The Alishan Forest Railway
Getting from Chiayi to Alishan
Bus times from Chiayi train station to Alishan:
Bus times from Alishan to Chiayi train station:
Bus times from Chiayi HSR to Alishan:
Bus times from Alishan to Chiayi HSR
10:10 (also stops in Fenqihu)
16:40 (wheelchair accessible)
How to Buy Alishan Forest Railway Tickets
Alishan forest train times: Chiayi to Fenqihu
Alishan forest train times: Fenqihu to Chiayi
Getting from Taipei to Alishan
Getting from Taichung to Alishan
Getting from Sun Moon Lake to Alishan
Getting from Kaohsiung to Alishan
Getting from Hualien to Alishan
Alishan Train Times in the National Scenic Area
Alishan Station is the closest to the Alishan tourist village, where most of Alishan’s hotels are located, as well as a collection of souvenir shops, restaurants, tourist information center, post office with ATM, and Taiwan’s highest 7-11. The station is just a few minutes walk in from the bus station where you will likely arrive.
Zhaoping (Chaoping) Station is closest to the Sister Ponds trail, the most walked tourist trail in Alishan. There are usually many tourists here, but it’s also an incredibly beautiful section of forest (see photo at top of this article. Zhaoping is also close to the starting point for a few lesser known hikes, as well as Alishan Hotel (see prices / read reviews), probably the nicest hotel in Alishan.
Shenmu (Sacred Tree) Station is located in another very pretty section of forest with some particularly large and ancient trees (2300 years+). Most people take the train to from Alishan to Zhaoping station, then walk and head back to Alishan station from Shenmu Station.
Zhushan Station takes you to the most famous sunrise spot in Alishan, so trains only run here super early in the morning. The times vary throughout the year depending on the time of sunset. You can check the times and purchase tickets one day in advance from from 1:30 to 4:30 in the afternoon from the second floor window at Alishan Station.
Alishan to Zhaoping Station departure times (NT$100, 6 min)
Zhaoping to Alishan Station departure times (NT$100, 6 min)
Alishan to Shenmu Station departure: times (NT$100, 7 min)
Shenmu to Alishan Station departure times (NT$100, 7 min)
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