Taking the TRA starts at Taipei Main Station (just like the HSR!). The difference is that while the TRA trains are slower, the railway network covers all parts of the country. The train can take you to scenic spots such as Alishan, Pingxi, Hualian, or Xincheng (Taroko). You can book and purchase tickets at the train station, or at any convenience store nationwide.
If you’re planning to book or purchase tickets online, first, check the TRA timetable to get more detailed information about train types, routes, schedules and train fares. After that, you book a ticket and then pay for it. Do note that you need to book your ticket first before paying for it.
If you’re planning to travel during the long weekend or any national holiday, we recommend reserving tickets 14 days prior to departure. You can book your tickets on the TRA website or a convenience store. After that, you need to pick them up from the train station, post office or at any convenience store, 30 minutes before the train leaves.
Taiwan Railways Administration
Address: No.3, Beiping West Rd., Zhongzheng Dist., Taipei City
Tel: (02) 2381-5226