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Getting Here

traffic map on Sun Moon Lake

You can take the following public transportation or drive to Sun Moon Lake in Nantou: Taiwan Railways, Taiwan Tour Bus and Kuo-Kuang Motor Transport.

Taichung International Airport→Sun Moon Lake

  Taichung International Airport→Sun Moon Lake

1. Taiwan Tourist Shuttle Sun Moon Lake Route

Please board the shuttle at the 2nd platform. There is only one shuttle departing from the airport each day. Departure time - 3:10pm; travel time – 2 hours

2. Bus No. 156 + Taiwan Tourist Shuttle Sun Moon Lake Route

Taichung International Airport ←→ Taiwan Railways Taichung Station (1st floor, Exit 5, 3rd platform, about 40 minutes) ←→ Sun Moon Lake (approximately 90 minutes)

3. Bus No. 302 + Taiwan Tourist Shuttle Sun Moon Lake Route

Taichung International Airport ←→ Taichung Gancheng Station ←→ Sun Moon Lake

※ Please check the Taiwan Tourist Shuttle website for actual departure time and route.

Information

TRA & THSR

  TRA & THSR

TRA→Sun Moon Lake

Because Taiwan Railway’s price is reasonable and the trains run frequently, it’s the first choice of transportation for many people coming to Taichung. Take the train and get off at Taichung Station, then take the Taiwan Tourist Shuttle to Sun Moon Lake.

Taichung Station

Address:No. 1, Sec. 1, Taiwan Blvd., Central Dist., Taichung City 400, Taiwan (R.O.C.) MAP

TEL:+886-4-22216492

Business Hours:6:00am - 12:00pm

TRA Jiji Route Information

The Jiji line runs from Ershui in Changhua County to Checheng in Nantou County. The entire distance is about 30 km. This is a popular nostalgic railway route. It stops at Ershui, Yuanquan, Zhuoshui, Longquan, Jiji, Shuili and Checheng Stations. Visitors can take a local train at Changhua Station or Taiwan High Speed Rail-Taichung Station, head to Shuili Station or Checheng Station, and then take the Nantou Bus to Sun Moon Lake.

Ershui→Checheng

Departure time: First train 6:00am; Last train 9:40pm

Checheng→Ershui

Departure time: First train 7:00am; Last train 10:40pm

※Departure time is for reference only. Please check the Taiwan Railway website for actual departure time.

THSR Taichung Station→Sun Moon Lake

The High Speed Rail travels very fast and is good for visitors who want to reduce their time spent on traveling. Take the High Speed Rail train and get off at Taichung Station, then go to the 1st floor, Eexit 5, Platform 3rd platform and take the Taiwan Tourist Shuttle to Sun Moon Lake.

THSR Taichung Station

Address: No. 8, Zhanqu 2nd Rd., Wuri Dist., Taichung City 414, Taiwan (R.O.C.) MAP

TEL: +886-4-22216492

Business Hours:6:00am - 12:00pm

Ticket Booking Information

Taiwan Tourist Shuttle Sun Moon Lake Route

  Taiwan Tourist Shuttle Sun Moon Lake Route

Taiwan Tourist Shuttle is a bus service that connects to all the popular attractions, train and high-speed rail stations. Ticket packages and high-speed rail combo tickets are available to make visiting Sun Moon Lake an easy and enjoyable event. If you don’t want to drive or join a tour, Taiwan Tourist Shuttle is your best choice.

Information

Taiwan Tour Bus

  Taiwan Tour Bus

Taiwan Tour Bus has a number of routes traveling to Sun Moon Lake. Not only does it include food and fun, but it also includes accommodation for 2-day trips. There is also a tour guide to help visitors learn the stories of Sun Moon Lake. This is a great option for visitors who don’t have time to plan their trip.

