All public buses will stop at Shueishe Visitors Center (beside Sun Moon Lake police station and fire station). Laurel Villa is approximately 400 metres (3-5 minutes walk) away from the Shueishe Visitors Center.
The map below provides more information on how to get to Laurel Villa from the Shueishe Visitors Center.
Should you require more transport information, please visit our website and click 『Useful Links』or Click Here
We provide transport service (Taichung-Sun Moon Lake, or Chingjing-Sun Moon Lake). If you need this service, please make a reservation and inform us of the date, pick-up time, start point, end point, number of pax (no. of adult & no. of children, age of child) and number of baggage so that we can inform you of the charges.
Usually, if time allows, we will be providing the service personally for routes Taichung-Sun Moon Lake or Chingjing-Sun Moon Lake. Otherwise, we will recommend local transport service providers.
But if you require long-distance journey transport service, such as towards/from Taipei, Hualien or Alishan, or whole day journey, we would suggest you to contact local transport service providers.
Most guesthouses in Taiwan have no elevators. At Laurel Villa, we do not have elevators and most guestrooms are located on the 2nd or 3rd storeys. Our guests will have to use the stairs. We seek your kind understanding.
If you are staying at guesthouses in recreational areas outside Taipei, for the guests’ convenience, we sincerely advise guests to leave excess baggage or big items in the city to claim back upon return. Our advice is for guests to bring a simple backpack to Sun Moon Lake, which will be more convenient.
A. You may leave your excess baggage with your hotel in the city. For more information on such baggage services, please contact your hotel. Most hotels provide such service to their guests.
B. Or you may leave your baggage at the Baggage Centers available at various railway stations. Currently, both Taipei Railway Station & Taichung Railway Station provide excess baggage deposit services at a daily rate of NT17 per baggage regardless of size. Do remember to check the operating hours of the Baggage Center.
Taipei Railway Station Carry-On Baggage Center, or Taipei Railway Station Baggage Room, is situated about 100-200metres near Taipei Main Station East 3 Gate. Contact number: 02-23141223
Taichung Railway Station Baggage Room is situated beside Taichung Railway Station. Contact number: 04-22225046
★ Taking the Taiwan High Speed Rail to Sun Moon Lake,
Step 1. Regardless of whether you are coming from the northern or southern part of Taiwan, please alight at THSR Taichung (Wu-Rih) Station.
Step 2. Transfer to the Nantou Bus (via Puli) directly to Sun Moon Lake. (approximately 70~90 minutes traveling time)
Taiwan High Speed Rail Timetable, Click Here
Nantou Bus Timetable, Click Here
★ Taking the Taiwan Railway trains to Sun Moon Lake,
Step 1. Regardless of whether you are coming from the northern or southern part of Taiwan, please take the West bound train to Ershuei Train Station at Nantou;
Step 2. From Ershuei Train Station, transfer to the Jiji branch line and alight at Shueili Train Station.
Step 3. After which, take the Green Bus Transit from outside Shueili Train Station (beside the 7-eleven in front of the train station)(approximately 30 minutes traveling time)
Taiwan Railways Administration Timetable, Click Here
Green Transit Bus Timetable, Click Here
★ Taking bus services from Taipei to Sun Moon Lake,
Currently, Kuo Kuang Bus running buses from Taipei to Sun Moon Lake directly.
One way trip takes approximately 3.5~4 hours. The alighting point is Shueishe Visitors Center.
Kuo Kuang Bus Timetable, Click Here
★ Taking bus services from Taichung to Sun Moon Lake,
Currently, there are 2 companies running buses from Taichung (via Puli and Formosan Aboriginal Cultural Village) to Sun Moon Lake directly. One way trip takes approximately 1.5~2 hours. The alighting point is Shueishe Visitors Center.
Nantou Bus Timetable, Click Here
Ren Yeou Bus Timetable, Click Here
★ Taking bus services from Alishan to Sun Moon Lake,
Taking direct bus from Alishan to Sun Moon Lake.
Currently, Yuan Lin Bus Company have direct buses from Alishan to Sun Moon Lake.
The departure time from Alishan Forest Recreation Area to Sun Moon Lake is 13:00 & 14:00 daily.
One-way trip takes approximately 3.5~4 hours. The alight point is Shueishe Visitors Center.
On a side note, the departure time of buses from Sun Moon Lake to Alishan Forest Recreation Area is 08:00 & 09:00 daily.
★ Driving to Sun Moon Lake,
Our GPS coordinates are
N 23°51'52" ( 23.8647)
E 120°54'39" ( 120.9110)
From South :
A. Freeway 3 – Exit at Mingjian interchange – Jiji (connect to Provincial Highway 3 and turn onto Provincial Highway 16) – Shueili (connect to Provincial Highway 16) – Sun Moon Lake (about 21 kilometers)
B. Freeway 1 – Exit at Dounan interchange – Douliou (connect to Provincial Highway 3) – Sun Moon Lake (about 56 kilometers)
From North :
A. Freeway 3 – Connect to Freeway 6 – Exit at Ailan interchange – Provincial Highway 14 – Puli (connect to Provincial Highway 21) – Yuchih – Sun Moon Lake
B. Freeway 1 – Exit at Taichung Chung-Gang interchange – Provincial Highway 74 (Chung-Chang Expressway) – Provincial Highway 14 – Caotun – Puli (connect to Provincial Highway 21), Yuchih – Sun Moon Lake
C. Freeway 1 – Exit at Wang-Tian interchange – Provincial Highway 14 – Caotun – Puli (connect to Provincial Highway 21) – Yuchih – Sun Moon Lake