Traveling to Taitung – By Bus

Want to visit Taitung but don’t want to do the long drive? Bus routes are convenient across the mountain and the coastal line. Traveling by bus is a fantastic choice for both your budget and to allow for a more flexible itinerary!

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Taitung Mountain Area Bus Lines

The Dingdong Bus Mountain Line has 12 routes between popular towns and Taitung City. The route departs from Taitung Bus Station, and some of the routes end in Fuli Township, Hualien. The mountain routes passing through stops which include Beinan, Chulu, Siwei, Yanping, Luye, Yongkang, Wuling, Ruiyuan, Guanshan, Haiduan, Zhongqing, Chishang, Wulu, Lidao etc.

  • Fare: The fare amount is calculated based on mileage
  • Timetable: http://ett333023.com.tw/page3_12.htm
  • Phone: (089)333-023, (089)328-269
  • Website: http://ett333023.com.tw/

Taking the 8176 Chishang Guanshan Line is the best choice for traveling between Chishang Township and Guanshan Township. This bus line passes through downtown Chishang, Mr. Brown Avenue, Chishang Paradise Road, Guanshan Waterfront Park, Guanshan Bicycle Path, downtown Guanshan, and Rice County School.

Are there no tourist attractions near where you are staying? Do not worry! This bus route also passes through the small villages of Chishang and Guanshan. Please note that there are only two buses each way each day. Make sure to pay attention to the departure time, or call to reserve your tickets ahead.

  • Bus fare: The fare amount is based on mileage. A full ticket costs NT$88, and a half-ticket costs NT$44. Cash and electronic tickets such as EasyCard, iPASS Card, iCash 2.0 can also be used. During the summer of 2020 (from June 29 to September 30), using any electronic ticket to board the Taiwan Tourist Shuttle gets you a half-price discount.
  • Timetable: https://www.taiwantrip.com.tw/upload/1594949130ac73W.pdf
  • Tel: Transportation and Tourism Development Department of Taitung County Government: (089)330580
    Dingdong Bus Mountain Line Consulting Hot-line: 089-328269 Service time: 09:00~17:00
  • Website: https://www.taiwantrip.com.tw/line/108?x=4&y=2

This route runs between Taitung City and Luye tourist attractions, including Beinan Site, Yuan Sen Applied Botanical Garden, Chulu Ranch, Luminous Hot Spring Resort & Spa, Luye Railway Station, Luye Highland, etc. Passengers who want to participate in the Taiwan International Hot Air Balloon Festival held in July and August can take this route to Luye Highland.

  • Bus fare: The amount is based on mileage – Taitung Bus Station to Luye Highland: NT$120 for full tickets, and NT$ 60 for half-price tickets (cash fare). Luye Railway Station to Luye Highland: full ticket NT$28, half-price ticket NT$14 (cash fare). E-tickets such as EasyCard, iPASS Card, iCash 2.0 can be used. In addition, there are one-day pass and Taiwan Pass packages also available for purchase.
  • Timetable: https://www.taiwantrip.com.tw/upload/1594102957YzLP3.pdf
  • Bus schedule during the 2020 Taiwan International Hot Air Balloon Festival: https://imgur.com/KLfbY3N
  • Phone: Transportation and Tourism Development of Taitung County Government: (089)330580

Dingdong Bus Mountain Line Customer Service Hotline: 089-328269 Service Times: 09:00~17:00

  • Website: https://www.taiwantrip.com.tw/line/17
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Taitung East Coast Bus Lines

Dingdong Bus has 19 routes along the East Coast Line. It passes between major towns on the east coast and Taitung City, with multiple stops in the middle, including local communities that are not tourist hot-spots, making it easy to travel around. Passengers can make more use of Dingdong Bus to arrive at guesthouses and other Coast Line attractions. The areas covered by the Dingdong Bus Line include Changbin, Chenggong, Donghe, Taitung City, and Taitung Railway Station.

  • Bus fare: The fare amount is based on mileage.
  • Timetable: http://www.ddb333443.com/
  • Phone: 089-325106
  • Website: https://www.ddb333443.com/

When thinking of traveling along the East Coast, this passenger route should be your first choice. It is meant to set stops according to your travel list. There are five buses every day from Taitung Bus Station to Sanxiantai Recreation Area, passing through Taitung Railway Station, Taitung Forest Park, Fugang Fishing Harbor, Xiaoyeliu, Jialulan, Suigahara, Fushan Fish Reserve, Water Running Upward, Dulan Sugar Factory Café and Art Gallery, Jinzun, Donghe Bun Shop, Chenggong Town, and Sanxiantai.

