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Transportation to Sinshe Lavender cottage

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Transportation to Sinshe Lavender cottage

Hi, I would like to ask is there any shuttle bus to Sinshe lavender cottage? Besides that, I would like to drop by Carton King , Xinshe Castle and Moncoeur. How about booking a taxi or a private driver ? Is that more worth it?

Thanks in advance !!

Edited: 06 April 2014, 15:25
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1. Re: Transportation to Sinshe Lavender cottage

Below are some information on transport to Shinshe. These information were gathered from forums in TA and advices by Taiwan Destinations experts. Many thanks to them. Hope these will answer some of your questions.

Taichung to Shinshe

There are a total of 10 bus routes that goes to Shinshe. These bus routes 31, 91, 264, 265, 270, 271, 272, 275, 276 and 277 bring you to Zhongxingling (中興嶺) stop.

Public buses from Taichung city to 中興嶺 Board Fongyuan bus (豐原客運), Renyou bus (仁友客運) 31 displaying “台中車站─中興嶺”in front of Taichung Railway Station.

Fongyuan Bus (台中-中興嶺-東勢): http://www.fybus.com.tw/bus8.htm

At Taichung Train Station, board Fongyuan 270, 271, 276, 277 to “Dakeng roundabout” stop.

Alight at “Dakeng roundabout” 大坑圓環站 stop and take a cab or walk to Carton King. Carton king is just 5 mins walk from "Dakeng roundabout" 大坑圓環站 stop

- After visiting Carton King, back to “Dakeng roundabout” stop and take bus no: 270, 271, 276, 277, 31, 91, 264, 265, 272, 275 to Zhongxingling (中興嶺) stop.

Alight at “Zhongxingling” ”中興嶺” stop and take a cab to Lavender Cottage.

Renyou (仁友客運) Bus 31 route: http://www.rybus.com.tw/lines_31.html

Board the buses mentioned above to ”中興嶺” stop. From there, take a short cab ride to xinshe castle (Summit Resort), about 3 km distance.

There is a taxi stand at Zhongxingling (中興嶺). It may be easier to hire a cab to Xinshe sea of flowers (about 25 mins walk), Xinshe castle (Summit Resort) about 3 km away, Mushroom Farm, Princess Annie’s Garden and Lavender Cottage Farm (farthest of all the mentioned places). These places of interest are not within walking distance. Public transport is limited.

Cab fare from 中興嶺 to Lavender Cottage Farm, Shin-she is around NT$240 (estimated). If you have problems getting a cab at Lavender Cottage Farm, you can seek the assistance of the staff to call a cab for you.

Shin-she (新社) stop is farther away than 中興嶺 to Lavender Cottage Farm at Shin-she. Alight at ”中興嶺”stop. From there, take a short cab ride to Lavender Cottage Farm at Shin-she, Taichung County.

Map showing location of Lavender Cottage Farm in Shin-she, Taichung County: http://www.lavendercottage.com.tw/map.htm

www.lavendercottage.com.tw/lavender_login.php

Shinshe purple coach - https://www.facebook.com/shinshe.car

薰衣草森林 ( 新社店/尖石店/明德店 )

http://www.lavendercottage.com.tw/notice.htm

a cab to Lavender Cottage from Taichung cost about NT$2000. You can ask them to let you stop at carton king.

If you visit there on holidays or weekends, the local gorvernment will arrange the tourist bus to shuttle the tourists along the way to every destination including Lavender Cottage. And it takes you about 1 hr to drive from Carton king to Lavender Cottage.

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2. Re: Transportation to Sinshe Lavender cottage

Thank for the respond :) I saw some posts mentioned there is a shuttle bus costs NT250 per person to Xinshe attractions including Lavender cottage. Do you know more info about this? Thanks

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3. Re: Transportation to Sinshe Lavender cottage

In this map, it is showing Feng Yuan bus going to Lavender Cottage in Shinshe

http://www.lavendercottage.com.tw/map.htm

In this link below, it says that there are different rate for Monday to Friday 1200 hrs - NT$240, Friday 1200 - 2000 hrs, Sunday 1400 - 2000 hrs (NT$300), Ching Ming festival (NT$300)

http://www.fybus.com.tw/travel-tt.htm

At Taichung Train Station, board Fongyuan 270, 271, 276, 277 to “Dakeng roundabout” stop.

