Coming to Hualien has never been faster, easier and cheaper than it is now. Getting in and out in a weekend is easy! Trains are fast, cheap and accessible and there are now five daily flights from Taipei to Hualien! Costs for a train from Taipei to Hualien will run you about $15 USD each way and it takes between 2-3 hours to arrive in Hualien. There are over 10 trains daily so finding the right train is easy.
Train Schedule: http://twtraffic.tra.gov.tw/twrail/English/e_index.aspx
Transasia Airlines also runs 5 daily flights from downtown Taipei to Hualien airport, less than a 10 minute drive from the city centre. Flight time is less than an hour and will set you back about $100USD for a return flight.
Hualien Airport: http://www.hulairport.gov.tw/
And of course, once you get here, we will pick you up, and drop you off, whenever and wherever you want to go.