices are around 900 TWD. The train stations are outside the city but there is easy access with public transportation in both cities.

If you prefer TRA the regular train will take 2 hours and a half. You will get to city center. The price will be around 600-700 TWD. For the train tickets make sure that you book in advance 1-2 weeks just in case there are no seats available.

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How to get to Taichung City from Kaohsiung by Bus

If you want to get to Taichung City from Kaohsiung will take you 3 hours by bus. It’s depending on the traffic leaving Kaohsiung and get into Taichung City. The price of the bus is around 500 TWD. The bus leaves and get to city center and you will find wifi connection for your trip. If you are on a budget it can be the best option.

HOW TO GET TO TAICHUNG CITY FROM TAINAN BY TRAIN

If you get to Taichung City from Tainan by train. There are two ways High Speed Train and Taiwan Railways. The high speed train takes half of the time and it costs more expensive than Taiwan Railways. High Speed train stations are usually outside the city while Taiwan Railways is close to city center. The train from Taichung City to Tainan: Taiwan Railways will take around 2 hours and it costs 350 TWD. For high speed train expect to pay around 800 TWD and one journey from Taichung City to Tainan. Make sure that you book your tickets at least two weeks in advance. Otherwise maybe you will run out of space.

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HOW TO GET TO TAICHUNG CITY FROM TAINAN BY BUS

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If you want to get to Taichung City from Tainan by bus. The price is around 250 TWD. And it takes 2 hours and a half to get there. The bus stations like Taiwan Railways are usually located close to city center. Base in our experience no need to book the bus ticket in advance.

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BUYING EASY CARD

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We have to say that for us was the best way to travel around Kaohsiung since you just put load and you can use in MRT, buses and even going to places like Fo Guang Shang Memorial which is outside the center. You can also use it in Taipei. Plus you can use for buying in 7 Eleven and convenience stores in the country. So i’s pretty convenient.how to get from Kaohsiung airport to city center, How to get to Taichung City

You can purchase in convenience stores in Kaohsiung. Also available in the airport you will pay 100 TWD which is $3 USD non refundable. It’s comfortable and every time that you use your Easy Card you get 15% discounts in your MRT and bus trips. You can recharge in convenience stores or in MRT Stations. You can use that money to buy in convenience stores in Taiwan. It’s great since there are Family Mart 7 Eleven all over Kaohsiung and Taiwan. Click here to get unlimited MRT Pass!

Where to Stay in Taichung City

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We stayed at La Vida in Taichung City. It’s close to Fengjia night market and close to the bus terminal coming from Tainan and Taipei. The location is so convenient! You can also get a bus going to Rainbow Village and Taichung city center just a few meters walking distance from La Vida Hotel.

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About La Vida Hotel in Taichung City was the perfect place to stay for us. You can enjoy high speed connection and coffee and snacks 24 hours. It was perfect for catching up with work. Plus a green area for relaxing with your coffee and snacks too. We loved it our bathtub with TV, how modern was everything in the room in a minimalist atmosphere.

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Taiwan Fengjia Night Market-5362, Taichung City

The breakfast was great with Chinese and Western options. The staff was super friendly and facilities were great that’s why is ranking as one of the highest in Booking.com in Taichung City.

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For accommodation, you can find accommodation prices starting from $20-30 USD depending on how much you want to stretch your budget. Until luxury hotels in Taichung that can cost $100-300 USD for a room if you wish more comfort when visiting Taichung. Click here to get the best deals via Booking and Agoda.

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You can also try AirBnB in Taichung with prices starting from $20 USD. Click here to get $30 USD off your first booking with AirBnB!

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Happy Travels!

Ruben Arribas is a Spanish traveler who has traveled more than 70+ countries around the world. He believes in travel without money. Recently, he finished a bicycle trip, 9500 km, from Madrid to North Cape.

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