Kuo-Kuang Motor Transport Company Ltd.
Kuo-Kuang Transportation has transfer stations from Xinying to Chiayi from Taipei, Taichung, and Tainan stations. After arriving to Chiayi, there are other forms of transportation that can reach Alishan.
Taiwan Railway has moderate fare and relatively accurate departure times. Therefore, it is the top transportation choice for many travelers. After arriving to Chiayi Station, you can transfer to the Alishan Forest Railway or other forms of transportation to reach Alishan.
TRA Chiayi StationNo. 528 Zhongshan Road, Chiayi City (has front and back entrances)
Taiwan High Speed Rail
The fastest transportation in the western part of Taiwan is none other than the Taiwan High Speed Rail. Although the fare is high, it helps to cut down on transit time during holidays.
From Chiayi High Speed Rail Station Exit 2, take the express bus BRT to Chiayi Train Station (about 25 minutes). Then take other transportations.
THSR Chiayi StationNo.168, Gaotie W. Rd., Taibao City, Chiayi County
Transportation in the area
Chiayi County Bus
If you don’t plan to drive yourself, Chiayi County’s bus system is a good choice for travelers. It reaches most of the recreational spots, but please pay attention to the arrival time to avoid long waits, so it won’t affect your travel schedule.
Taiwan Tour Bus
Do you not have any idea on how to plan your Alishan itinerary? Then leave it to Taiwan Tour Bus! The professional tour guide will take you on a comprehensive tour to experience the beauty of Alishan.
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Taiwan Tourist Shuttle
Taiwan Tourist Shuttle, a shuttle bus that stops at all the popular destinations, is a great transportation tool for travelers to Alishan! Since its route is especially designed to only stop at popular destinations, it makes planning more convenient. Visitors who take the High Speed Rail can also buy multi-tickets!
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Sun Moon Lake – Alishan Line
Sun Moon Lake 08:00, 09:00
Alishan 13:00, 14:00
Stops at Dream Works of the Plums and Tataka for 20-30 minuts
Multi-ticket or electronic ticket holders, please call to reserve a seat one day prior to your trip: +886-49-2856879
Alishan Forest Railway
Main Line: Chiayi ⇆ Shizilu
Stops along: Beimen, Zhuqi, Zhangnaoliao, Mt. Duli, Liyuanliao, Jiaoliping, Shuisheliao, Fenqihu, Duolin
Alishan Forest Rail Branch Line (inside the Alishan National Forest Recreation Area)
Sunset time is different each season, and Alishan Station will make time adjustments on their train schedules according to the time of sunset each day and the number of passengers. Visitors who wish to ride on the sunset train must purchase their tickets one day prior to their trip from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm on the 2nd Floor of Alishan Forest Rail Chiayi Station, Beimen Station, Fenqihu Station and Alishan Station.
Shenmu Line (Sacred Tree Line)
Please refer to the schedule to Zhaoping Station. When you get off the train, please walk along Shuishan Line.
Mianyue Line is currently discontinued. Due to this route runs along the Taiwan Windowsill Orchid Natural Conservation Area and considering people’s safety, access is prohibited.