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There are 5 ways to get from Otaru to Hakodate by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  5 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Sapporo(Jr) to Hakodate Ltd Exp Super Hokuto

$70 - $92

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Bus  •  7 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Sapporo Station to Hakodate

$40 - $60

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Drive  •  3 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Otaru to Hakodate 146.5 miles

$24 - $40

Train to Sapporo Okadama, fly  •  3 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Minami-Otaru to Sapporo(Jr)
  2. Fly from Sapporo Okadama (OKD) to Hakodate (HKD) OKD - HKD

$121 - $796

Train, train to New Chitose, fly  •  3 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Minami-Otaru to Sapporo(Jr)
  2. Take the train from Sapporo(Jr) to New Chitose Airport
  3. Fly from New Chitose (CTS) to Hakodate (HKD) CTS - HKD

$60 - $261

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The cheapest way to get from Otaru to Hakodate is to drive which costs ¥2700 - ¥4100 and takes 3 h 2 min.

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The quickest way to get from Otaru to Hakodate is to drive which costs ¥2700 - ¥4100 and takes 3 h 2 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Otaru to Hakodate. However, there are services departing from Okusawaguchi and arriving at Hakodate via Sapporo Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 11 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Otaru to Hakodate. However, there are services departing from Minami-Otaru and arriving at Hakodate via Sapporo(Jr). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 27 min.

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The distance between Otaru and Hakodate is 159 km. The road distance is 234.5 km.

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The best way to get from Otaru to Hakodate without a car is to train which takes 5 h 27 min and costs ¥7500 - ¥11000.

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It takes approximately 5 h 27 min to get from Otaru to Hakodate, including transfers.

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Otaru to Hakodate bus services, operated by Hokuto Kotsu, arrive at Sapporo Station.

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Otaru to Hakodate train services, operated by Japan Railways Limited Express, depart from Sapporo(Jr) station.

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The best way to get from Otaru to Hakodate is to train which takes 5 h 27 min and costs ¥7500 - ¥11000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ¥4500 - ¥7000 and takes 7 h 11 min.

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  • Distance: 99.2 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 27 min

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

Japan Railways Limited Express operates a train from Otaru to Hakodate every 3 hours. Tickets cost $65 - $85 and the journey takes 3 h 44 min. Alternatively, Hokuto Kotsu operates a bus from Otaru to Hakodate hourly. Tickets cost $35 - $55 and the journey takes 5 h 30 min.

Airlines
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Sapporo Okadama to Hakodate
Ave. Duration
41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $850
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from New Chitose to Hakodate
Ave. Duration
35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $280
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
hyperdia.com
Train from Sapporo(Jr) to New Chitose Airport
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Bus operators
Hokuto Kotsu
Website
hokto.co.jp
Bus from Sapporo Station to Hakodate
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
hokto.co.jp

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The quickest flight from Sapporo Okadama Airport to Hakodate Airport is the direct flight which takes 40 min.

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Otaru to Hakodate bus services, operated by Hokuto Kotsu, arrive at Hakodate station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Otaru to Hakodate is 234 km. It takes approximately 3 h 2 min to drive from Otaru to Hakodate.

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Japan Airlines offers flights from Sapporo Okadama Airport to Hakodate Airport.

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There are 92+ hotels available in Hakodate. Prices start at $44 USD per night.

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