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Taichung City to Kaohsiung City buses schedule & prices

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135 buses scheduled on June 19, 2021 with services provided by 2 operator(s)


≈2h 20m


台中車站 楠梓站
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≈2h 20m


台中車站 楠梓站
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≈2h 10m


台中車站 岡山站
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≈2h 50m


台中車站 建國客運站
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≈2h 50m


台中車站 建國客運站
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Prices and times listed here are updated regularly but might not match operator’s latest price. Please check again when booking.

Operators for Taichung City to Kaohsiung City buses

This is a summary of all buses scheduled on June 19, 2021 by 2 operators
Operators Fastest Earliest departure Latest departure Cheapest
≈2h 10m 05:33 22:33 US$ 11.55
≈2h 50m 10:30 22:30 US$ 9.19


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5 Good
2021-05-10 09:28:40
朝馬站 -> 建國客運站 ·
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5 Good
2021-05-10 22:01:13
朝馬站 -> 建國客運站 ·
會暈車的話記得要吃暈車藥,上車時都會提醒要繫安全帶 口罩等防疫
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5 Good
2021-05-11 01:25:13
台中車站 -> 建國客運站 ·
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5 Good
2021-05-11 16:23:08
台中車站 -> 建國客運站 ·
我覺得很棒 比實體買還要便宜 而且很讚!!!!!然後搭乘也很舒服!!!!!很喜歡這次的體驗
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5 Good
2021-05-13 20:58:36
朝馬站 -> 中正站 ·
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5 Good
2021-05-14 13:37:27
台中車站 -> 建國客運站 ·
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5 Good
2021-05-15 07:51:49
台中車站 -> 建國客運站 ·
訂票系統非常方便 也比較便宜,用上優惠券真的非常便宜。訂票完當場直接拿票非常方便
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5 Good
2021-05-17 13:37:17
台中車站 -> 建國客運站 ·
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2021-05-17 23:12:00
朝馬站 -> 建國客運站 ·
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4 Good
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2021-05-21 17:26:52
朝馬站 -> 楠梓站 ·
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Travel from Taichung City to Kaoshiung City by Bus

A former industrial hotspot that did not attract many visitors, Kaohsiung reinvented itself in the past years and quickly became a cultural hotspot and tourist destination. Located in the southern part of Taiwan, this coastal city is the perfect destination for travelers seeking ocean views, swimming beaches, unique nightlife, and more! During your visit, make sure to visit the Kaohsiung Harbor for delicious seafood at the open-air seaside restaurants, learn about the Hakka people at the Meinong Hakka Cultural Museum, and check out the many eye-catching art pieces that can be found all over the city. With so many unique features and experiences, you'll never run out of things to do in Kaohsiung!

It is recommended to visit Kaohsiung from October to March when the weather is at its best: clear and sunny, with little to no chance of rain. During this time, you'll also be able to participate in various local festivals such as the Kaohsiung Lantern Festival in late February or early March. Spring and summer (May to September) bring hot and humid weather, along with the risk of typhoons.

Kaohsiung has a well-designed public transportation system, making it easy to travel around the city and to other cities as well. You can easily travel using the city's Metro (MRT), Light Rail, buses, and taxis! If you fancy a flexible itinerary or perhaps want to see the city from a different perspective, you can try renting a car, a bicycle, or a scooter. Tourists are recommended to purchase an iPass or an Easy Card for their visit.

Bus guide

A one-way bus ride from Taichung to Kaoshiung typically ranges from TWD280-320, depending on the operator. The total travel time may take around 2 hours and 40 minutes to complete the 200km distance. To get more information on the latest prices and schedules, please check the journeys for your preferred travel date in advance.

Operators on route

Two operators serve the Taichung-Kaoshiung route:

  • Kuo-Kuang Motor Transport, originally the Directorate General of Highway, has been working in the streets of Taiwan since 1946
  • Ubus, or the United Bus is one of the first private national highway passenger transportation companies in Taiwan, established in 1989

Departure and arrival points

Departure points

  • Chaoma Bus Station
  • TRA Taichung Station

Arrival points

  • Nanzi Bus Station
  • JhongJheng Bus Station
  • TRA Kaohsiung Station
  • Gangshan Station

Things to do in Taichung City

  • Discover Taichung’s vibrant culture when you visit the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts and Folklore Park
  • Snap Instagram-worthy photos as you explore the vibrantly painted houses and streets of Rainbow Village
  • Get up close and personal with local sculptors, writers, and painters when you visit the Taichung Industries and Creative Park

