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

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Train  •  5 h 24 min

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

$70 - $91

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Sapporo Bus Terminal to Hakodate

$17 - $50

3 alternative options

Drive  •  3 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Otaru to Hakodate 146.5 miles

$24 - $40

Train to Sapporo Okadama Apt, fly  •  3 h 4 min

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

$121 - $793

Train, train to Sapporo, 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 Sapporo (CTS) to Hakodate (HKD) CTS - HKD

$60 - $260

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

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It takes approximately 5 h 24 min to get from Otaru to Hakodate, including transfers.

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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 Bus Terminal. 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 24 min.

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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 41 min. Alternatively, Hokuto Kotsu operates a bus from Otaru to Hakodate hourly. Tickets cost $12 - $45 and the journey takes 5 h 30 min.

Airlines
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Sapporo Okadama Apt to Hakodate
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $850
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Sapporo to Hakodate
Ave. Duration
35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $280
Train operators
Japan Railways (JR)
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 Bus Terminal to Hakodate
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $45
Schedules at
hokto.co.jp

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