  • Bus fare: The fare amount is based on mileage. Full tickets are NT$202 for the whole journey, while half-price tickets are NT$101. Pay by cash or E-tickets such as EasyCard, iPASS Card, iCash 2.0.
  • Timetable: https://www.taiwantrip.com.tw/upload/1593589863Scdba.pdf
  • Phone: East Coast National Scenic Area Office (089)-841520*1800 (8:30~17:00)
    Dingdong Bus East Coast Line Customer Service Hot-line: (089) 333-443
  • Website:https://www.taiwantrip.com.tw/line/40?x=4&y=2
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Taitung City Bus Lines

Taitung County Luhaikong Line (transportation hubs line): As the name suggests, this route is convenient for visitors arriving into Taitung City – whether by plane, train, bus or ferry – to get to Taitung City with ease. It passes through main transportation hubs in Taitung such as the Taitung Airport, Taitung Station(train), Taitung Bus Station, and Fugang Fishing Harbor. In addition, it passes through stations in the Taitung City areas: Yangming Villa, Kangle Elementary School, National Taitung Junior College, Taitung County Council, Taitung Sugar Refinery, Catholic St. Joseph Technical High School, Taipei Veterans General Hospital Taitung Branch, Beinan Gas Station, Baseball Stadium, Taitung Forest Park, Mei-O Seafood Restaurant, Fugang Community, Xiaoyeliu and etc. Passengers who would like to go to Green Island and Orchid Island by plane can take this bus route to connect to the airport.

• Bus fare: Fare from all stops to Taitung Station(train) is NT$25, any other stops beyond Taitung Station will be an additional NT$25. E-tickets such as EasyCard, iPASS Card, iCash 2.0 can be used.
• Timetable:https://taitung.biz/
• Phone:089-343-121
• Website:https://www.kbus.com.tw/Puyuma/Puyuma.html

This bus runs between Taitung Transfer Station and Taitung Station(train), stopping at various points in Taitung City. There are two buses in each direction every day. This is super convenient for travelers who want to move around in various districts of Taitung City. Stops along the way include Fantasy Tiehua, Taitung MacKay Memorial Hospital, Church of Latter-day Saints, National Taitung Senior Commercial Vocational School, Saint. Mary’s Hospital, Taitung County Government Contact Center, Taitung Art Museum, Taitung Christian Hospital, Kaifeng Road and Chang’an Street intersection, Xinsheng Post Office, Taitung Sugar Refinery, Dongfang Dazhen, Naruwan Hotel, Beinan Entrance, Baseball Stadium, Taitung Vehicle Impound, Taitung Station(train), Bausun Junior High School, Zhejiang Road, Taitung Forest Park, Tiantianlai, Wu Surgical Clinic, Taitung Chinese Association, Taitung Seashore Park, Datong post office, Zhonghua Road and Zhengqi intersection.

• Bus fare: Fare from all stops to Taitung Station(train) is NT$25, any other stops beyond Taitung Station will be an additional NT$25. E-tickets such as EasyCard, iPASS Card, iCash 2.0 can be used.
• Timetable:https://taitung.biz/
• Phone:089-343-121
• Website:https://www.kbus.com.tw/Puyuma/Puyuma.html

South Link Highway

Cross-region Travel by Bus

The Kuo-Kuang Motor Transportation 1778 route provides four buses every day to help you reach the South-Link Line and Taitung City with ease. It takes 3 hours and 30 minutes from Kaohsiung to Taitung on this bus. Bus No. 1778A is the same route but passes through the Caopu Tunnel(which shortens the trip by approximately 20 minutes). This added route has two daily buses each way and provides a quicker and more comfortable option for visitors traveling between Kaohsiung and Taitung.

• Ticket price: Full ticket: NT$ 523, Half-price ticket: NT$261
• Timetable:https://web.taiwanbus.tw/eBUS/subsystem/Timetable/TimeTableAPIByWeek.aspx?RouteId=1778&SearchDate=2020/07/23
• Phone:07-2352616
• Website:https://www.kingbus.com.tw/ticketPriceResult.php?sid=46

Hualien Transportation Bus provides two routes to the Taitung East Coast Line: Route 1145 is suitable for visitors who need to get to Changbin Township and Chenggong Township. It departs from Hualien Railway Station, and passes through Changyuan, Baxiandong, Sanjianwu, and Changbin, Zhuhu, Ningpu, Yiwan, Xiaogang, Baishoulian, with Chenggong Township as the terminal stop. The whole journey takes about 3 hours. Route 1127 also departs from Hualien Railway Station and also passes through Changbin and Chenggong, and then goes through Donghe, Longchang, Xingchang, Dulan, Junjie, Fugang, with Taitung as the terminal stop.

• Bus Fare: Route 1145 — Full ticket: NT$345, Half-price ticket: NT$173; Route 1127 — Full ticket: NT$514, Half-price ticket: NT$257.
• Timetable:https://www.hualienbus.com.tw/bus/userfiles/files/159280866844289.xlsx
• Phone:0800-322-816
• Website:https://www.hualienbus.com.tw/bus/ticket_info.php