Taipei to Taichung

Taipei to Taichung

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Taipei to Taichung Schedule

Taipei to Taichung Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
THSR Pass Standard 5 Day Joint Pass 05:00 - 07:30TWD 2,800
Taiwan High Speed Rail Standard Seat 07:21 - 08:25TWD 560
Taiwan High Speed Rail Standard Seat 08:36 - 09:42TWD 560
HK Express Economy 10:15 - 19:50TWD 7,956
Taiwan High Speed Rail Standard Seat 13:11 - 14:17TWD 560
Taiwan High Speed Rail Standard Seat 15:51 - 16:40TWD 560
Taiwan High Speed Rail Standard Seat 17:46 - 18:42TWD 560
Taiwan High Speed Rail Standard Seat 19:21 - 20:25TWD 560
Taiwan High Speed Rail Standard Seat 21:41 - 22:43TWD 560
Taiwan High Speed Rail Standard Seat 23:00 - 23:59TWD 560

Transportation from Taipei to Taichung

Facts about the transport from Taipei to Taichung

Cheapest Transport$10
Fastest Transport1h 6m
Earliest Departure6:00 AM
Latest Departure9:11 PM
Departures per day31
Distance55 kilometers
Transport CompaniesCathay Pacific, HK Express, Taiwan High Speed Rail , THSR Pass, Ubus

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
11 customer reviews

How to get from Taipei to Taichung

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

  • Flight
  • Bus
  • Train
  • Taxi

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 Train ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about USD 114.84. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a train as a train ticket costs as low as USD 17.86.

How far is Taipei from Taichung?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Taipei to Taichung. Your trip will be a total of 35 miles (55 km). The flying distance is 35 miles (55 km).

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

The travel time from Taipei to Taichung can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 2 to 9 hours.

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

The cost of the trip from Taipei to Taichung varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is Taiwan High Speed Rail : travelling by train expect to pay as low as USD 17.86 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a Train - a one-way Train ticket can cost as much as USD 114.84.

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

  • Bus tickets - USD 9.47 to USD 9.47;
  • Train tickets - USD 17.86 to USD 114.84;
  • taxi+Train price: USD 80.07. From Taipei to Taichung starting from 21:00 Taipei until 21:00 Taipei
  • flight price: USD 397.61. From Taipei to Taichung starting from 08:00 Taoyuan Airport until 08:00 Taoyuan Airport

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

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

  • Trains always run on a set schedule - there are 31 trains per day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?


Taking a bus from Taipei to Taichung 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 Taichung

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Taipei to Taichung? 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:

  • 99% users enjoyed a train ride.
  • 1% Other