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There are 6 ways to get from Asahikawa to Utoro by train, bus, car or plane

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Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Asahikawa to Abashiri
  2. Take the bus from Abashiri Station to Utoro Spa Terminal

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from 旭川駅前 to 北見バスターミナル
  2. Take the bus from Memanbetu Airport to Utoro Spa Terminal

Train

  1. Take the train from Asahikawa to Abashiri

Bus via Mombetsu

  1. Take the bus from 旭川駅前 to 紋別ターミナル
  2. Take the bus from ホテルオホーツクパレス紋別 to 北こぶし知床ホテル&リゾート

Drive

  1. Drive from Asahikawa to Utoro

Train, fly, bus

  1. Take the train from Asahikawa to Sapporo(Jr)
  2. Take the train from Sapporo(Jr) to New Chitose Airport
  3. Fly from New Chitose (CTS) to Memambetsu (MMB)
  4. Take the bus from Memanbetu Airport to Utoro Spa Terminal

Asahikawa to Utoro by bus

The bus journey time between Asahikawa and Utoro is around 11h and covers a distance of around 333 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h. Operated by 北海道バス and East Hokkaido Express Bus, the Asahikawa to Utoro bus service departs from 旭川駅前 and arrives in 北こぶし知床ホテル&リゾート. Typically six buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

6 Weekly Buses
11h Average Duration
¥6050 Cheapest Price
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Asahikawa → Utoro
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Further restrictions may be implemented at short notice
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Utoro is 0120-565653.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Utoro is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Utoro is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 0120-565653.

Last updated: 22 Sep 2022
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The cheapest way to get from Asahikawa to Utoro is to drive which costs ¥4300 - ¥6500 and takes 3h 40m.

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The fastest way to get from Asahikawa to Utoro is to drive. Taking this option will cost ¥4300 - ¥6500 and takes 3h 40m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Asahikawa to Utoro. However, there are services departing from 旭川駅前 and arriving at Utoro Spa Terminal via 北見 and Memanbetu Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 1m.

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The distance between Asahikawa and Utoro is 213 km. The road distance is 273.8 km.

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The best way to get from Asahikawa to Utoro without a car is to train and bus which takes 6h 21m and costs ¥6500 - ¥12000.

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It takes approximately 6h 21m to get from Asahikawa to Utoro, including transfers.

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Asahikawa to Utoro bus services, operated by 北海道バス, depart from 旭川駅前 station.

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The best way to get from Asahikawa to Utoro is to train which takes 7h 15m and costs ¥6500 - ¥11000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ¥5000 - ¥8500 and takes 8h 1m.

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The quickest flight from New Chitose Airport to Memambetsu Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Asahikawa to Utoro bus services, operated by Abashiri Bus, arrive at Utoro Spa Terminal station.

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Map of how to get from Asahikawa to Utoro.
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  • Distance: 213.2 km
  • Duration: 6h 21m

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

Japan Railways Limited Express operates a train from Asahikawa to Abashiri 4 times a day. Tickets cost ¥5500 - ¥8500 and the journey takes 3h 42m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Asahikawa to Utoro via 北見 and Memanbetu Airport in around 8h 1m.

Airlines
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from New Chitose to Memambetsu
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥11000 - ¥30000
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from New Chitose to Memambetsu
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥12000 - ¥31000
Train operators
Japan Railways Limited Express
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Asahikawa to Abashiri
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
¥5500 - ¥8500
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved Seat
¥5500 - ¥8000
Reserved Seat
¥6000 - ¥8500
Green Seat
¥8000 - ¥12000
Train from Asahikawa to Sapporo(Jr)
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥3500 - ¥5500
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved Seat
¥3500 - ¥5000
Reserved Seat
¥3700 - ¥5500
Green Seat
¥5000 - ¥7000
Japan Railways (JR)

Japan Railways operates a large proportion of Japan's main intercity routes, including the high-speed Shinkansen (bullet train) service and commuter rail service. Covering 1665 stations across 7458km, Japan Railways carries an average of 17 million passengers per day. Trains are clean, comfortable and punctual. There are several rail passes on offer for customers, such as the extremely popular national JR Pass and regional Hokkaido Pass, JR Kyushu Pass and JR West Pass, among others.

Contact Details
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Sapporo(Jr) to New Chitose Airport
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
¥750 - ¥1100
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Bus operators
Abashiri Bus
Phone
0152-43-4101
Website
abashiribus.com
Bus from Abashiri Station to Utoro Spa Terminal
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
¥1200 - ¥1900
Schedules at
abashiribus.com
Bus from Memanbetu Airport to Utoro Spa Terminal
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
¥1500 - ¥2300
Schedules at
abashiribus.com
Shari Bus
Phone
0152-23-3145
Website
sharibus.co.jp
Bus from Abashiri Station to Utoro Onsen Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
¥1600 - ¥3300
Schedules at
sharibus.co.jp
Bus from Memambetsu Airport to Utoro Onsen Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
¥2000 - ¥3400
Schedules at
sharibus.co.jp
北海道バス
Website
hokkaidoubus-newstar.jp
Bus from 旭川駅前 to 北見バスターミナル
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
¥2600 - ¥4000
Schedules at
hokkaidoubus-newstar.jp
Bus from 旭川駅前 to 紋別ターミナル
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
¥1600 - ¥3500
Schedules at
hokkaidoubus-newstar.jp
East Hokkaido Express Bus
Website
easthokkaido.com
Bus from ホテルオホーツクパレス紋別 to 北こぶし知床ホテル&リゾート
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
¥4400 - ¥6000
Schedules at
easthokkaido.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Asahikawa to Utoro is 274 km. It takes approximately 3h 40m to drive from Asahikawa to Utoro.

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Japan Airlines and All Nippon Airways offer flights from New Chitose Airport to Memambetsu Airport.

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