Kaohsiung International Airport (高雄國際機場) is the main international and domestic airport for Kaohsiung and southern Taiwan, and the second busiest in the country. It offers an array of destinations, including with budget airlines such as Peach, TigerAir Taiwan and Scoot. The main Taiwanese airlines, China Airlines and Eva Air, run daily services to cities such as Tokyo, Singapore and Hong Kong.
How to get from and to the airport
By Kaohsiung Metro
The airport has its own metro station, Kaohsiung International Airport Station. The red line can take you all the way to Kaohsiung Station (18 mins, NT$35), or Zuoying Station (27 mins, NT$50) for the Taiwan High Speed Train. If heading to somewhere on the orange line, transfer at Formosa Boulevard Station.
There are a few direct highway bus services that can take you between Kaohsiung International Airport and some major tourist spots. Bookings to Kenting can be made at KKday, with departures approximately half hourly, while there are also buses to Tainan from Klook. For other places north of Kaohsiung it would usually be easier to take the metro or high speed train.
By rental car
The car rental desk is located between the International Terminal and Domestic Terminal, near the bus stops. Local operators Chailease and Carplus have staff here, but Budget and Avis have depots in the city center.
By private transfer
If you have a large group, such as with lots of children and lots of luggage, it might be worth getting a private transfer. These can be booked beforehand via websites such as KKday.
Taxis for immediate use are available just outside the international and domestic terminals. Fares are calculated by the meter, with NT$50 extra charged if coming from the international terminal.
Airport website for more information on your flight and facilities: kia.gov.tw