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

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Train  •  2 h 36 min

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

$35 - $47

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  2 h 53 min

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

$24 - $26

1 alternative option

Drive  •  2 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Otaru to Asahikawa 105.2 miles

$17 - $26

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The cheapest way to get from Otaru to Asahikawa is to drive which costs ¥2000 - ¥2900 and takes 2 h 13 min.

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The quickest way to get from Otaru to Asahikawa is to drive which costs ¥2000 - ¥2900 and takes 2 h 13 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Otaru to Asahikawa. However, there are services departing from Minami-Otaru and arriving at Asahikawa via Sapporo(Jr). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 36 min.

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The distance between Otaru and Asahikawa is 128 km. The road distance is 168.3 km.

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The best way to get from Otaru to Asahikawa without a car is to train which takes 2 h 36 min and costs ¥3900 - ¥5500.

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It takes approximately 2 h 36 min to get from Otaru to Asahikawa, including transfers.

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

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Otaru to Asahikawa train services, operated by Japan Railways Limited Express, arrive at Asahikawa station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Otaru to Asahikawa is 168 km. It takes approximately 2 h 13 min to drive from Otaru to Asahikawa.

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There are 54+ hotels available in Asahikawa. Prices start at $39 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Otaru to Asahikawa.
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  • Distance: 79.7 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 36 min

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

You can take a train from Otaru to Asahikawa via Sapporo(Jr) in around 2 h 36 min.

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

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