There are 3 ways to get from Asahikawa to Otaru by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Asahikawa to Sapporo(Jr) Ltd Exp Lilac / ...
  2. Take the train from Sapporo(Jr) to Minami-Otaru Jr Hakodate / ...

$38 - $47

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  2 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Asahikawa to Sapporo BT
  2. Take the train from Sapporo(Jr) to Minami-Otaru Jr Hakodate / ...

$22 - $25

1 alternative option

Drive  •  2 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Asahikawa to Otaru 105.8 miles

$17 - $26

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct train from Asahikawa to Otaru. However, there are services departing from Asahikawa and arriving at Minami-Otaru via Sapporo(Jr). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 18 min.

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The distance between Asahikawa and Otaru is 128 km. The road distance is 169.2 km.

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The best way to get from Asahikawa to Otaru without a car is to train which takes 2 h 18 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 18 min to get from Asahikawa to Otaru, including transfers.

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Asahikawa to Otaru train services, operated by Japan Railways Limited Express, depart from Asahikawa station.

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Asahikawa to Otaru train services, operated by Japan Railways (JR), arrive at Minami-Otaru station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Asahikawa to Otaru is 169 km. It takes approximately 2 h 13 min to drive from Asahikawa to Otaru.

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There are 58+ hotels available in Otaru. Prices start at $31 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Asahikawa to Otaru.
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  • Distance: 79.7 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 18 min

What companies run services between Asahikawa, Japan and Otaru, Japan?

You can take a train from Asahikawa to Otaru via Sapporo(Jr) in around 2 h 18 min.

Train operators
Japan Railways Limited Express
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 Sapporo(Jr) to Minami-Otaru
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Bus operators
Dohoku Bus
Website
dohokubus.com
Bus from Asahikawa to Sapporo BT
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$19
Schedules at
dohokubus.com

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