Alishan Route A(via ⇔Fenqihu)

THSR Chiayi Station(高鐵嘉義站) to Alishan(阿里山):
THSR Chiayi Station(高鐵嘉義站)=>Ding-liou Elementary School(頂六國小)=>Wufeng Temple(吳鳳廟)=>Chukou Visitor Center(觸口遊客中心)=>Chukou(觸口)=>Longmei(龍美)=>Xiding(隙頂)=>Longtou(巃頭坪)=>Shizhuo(石棹)=>Fenqihu(奮起湖)=>Shizi Community(十字村)=>Youth Activity Center(青年活動中心)=>Alishan(阿里山)


Alishan(阿里山) to THSR Chiayi Station(高鐵嘉義站):
Alishan(阿里山)=>Youth Activity Center(青年活動中心)=>Shizi Community(十字村)=>Fenqihu(奮起湖)=>Shizhuo(石棹)=>Longtou(巃頭坪)=>Xiding(隙頂)=>Longmei(龍美)=>Chukou(觸口)=>Chukou Visitor Center(觸口遊客中心)=>Wufeng Temple(吳鳳廟)=>Ding-liou Elementary School(頂六國小)=>THSR Chiayi Station(高鐵嘉義站)

Tickets and Transport Information

Fare Price is calculated by sectionNT$271 / one way We accept: cash, easy card, ipass
Where to buy Ticket on Bus
Service Hotline Chiayi City Bus Service Administration Tel:+886-5-2788177ext.9Service Hour: 08:00~17:00

Guidelines for carrying folding bikes on the bus:
1. Carrying folding bikes on the bus is allowed.
2. Please observe the following rules when carrying folding bikes:
(1) You should put the folding bike in a bike bag.
(2)Put it in the luggage compartment for free.
(3)When putting your folding bike on a seat, you need to pay half fare for it.

Concession tickets guidelines:
1. There are full tickets and half tickets. All day return tickets are offered at discount prices already. Apologize for no further discount.
2. Half tickets are available to:
household registrations outside Chiayi County、Chiayi City,Senior citizens at the age of 65 or above, with ROC ID cards or Senior Citizen Cards
(2)household registrations outside Chiayi County、Chiayi City ,Holders of Disabled Cards. Must ride with a guardian or a partner.
(3) Holders of Disabled Cards. Must ride with a guardian or a partner.
(4) Children below 12 years old at height of 115cm and below 150cm can purchase half tickets with valid IDs.
(1)For senior citizens at or over 65 years old with household registration in Chiay County, holders of honor bus pass, or people with disability card, they can ride on buses for free with valid identifications.
(2)Children at the height of 115cm or below or children below 6 years old but at the height above 115cm are allowed to ride on the buses free with valid IDs. They are allowed to occupy seats. But they must be accompanied by adults with valid tickets. Each adults with valid ticket are allowed to take two children that are eligible to ride on the buses free. All children exceeding the requirements must purchase half tickets.

Guidelines for carrying pets on the bus:
1. You need to pay half fare for each pet carried on the bus. But they should not take any seat.
2. Passengers refusing to cooperate with the staffs’ advice, in case of the following, may be refused to ride on the bus. The unused tickets can be refunded in full:
(1) Suffering from serious diseases.
(2) Not carried in cages, baskets, or nets.
(3) Unclean or prone to damage other people and things.
(4) Harmful to public hygiene and other passengers; aggressive and dangerous animals.
(5) Not suitable to be carried on buses.
3. Passengers should carry their pets in cages, baskets, or nets. Each passenger is allowed to carry one pet, not exceeding the dimensions of 27cm3 (average length of 30cm on each side).
4. When carry pets, passengers should place them beside and take good care of them. They are not allowed to put on seats, luggage racks, or aisle. The cages, baskets, or nets carrying the pets should be closed or fastened tightly and wrapped up with waterproof cloth for hygiene reasons. If any passengers violate the rules and refuse to cooperate with the staff, they may be forced to leave the vehicle. The tickets will be suspended.
5. Guide dogs must be allowed on the buses to safeguard the rights of the people with visual impairment. All guide dogs can ride on the buses for free. As most guide dogs are huge, they are suggested to sit by the doors.

Timetable FAQ Alishan Route A(via ⇔Fenqihu) Guestbook

Alishan Route A(via ⇔Fenqihu) This play

Alishan Route goes to the spectacular Alishan Scenic Area. Its diverse scenes and landscapes are gorgeous. The sunrise view, sea of clouds, dusk scene, the Sacred Tree, and the Alishan Rail are called as the “five wonders of Alishan.” The most popular scenes are the sunrise and cloud sea. Visitors pack to enjoy these views. The thousand year old Chinese juniper cluster are the densest woods in Taiwan. No wonder people regard it as the most special and most popular scenic area in Taiwan.

THRS Chiay Station→Alishan

Related scenic spots along the route

Alishan National Forest Recreation Area

Alishan National Forest Recreation Area is located in Alishan Township, Chiayi, covering an area of 1400 hectares with the main tourism spot locating at about 2,200 meters high above sea level. It is cloudy mid-elevation temperate climate with an average annual temperature 10.6 ℃ and the annual rainfall is up to 4,000 mm. There are 209 raining days and 244foggy days on average. The heavily wet weather contribute the outstanding forest and climate landscape such as Alishan sunrise, sea of clouds, afterglow, forest, railways which count to the five famous sightseeing spots known internationally.


Fencihu owes its existence to the Forest Railway. At 1405m above sea level, it's very close to the half-way point between Chiayi and Alishan. Back in the old logging days Fencihu was the major center for repair and for maintenance on the railroad. For this reason, the population of about 800 is almost entirely Han Chinese, many of whom are Hakka (the Hakka people have always had an affinity for working on the railroad).

These days, the equipment mostly gets serviced in Chiayi and Fencihu's role has diminished, but there are hints of the town's former glory in the Train Depot