HSR Trains

Traveling on Taiwan’s High-Speed Rail (HSR) offers an exceptionally quick and convenient way to explore the island, linking its major urban centers in record time. The trains are equipped with modern amenities and comfortable seating, ensuring a smooth and enjoyable journey for all passengers.
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An integrated system of specialized rolling stock and dedicated tracks is what makes high-speed rail (HSR) significantly faster than traditional rail. In spite of the fact that there are no universal standards, lines with speeds above 250 km/h (155 mph) or lines upgraded to 200 km/h (124 mph) are widely considered high-speed. The first high-speed rail system was developed in Japan in 1964, known as the Tōkaidō Shinkansen.

Ground-based high-speed rail is the fastest and most efficient method for commercial transportation. There are over 37,900 km (23,500 mi) of high-speed rail on China's networks, making up over two-thirds of the world's total.

HSR Train Classes

Second Class

There is no doubt that second-class seats on high-speed trains are the most affordable. The row consists of five seats (3+2). Remember, however, that there isn't much space between rows.

  • Affordable price
  • 5 seats in a row (3+2)
  • Power outlets

First Class

First-class seats are more spacious and comfortable since they are arranged in rows of four. Their price, however, is higher.

  • 4 seats in a row (2+2)
  • Partially reclining seats
  • Foldable tables
  • Pillow and footrest
  • Power outlets

Superior Class

There are three seats arranged in a row. Passengers in the superior coach benefit from a glass door that separates it from other coaches, creating a quieter, more private environment. There is a price difference between superior seats and first-class seats but not between business-class seats.

  • VIP reclining seats
  • 3 seats per row or 3 seats on one side
  • 16 superior seats per train
  • Spacious, comfortable and quiet