There are 7 ways to get from Sapporo to Kyoto by plane, train, car ferry, car, bus or night bus

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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Fly Sapporo Okadama Apt to Osaka  •  6 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Sapporo Okadama Apt (OKD) to Osaka (ITM) OKD - ITM

$535 - $1,243

Cheapest option

Train to Sapporo, fly to Osaka Kobe, train  •  5 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Sapporo(Jr) to New Chitose Airport
  2. Fly from Sapporo (CTS) to Osaka Kobe (UKB) CTS - UKB
  3. Take the train from Shin-Kobe to Kyoto

$86 - $393

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Train to Sapporo, fly to Osaka  •  4 h 53 min

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

$123 - $569

Train to Sapporo, fly to Nagoya, train  •  5 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Sapporo(Jr) to New Chitose Airport
  2. Fly from Sapporo (CTS) to Nagoya (NGO) CTS - NGO
  3. Take the train from Nagoya to Kyoto

$95 - $326

Train  •  11 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Sapporo(Jr) to Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto
  2. Take the train from Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto to Tokyo
  3. Take the train from Tokyo to Kyoto

$327 - $440

Car ferry, drive  •  21 h 56 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Otaru to Maizuru
  2. Drive from Maizuru to Kyoto

$94 - $201

Bus, train, night bus  •  20 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Sapporo Station to Shin Hakodate Hokuto
  2. Take the train from Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto to Sendai(Miyagi/Jr)
  3. Take the night bus from Sendai Station to Kyōto

$224 - $295

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Sapporo to Kyoto is to car ferry and drive which costs ¥10000 - ¥23000 and takes 21 h 56 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sapporo to Kyoto is to train and fly which costs ¥13000 - ¥65000 and takes 4 h 53 min.

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The distance between Sapporo and Kyoto is 1016 km.

The best way to get from Sapporo to Kyoto without a car is to train which takes 11 h 27 min and costs ¥36000 - ¥50000.

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It takes approximately 6 h 24 min to get from Sapporo to Kyoto, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Sapporo to Kyoto is to fly which takes 6 h 24 min and costs ¥60000 - ¥140000. Alternatively, you can train, which costs ¥36000 - ¥50000 and takes 11 h 27 min.

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There is no direct flight from Sapporo Okadama Apt Airport to Osaka Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 50 min and has one stopover.

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Japan Airlines offers flights from Sapporo Okadama Apt Airport to Osaka Airport.

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There are 2111+ hotels available in Kyoto. Prices start at $57 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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Map of how to get from Sapporo to Kyoto.
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  • Distance: 635.1 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 24 min

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

Japan Airlines and All Nippon Airways fly from Sapporo to Kyoto hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Sapporo to Kyoto via Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto, Tokyo, and Kyoto in around 11 h 27 min.

Airlines
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Sapporo Okadama Apt to Osaka via Misawa
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,200
Flights from Sapporo Okadama Apt to Osaka via Hakodate
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,200
Flights from Sapporo Okadama Apt to Osaka via Hakodate, Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,200
Flights from Sapporo Okadama Apt to Osaka via Kushiro, Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,200
Flights from Sapporo Okadama Apt to Osaka via Misawa, Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,200
Flights from Sapporo to Osaka
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $800
Flights from Sapporo to Osaka via Aomori
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $800
Flights from Sapporo to Osaka via Morioka
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $800
Flights from Sapporo to Osaka via Niigata
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $800
Flights from Sapporo to Osaka via Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $800
Flights from Sapporo to Nagoya
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $430
Flights from Sapporo to Nagoya via Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $460
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Sapporo to Osaka
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Sapporo to Osaka via Fukushima
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Sapporo to Osaka via Akita
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Sapporo to Osaka via Aomori
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Sapporo to Osaka via Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Sapporo to Osaka Kobe
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $430
Flights from Sapporo to Osaka Kobe via Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Sapporo to Nagoya
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Flights from Sapporo to Nagoya via Sendai
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $490
Skymark Airlines
Website
skymark.co.jp
Flights from Sapporo to Osaka Kobe
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $250
Flights from Sapporo to Osaka Kobe via Ibaraki
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $250
Flights from Sapporo to Osaka Kobe via Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $250
Flights from Sapporo to Nagoya
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $260
AIRDO
Website
airdo.jp
Flights from Sapporo to Osaka Kobe
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Flights from Sapporo to Nagoya
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $310
AirAsia Japan
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Sapporo to Nagoya
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $370
JetStar Japan
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Sapporo to Nagoya
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $370
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 Shin-Kobe to Kyoto
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$27 - $40
Reserved seat
$30 - $40
Green seat
$40 - $55
Train from Nagoya to Kyoto
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$35 - $55
Reserved seat
$45 - $55
Green seat
$55 - $75
Train from Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto to Tokyo
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$160 - $220
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$160 - $220
Reserved seat
$180 - $220
Green seat
$230 - $310
Train from Tokyo to Kyoto
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$100 - $140
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$100 - $140
Reserved seat
$110 - $140
Green seat
$140 - $190
Train from Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto to Sendai(Miyagi/Jr)
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$100 - $140
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$100 - $140
Reserved seat
$110 - $140
Green seat
$150 - $200
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
Kintetsu Bus
Phone
06-6618-5301
Website
kintetsu-bus.co.jp
Night bus from Sendai Station to Kyōto
Ave. Duration
11 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$112
Schedules at
kintetsu-bus.co.jp
Ferry operators
Shin Nihonkai Ferry
Website
snf.jp
Car ferry from Otaru to Maizuru
Ave. Duration
20 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $180
Schedules at
snf.jp
State Room
$160 - $230
Tourist
$80 - $180
Suite Room
$400 - $470
Deluxe Room
$250 - $330

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