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

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Train  •  43 min

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

$5 - $7

3 alternative options

Bus  •  56 min

  1. Take the bus from Okusawaguchi to Sapporo Station Terminal

$6

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

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The cheapest way to get from Otaru to Sapporo is to drive which costs ¥390 - ¥600 and takes 31 min.

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

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The distance between Otaru and Sapporo is 31 km. The road distance is 34.1 km.

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

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Okusawaguchi and arriving at Sapporo Station Terminal station. Services depart every 10 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 56 min.

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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.

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The nearest airport to Sapporo is Sapporo Okadama Apt (OKD) Airport which is 6 km away. Other nearby airports include Sapporo (CTS) (41.1 km), Asahikawa (AKJ) (111.7 km), Hakodate (HKD) (150.1 km) and Memambetsu (MMB) (244 km).

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  • Distance: 19.6 miles
  • Duration: 43 min

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. Alternatively, JR Hokkaido bus operates a bus from Otaru to Sapporo every 10 minutes. Tickets cost $6 and the journey takes 56 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
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
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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