Things to do in Kaoshiung City

  • Visit some of the main attractions in the city such as the Dragon and Tiger Pagodas, The Pier2 Art Center, and the 85 Sky Tower
  • Don’t miss out on visiting one of the largest Buddha in Asia at Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum
  • Enjoy a romantic boat cruise with your loved ones along the Love River
  • Enjoy a relaxing stroll around the Lotus Pond and spot many structures that represent traditional Kaohsiung culture
  • Learn about the colonial past of Kaoshiung as you explore the former British Consulate in Takow

Travel from Taichung City to Kaohsiung City by bus

Kaohsiung City and Taichung City are two must-visit cities. See them both with Klook and book bus tickets for trips between Kaohsiung City and Taichung City.Taking a bus from Taichung City and Kaohsiung City is a popular choice - it's affordable, hassle-free and usually frequent. Ticket prices on Klook start from US$ 9.19 and journeys can take ≈2h 10m.

For most days, the earliest departure is 05:33 and the latest is 22:33. On Klook, you can find 135 journeys per day to choose from.

Just book and present your e-ticket for boarding or get it redeemed for a physical ticket.Popular operators of buses from Taichung City to Kaohsiung City include Kingbus, Ubus. Kingbus offers tickets starting at just US$ 9.19. Or there's Ubus with departures as early as 05:33, with 135 journeys every week.Trips on buses between Taichung City and Kaohsiung City leave from 台中車站, 朝馬站(國光), and head to 岡山站, 建國客運站, 楠梓站, 高雄站(國光).Book Standard fare, Concession fare tickets for buses Taichung City to Kaohsiung City with Klook, your all-in-one travel platform. You'll get an e-ticket to present at boarding or redeem for physical tickets.

Common Questions

How much do bus tickets from Taichung City to Kaohsiung City cost?

For Taichung City to Kaohsiung City, bus tickets start at US$ 9.19 from Kingbus. Overall, prices will depend on the departure times and ticket types.

How long does it take to travel by bus from Taichung City to Kaohsiung City?

For Taichung City to Kaohsiung City, it usually takes around ≈2h 31m by bus. Ubus provides the fastest trip at just ≈2h 10m.

Where can I take the bus from Taichung City to Kaohsiung City?

You can take the bus to Kaohsiung City at 台中車站, 朝馬站(國光) in Taichung City.

By taking a bus from Taichung City, where will I arrive in Kaohsiung City?

By taking a bus to Kaohsiung City, you can arrive at 岡山站, 建國客運站, 楠梓站, 高雄站(國光).

Which operator runs a route from Taichung City to Kaohsiung City?

Currently, Operator operates from Taichung City to Kaohsiung City, with around 135 departures per day.

How can I book bus tickets for Taichung City to Kaohsiung City?

Simply choose your departure date and time for Taichung City to Kaohsiung City on Klook and book.

Depending on what tickets you've booked, you can board with your Klook e-ticket or redeem it for a physical ticket at the departure point.

How long will it take before I get a refund?

If your initial payment was made via PayPal, the refund will be processed instantly.

Refunds for payments made by card usually take 5-7 working days to be returned to your account, but can take up to 30 days for certain banks.

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Can I change or cancel my booking?

Changes can only be made at a bus station counter. Cancellations are possible through Klook but are subject to the terms and conditions of the bus operator. A cancellation processing fee may be charged.

What are the differences between an Open Time Ticket and a Fixed Time Ticket?

Open Time Tickets can be used to board a bus for your selected route at any given time within 6 months.

For Fixed Time Ticket, tickets are only valid for your selected date and time.

Who is eligible for a concession fare?
  1. Passengers over 65 years old. Taiwanese residents can use their ID as proof. Non-Taiwanese residents will need to show their Mackay Project Alien Permanent Resident Certificate.
  2. Passengers holding a Disability Card and their carers can both buy a concession ticket (1 carer for each disabled passenger can enjoy the concession price)
  3. i. Children aged 0-5 years old can travel for free (proof of age required) ii. Children aged 6-11 can buy a concession fare ticket (proof of age required) iii. Children who are permitted to travel for free must be accompanied by a paying passenger and cannot occupy a seat of their own (max. 2 per paying passenger. Any more than 2 must buy a concession ticket)