How to get from Kaohsiung to Taichung

Last updated on May 19th, 2020 at 09:38 am


Taichung City is the the second most populous city in Taiwan. It’s just only 200 kilometers far from Kaohsiung and 170 far from Taipei the capital of Taiwan. We will how to get from Kaohsiung to Taichung by train, bus and car.

A few options depending on your time, comfort and budget. There are many cool Taichung tourist spots and hotels in Taichung that you can’t miss it. From Rainbow Village and Sun Moon Lake the most popular ones to parks, museums and night markets

Read here how to get to Taichung City and how to get from Kaohsiung to Kenting.

Read here how to get to Rainbow Village and most instagrammable places in Taiwan!

Read budget travel in Taiwan and Taiwan tourist spots.

Read here how to get from Tainan to Taichung and how to get from Taoyuan airport to 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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Kaohsiung to Taichung


Kaohsiung to Taichung HSR

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

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Kaohsiung to Taichung TRA

If you prefer going from Kaohsiung to Taichung by 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. The trains are running every 30 minutes.

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The best of going by regular train you will stop close to city center in Taichung, And also in Kaohsiung you will get the train close city center so it can be convenient for you.


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If you want to get from Kaohsiung to Taichung by bus. It 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. The buses are running every 1-2 hours.

Great thing for the Bus Station in Kaohsiung and Taichung are close to city center. So you can go walking distance to your accommodation.

Kaohsiung to Taichung By Car

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If you are going from Kaohsiung to Taichung by car. There are 200 kilometers distance. It will take you 2 hours and a half. It will be a comfortable way if you are bringing so much luggage or you are traveling with a group of people.

Where to stay in Taichung

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.

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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Hope you liked our Kaohsiung to Taichung travel guide. And let us know in the comments below if you have questions.

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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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