Taipei Songshan Airport (TSA) ←→ Hualien Airpot（HUN）50minutes
Taipei Songshan Airport (TSA) ←→ Taitung Airpot (TTT) 50-60minutes
Taichung Airport ←→ Hualien Airpot（HUN）60minutes
Kaohsiung Airport ←→ Hualien Airpot（HUN）65minutes
Travelling by train is the most convenient way to get to the Hualien and Taitung areas. Taiwan Railway that runs through the East Rift Valley has played an important role in local public transport. However, it can be very difficult to get weekend tickets. So, please remember to book your train tickets to Hualien or Taitung 2 weeks in advance!
Unlike normal trains that arrive and depart soon, cruise-style trains make stops at various locations. Passengers are allowed to get off the train for sightseeing, come back on the same train and head for the next destination along the way. The tour provides shuttle service from the rail terminals to the tourist attractions as well as all kinds of experience activities. With a range of different cruise itineraries, the cruise-style trains offer package trips that include convenient transportation, comfortable accommodation, and tasty food.
TRA Bike Trains
Are you fond of cycling? Want to try a different way to travel? Bike transport services by TRA trains would be your best choice. You can travel with your bike on the same train, begin cycling through the East Rift Valley once you arrive, and enjoy the spectacular scenery on your beloved bike.
For those who are too late to book train tickets in advance, we recommend "combo tickets," including a bus ticket and a train ticket. Passengers can travel on a bus first and then switch to a train bound for Hualien and Taitung.
Taipei ←→ Yilan(1915、1917) 70minutes (Kamalam Bus)
Kaohsiung ←→ Taitung（1178） 3hours30minutes (Kuo-kuang Bus)
Another way to explore the beauty of the East Rift Valley is a self-drive tour. You can drive southbound from Taipei to Hualien and Taitung to see amazing mountain views and refreshing ocean vistas.
Taipei ←→ Hualien 181km (Provincial Hwy No.9)
Nantou ←→ Hualien 189km (Central Cross-lsland Highway)
Taipei ←→ Taitung 335km (Provincial Hwy No.9)
Pingtung Fonggang ←→ Taitung 96km (South-Link Highway)
Tainan ←→ Taitung 211km (South-Link Highway)
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