Getting there & away
Ferries are said to leave from Houbihu Harbour for Lanyu during the summer months.
From Kaohsiung catch the ‘Kenting Express’ (two-hour ride NT342, three-hour ride NT298, every hour) from the Kaohsiung Bus Company station or the airport.
TransAsia Airways (02-2972 4599), Mandarin Airlines (02-2717 1188) and Uni Air (07-801 0189) all have flights to Heng Chun Airport (www.hca.gov.tw/english/default.htm) from Taipei. While Heng Chun is much closer to Kenting than Kaohsiung (a 20- to 30-minute drive), you will still need to catch a bus or taxi to complete your journey. Note there are no shuttle buses between the airport and Kenting. You have to walk out onto the main road and wait for a Kenting Express Bus to come by.