How to get from Taipei to Kaohsiung by Train And Bus

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We got surprised how many amazing Kaohsiung tourist spots and things to do in Kaohsiung. We will write you with all the details how to get from Taipei to Kaohsiung by train, bus and private transportation.

Read here Kaohsiung itinerary and  budget travel in Taiwan.

Read here how to get from Kaohsiung airport to city center and where to stay in Kaohsiung! Read here how to get from Kaohsiung to Taipei.

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Taipei to Kaohsiung

HOW TO GET FROM TAIPEI TO KAOHSIUNG BY TRAIN (FASTEST WAY)

If you want to get from Taipei to Kaohsiung 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 that the train station is 20 minutes far from city center.

TAIPEI TO KAOHSIUNG HIGH SPEED TRAIN

Taipei to Kaohsiung schedule. 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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TAIPEI TO KAOHSIUNG RAILWAY TRAIN

If you go by local from Taipei to Kaohsiung. 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.

HOW TO GET FROM TAIPEI TO KAOHSIUNG BY BUS (CHEAPEST WAY)

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If you prefer traveling from Taipei to Kaohsiung by bus will be the most affordable option. The cheapest way from Taipei to Kaohsiung 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 TAIPEI TO KAOHSIUNG BY PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION

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

BUYING EASY CARD

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We have to say that for us was the best way to travel around Kaohisung 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.

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You can purchase in convenience stores in Kaohsiung or Taipei. 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, Taipei and Taiwan.

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WHERE TO STAY IN KAOHSIUNG

We already told you how easy was our way from Kaohsiung airport to City Center in Central Park. Now we will share to you our place in Kaohsiung in Brio Hotel and how amazing was the experience. Great views, breakfast and the best location in Kaohsiung.

BRIO HOTEL

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The staff was so friendly to welcome us in our first day in Taiwan. The room was with amazing views and with all comfort that you need. Our favorite thing about Brio Hotel? Apart from the staff, comfort of the room and amazing views. We have to say that the food is so delicious.

You can have Chinese and Western Breakfast enjoying the views of the city from their rooftop. First quality of food everything was delicious. Apart from breakfast we loved enjoying sandwiches, cakes, sweets and juices, sodas and coffees after visiting the city. They offer free snacks in the lobby anytime and it’s the perfect way to rest after having an amazing day around Kaohsiung. You don’t have enough with the snacks? Well Brio Hotel is amazing and the mini bar is also free of charge!

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

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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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