Getting there & around
The two towns are only 3km away from each other and are served by buses every 10 minutes or so. To get there, take a train from Taipei to Ruifang (fast/slow train NT80/38, 40/60 minutes, every 30 minutes). Pick up a ticket (NT100) to the Gold Ecological Park at the visitor centre in the train station and then cross the main road to catch the bus heading to Jiufen-Jinguashi (you’ll pass Jiufen first). Your ticket allows you four rides on the bus.
The bus drops you off right at the start of the Gold Ecological Park in Jinguashi. Return to this spot when you want to go to Jiufen. Get off at the bus stop by the 7-Eleven. Jishan St begins just across the street.