First, from Chaiyi HSR to Chaiyi Railway, are the free shuttle buses in the link below still operating?
And the next step, I understand the trains from from Chaiyi Railway Station to Alishan are still not operating, so bus is my only option? Is there any way to buy a bus ticket online/phone in advance? I'm traveling there on a Saturday and not sure how nervous I should be about getting a bus ticket?
I found the link below for the bus--is this still accurate? I don't/couldn't figure out the Chinese, so could someone kindly tell me which column is listing the times Chaiyi Railway Station to Alishan and visa versa?
I was hoping to make Alishan a one day trip. Travel in in the morning, wander around by foot for the afternoon, travel out in the evening and stay overnight somewhere near Chaiyi HSR (traveling down to Kenting next). Is this plausible and is just walking around on foot the best use of time there?
Thanks in advance!!