With the opening of the Taiwan High Speed Rail (THSR), visitors can now easily take a day trip between Kaohsiung and Taipei. Currently eight stations are operating on the THSR line down Taiwan's western corridor: Taipei, Banqiao, Taoyuan, Hsinchu, Taichung, Chiayi, Tainan, and Zuoying (Kaohsiung), and three more are in the planning stage.
Tickets can be purchased by phone or online. Click on the following links for THRS Timetable & Fare Search and Reservation
THRS Customer Service:
- International Calls: +886-2-4066-3000 │ Local: 4066-3000
- Miaoli area: 4266-3000
- Taitung and Kinmen areas: 4666-3000
- Matsu areas and mobile phones：02-4066-3000 （Note: Calls are not toll-free.）