Travel in Taitung

As soon as you arrive in Taitung, there are numerous transportation options you can choose, including trains, cars, bikes and shuttles, and more. All you need to do is to relax and enjoy your vacation! Taitung is surrounded by lush mountains and blue sea, with a tiny population spread over a vast area. The convenient transportation system in this city makes it easy for you to travel to any destination in Taitung.

How to get to Taitung

The most economical way to get to Green Island is to take a ferry, which takes from fifty-minutes to an hour. If you are prone to seasickness, it might be better to go by airplane, which only takes 15 minutes.

By Ferry

Ferries travel back and forth between Orchid Island and Taitung; however, the schedule might vary during peak seasons and low seasons. It is suggested to contact the ferry companies for up-to-date schedule and arrive at the harbor earlier to get on board in time.
It takes about 2 to 3 hours from Fugang Fish Harbor to Kaiyun Harbor on Orchid Island by ferry. It takes about 2 to 2.5 hours from Kenting Houbihuh Harbor to Kaiyun Harbor on Orchid Island by ferry.  Please notice that the ferries are not running during October to March.  Please contact the ferry companies for more information.
The current ferry routes are: Fugang-Green Island-Orchid Island and Houbihu-Orchid Island-Green Island (by Golden Star). Please contact the ferry companies for more information.
Fanli Shipping Co.,Ltd.(Triumph): 089-281047
Longhong Navigation Co.,Ltd.(Green Island Star): 089-280226
Xinfa Shipping Co.,Ltd.(Golden Star、Star): 089-281477

To Fugang Fish Harbor

If you travel from the Taitung Railway Station or the Taitung Airport, you can take the Taiwan Tourist Shuttle, Diing Dong Bus, or a taxi to Fugang Fish Harbor.
 

Car & Scooter Rental

The most convenient way to travel around Green Island is by riding a scooter. It takes about an hour to circle the island, and can be quite cheap. The only gas station on the island is at Nanliao Village, open from 8am to 5pm. We recommend choosing one of the local vacation packages if you are not familiar with the island.

Bicycle and Motorcycle Rental

Riding Your Own Scooter
The ferry companies offer the following motorcycle shipping services: Taitung to Orchid Island for NT$400, Houbihu to Orchid Island for NT$300, Orchid Island to Green Island for NT$300, and Green Island to Taitung for NT$200. Please contact the ferry companies for more information.
Circle Island Sightseeing Bus
Based on a fixed schedule, Green Island Sightseeing Buses set off each hour from Nanliao Harbor, head on East Line 90 to circle the island in a counter-clockwise direction, and then head back to Nanliao Harbor. The total travel time is 2 hours. The sightseeing bus tour stops by all the main attractions, including the Human Rights Memorial Hall, Guanyin Cave, and Sleeping Beauty. If there are more than five people in your group, please contact the Green island Township Office for charter service at 089-672510.
You can hop on and hop off the bus whenever you want. Spend as long as you want at the attraction and then join any following tour bus on the route.Bus Departure Time: Departing from Nanliao Harbor
Peak Season (April to September):
AM【08:30】【09:20】【10:00】【10:40】【11:30】
PM【13:30】【14:20】【15:00】【15:40】【16:20】【17:00】
Off Season (October to March):
AM【08:30】【09:00】【10:40】【11:00】
PM【13:30】【15:30】【16:00】【17:00】
Ticket Fare:
Full-fare Ticket: NT$100, unlimited travel for one person for one day. Discount ticket: NT$50, for children under 12, seniors aged 65 or above, and people with disabilities.
Where to Purchase: The Glass Boat Ticket Counter at Nanliao Harbor
089-672510
There are two ways of travelling to Orchid Island. You can either take an airplane at Taitung Airport or take a passenger ferry at Fugang Harbor in Taitung or Houbihu Harbor in Kenting. If you have a longer vacation, we recommend spending a few days enjoying both Green Island and Orchid Island.

