Taipei to Kaohsiung

Taipei to Kaohsiung

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Taipei to Kaohsiung Schedule

Taipei to Kaohsiung Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Taiwan High Speed Rail Standard Seat 07:51 - 09:30TWD 1,190
Taiwan High Speed Rail Standard Seat 09:01 - 11:00TWD 1,190
Ubus Standard AC 10:30 - 15:20TWD 589
Taiwan High Speed Rail Standard Seat 13:46 - 15:45TWD 1,190
Taiwan High Speed Rail Standard Seat 15:51 - 17:30TWD 1,190
Taiwan High Speed Rail Standard Seat 16:01 - 18:00TWD 1,190
Taiwan High Speed Rail Standard Seat 18:21 - 20:20TWD 1,190
Taiwan High Speed Rail Standard Seat 21:56 - 23:55TWD 1,190
Taiwan High Speed Rail Standard Seat 22:16 - 23:59TWD 1,190

Transportation from Taipei to Kaohsiung

Taipei to Kaohsiung Destination Reviews

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Train #153 Standard Seat, Taiwan High Speed Rail (Taiwan High Speed Rail ), Feb 9, 2020
The fast train was fast and efficient. Well done!
Train #125 Standard Seat, Taiwan High Speed Rail (Taiwan High Speed Rail ), Jun 3, 2019
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How to get from Taipei to Kaohsiung

When you want to get from Taipei to Kaohsiung, you have a few options to consider. Traveling between these destinations is possible by different means of transport:

  • Flight
  • Bus
  • Train

If you’re looking for a quick trip, it’s recommended that you use Train. However, if you’d rather take your time with a slower, more affordable travel option, you can book a Flight ticket.

The cost of travel will depend on the means of transport you choose for your trip. A flight ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about USD 343.44. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus as a bus ticket costs as low as USD 18.60.

How far is Taipei from Kaohsiung?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Taipei to Kaohsiung. Your trip will be a total of 50 miles (79 km). The flying distance is 50 miles (79 km).

How long does it take to get from Taipei to Kaohsiung?

The travel time from Taipei to Kaohsiung can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 2 to 19 hours.

How much does it cost to get from Taipei to Kaohsiung?

The cost of the trip from Taipei to Kaohsiung varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is Ubus: travelling by bus expect to pay as low as USD 18.60 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a flight - a one-way flight ticket can cost as much as USD 343.44.

Here is a chart of the average ticket prices and transportation options available from Taipei to Kaohsiung:

  • Bus tickets - USD 18.62 to USD 18.62;
  • Train tickets - USD 37.62 to USD 37.62;
  • Plane tickets - USD 138.31 to USD 343.44;

How many trips per day are there between Taipei and Kaohsiung?

Depending on your choice of transportation, the number of daily trips varies.

  • Trains always run on a set schedule - there are 68 trains per day.
  • Buses start plying the route from 06:00 - you can also take a bus as late as 18:00. There are 3 available bus trips every day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?


Traveling by plane is the fastest way to get from Taipei to Kaohsiung. While it’s often the most expensive option, tool, occasionally you can grab promotional tickets for more or less the price of a train or a ferry ticket. Normally, the minimum you need to pay for a Plane ticket is USD 138.31.

Things to remember before boarding a plane:

  • It’s recommended to book a ticket in advance and check-in online. This way, you can save over 2 hours at the airport, and if your seat selection is on a first come first served basis you will have more options to choose from.
  • Getting through security checks may take some time - it’s recommended to get to the airport at least 1.5 hours in advance.

Airlines flying from Taipei to Kaohsiung
Cathay Pacific, Uni Airways


Taking a bus from Taipei to Kaohsiung is cheaper than flying. Quite often, a long-distance bus is the cheapest transportation option. Buses normally make bathroom and/or lunch stops along the way.

Things to remember before opting for a bus ride:

  • If possible, make sure to choose higher-class buses for a more comfortable travel experience. Such buses often have an air conditioning system, soft reclining seats, Wi-Fi, bathrooms, etc.
  • As with plane tickets, buses are better booked in advance so that you can secure a good seat.
  • While booking a bus, keep in mind that delays are possible. Yet it still pays to get to the bus station at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled departure.


Things to remember while choosing a train ticket:
Consider everything carefully while choosing the class of your train travel. In most cases, the second class is comfortable enough – it features 2 or 4 berths in each compartment and is often air-conditioned.

If you’re in for a premium experience, consider getting a first class ticket. The price of first class tickets may include Wifi, and a choice of snacks and drinks.

The most popular transport from Taipei to Kaohsiung

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Taipei to Kaohsiung? In order to make your choice of transportation easier, we asked 1000 users to range their preferences for this route. Here are the results of the poll:

  • 100% users enjoyed a train ride.