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Asia > Taiwan > Tainan > Useful Info
Updated on Jan 15, 2019 Useful Info

Best way to get to Tainan from Kaohsiung

  • The two cities are connected by both regular trains and high speed trains. There are also shuttle buses running between them too
  • Regular trains are best way to get to Tainan from Kaohsiung mainly because the stations are located close to the city centers compared to high speed trains stations
  • High speed train is fast but Tainan's high speed train station is 40-minute bus ride away from the city center (and there's not metro in Tainan so you can only bus or taxi)
  • Regular trains takes about 1 hour to travel between these two cities because they make 15 stops along the way. High speed trains take only 10-15 minutes, but there's another 40 minutes of bus ride to get to the city center
  • Fare for the regular trains is 106 taiwanese dollars, or $3.5 US dollars, for this route
  • They depart from Kaohsiung's main train station in the city center. You can get there on metro Red line and get off at Kaohsiung Main Station (高雄車站). In Tainan, the train arrives at Tainan Station, located in the center of the city where you can taxi or bus onwards
  • For the latest train schedule, check Taiwan Railway Administration's website. You can also book online on this website too but I don't recommend it. The user interface is quite bad. You should be able to book in person at the station with your passport