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Seamless land, sea, and air transportation

  • A convenient network of sea, land, and air transportation services provide Kaohsiung passengers with a diverse selection of transportation options. The Kaohsiung International Airport handles 470 flights to and from 22 major cities in Asia weekly. The HSR connects Kaohsiung with the Taoyuan International Airport, allowing international travelers to get around quickly.
  • The Port of Kaohsiung is Taiwan’s largest commercial port and the world’s 13th largest container port. The Port of Kaohsiung comprises six container centers and 122 piers. It also contains a deep-sea container port with a depth of over 16.5 m, catering for 15,000 TEU container vessels or larger. The Kaohsiung Port Terminal is scheduled for completion in 2018, which will cater for large-scale international cruise and passenger liners. Moreover, the Terminal’s modern design will become the entrance for tourists visiting Kaohsiung.
  • The coastal segment of the KLRT connects Kaohsiung’s four major public buildings and the Multi-Functional Commerce and Trade Park. The KLRT also intersects the red and orange KMRT lines at Kaisyuan Station and Sizihwan Station, respectively. The rapid transit system is further interlinked with the city’s 18 bus routes and public bicycle rental system to provide an unobstructed, eco-friendly, and comprehensive public transport network.
  • Sea transportation is also a feature of Asia’s New Bay Area, with a ferry scheduled to and from Cijin Island and the main island every five minutes. The ferry is a key means of transportation for local residents going to and coming from work. It is also the best option for tourists wanting to see Cijin. The Kaohsiung harbor tour cruiser offers comfortable and steady tour for visitors around the bay area, allowing them to appreciate the beauty of the seascape and ships from all over the world up close.

Launch of the first double-decker open-top tour bus in Taiwan

  • Taiwan’s first ever double-decker open-top tour bus was launched in Kaohsiung. By connecting the first double-decker tour bus and first light railway system in Taiwan, Kaohsiung hopes to enhance the economic and tourism value of Asia’s New Bay Area.
  • The double-decker open-top tour bus will have two test routes. Initially, the departure and return points will be at Dream Mall and stops will include the Pier-2 Art Center, Hamasen, Dream Mall, Kaohsiung Exhibition Center, Urban Spotlight Arcade, Kaohsiung Museum of History, and Formosa Boulevard MRT Station. Passengers will be able to enjoy the beauty of Kaohsiung’s cityscape, rivers, and port in the open air.

The public transport network of Kaohsiung