Taiwan High Speed Rail (THSR)

With the opening of the Taiwan High Speed Rail (THSR), visitors can now easily take a day trip between Kaohsiung and Taipei. Currently eight stations are operating on the THSR line down Taiwan’s western corridor: Taipei, Banqiao, Taoyuan, Hsinchu, Taichung, Chiayi, Tainan, and Zuoying (Kaohsiung), and three more are in the planning stage.

Tickets can be purchased by phone or online. Click on the following links for THRS Timetable & Fare Search and Reservation

You can even take the High Speed Train, which allows you to take a one day trip to Kaohsiung. This train is faster and somewhat expensive but you can go onto their website and look for a discount.

Taiwan’s high speed rail train serves the west of Taiwan stretching from Taipei in the north to Taichung, Tainan and terminating at Kaoshiung in the south. The whole journey is supposed to take 90 minutes.

Ticketing Information :

THSR Ticketing

THRS Customer Service:
International Calls: +886-2-4066-3000 │ Local: 4066-3000
Miaoli area: 4266-3000
Taitung and Kinmen areas: 4666-3000
Matsu areas and mobile phones:02-4066-3000 (Note: Calls are not toll-free.)

For more information please visit:  http://www.thsrc.com.tw/tc/index.asp