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There are 7 ways to get from Hakodate to Niigata by train, bus, car ferry, car or plane

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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Train via Omiya(Saitama)  •  7 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto to Omiya(Saitama) Shinkansen Hayabusa
  2. Take the train from Omiya(Saitama) to Niigata Shinkansen Max Toki / ...

$214 - $306

Cheapest option

Car ferry, drive  •  9 h 33 min

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

$82 - $107

5 alternative options

Train, bus  •  9 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto to Sendai(Miyagi/Jr) Shinkansen Hayabusa
  2. Take the bus from Sendai to Shin-Niigata

$151 - $193

Train, bus via Yamagata Yamako Bldg  •  10 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto to Sendai(Miyagi/Jr)
  2. Take the bus from Sendai to Yamagata Yamako Bldg
  3. Take the bus from Yamagata Yamako Bldg to Niigata

$135 - $193

Train  •  10 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto to Shin-Aomori
  2. Take the train from Shin-Aomori to Akita
  3. Take the train from Akita to Niigata

$139 - $191

Fly from Hakodate  •  6 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Hakodate (HKD) to Niigata (KIJ) HKD - KIJ

$186 - $910

Train to New Chitose, fly  •  6 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Hakodate to Minami-Chitose
  2. Fly from New Chitose (CTS) to Niigata (KIJ) CTS - KIJ

$193 - $828

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Hakodate to Niigata is to car ferry and drive which costs ¥9000 - ¥13000 and takes 9 h 33 min.

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The quickest way to get from Hakodate to Niigata is to fly which costs ¥20000 - ¥110000 and takes 6 h 3 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Hakodate to Niigata. However, there are services departing from Hakodate and arriving at Aoyama(Niigata) via Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto, Omiya(Saitama) and Niigata. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 57 min.

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The distance between Hakodate and Niigata is 457 km.

The best way to get from Hakodate to Niigata without a car is to train which takes 7 h 57 min and costs ¥24000 - ¥35000.

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It takes approximately 7 h 57 min to get from Hakodate to Niigata, including transfers.

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Hakodate to Niigata train services, operated by Japan Railways Shinkansen, depart from Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto station.

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The best way to get from Hakodate to Niigata is to train which takes 7 h 57 min and costs ¥24000 - ¥35000. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs ¥20000 - ¥110000 and takes 6 h 3 min.

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There is no direct flight from Hakodate Airport to Niigata Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 35 min and has one stopover.

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Hakodate to Niigata train services, operated by Japan Railways Shinkansen, arrive at Niigata station.

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Map of how to get from Hakodate to Niigata.
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  • Distance: 285.6 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 57 min

What companies run services between Hakodate, Japan and Niigata, Japan?

You can take a train from Hakodate to Niigata via Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto, Omiya(Saitama), and Niigata in around 7 h 57 min. Alternatively, All Nippon Airways, Japan Airlines and two other airlines fly from Hakodate to Niigata hourly.

Airlines
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Hakodate to Niigata via New Chitose
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Hakodate to Niigata via Chūbu Centrair
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,400
Flights from Hakodate to Niigata via Osaka Itami
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,500
Flights from Hakodate to Niigata via New Chitose, Chūbu Centrair
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,600
Flights from Hakodate to Niigata via Tokyo Haneda, Osaka Itami
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,700
Flights from New Chitose to Niigata
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Hakodate to Niigata via Osaka Itami
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $2,000
Flights from Hakodate to Niigata via Tokyo Haneda, New Chitose
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $3,000
Flights from New Chitose to Niigata
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Train operators
Japan Railways Shinkansen
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto to Omiya(Saitama)
Ave. Duration
3 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$150 - $210
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$150 - $210
Reserved seat
$170 - $210
Green seat
$220 - $300
Train from Omiya(Saitama) to Niigata
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$60 - $85
Reserved seat
$70 - $90
Green seat
$90 - $120
Train from Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto to Sendai(Miyagi/Jr)
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$100 - $140
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$100 - $140
Reserved seat
$110 - $140
Green seat
$150 - $200
Train from Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto to Shin-Aomori
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$40 - $55
Reserved seat
$45 - $60
Green seat
$60 - $80
Japan Railways Limited Express
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Shin-Aomori to Akita
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Akita to Niigata
Ave. Duration
3 h 34 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $75
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Hakodate to Minami-Chitose
Ave. Duration
3 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $75
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Bus operators
JR Bus Tōhoku
Website
jrbustohoku.co.jp
Bus from Sendai to Shin-Niigata
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$47
Schedules at
jrbustohoku.co.jp
Yamako Bus
Website
yamakobus.co.jp
Bus from Sendai to Yamagata Yamako Bldg
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
yamakobus.co.jp
Bus from Yamagata Yamako Bldg to Niigata
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
yamakobus.co.jp
Ferry operators
Tsugaru Kaikyo Ferry
Website
tsugarukaikyo.co.jp
Car ferry from Hakodate to Aomori
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$38
Schedules at
tsugarukaikyo.co.jp

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Japan Airlines and All Nippon Airways offer flights from Hakodate Airport to Niigata Airport.

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There are 50+ hotels available in Niigata. Prices start at $35 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Hakodate to Hakodate Airport is to shuttle which takes 27 min and costs ¥409.

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