Kaohsiung - Post Report Question and Answers
Are local buses, trams, trains or taxis safe and affordable?
All modes of transportation are generally safe. They are VERY affordable. The MRT (subway) costs 20-60NT per ride, depending on the distance. Long distance buses to other cities are cheap too. For example, a ride to Taipei (5-hour journey) can cost about 700-900NT, one way. Train tickets are cheap too. HSR (High Speed Rail) tickets are more expensive; for example, a one-way ticket for Kaohsiung to Taipei is 1490NT. Taxis are usually safe, but it's always good to go with someone else at night, or to have a cell phone. - Aug 2011