There are 6 ways to get from Aomori to Sapporo by plane, train, car ferry, car or bus

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly Aomori to Sapporo, train  •  2 h 59 min

  1. Fly from Aomori (AOJ) to Sapporo (CTS) AOJ - CTS
  2. Take the train from New Chitose Airport to Sapporo(Jr)

$92 - $356

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Car ferry, drive  •  6 h 29 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Aomori to Hakodate
  2. Drive from Hakodate to Sapporo

$64 - $77

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Train to Misawa, fly to Sapporo Okadama Apt  •  3 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Aomori to Misawa
  2. Fly from Misawa (MSJ) to Sapporo Okadama Apt (OKD) MSJ - OKD

$449 - $1,171

Train, train to Hakodate, fly to Sapporo Okadama Apt  •  4 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Shin-Aomori to Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto
  2. Take the train from Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto to Hakodate
  3. Fly from Hakodate (HKD) to Sapporo Okadama Apt (OKD) HKD - OKD

$161 - $851

Train  •  5 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Shin-Aomori to Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto Shinkansen Hayabusa
  2. Take the train from Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto to Sapporo(Jr) Ltd Exp Super Hokuto

$101 - $138

Train, bus  •  6 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Shin-Aomori to Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto Shinkansen Hayabusa
  2. Take the bus from Shin Hakodate Hokuto to Sapporo Station

$76 - $108

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct train from Aomori to Sapporo. However, there are services departing from Shin-Aomori and arriving at Sapporo(Jr) via Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 28 min.

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The distance between Aomori and Sapporo is 255 km.

The best way to get from Aomori to Sapporo without a car is to train which takes 5 h 28 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 59 min to get from Aomori to Sapporo, including transfers.

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Aomori to Sapporo train services, operated by Japan Railways Shinkansen, depart from Shin-Aomori station.

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The quickest flight from Aomori Airport to Sapporo Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Aomori to Sapporo train services, operated by Japan Railways Limited Express, arrive at Sapporo(Jr) station.

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All Nippon Airways and Japan Airlines offer flights from Aomori Airport to Sapporo Airport.

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There are 335+ hotels available in Sapporo. Prices start at $58 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Aomori to Aomori Airport is to bus which takes 25 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Aomori to Sapporo.
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  • Distance: 159.6 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 59 min

What companies run services between Aomori, Japan and Sapporo, Japan?

You can take a train from Aomori to Sapporo via Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto in around 5 h 28 min.

Airlines
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Aomori to Sapporo
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $460
Flights from Misawa to Sapporo Okadama Apt
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,100
Flights from Hakodate to Sapporo Okadama Apt
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $850
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Aomori to Sapporo
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $460
Train operators
Japan Railways (JR)

Japan Railways operates a large proportion of the main intercity routes, including the high-speed Shinkansen service and commuter rail service. Covering 1665 stations across 7458km, Japan Railways carries an average of 17 million passengers per day. There are several rail passes on offer for customers such as the Hokkaido Pass, the JR West Rail Pass, JR East Pass, Shikoku Pass, Kyushu Pass and Flex Japan Tourist Pass.

Contact Details
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from New Chitose Airport to Sapporo(Jr)
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto to Hakodate
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Aoimori Railway
Website
aoimorirailway.com
Train from Aomori to Misawa
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Bus operators
Hokuto Kotsu
Website
hokto.co.jp
Bus from Shin Hakodate Hokuto to Sapporo Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
hokto.co.jp
Ferry operators
Tsugaru Kaikyo Ferry
Website
tsugarukaikyo.co.jp
Car ferry from Aomori to Hakodate
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$38
Schedules at
tsugarukaikyo.co.jp

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