To Fugang Fish Harbor

By Ferry
Ferries travel back and forth between Orchid Island and Taitung; however, the schedule might vary during peak seasons and low seasons. We suggest contacting the ferry companies for up-to-date schedule and arrive at the harbor earlier to get on board in time.
It takes about 2 to 3 hours from Fugang Fish Harbor to get to Kaiyun Harbor on Orchid Island by ferry. It takes about 2 to 2.5 hours from Kenting Houbihuh Harbor to get to Kaiyun Harbor on Orchid Island by ferry.  Please notice that the ferries do not run from October to March. Please contact the ferry companies for more information.
The current ferry routes are: Fugang-Green Island-Orchid Island and Houbihu-Orchid Island-Green Island (by Golden Star). Please contact the ferry companies for more information.
Longhong Navigation Co.,Ltd.(Green Island Star) phone 089-280226
Xinfa Shipping Co.,Ltd.(Golden Star,Star) phone 089-281477

To Fugang Fish Harbor

If you travel from the Taitung Railway Station or the Taitung Airport, you can take the Taiwan Tourist Shuttle, Diing Dong Bus, or a taxi to Fugang Fish Harbor.
 

Car & Scooter Rental

Biking around Orchid Island takes about 3.5 hours, but it’s not for the faint of heart thanks to hilly roads and the burning sun. If you’re up for the challenge, we do recommend the round-the-island ride. Lan An Cultural & Educational Foundation near the airport offers bicycle rental services; the airport also provides free bikes to the public. Applications will need to be processed in the terminal office.
Taxis aren’t available on Orchid Island, but if you are traveling in a group of four or more, you can book a minivan wither either 4 or 9 seats. Please contact the car rental companies for more details. We recommend choosing one of the local vacation packages if you are not familiar with the island.

Bicycle and Motorcycle Rental

Riding Your Own Scooter
The ferry companies offer the following motorcycle shipping services: Taitung to Orchid Island for NT$400, Houbihu to Orchid Island for NT$300, Orchid Island to Green Island for NT$300, and Green Island to Taitung for NT$200. Please contact the ferry companies for more information.
Circle Island Sightseeing Bus
Don’t miss the circle island sightseeing bus tour on Orchid Island! The brand new buses are comfortable and it runs 4 circuits per day. Join the sightseeing bus tour and enjoy a great view of the island.
Bus Departure Time: Departing from Orchid Island Township Office
AM 【07:30】【09:30】
PM 【13:10】【14:30】
Additional Information:
  1. The regular bus route runs Monday through Thursday.
  2. The two shifts on Friday mornings operates on regular route. The afternoon shifts will change the route as follows: Farmers’ Association-Hongtou-Langdao-Orchid Island Township Office.
  3. The 2nd bus shift (at 9:30am) does not operate on national holidays.
  4. Ticket Fare: NT$125

Other Transport

Railway|North-Link Line, South-Link Line

The East Coast Taiwan Railway consists of the North-Link Railway and the South-Link Railway, passing through the East Rift Valley and Taitung to the south of Taiwan. Trains run along the seacoast with the high mountains on one side and the deep blue sea on the other side. By traveling these lines gives you the chances to experience the stunning beauty of Taiwan.

Bus|Trip to Taitung

Public bus service take travelers to the attractions based on the best route. It is an environment-friendly way to explore Taitung.

Driving|Provincial Highway No.9-East Rift Valley, Provincial Highway No.11-East Coast

Taiwan is a left-hand drive country. Driving in Taitung is very easy and handy. If you are a person who likes to drive, driving is one of the most convenient ways to explore the city.

Flights|Taipei to Taitung

Taitung has a domestic airport and in general, s; there are totally 10 flights per day from Taipei to Taitung. The average flight time from Taipei to Taitung is within an hour.

Island Transport|Green Island and Orchid Island

The most economical way to get to Green Island is taking a ferry and it takes fifty-minute to an hour. If you are prone to sea sickness, it might be better to go by airplane, which only takes 15 minutes.