There are 6 ways to get from Sapporo to Iwate by train, plane, bus, car or car ferry

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train to Sapporo, fly to Morioka  •  2 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Sapporo(Jr) to New Chitose Airport
  2. Fly from Sapporo (CTS) to Morioka (HNA) CTS - HNA

$173 - $792

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Bus, train  •  7 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Sapporo Station to Shin Hakodate Hokuto
  2. Take the train from Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto to Morioka Shinkansen Hayabusa / ...

$82 - $143

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Fly Sapporo Okadama Apt to Misawa, train  •  3 h 39 min

  1. Fly from Sapporo Okadama Apt (OKD) to Misawa (MSJ) OKD - MSJ
  2. Take the train from Hachinohe to Morioka

$227 - $467

Train to Sapporo, fly to Sendai, train  •  4 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Sapporo(Jr) to New Chitose Airport
  2. Fly from Sapporo (CTS) to Sendai (SDJ) CTS - SDJ
  3. Take the train from Sendai(Miyagi/Jr) to Ichinoseki

$126 - $713

Train  •  6 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Sapporo(Jr) to Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto Ltd Exp Super Hokuto
  2. Take the train from Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto to Morioka Shinkansen Hayabusa / ...

$135 - $177

Drive, car ferry  •  8 h 59 min

  1. Drive from Sapporo to Hakodate
  2. Take the car ferry from Hakodate to Aomori
  3. Drive from Aomori to Morioka

$83 - $105

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The cheapest way to get from Sapporo to Iwate is to drive and car ferry which costs ¥9000 - ¥12000 and takes 8 h 59 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sapporo to Iwate is to train and fly which costs ¥19000 - ¥90000 and takes 2 h 37 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Sapporo to Iwate. However, there are services departing from Sapporo(Jr) and arriving at Morioka via Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 28 min.

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The distance between Sapporo and Iwate is 385 km.

The best way to get from Sapporo to Iwate without a car is to train which takes 6 h 28 min and costs ¥15000 - ¥20000.

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It takes approximately 2 h 37 min to get from Sapporo to Iwate, including transfers.

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Sapporo to Iwate train services, operated by Japan Railways Limited Express, depart from Sapporo(Jr) station.

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The quickest flight from Sapporo Airport to Morioka Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Sapporo to Iwate train services, operated by Japan Railways Shinkansen, arrive at Morioka station.

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Japan Airlines offers flights from Sapporo Airport to Morioka Airport.

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Map of how to get from Sapporo to Iwate.
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  • Distance: 240.9 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 37 min

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

You can take a train from Sapporo to Morioka via Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto in around 6 h 28 min.

Airlines
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Sapporo to Morioka
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Flights from Sapporo Okadama Apt to Misawa
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $310
Flights from Sapporo to Sendai
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,500
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Sapporo to Sendai
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $1,100
Peach Aviation Limited
Website
flypeach.com
Flights from Sapporo to Sendai
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $330
AIRDO
Website
airdo.jp
Flights from Sapporo to Sendai
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Ibex Airlines
Website
ibexair.co.jp
Flights from Sapporo to Sendai
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $420
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 Sapporo(Jr) to New Chitose Airport
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Japan Railways Shinkansen
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Hachinohe to Morioka
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$30 - $45
Reserved seat
$35 - $50
Green seat
$45 - $65
Train from Sendai(Miyagi/Jr) to Ichinoseki
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$29 - $40
Reserved seat
$35 - $45
Green seat
$40 - $60
Train from Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto to Morioka
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$70 - $100
Reserved seat
$80 - $100
Green seat
$100 - $140
Bus operators
Hokuto Kotsu
Website
hokto.co.jp
Bus from Sapporo Station to Shin Hakodate Hokuto
Ave. Duration
4 h 51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $45
Schedules at
hokto.co.jp
Ferry operators
Tsugaru Kaikyo Ferry
Website
tsugarukaikyo.co.jp
Car ferry from Hakodate to Aomori
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$38
Schedules at
tsugarukaikyo.co.jp

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There are 19+ hotels available in Iwate. Prices start at $37 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Sapporo to Sapporo Okadama Apt Airport is to taxi which takes 8 min and costs ¥3200 - ¥3800.

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