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There are 4 ways to get from Otaru to Noboribetsu by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2h 43m

  1. Take the train from Minami-Otaru to Sapporo(Jr) Jr Hakodate / ...
  2. Take the train from Sapporo(Jr) to Noboribetsu Ltd Exp Super Hokuto / ...

$33 - $42

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Train, bus  •  3h 7m

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

$15 - $26

2 alternative options

Bus  •  3h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Okusawaguchi to Sapporo Station Terminal
  2. Take the bus from Sapporo Station BT to Noboribetsu

$15 - $24

Drive  •  1h 36m

  1. Drive from Otaru to Noboribetsu 88.9 miles

$15 - $22

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The cheapest way to get from Otaru to Noboribetsu is to drive which costs ¥1600 - ¥2500 and takes 1h 36m.

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The quickest way to get from Otaru to Noboribetsu is to drive which costs ¥1600 - ¥2500 and takes 1h 36m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Otaru to Noboribetsu. However, there are services departing from Okusawaguchi and arriving at Noboribetsu via Sapporo Station BT. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 20m.

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No, there is no direct train from Otaru to Noboribetsu. However, there are services departing from Minami-Otaru and arriving at Noboribetsu via Sapporo(Jr). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 43m.

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The distance between Otaru and Noboribetsu is 83 km. The road distance is 142.2 km.

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The best way to get from Otaru to Noboribetsu without a car is to train which takes 2h 43m and costs ¥3700 - ¥4800.

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It takes approximately 2h 43m to get from Otaru to Noboribetsu, including transfers.

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Otaru to Noboribetsu bus services, operated by JR Hokkaido bus, depart from Okusawaguchi station.

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

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The best way to get from Otaru to Noboribetsu is to train which takes 2h 43m and costs ¥3700 - ¥4800. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ¥1700 - ¥2800 and takes 3h 20m.

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Map of how to get from Otaru to Noboribetsu.
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  • Distance: 52 miles
  • Duration: 2h 43m

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

You can take a train from Otaru to Noboribetsu via Sapporo(Jr) in around 2h 43m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Otaru to Noboribetsu via Sapporo Station Terminal and Sapporo Station BT in around 3h 20m.

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.

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Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Minami-Otaru to Sapporo(Jr)
Ave. Duration
43m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Bus operators
Chuo Bus
Phone
011-231-0500
Website
chuo-bus.co.jp
Bus from Sapporo Station BT to Noboribetsu
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $19
Schedules at
chuo-bus.co.jp
JR Hokkaido bus
Website
jrhokkaidobus.com
Bus from Okusawaguchi to Sapporo Station Terminal
Ave. Duration
56m
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
jrhokkaidobus.com

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Otaru to Noboribetsu bus services, operated by Chuo Bus, arrive at Noboribetsu station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Otaru to Noboribetsu is 142 km. It takes approximately 1h 36m to drive from Otaru to Noboribetsu.

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There are 42+ hotels available in Noboribetsu. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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