There are 3 ways to get from Otaru to Sapporo by train, taxi or car

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Recommended option

Train  •  43 min

  1. Take the train from Minami-Otaru to Sapporo(Jr) JR Hakodate / ...

$5 - $7

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  31 min

  1. Take a taxi from Otaru to Sapporo 21.3 miles

$95 - $120

Drive  •  31 min

  1. Drive from Otaru to Sapporo 21.3 miles

$3 - $6

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

Japan Railways (JR) operates a train from Otaru to Sapporo every 20 minutes. Tickets cost $5 - $7 and the journey takes 43 min.

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
$5 - $7
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Other operators
Taxi from Otaru to Sapporo
Ave. Duration
31 min
Estimated price
$95 - $120
Otaru Kinsei
Phone
+81 134-23-8181
Website
otaru-kinsei.jp

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Otaru to Sapporo?

The distance between Otaru and Sapporo is 31 km. The road distance is 34 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Otaru to Sapporo?

The cheapest way to get from Otaru to Sapporo is to drive which costs ¥380 - ¥600 and takes 31 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Otaru to Sapporo?

The quickest way to get from Otaru to Sapporo is to taxi which takes 31 min and costs ¥10000 - ¥13000.

Is there a direct train between Otaru and Sapporo?

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Minami-Otaru and arriving at Sapporo(Jr). Services depart every 20 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 43 min.

How long does it take to get from Otaru to Sapporo?

The train from Minami-Otaru to Sapporo(Jr) takes 43 min including transfers and departs every 20 minutes.