Hualian Transportation

  • Driver and passenger
    Driver and passenger
    by Orchid
  • street in front of railway station
    street in front of railway station
    by 6aruna
  • The railway station is at the far end,
    The railway station is at the far end,
    by 6aruna

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    Talkative Mr Liu

    by Orchid Written May 9, 2013

    Getting around Taroko Gorge is difficult without your own transport. We read that one could hire taxis and checked quite a few recommendations before choosing Mr Lui. We were very satisfied with the one day tour to Taroko Gorge and the Chingshi Cliffs that we arranged - the whole thing via text message. The cost in 2009 was 2500TD, which seemed pretty standard. Mr Lui was cheery and a good driver, the car was in good condition too. I'd recommend his services to anyone interested in doing a similar trip

    We were collected as arranges at 9:30am and finished our tour in the afternoon at Bulowan Village at 1/4 to 6 in the evening- a full and busy day.

    Taxi 觀光旅遊 (Taxi Sightseeing Tours)
    天祥 • 太魯閣 • 東海岸風景區
    (TianXiang • Taroko • East Coast Scenic Areas)

    Looi Lai Fu

    Taxi # N2-459

    Driver and passenger
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    • National/State Park

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    Express trains

    by 6aruna Updated Apr 22, 2013

    The train ride from Taipei to Hualien takes about 2 1/2 hours.Catch the earliest train .The scenery is incredible.The train goes through tunnels and mountains and at some point there is blue sea on one side and mountains on the other.

    street in front of railway station The railway station is at the far end,
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  • Taipei - hualien trains

    by pohutakawa Written Jul 31, 2012

    At weekends and holidays trains are heavily booked - making planning difficult. I would suggest that if you are having issues getting TPE - Hualien direct train tickets then break the journey at Luodong City. It is often easier to get tickets if you break your journey at Luodong which is "about" the halfway point and good transport hub. This was suggested by a B&B owner I have had a lot of success in doing this.

    You can book this way online or at any train station. It might changing seats on the same train, or waiting for the next through train, but it's better than no ticket at all.

    By breaking the journey you have more chances of getting all the way there and back by train. If you can't get TPE - Luodong or Luodong - TPE sections by train, buses run VERY frequently between TPE and Luodong. Kavalan bus arrive/depart Taipei Bus Station near Taipei Main Train Station. Capital Bus arrive/depart from Taipei City Hall Bus Station intersection of Keelung Road and Zhongxiao East Road not far from 101. In Luodong both company arrive/depart from their respective offices, both of which are very close to Luodong train station. The fare is approx $nt120 and if traffic is light the journey takes around an hour.

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    Storyin Railway

    by storyin Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Eastern Line

    Ordinary train no.411 was my best choice.
    but it just now stop running.

    wind blow
    school children

    Ordinary Express train no.162 & no.157 was my second choice ......... -_-
    still alive ........

    My sketchbook , Hualian , June 2003
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    • Trains

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    Take Express Train from Taipei to Hualian

    by edelng Written Nov 25, 2009

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    We took an express train Tzu Chiang from Taipei to Hualien. Express train are faster and seats are assigned. The duration is about 2 hours. We bought the tickets from Taipei Main Station on the same day of travel.
    To check for schedule, the website is

    Tzu Chiang Express Train

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    East coast train

    by deeper_blue Written Nov 20, 2009

    The train line that runs the length of the east coast is not as quick as the west coast train but certainly more picturesque. From Hualian you can visit Taroko Gorge by getting off at Sincheng station, 20 mins to the north.

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    How to go to Hualien

    by Burtty Written Apr 8, 2003

    You can go to Hualien by the following ways.

    (1) airplane - It takes about 40 minutes to take the airplane from Taipei domestic airport to Hualien airport. The one-way ticket is about USD30 to USD40. The ticket can be bought at but that website is written in Chinese.

    (2) train - It takes about three hours to take the train from Taipei to Hualien by the fast express at the cost around USD 10 to USD 15.

    (3) car - Although it is a long way to go, it is worthy for you to see the beautiful scenes along the Su Hua Highway (route 9) in the car. You'll take about 5 hours driving from Taipei to Hualien. Be careful to pass the car in front of you only at the safe location.

    pics taken at Sakadang Trail
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