Taiwan High Speed Rail Ticket Booking Guide

Taiwan’s High Speed Rail (THSR) is one of the most convenient ways to travel around Taiwan. From Taipei you can get to Kaohsiung in 1 1/2 hours. When I travel, I prefer to use Taiwan’s High Speed Rail system because it is more convenient, comfortable and faster than the Taiwan Railway Association’s (TRA) trains.

Unfortunately, THSR tickets cost quite a bit depending on how far you want to travel, but there a couple ways to get a discount on the THSR tickets.

The most convenient is to purchase your tickets through Klook. Below you will find a list of each discounted ticket depending on departure station.

5 Day Joint Train Pass

3 Day THSR Pass

2 Day Flexible Unlimited Pass

Departure: Taipei

Departure: Nangang

NangangBogo“>Buy One Get One Free:

Nangang is located to the east of Taipei. It’s a quick trip, but you can find the Shawa Canyoning nearby. A beautiful waterfall that is worth your time.

Departure: Taoyuan

Departure: Hsinchu

HscinchuBogo“>Buy One Get One Free:

Hscinchu is a beautiful and popular business city. I haven’t visited yet, but I plan on doing so in the future.

If you are traveling with a partner or your family, you also have the option of getting two tickets for the price of one from Hsinchu to the other Taiwan High Speed Railway stations.

Departure: Changhua

Departure: Yunlin

Departure: Banqiao

Departure: Miaoli

Miaoli “>Buy One Get One Free:

Miaoli is known for its beautiful Tong Blossoms. If you visit in May-April you will be able to see the beautiful Tong Blossoms. The Miaoli HSR station also offers a BOGO option so you can get two tickets for the price of one.

Departure: Taichung

Departure: Tainan

Departure: Kaohsiung

kaohsiungbogo“>Buy One Get One Free:

Kaohsiung has an international airport and is where I prefer to travel from since it is so close to Tainan. It is also a great starting point in your tour of Taiwan. You can take a the normal TRA trains to to the east coast or you can use the HSR to visit the west coast.