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

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Train  •  3 h 5 min

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

$35 - $47

2 alternative options

Bus, train  •  3 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Okusawaguchi to Sapporo Station Terminal
  2. Take the train from Sapporo(Jr) to Horobetsu Ltd Exp Suzuran

$35 - $45

Drive  •  1 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Otaru to Noboribetsu 94.5 miles

$15 - $23

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The cheapest way to get from Otaru to Noboribetsu is to drive which costs ¥1800 - ¥2600 and takes 1 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Otaru to Noboribetsu is to drive which costs ¥1800 - ¥2600 and takes 1 h 45 min.

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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 Horobetsu via Sapporo(Jr). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 5 min.

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The distance between Otaru and Noboribetsu is 86 km. The road distance is 151.2 km.

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The best way to get from Otaru to Noboribetsu without a car is to train which takes 3 h 5 min and costs ¥3900 - ¥5500.

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

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Otaru to Noboribetsu is 151 km. It takes approximately 1 h 45 min to drive from Otaru to Noboribetsu.

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There are 39+ hotels available in Noboribetsu. Prices start at $57 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Otaru to Noboribetsu.
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  • Distance: 53.6 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 5 min

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)

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
43 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
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Bus operators
JR Hokkaido bus
Website
jrhokkaidobus.com
Bus from Okusawaguchi to Sapporo Station Terminal
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
jrhokkaidobus.com

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