Free high speed rail to Taoyuan for EVA and China Airlines passengers

Taiwan High Speed Rail announces free rides for EVA Air and China Airlines passengers to Taoyuan station

Kaohsiung Zuoying station. (Image by flickr user Cheng-en Cheng)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Passengers who fly certain routes on China Airlines or EVA Air can now enjoy free access to high speed rail from select southern Taiwanese stations to Taoyuan, announced Taiwan High Speed Rail Corp. (THSRC) on Friday. 

Beginning in July, passengers flying on China Airlines or Eva Air to North America, Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand can now receive free tickets to travel by high speed rail (HSR) to the Taoyuan airport station.

The deal is reserved only for passengers traveling from the Kaohsiung, Tainan, and Chiayi HSR stations and who are flying on China Airlines or Eva Air to the previously mentioned destinations. 

For many years now China Eastern Airlines has been been offering free transport on HSR to travelers flying out of Taoyuan International Airport or Taipei Songshan Airport to Shanghai, Wuhan or other 17 other destinations in China, as long as the starting or ending station is Taoyuan, as well as other limitations. 

THSRC also offers 20 percent discounts on HSR tickets for passengers who buy tickets from EVA Air, UNI Airways, China Airlines, Mandarin Airlines and China Eastern Airlines.  

Travelers bound for the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Australia can claim their free HSR ticket via any travel agency in southern Taiwan. EVA Air passengers can go to its Kaohsiung ticket counter, while China Airlines can go to its Kaohsiung or Tainan ticket counters.

Only travelers departing from select cities in southern Taiwan headed north toward Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport are eligible for the free tickets and discounts, not travelers from northern Taiwanese cities wishing to travel south.