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Recommended option

Train  •  3 h 5 min

  1. JR Hakodate / ...
  2. Ltd Exp Suzuran

$35 - $47

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1 h 45 min

  1. 94.5 miles

$15 - $23

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

You can take a train from Otaru to Noboribetsu via Sapporo(Jr) in around 3 h 5 min.

Train operators
Japan Railways (JR)
Train from Minami-Otaru to Sapporo(Jr)
Ave. Duration
43 min
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Otaru and Noboribetsu is 86 km. The road distance is 151 km.

The cheapest way to get from Otaru to Noboribetsu is to drive which costs ¥1700 - ¥2600 and takes 1 h 45 min.

The quickest way to get from Otaru to Noboribetsu is to drive which takes 1 h 45 min and costs ¥1700 - ¥2600.

No, there is no direct train from Otaru to Noboribetsu. However, there are services departing from Minami-Otaru and arriving at Horobetsu via Sapporo(Jr). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 5 min.

It takes approximately 3 h 5 min to get from Otaru to Noboribetsu, including transfers.