It’s winter in Taipei, just landed early in the morning at crack of dawn from a 4.5hours flight from Singapore. Took a few hours nap, not wasting anytime, off we drove to Kaohsiung (高雄; Gāoxióng).
The 355km drive takes around 3.5 – 4 hours depending on traffic. Taking highway 1, it’s a no brainer straight and easy drive to the southern part of Taiwan, passing by Taichung and Tainan. Click here for an overview of the drive on the map.
Other methods to travel to Kaohsiung from Taipei:
By Taiwan High Speed Rail (HSR):
Taking the High Speed Rail from Taipei Main Station to HSR Zuoying Station (about 1.5-2 hrs), and then a short KRT ride from the (R16) KRT Zuoying Station Kaohsiung City area or just take the cab. HSR is the fastest, most preferred method to reach Kaohsiung. For more information on high speed rail schedule, you can visit the official website of Taiwan High Speed Rail (HSR)
Take train from Taipei Main Station to Kaohsiung Main Station (about 4.5-6hrs) and a short KRT ride from the (R16) KRT Zuoying Station Kaohsiung City area or the cab. For more information on train schedule, visit the official website of Taiwan Railways.