Taiwan’17 – Taipei to Hualien Combo

Taipei to Hualien Combo Ticket

 

Travelling throughout Taiwan can definitely be difficult, especially if it is your first time there, or there might be a language barrier. The express train tickets are known to regularly sells out to travelers and daily commuters every day. Getting from areas like Taipei to Hualien may seem like an impossibility if you aren’t able to show up at the train station early or somehow book your train in advance.

The good news is there is a much cheaper option for traveling from Taipei to Hualien and you won’t ever have to worry about booking ahead.

Taipei to Hualien Combo Ticket
Proceed to Taipei Bus Station, you will see many counters, that brings you to almost every part of Taiwan.

This cheaper and easier option is called the Combo Ticket:

Combo transportation involves utilizing a shuttle bus as well as a train and this option almost never sells out. This ticket option is available for 209 TWD for one-way transit.

Taipei to Hualien Combo Ticket

By partially following the freeway system from the Taipei city hall bus station you can get a bus ticket to the Luodong train station and then a train ticket to the Hualien train station. The tickets are only sold at the bus station on the day of travel meaning no advanced purchase but also a wide availability of trips.

If you check out the combo transportation route on Google maps you will also find that it is roughly 40 km shorter than the route that you would take by train. Buses arrive every 5 to 10 min. and this route runs all day. The total journey takes between 2.5 hours to three hours with a 50-minute bus journey and a one hour- 1.5-hour train trip.

Waiting for the connecting train at Ludong station needs to be considered so you should take the earlier bus to make sure you are available for the next connection.

Taipei to Hualien Combo Ticket
Bus from Taipei Bus Station to Luodong Station
Taipei to Hualien Combo Ticket
When you arrive at Ludong station, you will already have your ticket prepared so there’s no need to wait in line or receive a confirmation. You can simply proceed to the station platform for the Local train or Fast Local train and enjoy your train trip to Hualien.
Taipei to Hualien Combo Ticket
Taipei to Hualien Combo Ticket
Taipei to Hualien Combo Ticket
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Taipei to Hualien Combo Ticket
Taipei to Hualien Combo Ticket
Taipei to Hualien Combo Ticket
Taipei to Hualien Combo Ticket
Taipei to Hualien Combo Ticket
Taipei to Hualien Combo Ticket
Taipei to Hualien Combo Ticket
Taipei to Hualien Combo Ticket
Taipei to Hualien Combo Ticket
Taipei to Hualien Combo Ticket
Taipei to Hualien Combo Ticket
Taipei to Hualien Combo Ticket
Hualien Train Station

2 Replies to “Taiwan’17 – Taipei to Hualien Combo”

  1. What’d you think of Hualien? Isn’t it the best? Please tell me you saw Taroko Gorge. I really like this idea for getting there. Hualien is a pain in the butt to get to but this seems like a much easier way to do it! We went on Chinese New Year, a train from Taipei to Hualien. SO PACKED! We were all jammed in and couldn’t move for 3 hours, it was terrible!

    1. backpackwonders says: Reply

      Hi. I love hualien and it is the cheapest option to go to other cities in Taiwan, outside Taipei!
      You can probably try this track, as it wasnt crowded, and there are ample space to move around and even walk around to take photos. The locals does that too !

      Although it is longer in duration, we get to see loads of stuff!

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