Last updated on November 26th, 2023 at 07:04 pm
How to get from Taipei to Kaohsiung Best Way – You can go by bus, train and private transportation.
What Is The Distance from Taipei to Kaohsiung?
The distance from Taipei to Kaohsiung is 352 kilometers. The travel time by car is around 4 hours and 30 minutes. Click here to book activities in Kaohsiung!
What Is The Cheapest Way from Taipei to Kaohsiung?
The cheapest way from Taipei to Kaohsiung is by bus for $20-25 USD and it will take 5 hours.
What Is The Best Way from Taipei to Kaohsiung?
WHERE TO STAY IN KAOHSIUNG
For accommodation, you can find accommodation prices starting from $20-30 USD depending on how much you want to stretch your budget. Luxury hotels in Kaohsiung 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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How To Get From Taipei to Kaohsiung
BY TRAIN FROM TAIPEI TO KAOHSIUNG (BEST WAY)
The best way 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 cheaper and slower. The main problem with High Speed Train is that the train station is 20 minutes away from city center.
HIGH-SPEED TRAIN SCHEDULE FROM TAIPEI TO KAOHSIUNG
There are trains leaving every 15-20 minutes from Taipei to Kaohsiung. Starting at 6 am and finishing around 10 pm.
The travel time will take around 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours 30 minutes. The tickets can cost between $37 USD book online. Make sure you book 2 weeks before if you don’t want to risk and secure your spot.
REGULAR TRAIN FROM TAIPEI TO KAOHSIUNG
If you go by local train from Taipei to Kaohsiung. The trains are running every 30 minutes and it will take between 4 hours 30 minutes and 6 hours. It costs around $30 USD one-way ticket.
TAOYUAN HSR STATION TO TAOYUAN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT IN TAIPEI
If your final 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.
BY BUS FROM TAIPEI TO KAOHSIUNG (CHEAPEST WAY)
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 $20-25 USD.
The 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 schedules 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 convenient 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.
BEST WAY FROM TAIPEI TO KAOHSIUNG BUS VS TRAIN
The best way from Taipei to Kaohsiung is by train for $37 USD you can book online and it will take 2 hours and 15 minutes.
The best way from Taipei to Kaohsiung is by bus for $20-25 USD if you are on a budget and it will take 5 hours
BUYING EASY CARD
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.
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-Elevens all over Kaohsiung, Taipei and Taiwan.
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.
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!
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About the Author: Ruben, co-founder of Gamintraveler.com since 2014, is a seasoned traveler from Spain who has explored over 100 countries since 2009. Known for his extensive travel adventures across South America, Europe, the US, Australia, New Zealand, Asia, and Africa, Ruben combines his passion for adventurous yet sustainable living with his love for cycling, highlighted by his remarkable 5-month bicycle journey from Spain to Norway. He currently resides in Spain, where he continues to share his travel experiences alongside his partner, Rachel, and their son, Han.