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Timetable (Hualien Bus)

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Touring Taroko gorge, please download the above buses schedule.

Departing at Hualien train station bound for Tianxiang:

Hualien train station bound for Taroko National Park Headquarters, Taroko Gorge, Tianxiang, Dayuling and Lishan.
Service telephone no.:886-3-8338146~8

Departing at Xincheng train station bound for Tianxiang:

Option 1: Taroko Bus Company runs 302 buses departing from Xincheng train station bound for Tianxiang, via Taroko National Park Headquarters, Taroko gorge, and Tianxiang.
Service telephone no.:0800-827-656

Option 2: Hualien Bus company runs 1133A and 1133 departing from Hualien station bound for Tianxiang via Xincheng train station, Taroko National Park Headquarters visitor center, Taroko gorge, and Tianxiang.
Service telephone no.:886-3-8338146~8

ATTENTION please:
Please check bus schedules before taking buses.Please confirm the bus schedules directly with bus companies in case of any recent changes.  Please call ahead to Hualien Bus Company (886-3-8338146), or Taroko Bus Company (0800-827-656) or Taroko National Park Headquarters staff at 03-8621100 ext 812 or 360 for confirmation. The timetable might change from time to time.  Buses might arrive later than the provided bus schedule, due to the highway #8 construction traffic control or other factors.

Hualien Bus Schedule

  • North Bound(departing from Hualien to Taroko)
    Buses head to Taroko National Park Headquarters and Tianxiang. (about 40 minutes to 1 hr (26 km) to the Park Headquarters; 1.5 hrs(46km) from Hualien station to Tianxiang).
  • Route
    Hualien Train Station --- 26 km --- Taroko National Park Headquarters — 2.3 km ---Eternal Spring Shrine --- Buluowan --- Tunnel of Nine Turns (Jiuqudong) (The must-see marble gorge trail in Taroko National Park, 700 m /30mins- 1.4km doubleback by foot, about 14km westwards from the Park Headquarters) --- 2.2km --- Cimu Bridge (Motherly Devotion Bridge) --- 300 m — Helui Campground --- Lushui --- 2 km – Tianxiang (19km west of the Park Headquarters/ 30-40 minutes by bus.) Note: Hualien #1133A departing from Hualien or Tianxiang will via Qixingtan (beach).

How can I reach Mt. Hehuan from Hualien?

  • North Bound(departing from Hualien to Taroko)
    Buses head to Taroko National Park Headquarters and Tianxiang. (about 40 minutes to 1 hr (26 km) to the Park Headquarters; 1.5 hrs(46km) from Hualien station to Tianxiang).
  • From Hualien to Mt. Hehuan: (the east to the west)
    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 Xianfengkou at Mt. Hehuan area (5.1 km/ 1 hour and a half hour walking time). Hitchhiking is not uncommon in Taiwan's rural areas.
    Hualien #1141 bus served one bus daily between Hualien station and Lishan.
    Departing at Hualien station bound for Lishan (Out)
    Hualien 8:40 ---- Taroko N. P. HQ 9:40 --- Tianxiang 10:15 Luoshao 10:35 Dayuling 11:44 Lishan 13:40
    Departing at Lishan bound for Hualien station (Back)
    Lishan 14:50 --- Dayuling 15:54--- Tianxiang 18:00 – Taroko Arch 18:30 --- Hualien 19:25

    Dayuling to Taroko or Hualien (the west to the east)
    Hualien Bus 15:50 at Dayuling heading towards Taroko, one bus daily only (East Bond). If tourists miss the bus, walk eastwards to Guanyuan (about 4.5km/an hour on foot). You can stay in Kuanyun Youth Hostel (04-25991173) at Guanyuan.

    How can I reach Mt. Hehuan by private car from Hualien?
    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/ 2hr by car), and then taking Provincial Highway 14A (14Jia) from Dayuling to Xiaofengkou- the Mt. Hehuan Service Station for the Mt. Hehuan area.

