By Flight: Highly Recommended and Super Fast.
Around 55-min flight time. It usually costs TWD 1519/person during the weekdays. Please be noted flights depart at Kaohsiung Airport (KHH) and arrive at Hualien Airport (HUN). Book here
Around 5~7 hr train time. It costs around TWD 700~800/person. There are three useful tips to book tickets from Kaohsiung to Hualien. Book here
- Method 1:
Direct without transfer (4.5 ~ 5.5 hours), departure at Kaohsiung and arrival at Hualien.
- Method 2:
Direct without transfer (4.5 ~ 5.5 hours). If there is no available ticket from Kaohsiung to Hualien, please cut your journey into Kaohsiung-to-Taitung and Taitung-to-Hualien and book tickets in the same train. That's to say that you only change seat in the same train in Taitung rather than transfer to another train.
- Method 3:
Indirect with transfer (5~7 hr). If it's still no working on method 2, you only can book tickets (Kaohsiung-to-Taitung and Taitung-to-Hualien) in the different trains. Please reserve the buffer time (20~30min) for transfer.