Transport

Car

From the north of Taiwan
XinTian (New Taipei City) Provincial Hwy No. 9 Yilan and Su'ao Hualienmap
RueiFang (New Taipei City) Provincial Hwy No. 2 Yilan Provincial Hwy No. 9 (SuHua Hwy) Hualien map
Taipei National Fwy No. 3 Nangang or Muzha National Fwy No. 5 Yilan and Su'ao Provincial Hwy No 9. (SuHua Hwy) Hualien map
From the south of Taiwan
Taichung Provincial Hwy No. 63 (Zhong-Tou Hwy) Provincial Hwy No. 63A Caotun Provincial Hwy No. 14 Puli Provincial Hwy No. 14A Da'yuling Provincial Hwy No. 8 (Central Cross-Island Hwy) Taroko National Park Headquarters Provincial Hwy No 9 Hualien map
Taichung National Fwy No. 3 Caotun National Fwy No. 6 (Direction Puli) Provincial Highway No. 14A Da'yuling Provincial Highway No. 8 (Central Cross-Island Hwy) Taroko National Park Headquarters Hualien map
Note : Be aware of frequent fog and falling rocks on SuHua Highway. Please drive cautiously. When heavy rain and typhoon strikes please take train or plane.
From the west of Taiwan
Kaohsiung National Fwy No. 10 Provincial Hwy No. 21 Provincial Hwy No.20 Chishang Provincial Hwy No. 11 Hualien map
Kaohsiung National Fwy No. 10 Provincial Hwy No. 21 Provincial Hwy No.20 Chishang Provincial Hwy No. 9 Hualien map
Kaohsiung National Fwy No. 1 Provincial Hwy No. 88 Provincial Hwy No.9 Taitung Provincial Hwy No. 11 (East Coast) Hualien map
Kaohsiung National Fwy No. 1 Provincial Hwy No. 88 Provincial Hwy No.9 East Rife Valley Provincial Hwy No.9 Hualien map

Flights

Taipei - Hualien
Trans Asia Airways Booking : +886-2-4498123    Phone bookings : +886-2-4498123
Kaohsiung - Hualien
Mandarin Airlines TEL : +886-7-8026868
Hualien Airport
Hualien Airport
TEL : +886-3-8210768    FAX : +886-3-8210750    Opening hours : 07:00~21:30
Address : No.1, Jichang, Jiali Rd., Xincheng Township, Hualien County 971, Taiwan (R.O.C.)

Railway

Timetable   |   Booking on line   |   Online Payment
TEL : 0800-765-888    (Local phone only) +886-2-21910096

Bus to Hualien

From Northern Taiwan

Currently there are no direct bus services in between besides "bus + train" connection.

Taipei – Yilan or Luodong
Both Kamalan and Capital Bus offer direct bus from Taipei to Luodong which takes 45 – 60 minutes; from there, take the train. Another option is taking a 3-hour Kuo-kuang Bus ride to Yilan. It's time consuming, but the beautiful scenery along the coast is worth it.
Kamalan Bus   |   Taipei Bus Station map   |   TEL : +886-2-9606539
Capital Bus   |   Taipei City Hall MRT station ex. 2 map   |   TEL : 0800-000866
Kuo-kuang Bus   |   Taipei West Bus Station, Terminal A map   |   TEL : 0800-010138
From Western Taiwan

Take FengYuan Bus of Taichung-LiShan Line from Taichung at 08:00 and arrive at 14:00. From there transfer to Hualien Bus LiShan-Hualien Line, leaving at 15:00 and arrives at Hualien Train Station at around 20:00.

Frequent alternations happen; please contact FengYuan Bus and Hualien Bus for the latest news.

Note: There's no direct connection from Hualien to Taichung. Take a Hualien-LiShan Line bus at 08:40 and arrive at 13:40. FengYuan Bus LiShan-Taichung Line leaves at 08:00 the next morning and arrives at around 14:00.

FengYuan Bus   |   Taichung Bus Station map   |   TEL : +886-4-25234175
Hualien Bus   |   Lishan Bus Station map   |   TEL : +886-3-8338146
From Southern Taiwan

Take a train to Taitung, and then Dingdong Bus or Hualien Bus toward Hualien Train Station along East Rift Valley or the East Coast.

Dingdong Bus   |   Taitung Train Station map   |   TEL : +886-89-325106
Hualien Bus   |   Taitung Train Station map   |   Fuli Bus Station map   |   TEL : +886-89-350451