Transport Options in Kaohsiung City
Get to each corner of the City with all kinds of mass transportation
Currently, there are two routes, the red line and orange line, which meet at Formosa Boulevard Station. Trains operate at 5-10 min intervals. In order to provide passengers with a nice riding environment, smoking, eating and drinking are strictly prohibited in the station or on the train.
Kaohsiung MRT stations are also unique tourist attractions. Central Park Station integrates sunshine and greenery into its architecture; and you should not miss The Dome of Light at Formosa Boulevard Station.
Formosa Boulevard Station
Light Rail Transit (LRT)
The LRT consists of 14 stations. The stations are designed based on the concepts of comfort and the City’s image, and some characteristic stations are: Cianjhen Star, Cruise Terminal, Love Pier and Hamasen. It’s a new option for residents to commute and for visitors to tour the City. Moreover, it has become an eye-catching mobile landmark of the City.
- Daily Operating Time: 07:00-22:00. Service Interval: 15 minutes
The ticket machine only sells one-way tickets; prepare enough change when purchasing the tickets.
Besides regular buses of the main routes, there are also sightseeing buses, community shuttles and MRT shuttles. With high service frequency and reasonable fares, these buses provide passengers with a comprehensive service network.
Mileage Zone Fare
The fares of the city bus are charged based on mileage zones. Tap an applicable card against the card reader when getting on and off the bus. If one forgets to tap the card when alighting, the card will be locked.
Mileage Calculation: The trip equal to or shorter than 8 km will be charged for one mileage zone; the trip longer than 8 km will be charged for 2 zones.
Regular Ticket: NTD 12/zone
Kaohsiung Sightseeing Bus
Kaohsiung Sightseeing Bus, with the open top design, provides different choices of seat areas, including an air-conditioned area, an open top area and a semi-open sofa area. Furthermore, audio guide services in English, Japanese, and Korean are available. After choosing a seat you prefer, just sit tight and wait for Kaohsiung’s attractive views to unfold before you.
Adults:NTD 300; Sightseeing Bus + Love Boat
package: NTD 430.more
YouBike is one of the best ways to visit the hidden attractions in Kaohsiung City. After registering your iPass or EasyCard on YouBike’s website or App, you can rent a YouBike on the street and start exploring the City freely.
It is the major transportation means between Kaohsiung and Cijin. By taking the ferry that is full of quaint charm, you will get to taste the delicious seafood and visit the old street in Cijin, experiencing this rare specialty of Kaohsiung tourism.
Kaohsiung Port Warehouse No. 2 (KW2)─Cijin
- Boarding Location：KW2 and Cijin Ferry Station
- Operating Days：Saturdays, Sundays and National Holidays
KW2 Station：Depart at the exact hour and half-hour from 11:00 to 19:30.
Cijin Ferry Station：First ferry departs at 11:15, and the others follow at half-hour intervals until 19:30.
- Boarding Location:：Gushan Ferry Station and Cijin Ferry Station
- Trip Duration：5 minutes
- Boarding Location：Cianjhen Ferry Station and Zhongzhou Ferry Station
- Trip Duration：15 minutes
Where to Take the Ferry
There are 5 routes connecting Kaohsiung City’s 3 must-visit attractions, namely The British Consulate at Takow, the Pier-2 Art Center and Hongmaokang Cultural Park, taking passengers to experience the local history, arts and culture.
Inspired by Venetian gondolas, the gorgeous Love Gondola will give you a trip of the Love River’s history and ecology and allow you to admire the riverside scenery from different angles.
at the platform across Kaohsiung District Court (No.188, Hedong Rd., Cianjing District)
Pink Swan Boat
It is the unique water tour you should not miss when visiting Kaohsiung. Get on the Pink Swan Boat and sail all the way to the northern coast. The pleasant coastal views and the tour guide’s interpretation will make this ride unforgettable.
Next to the Yuanjing Bridge (Hexi Rd. side) in Gushan District, Kaohsiung City
Ticket Price：NTD 500/30 min; maximum capacity: 4 people
Love River Solar- Powered Love Boat
One should not miss the experience of sailing on Love River under the blue sky. Since the route of Love River will take you through the bustling areas of the City, when night falls, the Love Boat sails along the riverfront neon lights. Listening to the interpretation of the enthusiastic tour guide, you will be able to feel the romance belonging only to this harbor city.more