How To Get From Kaohsiung to Taipei

Last updated on April 1st, 2020 at 11:15 am

How To Get From Kaohsiung to Taipei

Kaohsiung is located South of Taiwan and it’s the third largest city. Today we will write how to get from Kaohsiung to Taipei by train, bus and more options. Keep reading below to know the cheapest way from Kaohsiung to Taipei, the fastest and most comfortable way for your next trip.

How to get from Kaohsiung Airport to city center and Kaohsiung itinerary!

Read here Taiwan itinerary  and things to know before visiting Taiwan!

Read here where to stay in Kaohsiung and how to get from Kaohsiung to Kenting.

Read here how to get from Tainan to Taipei

BEST TIME TO VISIT TAIPEI

Taipei is located in North Taiwan so the weather is really nice it can be cold in January and February. In Taipei and the weather it’s not so hot like Tainan and Kaohsiung. The best time to visit Taipei 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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How To Get From Kaohsiung To Taipei

How To Get From Kaohsiung to Taipei By Train (Fastest Way)

If you want to get from Kaohsiung to Taipei by train. There are two options High Speed Train which is more expensive and faster. And Train Railways which is the local train cheap and slower. Main problem with High Speed Train is the station is 20 minutes far from city center.

Kaohsiung to Taipei High Speed Train

Kaohsiung to Taipei train schedule. There are trains leaving every 15-20 minutes from Kaohsiung to Taipei. Starting 6 am and finishing around 10 pm. The travel time will take around 1 hours 30 minutes to 2 hours 30 minutes. The tickets can cost between $50-60 USD. Make sure you book 2 weeks before if you don’t want to risk and secure your spot.

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Kaohsiung to Taipei Railway Train

If you go by local from Kaohsiung to Taipei. The travel time will be between 4 hours 30 minutes and 6 hours. It costs around $30 USD one way ticket. Kaohsiung to Taipei train schedule are running every 30 minutes.

Taoyuan HSR Station to Taoyuan International Airport in Taipei

If your finally destination in Taipei is Taoyuan International Airport. You can take the shuttle bus 705 from Taoyuan THSR Station. It will take 25 minutes and it will cost only $1 USD. From Kaohsiung you will be able to get to the Xin Zuoying Station taking MRT red line.

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How To Get From Kaohsiung to Taipei By Bus (Cheapest Way)

How To Get From Kaohsiung to Taipei, Formosa Boulevard Metro Station

If you prefer traveling from Kaohsiung to Taipei by bus will be the most affordable option. The cheapest way from Kaohsiung to Taipei will take 5 hours and it costs between $15-25 USD. Buses are comfortable and there is WIFI available. We really loved it traveling around Taiwan by bus. It’s depending on your time and budget.

Bus schedule from Kaohsiung to Taipei are running every 1-2 hours stopping by Taichung.

How to get From Kaohsiung to Taipei by Private Transportation

If you want to get from Kaohsiung to Taipei by private transportation will be the most comfortable way. There are 360 kilometers and it can take 4 hours driving by car from Kaohsiung to Taipei. This option is great if you are renting a car or if you are renting a van traveling in a group.

WHERE TO STAY IN TAIPEI

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 Taipei that can cost $100-300 USD for a room if you wish more comfort when visiting Taipei. Click here to get the best deals via Booking and Agoda.

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You can also try AirBnB in Taipei 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. Now based in the Philippines!

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