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There are 5 ways to get from Kitami to Utoro by train, bus or car

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Train, bus  •  3h 45m

  1. Take the train from Kitami(Hokkaido) to Abashiri Jr Sekihoku / ...
  2. Take the bus from Abashiri Station to Utoro Spa Terminal Shiretoko Airport Liner

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Bus  •  3h 48m

  1. Take the bus from 北見 to 女満別空港 女満別空港線
  2. Take the bus from Memanbetu Airport to Utoro Spa Terminal Shiretoko Airport Liner

Train, bus via Honmachi  •  4h 39m

  1. Take the train from Kitami(Hokkaido) to Abashiri
  2. Take the train from Abashiri to Shiretoko-Shari
  3. Take the bus from 斜里バスターミナル to 道の駅シリエトク 知床線

Bus via 美幌駅  •  5h 2m

  1. Take the bus from 美幌駅 to 北こぶし知床ホテル&リゾート 釧路~阿寒・網走~ウトロ

Drive  •  1h 40m

  1. Drive from Kitami to Utoro 114.4 km
Kitami → Utoro
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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 Kitami to Utoro is to drive which costs ¥1800 - ¥2600 and takes 1h 40m.

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The fastest way to get from Kitami to Utoro is to drive. Taking this option will cost ¥1800 - ¥2600 and takes 1h 40m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Kitami to Utoro. However, there are services departing from 北見 and arriving at Utoro Spa Terminal via Memanbetu Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 48m.

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The distance between Kitami and Utoro is 93 km. The road distance is 114.4 km.

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The best way to get from Kitami to Utoro without a car is to train and bus which takes 3h 45m and costs ¥2000 - ¥6000.

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It takes approximately 3h 45m to get from Kitami to Utoro, including transfers.

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Kitami to Utoro bus services, operated by Hokkaido Kitami Bus, depart from 北見 station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Kitami to Utoro is 114 km. It takes approximately 1h 40m to drive from Kitami to Utoro.

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There are 13+ hotels available in Utoro. Prices start at ¥15000 per night.

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  • Distance: 93.2 km
  • Duration: 3h 45m

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

You can take a bus from Kitami to Utoro via Memanbetu Airport in around 3h 48m.

Train operators
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.

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Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Kitami(Hokkaido) to Abashiri
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
¥850 - ¥1300
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Abashiri to Shiretoko-Shari
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
¥600 - ¥900
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Japan Railways Limited Express
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Kitami(Hokkaido) to Abashiri
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
¥1700 - ¥2600
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved Seat
¥1700 - ¥2500
Reserved Seat
¥1800 - ¥2600
Green Seat
¥2400 - ¥3300
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
Bus from Shari Bus Terminal to Michi-no-Eki
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
¥700 - ¥1100
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
Bus from 斜里バスターミナル to 道の駅シリエトク
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
¥700 - ¥1500
Schedules at
sharibus.co.jp
Hokkaido Kitami Bus
Phone
0157-61-6211
Website
h-kitamibus.co.jp
Bus from 北見 to 女満別空港
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥950 - ¥1100
Schedules at
h-kitamibus.co.jp
East Hokkaido Express Bus
Website
easthokkaido.com
Bus from 美幌駅 to 北こぶし知床ホテル&リゾート
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
¥3400 - ¥4600
Schedules at
easthokkaido.com

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