Taiwan’s national highway bus fares go up March 4

The price for a ticket from Taipei to Yilan City will go up from NT$128 (about US$4.2) to NT$131

Taiwan News
Date: 2019/03/03
By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

(By Central News Agency)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taking a bus to travel on Taiwan’s national highways will become costlier, beginning on Monday (Mar. 4) when Ubus (統聯客運) hikes its ticket prices by 3%, which amounts to an increase of NT$5 to NT$40 per ticket, Central News Agency (CNA) reported on Sunday.

Two other operators of national highway bus transportation, Kuo-Kuang Motor Transportation (國光客運) and Capital Bus (首都客運), will also raise their ticket prices, on Mar. 7 and Mar. 10, respectively, CNA reported.

Ubus said that costs of a total of 18 items for the bus industry have increased, and therefore the company has no choice but to raise bus fares for some of its national highway routes, causing ticket prices to go up from NT$5 to NT$40 per ticket, depending on the distance of the destination.

Wu Chung-hsi (吳忠錫), general manager of the Kuo-Kuang Motor Transportation, said that starting on Mar. 7, the bus company will have a fare hike of about 3%, causing the fare for a bus trip between Taipei and Kaohisung to be about NT$20 more expensive, the news outlet reported.    [FULL  STORY]

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