- From Hualien Station to Taroko National Park:
TaiwanTrip (Taiwan Houxin) runs regular shuttles between TRA Hualien Station and Taroko National Park, with routes #1126 (to Luoshao), #1129 (to the Visitor Center), #1133/1133A (to Tianxiang), and #1141 (to Lishan). The fare can be paid by cash (from Hualien Bus service counter staff) or via Taipei Metro EasyCard, iPass, or iCash. A one-day (NT$250) or a two-day pass (NT $400) allows you to hop on and off at any bus stop on any of the above lines. These tickets can be purchased at Hualien Bus Station, or at any 7-11/FamilyMart store. Note that the day passes cannot be purchased directly from either the bus driver, Xincheng-Taroko TRA Train Station, nor the Taroko National Park Visitor Center:
From Xincheng-Taroko Station to Taroko National Park:
In addition to Buses #1133 and #1133A, Taroko Bus (Bus #302) runs between Xincheng-Taroko Station and Tianxiang via the Taroko National Park Visitor Center. The fare can be paid by cash (exact change only) or via Taipei Metro EasyCard, iPass, or iCash. Additionally, a one-day ticket can be purchased directly from the #302 bus driver (NT$150, cash only needing exact change), allowing you to hop on and off at any bus stop on the #302. (The bus #302 is run by Taroko Bus Company.) Note that Bus #302 and the above buses are different companies and therefore the one-day tickets are not mutually exchangeable: https://www.taroko.gov.tw/en/Tourism/Timetable
Please note that train and bus schedules are provided by the respective companies and therefore are subject to change.
- Visitors can only reach Qingshui Cliff by private transportation. Note that there is no direct bus to Qingshui Cliff: https://www.taroko.gov.tw/en/Tourism/AttractionDetail?id=116
Qingshui Cliff stretches 21 km along the Su-hua Highway (Provincial Highway 9); visitors planning to go to Qingshui Cliff can park at the Chongde North Opening Car Park located just after the Chongde Tunnel Opening north, located 12 km (15 minutes) from the National Park Headquarters.
Public transportation to Qingshui Cliff is time-consuming. The nearest TRA train station to Qingshui Cliff is Chongde which is located 30-40 minutes away/walking time.
Hualien #1132 Bus only reaches Chongde. There are 6 buses from Hualien train station bound for Chongde. The bus timetables are 5:20, 8:10,11:50, 15:30,16:20, 17:30. From Chongde bound for Hualien train station, bus timetables are 06:20, 9:40, 13:20, 17:00, 18:00, 19:10. It takes about an hour and 10 minutes bus time to reach between Hualien and Chongde. Please confirm the bus timetable ahead in case of any changes. Hualien Bus Company contact phone is +886-3-8323485.
From Chongde to “Chongde Tunnel North Opening” observation platform(exit the Chongde Tunnel North Opening), this road section takes about 1.8 kilometers/30 minutes walking time. Walking on Provincial Highway 9 is dangerous and unpleasant. Please mind safety and beware of frequent traffic on the highway. Visitors are advised to rent a scooter or take a taxi from Xingcheng train station. There is no hiking trail from Taroko Visitor Center, Hualien, Xincheng or Chongde to Qingshui Cliffs. Visitors only can walk on Provincial Highway 9 to reach Qingshui Cliffs. Note that the Hualien #1132 Bus does not alight at Xincheng railway station. The bus stop is on Provincial Highway 9 which is about 700 m away from Xinchang train station.
- There exists no direct public transport from Hualien to Mt. Hehuan. However, Bus #1141 departs at 08:40 am from Hualien TRA Train Station to Lishan, passing by Dayuling around 12:40 pm. Dayuling is the nearest bus station to Mt. Hehuan (10.5 km). Hitchhiking is not uncommon in Taiwan's rural areas.
For those opting to use private transport, visitors can take Provincial Highway 9 from Hualien to the Taroko National Park Visitor Center, then taking Provincial Highway 8 (the Central Cross-Island Highway) from the Visitor Center to Dayuling (about 79 km), and then taking Provincial Highway 14A (14Jia) from Dayuling to Xiaofeng- the Mt. Hehuan Service Station for the Mt. Hehuan area.
Please be aware that there is snow control in the higher elevation sections of Highway 14A(14Jia) in the winter season, and occasional road works within Taroko National Park, which are listed on the Park Website: https://www.taroko.gov.tw/en/Event/HighwayCondition
Please also note that bus schedules and routes are subject to change, and that you should check with the respective bus companies prior to your departure.
- From Taichung (Eastbound): A series of 3 buses connects Taichung to Mt. Hehuan area Songxue Lodge . Leg 1: Taichung – Puli (Buses #6670 via Taichung HSR Train Station, #6268 via Taichung HSR and TRA Train Stations, #6899 via Taichung TRA Train Station); Leg 2: Puli – Qingjing Farm (Bus #6664; 70 mins); Leg 3: Qingjing Farm – Songxue Lodge (Bus #6658A; 50 mins). Nantou Bus Company recommends visitors to take Bus #6670 leaving Taichung Railway Station at 08:23 and 11:18 (Taichung HSR Station at 08:45 and 11:35 respectively) to be able to reach Songxue Lodge at 11:15 and 15:10 respectively. Sample itineraries are available from Nantou Bus Company. Please confirm the above schedules directly with Nantou Bus Company in case of any recent changes.
