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Islands Transport

Marine Shipping

Taitung Fugang Fish Harbor ←→ Green Island(Lyudao) Nanliao Harbor 50min
Taitung Fugang Fish Harbor ←→ Orchid( Lanyu) Kaiyun Harbor 120min
Kenting Houbihu ←→ Orchid( Lanyu) Kaiyun Harbor 150min

Flights

Taitung Airport (TTT) ←→ Orchid Island(Lanyu) Airport (KYD) 25min
Taitung Airport (TTT) ←→ Green Island(Lyudao) Airport (GNI) 15min

Visit Green Island (Lyudao)

Airplane | Boat | Land Transportation

How to Get to Green Island(Lyudao)?

The most economical way to Green Island(Lyudao) is ferry riding and the trip lasts for approximately an hour. But if you’re ill on the boat, it’s probably better to go for a flight. That only takes 15 minutes, fast and convenient.


By Airplane

You could take 19-seat small airplane at Taitung Airport.

*Since flights are oftentimes full; please make reservation in advance and arrive in the airport 30 minutes before the takeoff.

To Fugang Fish Harbor

If you’re from Taitung Railway Station or Taitung Airport, you’d take the Taiwan Tourist Shuttle Service (Rift Valley Route), Dingdong Inland Bus or taxi so as to ride the ferry at Fugang Fish Harbor.

Taiwan Tourist Shuttle Schedule of Dingdong Inland Bus Station

Taxi:The fee is usually between NTD 250 to 300 each way; still ask for the price when getting in the car. You could really use the driver’s business card on your return, reducing the wait time.

By Ferry

Boats travel frequently between Green Island(Lyudao) and Taitung on a daily basis; schedule might be changed due to the weather conditions or sea tides. Try to get in the loop of the schedule and arrive at the harbor earlier.

  • It takes about 50 minutes to an hour from Fugang Fish Harbor to Nanliao Harbor on Green Island(Lyudao) by ferry.
  • The current itineraries of the ferry are Fugang-Green Island(Lyudao) -Orchid Island( Lanyu) and Houbihu --Orchid Island( Lanyu)-Green Island(Lyudao) (by “Golden Star”). Please contact ferry companies for more information.
  • Fanli Shipping Co.,Ltd.(Triumph) +886-89-281-047
  • Longhong Navigation Co.,Ltd.(Green Island(Lyudao) Star) +886-89-280-226
  • Changjie Shipping Co.,Ltd.(Uranus) +886-89-281-618
  • Xinfa Shipping Co.,Ltd.(Golden Star、Star) +886-89-281-477


Land Transportation on Green Island(Lyudao)

Transportation Rental

More spontaneous tourists like you, we suggest renting a scooter. It takes an hour to circle the whole island with a cheap cost of NTD100. There is only one gas station located in Nanliao Village, opening from 8am to 5pm.

If you are not certain of the traffic on the island, packages offered and led by the guesthouses and hotels are highly recommended. That also leads you to a touching and more local travel experience.

Bicycle and scooter rental places

Self-own transportation

The ferry companies also offer the service to ship scooters (motorcycles) with the owners, and the ticket prices vary from one route to another. Here is the information:Taitung→ Orchid Island( Lanyu) for NTD400. Houbihu→ Orchid Island( Lanyu) for NTD300. Orchid Island( Lanyu)→ Green Island(Lyudao) for NTD300. Green Island(Lyudao) → Taitung for NTD 200. Please contact ferry companies for more information.

Circle Island Sightseeing Bus

The travel lasts for about 2 hours, proceeding along those scenic spots, such as Human Right Memorial Hall, Guanyin Cave, Sleeping Beauty, etc. and letting tourists briefly linger for sightseeing. The group bus tour (over 5 people) requires direct contact with Green Island Township Office +886-89-671-272.

Circle Island Sightseeing Bus Riding

Based on a fixed schedule, Green Island(Lyudao) Sightseeing Bus set off from Nanliao Harbor every hour, heading East 90 Line to circle the island via the counter clockwise direction and then back to the start.

Stop as You Hail:Passengers can get on and off the bus on its route. Once you get off, you need to wait the next to get on again to continue your trip.

  • Bus Schedule:Starting from Nanliao Harbor
  • Peak Season (April–September):
  • AM 【08:30】【09:20】【10:00】【10:40】【11:30】
  • PM 【13:30】【14:20】【15:00】【15:40】【16:20】【17:00】
  • Off-Season (October–March):
  • AM 【08:00】【09:00】【10:00】【11:00】
  • PM 【14:00】【15:00】【16:00】【17:00】
  • Charge:
  • Full price:NTD 100 for each and 1-day unlimited ride pass for the same person.
  • Welfare:One under 12, over 65, or the handicapped is granted discounted tickets (NTD50).
  • Where to Purchase:The ticket station for Boats with glass decks at Nanliao Harbor
  • Green Island(Lyudao) Township Office +886-89-671272

Visit Orchid Island (Lanyu)

Airplane | Boat | Land Transportation

How to Get to Orchid Island( Lanyu)?

