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An economical alternative is to take the train from Taipei to Hualien. For the express Tai Lu Ge or Zi Qiang train: a ticket costs NT$ 440, for adults. It takes 2 -3 hours according to different train types.

From North Taiwan-Taipei to Taroko National Park:

The Eastern-link Line: from Taipei City (station code:1000) to Xincheng (station code:7030, 5km away from the Park HQ) or Hualien (station code:7000, 26km away from Taoko National Park Headquarters visitor center)

Option 1 by Train - Taipei to Hualien or Xincheng:

Taipei to Hualien

  • *express (Taroko or Puyouma) or limited express (Tze-Chiang): The price is NT$ 440/person one way. It takes 2 hrs to 3 hrs according to different train types.
  • *express (Chu-Kuang): The price is NT$ 340/person one way. It takes about 4-4.5 hours according to different train types.
  • *semi express (Fu-Hsing): The price is NT$ 259/person one way. It takes about 4-4.5 hours according to different train types.

Taipei to Xincheng

  • *Taroko or Puyouma express or Tze-Chiang limited express: NT$ 403/person one way.
  • *Chu-Kuang express: NT$ 311/person one way.
  • *Fu-Hsing semi express: NT$ 259/person one way.

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Up to 28 days advanced ticket booking is available. After reserving tickets from the website, write down the ordering code, and go to the nearest train station or Post Office or 7-11/FamilyMart store to pick up your tickets. You may have to show the counter clerk your passport while getting tickets. Tickets can be purchased at the ticket counter; alternatively, you can also use the Taipei Metro EasyCard, iPass, or iCash to pay the fare at the ticket barrier.

Xincheng train station (the nearest) is 5 km/3 miles from the Park Headquarters. You could rent a scooter (international driver’s license required) at Xincheng station (to the left square of train station exit). Take a TaiwanTrip Bus - Taroko Route or Taroko Bus #302 (7-8 minutes bus time) run by Taroko Bus Company to Taroko National Park Headquarters Visitor Center after getting off train at Xincheng.

Hualien train station is 26km/15.6miles to the Park Headquarters. You may rent a car or a scooter (international driver’s license required) at Hualien train station. It takes 30 ~ 40 minutes to drive to Taroko National Park Headquarters Visitor Center. Or you can take a TaiwanTrip Bus-Taroko Route (via Qixingtan Beach) or local bus from Hualien station to Taroko National Park Headquarters Visitor Center (TaiwanTrip Bus- 40 minutes bus time, Local Bus- about 1 hr bus time).

Option 2 by bus/train:

Bus/Train combination from Taipei to Xincheng:
Travelling from Taipei to Xincheng station via a combination of bus (from Taipei to Luodong) and train (from Luodong to Xincheng) takes roughly 3 hours and does not require any advance ticket reservations.
A number of bus companies provide transport from Taipei to Luodong (~1 hour):
- Capital Bus #1570 from Taipei City Hall Bus Station (every 10-15 minutes):
- Kou-kuang Bus #1879 from MRT Yuanshan, MRT Nangang Exhibition Center Stations (every 15-20 minutes):
- Kamalan Bus #1917 from MRT Banqiao, Taipei Main Bus Station, MRT Technology Building Stations (every 15-20 minutes):
- MTC Bus #9028 from MRT Dapinglin, MRT Xindian Stations (every 30-45 minutes):
From Luodong, local (Qu Jian Che), fast local, semi-express (Fu-Hsing), express (Chu-Kuang), limited express (Tze-Chiang), and express (Taroko or Puyouma) trains travel to Xincheng averaging 45-87 minutes. Tickets can be purchased at the ticket counter; alternatively, you can also use the Taipei Metro EasyCard, iPass, or iCash to pay the fare at the ticket barrier.

Bus timetables are available from #iBus Info System, and please check Route Search/ Search by Bus Operator/ Choose Bus Company/ download the bus timetable

Option 3 by bus:

Bus from Taipei to Xincheng train station or Hualien:
Travelling from Taipei to Xincheng station by bus (from Taipei to Xincheng train station) takes roughly 3 hours (off-peak hours) and does not require any advance ticket reservations.
A number of bus companies provide transport from Taipei to Xincheng train station (~3 hours) or Hualien (~3.5 hours):
- Taipei Bus #1071 from Taipei Nangang Bus Station (West)
- Capital Bus #1580 from Banqiao Bus Station
- U Bus #1663 from Taipei Nangang Bus Station (West)
Tickets can be purchased at the ticket counter; alternatively, you can also use the Taipei Metro EasyCard, iPass, or iCash to pay the fare at the ticket barrier.
Bus timetables are available from #iBus Info System, and please check Route Search/ Search by Bus Operator/ Choose Bus Company/ download the bus timetable

Transportation: (A) From Hualien train Station to Taroko National Park or (B) From Xincheng Station to Taroko National Park. Please consult News > FAQ on our website. https://www.taroko.gov.tw/en/Event/FAQ: “Transportation: Where can I purchase day passes for buses to Taroko National Park?” for detail. Or please consult Tourism Info > Transportation > Bus Timetable on our website.