Alight at “Dakeng roundabout” 大坑圓環站 stop and take a cab or walk to Carton King. Carton king is just 5 mins walk from "Dakeng roundabout" 大坑圓環站 stop

- After visiting Carton King, back to “Dakeng roundabout” stop to check which bus goes to Lavender Cottage (last stop). After Lavender Cottage, take bus back to Taichung train station. If necessary, change bus at "Dakeng roundabout".

You can reverse direction by going first to Lavender Cottage from Taichung train station, then take bus to Dakeng roundabout and walk to Carton King or other attractions nearby.

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4. Re: Transportation to Sinshe Lavender cottage

Carton king is just 5 mins walk from "Dakeng roundabout" stop. No need to take cab.

Please see post #4 of this thread: tripadvisor.com.sg/…57195160

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5. Re: Transportation to Sinshe Lavender cottage

Thanks everyone for the suggestion. It really helps :)

Btw, anyone know about this? https://www.facebook.com/shinshe.car

This is a private company shuttle bus to Xinshe area. Anyone had any experienced with this? How is the service?

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6. Re: Transportation to Sinshe Lavender cottage

Hi, If I don't want to take public bus to 中興嶺, is there other transport to get there? The bus frequency is not friendly if I missed it. Can I cab there and what's the charges like?

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7. Re: Transportation to Sinshe Lavender cottage

This site below for Shinshe Car said that you must take bus from Taichung train station - #270 or #276 to 新二村 to meet driver 50m before 7 Eleven shop. Charge is NT$250 per pax for 4 pax to go. You must prebook in advance by filling up form in this web page. https:/…app_179523108872794

https://www.facebook.com/shinshe.car/info

Their van will start off from 新二村 at 09:10、09:50、10:30、11:30 hrs.

1.台中火車站

當抵達台中火車站,背對火車站,面向大馬路,左前方有 【豐原客運】,請搭270、276 班次,客運時間:09:10、09:50、10:30、11:30 請告知司機:將在新社 【新二村】 下車,公車發動後請打電話給 小許 0910-956-339 下車後往回走50公尺有【7-11 便利商店】 我們接駁車會在那接您們新社一日遊。

This taxi calculator give taxi fare at NT$407 - NT$488 taking about 32 minutes to travel 17.58 km but most taxi will not go at this fare because they do not want to come back empty. Some forumer in TA had said that they were charged NT$800 per way from Taichung train station to Zhongxingling.

www.taxiautofare.com/tw/Default.aspx…

Pls try this method:

At Taichung Train Station, board Fongyuan 270, 271, 276, 277 to Zhongxingling stop. At Zhongxingling, take a cab to Lavender Cottage. I had seen a few taxi waiting here last year. Hire it for 1 to 2 hour and drop you at Xinshe Castle. After Xinshe castle, walk or take bus to visit mushroom/other farms.

Then take bus to Zhongxingling.

From Zhongxingling, take bus 31, 270, 271, 276, 277 to “Dakeng roundabout” stop. Walk forward 5 minutes forward to visit Carton King. You are halfway back to Taichung train station.

After Carton King, walk back to Dakeng roundabout same stop to take bus 31, 270, 271, 276, 277 back to Taichung Train station - about 30 minutes.

Above transport with 2 hour taxi estimate at NT$1000 + bus fare about NT$1300 for a single person.

Taxi for whole day will cost about NT$3500 - NT$4000 from 0900 - 1800 hrs.

Edited: 02 July 2014, 15:12
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8. Re: Transportation to Sinshe Lavender cottage

Wow thanks again Richard, are you really from Singapore? LOL

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9. Re: Transportation to Sinshe Lavender cottage

How about from Taichung-Lavendar farm-Taichung? Can get below 2000 since the bus fare is already 300/pax/way

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10. Re: Transportation to Sinshe Lavender cottage

Hi thanks everyone! It really helps but seems like it is quite troublesome as the transportations in taichung is limited. So I chose to hire a driver for a day at NT3000 which bring us to Carton King, lavender farm, xinshe castle, rainbow village, and lastly send us to fengjia. I guess it is more convenient.

Edited: 07 July 2014, 00:41
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