The end of the Qilai East Ridge trail at Yuewang Pavilion is 200 m from Heliu bus stop, serviced by buses #302, #1126, #1133, #1133A, and #1141).
Visitors can opt to use private transport to reach Mt. Hehuan from Taichung via either Provincial Highways 8 or 14A (14Jia). Please be aware that there is snow control in the higher elevation sections of Highway 14A (14Jia) in the winter season, and occasional road works within Taroko National Park, which are listed on the Park Website: https://www.taroko.gov.tw/en/Event/HighwayCondition
- There is no direct form of public transportation from Taroko National Park to Sun Moon Lake. The fastest route is to take a train from TRA Hualien or TRA Xincheng-Taroko Station to Taipei Main Station, and then travel to Sun Moon Lake either: (a) via Kuo-Kuang Bus #1833 from Taipei Bus Station; (b) via Taiwan High Speed Rail (THSR) from Taipei to Taichung (1 hour) then via the Sun Moon Lake Shuttle Bus (2 hours).
If you wish to drive to Sun Moon Lake from Taroko National Park, please follow: (a) Provincial Highway 8 (the Central Cross-Island Highway) from Taroko National Park Headquarters to Dayuling; (b) Provincial Highway 14A (14Jia) from Dayuling to Puli Township; (c) Provincial Highway 21 from Puli Township to Sun Moon Lake. The entire drive is between 4 to 5 hours. Please be aware that there is snow control in the higher elevation sections of Highway 14A (14Jia) in the winter season, and occasional road works within Taroko National Park, which are listed on the Park Website: https://www.taroko.gov.tw/en/Event/HighwayCondition
Hualien Train Station +886-3- 835-5941
Xincheng Train Station +886-3- 861-1237
Hualien Bus Terminal Station: +886-3- 832-3485
Hualien Bus-Railway Station Division: +886-3- 833-3468
Hopeland Tour Bus(Merry Tour/shuttle bus set tours) +886-3- 835-5437
Taroko Bus Company: 0800-287-656
Hualien Airport +886-3- 821-0700
Hualien Airport Tourist Service Center +886-3- 821-0625
TransAsia Airways（Fushin） +886-3- 821-0599
Mandarin Airlines（Huashin） +886-3- 821-0500
- Please Call the Followings for Road Condition Information:
BCC Hualien Station 886-3-832-2115
TAA Hualien Station 886-3-823-4110
Directorate General of Highways- Luoshao Section (Central Cross-Island Highway) 886-3-861-0775
Directorate General of Highways- Hualien Section (Su-hua Highway) 886-3-8230950
Directorate General of Highways- Nan’ao Section (Su-hua Highway) 886-39- 982161
Directorate General of Highways- Hualien Section (East Rift Valley) 886-3-823-0570
Directorate General of Highways -Engineering Office of the Forth Section (Su-hua Highway) 886-39-962501
Directorate General of Highways/ Engineering Office of the East Coast 886-3-879-1185
Wushe Branch (Highway No 14 A ) 886-49-2982066
Hehuan Police Station 886-4-2599-1114
- Please refer to the following pages for the detailed information:
1. Please check "Visitors information/Transportation/by car or train or by bus-Hualien bus/download bus schedule". https://www.taroko.gov.tw/en/Tourism/Timetable
2. Please check "Visitors information/Accommodations". https://www.taroko.gov.tw/en/Tourism/Accommodation
- 1. Pay special attention to:
(1)Check the weather, road conditions and accommodation place before setting off.
(Weather: The Central Weather Bureau website:https://www.cwb.gov.tw/eng/index.htm )
(Accommodation: https://www.taroko.gov.tw/en/Tourism/Accommodation )
(Road conditions: https://www.taroko.gov.tw/en/Event/HighwayCondition )
(Trail conditions: https://www.taroko.gov.tw/en/Event/TrailCondition?id=111 )
(2)Follow all the prohibition signs in the park (i.e. no swimming, camping, campfires etc.) and cautions (i.e. beware of falling rocks, cliffs, snakes, wild animals).
(3)Inquire about various conditions at any time and follow the advice of park staff.
2.Inquiries Service: (03)8621048
- 1.When hiking, pay special attention to the following:
(1)Do not follow inexperienced or irresponsible mountain guides.
(2)Do not join a team with more than 1/3 first-time hikers.
(3)Plan the trip carefully and prepare all materials in advance.
(4)Train in advance to increase your physical strength and increase your knowledge of map reading, and basic survival and medical skills.
(5)Prepare sufficient food and everything necessary for the trip, giving consideration to varied nutrition such as carbohydrates, fats and protein.
(6)Check the weather reports and observe any weather changes at all times before and after entering the mountain area.
(7)Adjust your breathing during the hike. Do not breathe too fast.
(8)Let your family or others know your plans before entering the park.
(9)Inform the Taroko National Park Headquarters, Taroko National Park Police or the local police station before entering the park.
2.Inquiries Service: (03)8621048