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Taichung City to Tainan City buses schedule & prices

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160 buses scheduled on Aug. 04, 2021 with services provided by 1 operator(s)


≈1h 0m


朝馬站 新營站

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≈1h 15m


朝馬站 麻豆轉運站

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≈2h 0m


朝馬站 台南轉運站

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≈1h 30m


台中車站 新營站

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≈1h 45m


台中車站 麻豆轉運站

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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 Tainan City buses

This is a summary of all buses scheduled on Aug. 04, 2021 by 1 operators
Operators Fastest Earliest departure Latest departure Cheapest
≈1h 0m 00:18 23:48 US$ 7.35


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2021-06-24 08:00:09
台中車站 -> 台南轉運站 ·
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2021-06-25 18:12:13
朝馬站 -> 台南轉運站 ·
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2021-06-29 20:18:10
台中車站 -> 新營站 ·
駕駛平穩,防疫活動有準備好,且實名制QR code 有張貼在明顯地方
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2021-07-14 12:41:18
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2021-07-16 20:06:12
朝馬站 -> 台南轉運站 ·
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2021-07-16 20:07:50
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2021-07-24 00:28:28
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2021-07-24 21:08:28
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2021-07-26 08:02:28
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2021-08-02 22:27:57
朝馬站 -> 新營綜合轉運站 ·
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Travel from Taichung to Tainan by bus

The ancient city of Tainan is unlike any other. Compared to the other cities in Taiwan like Taipei and Taichung, most of Tainan’s attractions are historical in nature; this is why it deserves a spot in the itinerary of any first-time visitor in the country. This city in southern Taiwan not only boasts various well-preserved infrastructure like majestic temples and centuries-old fortresses, but also a deep-rooted food culture.

The best time to visit Tainan is from December to February when there’s not a lot of people and the weather is cool and dry. If you’re sensitive to cold, however, best to avoid the months of January and February and opt to go between March and April. If you’re keen to join the festivities, book your travel dates in February for the Chinese New Year celebrations.

It’s fairly easy to commute around the city by bus due to the special lanes designed specifically for tourists. The MRT system is also efficient and easy to navigate. Taxi-hailing apps like Uber are available within the city as well.

Bus guide

A one-way bus ride from Taichung to Tainan typically ranges from TWD170-250, depending on the operator, departure time, and departure station. The average travel time may take an hour and 10 minutes to 2 hours and 40 minutes. To get more information on the latest prices and schedules, please check the journeys for your preferred travel date in advance.

Operators on route

There are two operators serving the Taichung-Tainan 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 Station
  • TRA Taichung Station

Arrival points

  • Tainan Bus Station
  • Xinying Station
  • Madou Bus Station
  • Yanxing Station

Things to do in Taichung

  • Hike around the majestic Taroko National Park, named after the famous Taroko Gorge
  • Take home some souvenirs from the famous Feng Chia Night Market, one of the largest night markets in the country
  • Discover the bright Rainbow Village and take Instagrammable shots of its colorful houses and streets
  • Stop by a temple known for its tiered roof carved with colorful dragons - Dajia Jenn Lann Temple
  • Enjoy a breathtaking view of the sunset and wind turbines at the Game Wetlands in the Qingshi District

Things to do in Tainan

  • Visit the extraordinary Anping Tree House, which was once the Tait & Company warehouse and now covered by living banyan roots
  • Dive into Taiwan’s past at Anping Fort, which played a significant role in regulating international trade in the region
  • Discover Western art, history, and music at Chimei Museum. Some of the things you’ll find are fossils and animal taxidermy
  • Marvel at the decorative woodwork, paintings by local folk artists, and festive bells of the Beiji Temple
  • Breathe in the fresh air of Tainan Shang-Shang Garden and Old Waterworks Museum while admiring the scenic flora

Travel from Taichung City to Tainan City by bus

Heading to Tainan City from Taichung City? Find your tickets with Klook now and compare prices, schedules and journey durations at a glance.You can travel from Taichung City to Tainan City by bus as fast as ≈1h 0m, with tickets starting from just US$ 7.35.

For most days, the earliest departure is 00:18 and the latest is 23:48.You can find 1 operators with services from Taichung City to Tainan City on Klook. Operator offers tickets starting at just US$ 7.35.Trips on buses between Taichung City and Tainan City leave from 台中車站, 朝馬站, and head to 台南轉運站, 新營站, 麻豆轉運站.Book Standard fare, Concession fare tickets for buses Taichung City to Tainan 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 Tainan City cost?

For Taichung City to Tainan City, bus tickets start at US$ 7.35 from Ubus. Overall, prices will depend on the outbound times and ticket types.

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

For Taichung City to Tainan City, it usually takes around ≈1h 40m by bus. Ubus provides the fastest trip at just ≈1h 0m.

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

You can take the bus to Tainan City at 台中車站, 朝馬站 in Taichung City.

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

By taking a bus to Tainan City, you can arrive at 台南轉運站, 新營站, 麻豆轉運站.

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

Currently, Operator operates from Taichung City to Tainan City, with around 160 departures per day.

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

Simply choose your outbound date and time for Taichung City to Tainan City on Klook and book.

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How long will it take before I get a refund?

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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)