Taipei to Tainan

Taipei to Tainan

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฿2,401 per adult
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Banqiao Railpass - Tainan Railpass

Class: 3 Day Pass

฿2,401 per adult
Banqiao Railpass - Tainan Railpass

Class: Express 5 Day Joint Pass

฿3,929 per adult

Transportation from Taipei to Tainan

  • Trains
    TWD 1,055
  • Buses are not avaliable
  • Ferries are not avaliable
  • Flights are not avaliable
  • Taxis are not avaliable

Taipei to Tainan destination reviews

train #813 Standard Seat, Taiwan High Speed Rail , Feb 2, 2020
Great service, spacious, on time. Excellent value.
train #651 Standard Seat, Taiwan High Speed Rail , Dec 14, 2019
Great, fast, clean train. We did not have a reserved seat, that would have made it 5*. We could sit though, but no idea how te reserve a dedicated seat on
4 customer reviews

How to get from Taipei to Tainan

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

  • Flight
  • 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 Train 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 TWD 36,531. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a flight as a flight ticket costs as low as TWD 3,518.

How far is Taipei from Tainan?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Taipei to Tainan. Your trip will be a total of 209 miles (336 km). The flying distance is 161 miles (259 km).

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

The travel time from Taipei to Tainan can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 2 to 26 hours.

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

The cost of the trip from Taipei to Tainan varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is Mandarin Airlines: travelling by flight expect to pay as low as TWD 3,518 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 TWD 36,531.

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

  • Plane tickets - TWD 3,518 to TWD 4,127;
  • Train tickets - TWD 1,055 to TWD 1,080;

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

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

  • Trains always run on a set schedule - there are 41 trains per day.
  • Flights from Taipei to Tainan depart during the day - there are approximately 1 departures a day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?


Traveling by plane is the fastest way to get from Taipei to Tainan. 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 TWD 3,518.

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 Tainan
Mandarin Airlines, Uni Airways


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 Tainan

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Taipei to Tainan? 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.