I've taken a look at Seat61 and rome2rio, but they offer incomplete or expensive options at best. Aside from hitch-hiking, what is the cheapest way to get from Shenzhen, China to Taipei, Taiwan?
Update: For early to mid July (around the 11th), the cheapest I have been able to find departing Taipei to Guangzhou International Aiport was roughly $150 (rounding up), then to get to Shenzhen, by train for approximately $20 (also rounding up), for a total of $170 if I book soon. Assuming I'll get lost en route, I estimate total travel time to be roughly 10 hours.
I wouldn't mind traveling longer if there was a much cheaper way (ferry, train, etc.), but probably no more than a day (unless it was dirt cheap). Can anyone find anything cheaper?