Similarly, two travel options are available for those heading to Orchid Island( Lanyu): by flight from Taitung Airport and by ferry from Fugang Harbor (or from Houbihu Harbour in Kenting). If you aimed to spend a long vacation on Orchid Island( Lanyu), an itinerary (Fugang→Green Island(Lyudao)→Orchid Island( Lanyu)→Fugang) is nice to consider upon savoring the beauty of offshore islands in Taitung.

By Airplane

You could take 19-seat small airplane at Taitung Airport.

*Since flights are oftentimes full; please make reservation in advance and arrive in the airport 30 minutes before the takeoff.

To Fugang Fish Harbor

If you’re from Taitung Railway Station or Taitung Airport, you’d take the Taiwan Tourist Shuttle Service (Rift Valley Route), Dingdong Inland Bus or taxi so as to ride the ferry at Fugang Fish Harbor.

Taiwan Tourist Shuttle Schedule of Dingdong Inland Bus Station

Taxi:The fee is usually between NTD 250 to 300 each way; still ask for the price when getting in the car. You could really use the driver’s business card on your return, reducing the wait time.

By Ferry

The schedule of ferry might vary from peak seasons to low ones. Try to stay tune with ferry companies for thee schedule and arrive at the harbor earlier.

  • It takes about 2-3 hours from Fugang Fish Harbor to Kaiyun Harbor on Orchid Island(Lanyu) by ferry.
  • It takes about 2-2.5 hours from Houbihu Harbour in Kenting to Kaiyun Harbor on Orchid Island(Lanyu) by ferry. Please notice the ferries are not running during October to March. (Please contact ferry companies for the update).
  • The current itineraries of the ferry are Fugang-Green Island(Lyudao) -Orchid Island( Lanyu) and Houbihu --Orchid Island( Lanyu)-Green Island(Lyudao) (by “Golden Star”). Please contact ferry companies for more information.
  • Fanli Shipping Co.,Ltd.(Triumph) +886-89-281-047
  • Longhong Navigation Co.,Ltd.(Green Island(Lyudao) Star) +886-89-280-226
  • Xinfa Shipping Co.,Ltd.(Golden Star) +886-89-281-477

Land Transportation on Orchid Island(Lanyu)

Transportation Rental

3 hours are required to circle the island if on a bike. The views are amazing everywhere but sunburn might be caused. Tourists with a good-built body are welcomed for the bike tour since roads on the island are bumpy. The Lanan Association near the airport offers bicycle rental; currently the airport provides people with free bikes as well (Application needs to be processed in the terminal office).

No cabs are now available on Orchid Island(Lanyu). However vans with 4-9 seats could be rented although not in large supply. Please contact rental companies for further details if needed.

If you are not so sure about the traffic on Orchid Island(Lanyu), package tours offered and led by local guesthouses and hotels are highly recommended. You’d certainly have a blast by appreciating its history and legends of deep substance.

Bicycle and scooter rental places

Self-own transportation

The ferry companies offer the service to ship scooters (motorcycles) with the owners. Below is the information of pricing for different routes: Taitung→ Orchid Island(Lanyu) for NTD400. Houbihu→ Orchid Island(Lanyu) for NTD300. Orchid Island(Lanyu)→ Green Island(Lyudao) for NTD300. Please contact ferry companies for more information.

Circle Island Sightseeing Bus Riding

Don’t miss out the bus riding on Orchid Island(Lanyu). It’s comfortable and convenient, though there are only 4 shifts every day. Please note that you should better stay on the bus for sightseeing, because once you get off, there would be up to an-hour wait before the next one arrives.

  • Bus Schedule:Starting from Orchid Island(Lanyu) Township Office
  • AM 【07:30】【09:30】
  • PM 【13:10】【14:30】
  • Notice:
  • 1. Buses run on the normal routes every Monday through Thursday.
  • 2. The first 2 shifts on every Tuesday and Friday are the same; route map of the one in the afternoon is changed to be as follows: Farmers’ Association-Hongtou-Langdao- Orchid Island(Lanyu) Township Office.
  • 3.The 2nd shift of buses doesn’t proceed on national holidays
  • 4. Ticket Price: NTD125/per person.