Booking Alisan Forest Train Tickets

2016年10月9日 星期日

        Alisan Forest Train is an independent system, no matter its track system or ticket system. It's ticket system was supported by Taiwan Railway Administration (TRA) since 2016. Now you can book the tickets online and collect at convenient stores. By the booking system, you can decrease the uncertainty of your trip.
Alisan Cherry Blossom Season


About the Track System
        Alisan Forest Railway System includes the main line and some branch lines. The main line is between Chiayi Train Station and Alisan Train Station. However, the main line is open between Chiayi Train Station and Fenchihu Train Station only. Branch lines start from Alisan and extend to Zhusan (Zhusan), Zhaoping (Zhaoping Line) and Shenmu (Shenmu Line). You can book the tickets of main line online. But you still need to book the tickets of branch line on spot. 
      The fare of main line between Chiayi and Fenqihu is NTD 384 (one way) and the fare of Zhusan branch line is NTD150(one way).





Timetable of Main Line Uphill 
Train typeAlishanJungshingAlishan
Train No13113
RemarksDailyRuns on SundaysRuns on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays
Chiayi09:0009:3010:00
Fenqihu11:2011:5012:20

Timetable of Main Line Downhill 
Train typeAlishanJungshing ExpressAlishan
Train No23126
RemarksDailyRuns on SundaysRuns on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays
Fenqihu14:0014:3015:00
Chiayi16:2016:5017:20

Booking Main Line Tickets
        The ticket system is not totally merged with TRA ticket system. Therefore, you cannot  buy/book/pay/collect at another stations or buy/book at Kiosk of convenient stores (you can collect your tickets at convenient stores). There are 2 options to book/buy the tickets of main line.

  • On Spot

         If you arrive Chiayi Train Station one day in advance. You can buy ticket at the station. You can buy the tickets up to 11+1 days (1: the day you buy the ticket) in advance. The ticket office opens between 08:00~16:00.  Be noted that the ticket office of Alisan Forest Railway is 10 m in front of Chiayi Train Station.
The ticket office of Alisan Forest Railway
        There are 2 important official websites you may use when you book the tickets of Alisan Forest Train. You can check timetable and train code in information website.

         You can go to the official website of Alisan Forest Railway and book the ticket of  main line. You can book 14+1 days (1: the day you buy the ticket) in advance. On Friday, you can book the tickets of the weekends in 2 weeks.
Official Website of Alisan Forest Railway
        You can query the tickets available first or book directly. Please follow the steps:
<1.Booking>
      Click 單程訂票(One Way Tickets) or 去回訂票(Round Way Tickets) and fill the booking form. The train number should match with the starting station and arrival station. For example, if you want to start your trip from Fenchihu Train Station to Alisan Train Station, you can only choose Train 2 or Train 6(Weekends and Holiday only).

        If you have booked the train ticket successfully, you will get a booking code, which is useful when you pay or collect the tickets. Be noted the payment deadline. Remember to pay with your credit card online or pay at convenient stations or Chiayi Train Station before the deadline.


<2.Payment>
        After booking, you can pay online before the end of tomorrow(UTC+8). You can click the Online Payment immediately or click the Credit Card Payment at the top of the page. Although you can pay and collect at convenient stores, it is risky cause your booking may be invalid if you forget to pay in time. Whenever you have paid, you can collect your ticket before departure.

<3.Collection>
        You can collect your tickets of Alisan Forest Train at any train station. If you also want to take branch line, you can book and pay first and collect at Alisan Train Station when you book the brain line tickets.

Booking Branch Tickets
        If you want to go to see the Alisan sunrise, taking Zhusan branch line to the sunrise platform is the best choice. You can book the branch line ticket at Chiayi Train Station, Fenchihu Train Station or Alisan Train Station. The booking hour is 13:00~16:00 one day in advance.
        The departure hour of Zhusan branch is not fixed. The time varies according to the time of sunrise. You can check the departure time at the board in front of the ticket office.
Alisan Sunrise, Zhusan
Itinerary tips
        The following 3 itineraries are common. There are some tips for your reference:
<1. Alisan & Sun Moon Lake>
        You can read more details from Transportation Between Cinjing, Sun Moon Lake, and Alisan if you want to go to Sun Moon Lake or Cingjing as well.


View in Google Maps
<2. Alisan and Fenqihu (without Sun Moon Lake)>
        If you want to go to Alisan and Fenqichu from Chiayi Train Station and back, you should go to Alisan by bus first since you have to buy the sunrise train ticket for the next morning which is sold from 1pm at Alisan Train Station. You can also collect your Main Line ticket (Fenqichu->Chiayi) at the same time.

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