Trains from Taipei to Taichung

Trains from Taipei to Taichung

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Taipei to Taichung Schedule

Taipei to Taichung Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
THSR Pass 3 Day Pass 05:00 - 07:30TWD 2,200
Taiwan High Speed Rail Standard Seat 07:36 - 08:42TWD 560
Taiwan High Speed Rail Standard Seat 08:51 - 09:40TWD 490
Taiwan High Speed Rail Standard Seat 10:46 - 11:48TWD 560
Taiwan High Speed Rail Standard Seat 12:31 - 13:20TWD 560
Taiwan High Speed Rail Standard Seat 15:21 - 16:25TWD 560
Taiwan High Speed Rail Standard Seat 16:31 - 17:20TWD 560
Taiwan High Speed Rail Standard Seat 19:51 - 20:40TWD 560
Taiwan High Speed Rail Standard Seat 20:31 - 21:20TWD 560
Taiwan High Speed Rail Standard Seat 22:14 - 23:10TWD 560

Transportation from Taipei to Taichung

Taipei to Taichung Destination Reviews

Everything went smooth. We exchanged the voucher the day before travel & only waited minutes in the line up to do this. I checked the price directly with the HSR & it was the same as that offered by The online booking process was quick & easy & we had reserved seats. I’ll use again!
Train #625 Standard Seat, Taiwan High Speed Rail (Taiwan High Speed Rail ), Jan 9, 2020
Very easy to exchange the voucher into the ticket - no lines in the middle of a work day and I went the day before I wanted to travel. When exchanging I could still pick a new time and date, and they asked if I wanted to reserve a seat, which I did. Train journey was great and all signs in English, so you don’t have to worry about not understanding. It seems though that by booking through 12go Asia I did not book a specific ticket to go on this specific train, as at the ticket counter I could still change the date and the time. This was not clear from the 12go Asia site - they make it appear as if you book a specific train (like when you book a train in Europe). The only thing you basically do is get a voucher to get a train ticket. I’m not sure what the added value is of 12go Asia here if they don’t reserve anything for you. Next time I will probably just buy at the ticket counter at the Taipei Station.
Train #829 Standard Seat, Taiwan High Speed Rail (Taiwan High Speed Rail ), Jan 3, 2020
good and no hassle
Train #803 Standard Seat, Taiwan High Speed Rail (Taiwan High Speed Rail ), Nov 11, 2019
Trıp was good. Personnel was helpful. One comment: It takes long time to wait in ticketing lines to exchange the voucher for a ticket. Also, the personnel cannot easily locate the reservation number on the voucher : If you cannot come up with a common format so that the MSRT personal will be instantly familiar, at least you can have the code printed in big size at the top of the voucher to attract the attention. Thanks.
Train #1563 Standard Seat, Taiwan High Speed Rail (Taiwan High Speed Rail ), Jul 31, 2019
10 customer reviews

How to get from Taipei to Taichung by Train

Taking a train to get from Taipei to Taichung is a safe, fast, and scenic option to travel the country. On certain routes, there are multiple train departures per day every 10 to 15 minutes. This is typical for intercity travel, while for long distance train routes there are fewer scheduled departures – plan ahead to choose the one that fits your itinerary best.

For long distance train journeys, we recommend reserving your tickets at least a few days ahead of your travel date. Buying train tickets via our online booking system will allow you to choose and reserve the best Taipei to Taichung tickets.

Buying your tickets online will help you secure the trip on the selected date and avoid queuing at the station.. When travelling on weekends and holidays it is recommended to reserve tickets much earlier due to a much higher demand. During high season, train tickets sell out quickly – do book as early as you can.

How far is it from Taipei to Taichung?

Travelling by train, the distance from Taipei to Taichung is 26 miles. Before setting
on for a train journey, have a look at the map to find out what tourist spots or landmarks you will pass by – maybe they are worth a quick stop?

How long does it take to get from Taipei to Taichung by Train?

Travel time from Taipei to Taichung is estimated to be about 49m. Trains ensure the fastest time to travel by land. As normally there is no congestion, the speed of travel is more or less constant and stops at train stations are rather short, train is almost always one of the quickest and safest ways to get from Taipei and Taichung.

The most important thing that may affect train travel time is the type of train. Ordinary trains travel at a speed of about 40 mph or 65 km/h to 65 mph or 105 km/h. Some intercity trains with shorter distances between stations run slower than 40 mph. Even with these low speeds, it can still be faster than commuting by car, bus or taxi.

The speed of express trains can reach up to 100 mph or 160 km/h. Modern high-speed trains can run at speeds exceeding 250 mph or 400 km/h.

These speeds of travel together with relatively short stops between stations can greatly shorten the duration of your trip.

How much does it cost to get from Taipei to Taichung by Train?

The train ticket price from Taipei to Taichung varies depending on the types of trains or carriages available.

Some trains feature different types of carriages, seats and berths offering various amenities and level of comfort.

Basic passenger trains which are often non-air-conditioned and have wooden, hard or old seats are normally cheap. Premium or luxury trains and coaches have a higher ticket price but are equipped with air-conditioning, toilets, and large soft seats with sufficient legroom to make train rides comfortable.

Considering the distance travelled, train is the most affordable means of transport. Also, ticket prices include 2 or 3 bags – sometimes even more – per passenger.

Taipei to Taichung timetable

Trains are great for long-distance travel. Double-check your travel itinerary and use the Taipei to Taichung timetable above with train departure times and arrival times to find the best train for your route.

Best-Rated Companies for this Route

Unlike buses or taxis which have numerous companies offering their services, train service is usually offered by just one major company in each country. As railway service requires a large amount of infrastructure, most railway companies are government-owned and are a part of the national transport system.

One of the best advantages of travelling by train is that railway stations are often conveniently located within or very near major cities and urban areas. Immediately on arrival to their destination, travellers find themselves in close proximity to important facilities like hotels, supermarkets, and hospitals.

If you travel with a lot of bags and luggage, trains are your best option. Luggage weight limits on trains are rather flexible and allow you to carry multiple bags with you.

Special or luxury trains feature sufficient legroom which allows you to stretch your legs and relax. In comfort and space these train seats can be compared to business class airplane seats.

Similar to buses, trains can provide a variety of amenities to make your travel more comfortable and enjoyable. Modern trains have WIFI service, a snack counter and a drinking bar. Onboard toilets can be a life saver for travellers with queasy stomachs.

Lastly, unlike buses and other overland means of transport, trains are very rarely involved in accidents.