How Do I Get From Taipei to Hualien?

Option 1: Take the Train

This is the most popular and affordable method of getting to Hualien from Taipei.  The express trains will get you to Hualien in about 2 hours, while the non-express trains can take 3-4 hours. It is important to book your train tickets ahead of time, especially on weekends and holidays, as the trains do sell out.  A one way ticket will cost NT$440 per person. 

You can book train tickets online here.

 

 

Option 2: Take a Plane

This option can save you time and is easily booked online. The Uniair flights take around 50 minutes and typically cost around NT$850 per person. It should be noted that these flights depart from Taipei Songshan Airport (TSA), NOT Taoyuan International Airport.

You can book plane tickets here.

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