    Please be aware that there is snow control in the higher elevation sections of Provincial 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.

    By public transport:
    Tourists are advised to take either Hualien Bus from Hualien train station, and get off at Dayuling, and then hitchhike 5.1km (about 1 hr and 30 minutes walk) from Dayuling to Xiaofengkou (Mt. Hehuan Service Station). Then change a bus from Xiaofengkou to Taichung or Puli (Nantou county). There is no direct bus from Dayuling towards Taichung or Puli. Visitors have to have their private transport. Hitchhiking is not uncommon. From Puli one can take Nantou Bus Co. buses to Sun Moon Lake or Taichung.

    From Puli (Nantou County) to Xiaofengkou (Mt. Hehuan Service Station and Mt. Hehuan areas)

    A bus served daily by Nantou Bus Company from Puli to Xiaofengkou. (Tel: +886-49-2984031)
    Bus #6658A- Puli 7:05 am --60 minutes-- Qingjing Farm Guest House 08:05 am --47 minutes—Wuling 08:52 am —3 minutes — Songxue Lodge 08:55 am —10 minutes ---- Xiaofengkou 09:05am

    From Xiaofengkou to Puli
    Bus #6658A 15:50 pm Xiaofengkou – 10 minutes – Songxue Lodge – 3 minutes – Wuling – 47 minutes -- Qingjing Farm Guest House – 60 minutes --- Puli
    Tourists would like to visit the Mt. Hehuan North Peak trail or the Mt. Hehuan West Peak trail. The above mentioned buses are recommended. Mt. Hehuan North Peak is en route to Mt. Hehuan West Peak. However, please note that the hike from Xiaofengkou to Mt. Hehuan West Peak and back takes roughly two days. Please exercise caution.

    How can I reach Mt. Hehuan (Hehuanshan) from Taichung by public transportation?
    Option 1: From Taichung (Eastbound): A series of 3 buses connects Taichung to the trailhead of Mt. Hehuan Main Peak, Mt. Hehuan East Peak, Mt. Shimen, Mt. Hehuan North Peak and Mt. Hehuan West Peak. 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 bus station near by 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 and to be able to reach Xiaofengkou at 11:25 and 15:20 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.

    Option 2: From Taipei bus station: Take a bus from Taipei to Puli, then change a bus from Puli to Mt. Hehuan areas. See the above Leg 2 and Leg 3 Nantou bus company info.

The fastest and economical ways to reach Sun Moon Lake is from Taipei.

* There is no direct transport from Taroko to Sun Moon Lake.

  • Option 1 (the most economical): Departing at Taipei:
    taking a Kouguang #1833 bus (Taipei Bus Station Phone Number: +886-2-25583060) (4 hr/ NT$470 ) from Taipei bus station to Sun Moon Lake.
  • Option 2 (The fastest): Departing from Taipei to Taichung:
    High Speed Train (47 minutes – 1hr/NT$700) + change a bus at Taichung to Sun Moon Lake: a Taiwan Easy Trip bus from Taichung bus station to Sun Moon Lake (NT$169 paid by Taipei Metro easy card or I-pass or I-cash, or NT$193 paid by cash/ 1hr 45 minutes bus time)
  • Option 3: Departing from Taipei train station:
    taking a train to Taichung and change a bus
    Option 1: Local train: NT$241/about 3 hr
    Option 2: Ziqiang (express) train NT$375/about 2 hr
    Option 3 Puoma or Tailuge (Express) train: NT$375/about 1 hr and 38 minutes
    Then change a Taiwan Easy Trip bus at Taichung bus station to Sun Moon Lake (NT$169 paid by Taipei Metro easy card or I-pass or I-cash, or NT$193 paid by cash)/ 1hr 45 minutes bus time)
  • Or from Puli (Nantou County) to Sun Moon Lake: #6688 Bus (Nantou Bus Company)
  • Or from Taichung Bus Station to Sun Moon Lake: #6670 Bus (Nantou Bus Company)
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