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  • Transportation: Where can I purchase day passes for buses to Taroko National Park?

    A: From Hualien Station to Taroko National Park:
    TaiwanTrip Bus(Taiwan Houxin)- Taroko Route #310 runs regular shuttles between TRA Hualien Station (via TRA Xincheng Station and Taroko National Park Headquaters) and Tianxiang. The fare can be paid by cash (from U 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. These tickets can be purchased at Hualien Bus Station to the exit of the east Hualien train 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.

    Another option: From Hualien Station to Taroko National Park:
    Take a bus with routes #1126 (to Luoshao), #1129 (to Taroko National Park Headquarters Visitor Center), #1133 (to Tianxiang), and #1141 (to Lishan) on any of the above lines. The fare can be paid by cash with no change provided or via Taipei Metro EasyCard, iPass, or iCash.
    B: From Xincheng TRA Station to Taroko National Park:
    In addition to Buses #1133 and #310, Taroko Bus (Bus #302) runs between Xincheng 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.

    Please note that train and bus schedules are provided by the respective companies and therefore are subject to change.

    Bus schedules are available from #iBus Info System, and please check Route Search/ Search by Bus Operator/ Please click Ubus #310, or Hualien Bus 1133, 1126, 1141, or Taroko Bus 302.

    *1. Hualien Taroko Route Ubus #310: https://www.taiwantrip.com.tw/ Please click Taiwan Map> East Taiwan Hualien> Taroko Route for #310 bus details. or https://www.taiwanbus.tw/eBUSPage/Query/QueryResult.aspx?rno=03000&rn=1611816943411

    *2. Taroko Bus #302: https://www.taiwanbus.tw/eBUSPage/Query/QueryResult.aspx?rno=03020&rn=1610357653078

    *3. Hualien Bus #1126, 1133, 1141: http://www.hualienbus.com.tw/bus/information_info.php?id=1)

    Please confirm the above schedules directly with Taroko Bus #302 - contact phone: 0800-827656, or +886-3-8310192, #1126 (Luoshao) #1133 (Tianxiang), #1129 (Taroko Visitor Center), # 1141 (Lishan) run by Hualien bus company (contact phone: +886-3+8333468, or 8322065) in case of any recent changes.

    Please consult News > FAQ on our website. https://www.taroko.gov.tw/en/  News/ FAQ:  Transportation: How can I reach Taroko Gorge via public transportation from Taipei?”

  • Transportation: How do I get to Qingshui Cliff?

    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/TourismInformation/ScenicSpots

    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 by car) 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 very 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 Xincheng train station.

  • Transportation: How can I reach Mt. Hehuan from Hualien?

    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. Hualien Bus #1141 http://www.hualienbus.com.tw/bus/userfiles/files/149999051787548.pdf

    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 Park Headquarters Visitor Center to Dayuling (about 79 km), and then taking Provincial Highway 14A (14Jia) from Dayuling to Xiaofengkou- the Mt. Hehuan Service Station for the Mt. Hehuan area. (warm or winter clothes required)

    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.

  • Transportation: How can I reach Mt. Hehuan from Taichung?

    1. From West Taiwan Taichung (Eastbound): A series of 3 buses connects Taichung via Songxue Lodge to Xiaofengkou (Mt. Hehuan areas). Leg 1: Taichung bus station – Puli (Nantou Buses #6670 via Taichung HSR Station (Taichung – Puli), 70 mins); Leg 2: Puli – Qingjing Farm (Nantou Bus #6658, 70 mins); Leg 3: Qingjing Farm – via Songxue Lodge – Xiaofengkou (Nantou Bus #6658A, 1 hr). Nantou Bus Company recommends visitors to take Bus #6670 leaving Taichung Gancheng Bus Station at 08:20 and 11:15 (Taichung HSR Station at 08:40 and 11:35 respectively) to be able to reach Songxue Lodge at 11:50 and 15:30 respectively and to the final stop at Xiaofengkou at 12:00 and 15:40 respectively. Bus schedules are available from #iBus Info System, and please check Route Search/ Search by Bus Operator Nantou Bus #6670, #6658, and 6658A. Or #Nantou Bus Company website (Chinese version only). Please confirm the above schedules directly with Nantou Bus Company in case of any recent changes. Nantou Bus 6658A reservation telephone: +886-49-2984031 ext. #17. No bikes are allowed to the 20-sitter bus.

