How to get from Taipei to Kenting By Train And Bus

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Today we will write about how to get from Taipei to Kenting. There are a few options available to get from Taipei to Kenting  the southern part in Taiwan via Kaohsiung.

It’s a long way since the distance from Taipei to Kenting is 450 kilometers. The most convenient way is going by train from Taipei Main Station to Kaohsiung and get a Shuttle Bus from Kaohsiung to Kenting. Keep reading below all the details.

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Taipei to Kenting By Flight

If you want to get from Taipei to Kenting by flight. There is only one daily flight from Taipei to Kenting. It takes one hour. And the flight from Taipei Songshan airport getting to Hengchung Airport in Kenting which is getting passengers back to Taipei.

HOW TO GET FROM TAIPEI TO KENTING TRAIN PLUS BUS SHUTTLE AND LOCAL BUS

If you want to get from Taipei to Kenting by train. You will have to get to Kaohsiung from Taipei Main Station. There are two options HSR train and local train.

Taipei to Kenting by HSR Plus Shuttle Bus

There are trains leaving every 15-20 minutes from Taipei to Kaohsiung. 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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Bus Shuttle from Kaohsiung to Kenting

Once you get to Kaohsiung train station (Zuoying HSR). You can get the Kenting Express Bus at Zuoying HSR Station in the first floor on the right side in the Exit 2. Kenting Express Bus is leaving from 8 30 am to 7 pm last one. The buses are running every 15-30 minutes from Zuoying HSR Station and finishing in Xiaowan.

Bus fare Kaohsiung to Kenting is $12 USD for one way. You can get a round trip discount for $20 USD in this link.

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TAIPEI TO KAOHSIUNG (FANGSHAN STATION) BY LOCAL RAILWAY TRAIN PLUS LOCAL BUS FANGSHAN TO KENTING

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

From Fangshan Station to Kenting by bus will take around one hour. And the bus fare from Fangshan Station to Kenting will be 150 TWD for a local bus. You can also stop in Fanglio coming from Taipei Main Station which is 15 kilometers North from Fangshan and get a local bus going from Fanglio to Kenting.

Read here how to get from Kaohsiung to Kenting!

Taipei to Kenting by Bus Via Kaohsiung

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If you prefer traveling from Taipei to Kenting by bus will be the most affordable option but it will take long. The cheapest way from Taipei to Kenting via Kaohsiung will take 5 hours and it costs between $15-25 USD.

You can get the Kenting Express Bus at Zuoying HSR Station in the first floor on the right side in the Exit 2. Kenting Express Bus is leaving from 8 30 am to 7 pm last one. The buses are running every 15-30 minutes from Zuoying HSR Station and finishing in Xiaowan.

Bus fare Kaohsiung to Kenting is $12 USD for one way. You can get a round trip discount for $20 USD in this link.

Click here to book Kenting Express Bus online!

Taipei to Kenting by Car

If you are planning to rent a car and drive from Taipei to Kenting. The distance is 455 kilometers and travel time Taipei to Kenting by car is around 5-6 hours depending on the traffic.

You will have to drive to Kaohsiung first and later continue to Kenting. It can be a great option if you are traveling in a group or with too much luggage.

WHERE TO STAY IN KENTING

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

Click here to get a discount booking activities with Klook in Kaohsiung!

Click here to get a discount booking activities with Klook in Kenting!

You can also try AirBnB in Kaohsiung 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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