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Taipei City to Kaohsiung City buses schedule & prices

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124 buses scheduled on Jan. 24, 2022 with services provided by 2 operator(s)


≈4h 20m


Taipei Bus Station Nanzi Station


US$ 20.25


≈4h 50m


Taipei Bus Station TRA Kaohsiung Station


US$ 21.29


≈4h 25m


Taipei Bus Station Nanzi Station


US$ 20.25


≈4h 25m


Taipei Bus Station Nanzi Station


US$ 20.25


≈4h 45m


Taipei Bus Station MRT Martial Arts Stadium Station


US$ 20.95

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 Jan. 24, 2022 by 2 operators
Operators Fastest Earliest departure Latest departure Cheapest
≈4h 10m 07:00 23:50 US$ 19.30
≈4h 25m 07:20 21:20 US$ 17.15


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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$ 17.15 and journeys can take ≈4h 10m.

For most days, the earliest departure is 07:00 and the latest is 23:50. On Klook, you can find 124 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$ 17.15.Trips on buses between Taipei City and Kaohsiung City leave from Taipei Bus Station, and head to Gangshan Station, MRT Martial Arts Stadium Station, Nanzi Station, TRA Kaohsiung Station.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.


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

For Taipei City to Kaohsiung City, bus tickets start at US$ 17.15 from Kingbus. 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 35m 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 Taipei Bus Station 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 Gangshan Station, MRT Martial Arts Stadium Station, Nanzi Station, TRA Kaohsiung Station.

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

Currently, Operator operates from Taipei City to Kaohsiung City, with around 124 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.

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Can I change or cancel my booking?

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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)