    Nantou Bus #6658A runs six buses served daily departing from Qingjing Farm Guest House(Nantou County) (8:20 am, 11:00 am, 14:30) to Songxue Lodge stop. Three buses depart at 9:50 am, 12:30, 16:00 from Songxue Lodge bound for Qingjing Farm Guest House daily. The bus running times is about 70 minutes each direction between Qingjing Farm Guest House and Songxue Lodge stop at the elevation of 3150 m (warm or winter clothes required). Nantou Bus #6658A final stop is Xiaofengkou, about 10 minutes from Songxue Lodge. There is no lodging available at Xiaofengkou. Please book Songxue Lodge in advance. Booking email: tsfs@forest.gov.tw

    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

    2. From East Taiwan (Westbound): From Hualien Train Station or Taroko National Park Headquarters take Hualien Bus #1141(only serviced once daily) to Lishan alight at Dayuling station. (arriving at 11:45 towards Lishan; arriving at 15:54 towards Hualien Train Station). Hualien Bus Phone Number: 03-8323485. http://www.hualienbus.com.tw/bus/userfiles/files/149999051787548.pdf
    From Dayuling (at 41.5km) to Xiaofengkou at 36.6km on Provincial Highway 14A (14Jia) walking times requires about 1.5 hr /4.7 km. Hitchhike is not uncommon.

     

  • Transportation: How can I reach Sun Moon Lake from Taroko National Park?

    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/ "News/Roads&Trails"

  • Transportation: What are the useful transportation contacts for Taroko National Park?

    Railway:
    Hualien Train Station +886-3- 8355941 (26 km south of the Park Headquarters)
    Xincheng (Taroko) Train Station +886-3- 8611237 (5 km east of the Park Headquarters)

    Public Bus:

    Hualien Bus Terminal Station: +886-3- 8323485
    Hualien Bus-Railway Station Division: +886-3- 8333468
    Hopeland Tour Bus(Merry Tour/shuttle bus set tours) +886-3- 8355437
    Taroko Bus Company (Bus #302): 0800-827656

    Ubus #310 (Taiwan Tourist Shuttle Bus- Taroko Route) Terminal Station at Hualien Station: +886-8310192

    Nantou Bus Puli Station: +886-49-2996147

    Airlines:
    Hualien Airport +886-3- 8210700
    Hualien Airport Tourist Service Center +886-3- 8210625
    TransAsia Airways(Fushin) +886-3- 8210599
    Mandarin Airlines(Huashin) +886-3- 8210500

  • Transportation: What are some useful numbers visitors can call about road conditions and traffic?

    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



  • Transportation: What are the phone numbers for transportation and accommodation agencies in Taroko National Park?

    Please refer to the following pages for the detailed information:



    1. Please check "Tourism Information/Transportation/by car or train or by bus-bus timetable/download bus schedule". https://www.taroko.gov.tw/en/ 

    2. Please check "Tourism Information/Accommodations". https://www.taroko.gov.tw/en/ Tourism Info/Accommodation

  • Safety: Safety precautions before entering the Taroko National Park?

    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/ )
    (Accommodation: https://www.taroko.gov.tw/en/ Tourism Info/Accommodation)
    (Road conditions: https://www.taroko.gov.tw/en/  News/Roads and Trails)
    (Trail conditions: https://www.taroko.gov.tw/en/  News/Roads and Trails)

    (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: +886-3-8621048

      Fax: +886-3-8621523

  • Safety: Safety precautions when hiking in Taroko National Park?

    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: +886-3-8621048

      Fax: +886-3-8621523