Information

Long Distance Bus

  Long Distance Bus

Taipei←→Sun Moon Lake

Kuo-Kuang Motor Transport (1833)

Distance: approximately 4 hours

Taipei Departure: First bus 7:00am; Last bus 5:00pm

Sun Moon Lake Departure: First bus 7:30am; Last bus 4:20pm

Sun Moon Lake ←→ Xitou bus connection

Puli Bus Station → Sun Moon Lake (Shuishe) → Shuili → Jiji → Sheliao (Zinan Temple) → Guangxing → Xitou

Departure time at Puli Bus Station: 6:20am

Departure time at Sun Moon Lake (Shuishe): 7:00am, 9:00am, 11:00am, 1:30pm, 3:30pm, 5:30pm

Departure time at Xitou: 7:00am, 9:00am, 11:00am, 1:30pm, 3:30pm, 5:30pm

Alishan ←→ Sun Moon Lake

There are not that many buses going from Alishan to Sun Moon Lake, because there are relatively few passengers. Passengers with ticket packages or passes, please call the sales office to reserve seats 3 days prior to departure.

TEL: +886-49-2856879

Yuanlin Bus(6739)

Departure from Alishan: 1st bus 1:00pm; last bus 2:00pm

Departure from Sun Moon Lake: 1st bus 8:00am; last bus 9:00am

Information

※Please check website or onsite announcement of each bus company for actual departure time.

Driving

  Driving

If you want to plan your schedule yourself and have an unrestricted trip, you can drive. We recommend 7 different routes to Sun Moon Lake. Whether you’re coming from the northern, central or southern part of Taiwan, you can enjoy a self-guided trip by driving to Sun Moon Lake.

Coming from Taipei

Route A:

National Highway No. 3 → Wufeng System Interchange (National Highway No.6) → Ailan Interchange (continue on via Provincial Highway No. 14 to Puli) → Puli (continue on Provincial Highway No. 21) → Yuchi → Sun Moon Lake

Route B:

National Highway No. 1 → Changhua System onto National Highway No. 3 going south →Wufeng System Interchange (National Highway No.6) → Ailan Interchange (continue on via Provincial Highway No. 14 to Puli) →Puli (continue on Provincial Highway No. 21) → Yuchi → Sun Moon Lake

Route C:

National Highway No. 3 → get off on Caotun Interchange and onto Provincial Highway No. 14 to Puli → Puli will become Provincial Highway No. 21 to Yuchi → Sun Moon Lake

Coming from Taichung

Route A:

Taichung → Jhongtou Expressway → get off on Jhongtou Interchange and continue on National Highway No. 3 going south → Wufeng System Interchange (National Highway No.6) → Ailan Interchange (continue on via Provincial Highway No. 14 to Puli) →Puli (continue on Provincial Highway No. 21) → Yuchi → Sun Moon Lake

Route B:

Taichung → Taichung Rd. → Dali → Kuokuang Rd. → Provincial Highway No. 14 → Caotun → Provincial Highway No. 14 → Puli → Provincial Highway No. 21 → Yuchi → Sun Moon Lake

Coming from Kaohsiung

Route A:

National Highway No. 1 → Provincial Highway No. 78 Expressway → National Highway No.3 → get off on Jhushan Interchange → Jiji (continue on Provincial Highway No. 3 and get on Provincial Highway No. 16) → Shuili (Provincial Highway No. 16) → Sun Moon Lake (onto Provincial Highway No. 21)

Route B:

National Highway No. 3 → get off on Jhushan Interchange → Jiji (continue on Provincial Highway No.3 and get on Provincial Highway No. 16) → Shuili (Provincial Highway No. 16) → Sun Moon Lake (onto Provincial Highway No. 21)

Ita-Thao – Shuanglong

Township Road 63

From Ita Thao Shopping District drive pass Tannan, Dili, and Shuanglong Bunun Tribe. The area along this route is the Bunun Culture and Ecology Route, where you can explore the Bunun culture and ecosystem.

Shuili – Xinyi

Provincial Highway 16

From Shuili Township to Xinyi Township travel along Provincial Highway 16 all the way to Dili Village. Follow the meandering road and continue onto Minhe Village in Shuili Township as the spectacular Zhuoshui River comes to view. The lush green mountain forest on either side appear like open arms welcoming you to Dili, Tannan and Shuanglong Tribe.

Real-Time Traffic Info.

Traffic Inquiry

Inquiry Hotline for Highway Condition: +886-2-23113456 #1968

Information Hotline for Traffic and Disasters: 1968

Radio Condition via Broadcasting

Police Broadcasting Service: +886-800-000123

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