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Taipei City to Kaohsiung City buses schedule & prices

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180 buses scheduled on Aug. 04, 2021 with services provided by 2 operator(s)

00:00

≈4h 20m

04:20

台北轉運站 楠梓站
1610a

From

US$ 19.19

00:00

≈4h 10m

04:10

台北轉運站 岡山站
1610a

From

US$ 19.19

00:00

≈4h 50m

04:50

台北轉運站 建國客運站
1610a

From

US$ 21.15

00:30

≈4h 20m

04:50

台北轉運站 楠梓站
1610a

From

US$ 19.19

00:30

≈4h 10m

04:40

台北轉運站 岡山站
1610a

From

US$ 19.19

Prices and times listed here are updated regularly but might not match operator’s latest price. Please check again when booking.

Operators for Taipei City to Kaohsiung City buses

This is a summary of all buses scheduled on Aug. 04, 2021 by 2 operators
Operators Fastest Earliest departure Latest departure Cheapest
≈4h 10m 00:00 23:30 US$ 19.19
≈4h 25m 07:00 21:00 US$ 19.19

Reviews

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5 Good
KUNG WEI
2021-05-14 11:04:51
台北轉運站 -> 建國客運站 ·
車子的座位為三人座,很寬敞舒適,車上有充電設備,有點可惜的是椅背,向後仰的幅度不大。
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5 Good
Jia Huei
2021-05-14 11:06:07
台北轉運站 -> 建國客運站 ·
座位是三排座的 車上有usb充電孔 可惜椅背不能調整幅度
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5 Good
CHUNGMING
2021-05-15 00:02:26
台北轉運站 -> 建國客運站 ·
我一直都很喜歡乘坐統聯的客運 不但方便又感覺到很安心
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5 Good
謙慧
2021-05-15 05:21:26
台北轉運站 -> 建國客運站 ·
用這個系統訂票,可以買到比平常便宜的票價,又可以信用卡付款,快速領票,蠻好的。對搭客運來說。好用。
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5 Good
Yum Shuo
2021-05-18 01:21:11
台北轉運站 -> 建國客運站 ·
搭夜車回去,無論司機大哥或其他乘客都很有禮貌地互相尊重
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5 Good
Tzu ling
2021-05-20 07:21:53
台北轉運站 -> 建國客運站 ·
方便快速,很棒..................
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5 Good
NAI HUA
2021-05-22 06:23:22
台北轉運站 -> 建國客運站 ·
輸入邀請碼M44J2可以獲得100元優惠喔! 進去兌換很快很方便! 網路穩定,中港轉運站也算乾淨 司機服務很好!
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5 Good
2021-05-28 05:40:36
台北轉運站 -> 建國客運站 ·
台北轉運站很方便,連接著捷運跟京站百貨,等候搭車的時間可以先到百貨美食街用餐。
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5 Good
WEIHAN
2021-07-10 12:12:17
台北轉運站 -> 建國客運站 ·
訂票非常方便 到車站就可以直接取票 完全不用等待 一百分
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5 Good
sasapsapsa
2021-07-25 19:40:50
台北轉運站 -> 建國客運站 ·
疫情外給很多,1人就好,自己在買就能很方便性的,我們是才搭乘客運完,cp質高。
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Travel from Taipei to Kaohsiung by bus

Home to the Hakka people, Kaohsiung City lies in southern Taiwan and is the political and economic center of the region. Taiwan’s busiest port, Kaohsiung Harbor, is a favorite destination among locals because of its open-air restaurants serving freshly caught seafood and the 19th-century lighthouse that offers panoramic views. Kaohsiung is also known for its blend of Buddhist, Taoist, and Confucian temples spread across the city as well as public art installations.

The temperature in Kaohsiung typically varies from 15°C to 32°C and is rarely below 12°C or above 34°C throughout the year. The Kaohsiung Lantern Festival happens early to mid-February while other notable events like the Dragon Boat Festival and the Taipei Film Festival usually take place in July or August, when Kaohsiung typically experiences typhoons. As such, the city is best visited during the dry season of October to March.

Kaohsiung has an efficient and affordable network of public buses. However, the bus numbers and stops are written in Chinese and most drivers do not speak English. You can opt to use the subway system since most attractions in the city are near MRT stations. Taxis are also available as well as bicycle rental stations.

Bus guide

Taipei is 296km away from Kaohsiung City, the political and economic center of southern Taiwan. One-way bus tickets between the two cities cost between TWD500 and TWD750. The average travel time is 4-5 hours with buses departing every 30 minutes from Taipei Bus Station, just behind Taipei Main Station. 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 Taipei-Kaohsiung route:

  • Ubus (United Bus) is one of the largest bus operators in Taiwan and one of the first private companies to provide efficient transport services across the country

  • Kuo-Kuang Motor Transportation was established in 2001 after the privatization of Taiwan Motor Transport and is one of the biggest bus companies in Taiwan

Departure and arrival points

Departure point

  • Taipei Bus Station

Arrival points

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

Things to do in Taipei

  • Explore the scenic Yangmingshan National Park, known for its hiking trails, cherry blossoms, hot springs and Qixing Mountain, Taiwan's tallest dormant volcano
  • Eat and shop your heart out at the colorful Shi Lin Night Market where you can find awesome deals
  • Soak in the rich art & design culture of Taipei with a visit to the Songshan Cultural and Creative Park
  • View the capital from atop the Taipei 101 after a thrilling elevator ride from 5th to 89th floor in 37 seconds

Things to do in Kaohsiung

  • Marvel at the Dragon and Tiger Pagodas temple at Lotus Lake which represents traditional Kaohsiung culture
  • Get your shopping fix and taste the best seafood at The Liuhe Night Market in Sinsing District
  • Visit the Chimei Museum, known for having the world's largest violin collection and substantial ancient weapons collection
  • See one of the tooth relics of Sakyamuni Buddha at the Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum in Dashu District

Travel from Taipei City to Kaohsiung City by bus

Heading to Kaohsiung City from Taipei City? Find your tickets with Klook now and compare prices, schedules and journey durations at a glance.Taking a bus from Taipei City and Kaohsiung City is a popular choice - it's affordable, hassle-free and usually frequent. Ticket prices on Klook start from US$ 19.19 and journeys can take ≈4h 10m.

For most days, the earliest departure is 00:00 and the latest is 23:30. On Klook, you can find 180 journeys per day to choose from.

Just book and present your e-ticket for boarding or get it redeemed for a physical ticket.You can find 2 operators with services from Taipei City to Kaohsiung City on Klook. Operator offers tickets starting at just US$ 19.19.Trips on buses between Taipei City and Kaohsiung City leave from 台北轉運站, 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 Taipei 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 Taipei City to Kaohsiung City cost?

For Taipei City to Kaohsiung City, bus tickets start at US$ 19.19 from Ubus. Overall, prices will depend on the outbound times and ticket types.

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

For Taipei City to Kaohsiung City, it usually takes around ≈4h 30m by bus. Ubus provides the fastest trip at just ≈4h 10m.

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

You can take the bus to Kaohsiung City at 台北轉運站 in Taipei City.

By taking a bus from Taipei 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 Taipei City to Kaohsiung City?

Currently, Operator operates from Taipei City to Kaohsiung City, with around 180 departures per day.

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

Simply choose your outbound date and time for Taipei 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 outbound 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.

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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)