There are 11 ways to get from Sapporo to Nagano by train, plane, bus, car ferry or car

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 Toyama, train  •  5 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Sapporo(Jr) to New Chitose Airport
  2. Fly from Sapporo (CTS) to Toyama (TOY) CTS - TOY
  3. Take the train from Toyama to Nagano

$216 - $679

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Carferry, bus  •  25 h 42 min

  1. Take the carferry from Otaru to Niigata
  2. Take the bus from Niigata City Bus Center to Gondo

$90 - $155

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Train to Sapporo, fly to Matsumoto, train  •  5 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Sapporo(Jr) to New Chitose Airport
  2. Fly from Sapporo (CTS) to Matsumoto (MMJ) CTS - MMJ
  3. Take the train from Shiojiri to Nagano

$278 - $736

Train to Sapporo, fly to Komatsu, train  •  5 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Sapporo(Jr) to New Chitose Airport
  2. Fly from Sapporo (CTS) to Komatsu (KMQ) CTS - KMQ
  3. Take the train from Kanazawa to Nagano

$229 - $800

Train to Sapporo, fly to Tokyo Haneda, train  •  5 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Sapporo(Jr) to New Chitose Airport
  2. Fly from Sapporo (CTS) to Tokyo Haneda (HND) CTS - HND
  3. Take the train from Tokyo to Nagano

$149 - $669

Train to Sapporo, fly to Ibaraki, train  •  6 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Sapporo(Jr) to New Chitose Airport
  2. Fly from Sapporo (CTS) to Ibaraki (IBR) CTS - IBR
  3. Take the train from Ishioka to Ueno
  4. Take the train from Ueno to Nagano

$173 - $477

Train to Sapporo, fly to Niigata, train  •  6 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Sapporo(Jr) to New Chitose Airport
  2. Fly from Sapporo (CTS) to Niigata (KIJ) CTS - KIJ
  3. Take the train from Niigata to Takasaki
  4. Take the train from Takasaki to Nagano

$216 - $884

Train to Hakodate, fly to Tokyo Haneda, train  •  9 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Sapporo(Jr) to Hakodate
  2. Fly from Hakodate (HKD) to Tokyo Haneda (HND) HKD - HND
  3. Take the train from Tokyo to Nagano

$234 - $505

Train  •  9 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Sapporo(Jr) to Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto
  2. Take the train from Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto to Omiya(Saitama)
  3. Take the train from Omiya(Saitama) to Nagano

$260 - $358

Bus, train  •  10 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from Sapporo Station to Shin Hakodate Hokuto
  2. Take the train from Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto to Omiya(Saitama)
  3. Take the train from Omiya(Saitama) to Nagano

$230 - $330

Drive, car ferry  •  15 h 3 min

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

$130 - $172

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct train from Sapporo to Nagano. However, there are services departing from Sapporo(Jr) and arriving at Nagano via Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto and Omiya(Saitama). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 36 min.

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The distance between Sapporo and Nagano is 763 km.

The best way to get from Sapporo to Nagano without a car is to train which takes 9 h 36 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 29 min to get from Sapporo to Nagano, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Sapporo Airport to Toyama Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 30 min.

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

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AIRDO and All Nippon Airways offer flights from Sapporo Airport to Toyama Airport.

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There are 76+ hotels available in Nagano. Prices start at $46 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Sapporo to Nagano.
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  • Distance: 476.8 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 29 min

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

You can take a train from Sapporo to Nagano via Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto and Omiya(Saitama) in around 9 h 36 min.

Airlines
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Sapporo to Toyama
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Sapporo to Toyama via Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Sapporo to Komatsu
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Sapporo to Komatsu via Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Sapporo to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $900
Flights from Sapporo to Niigata
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Hakodate to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Flights from Hakodate to Tokyo Haneda via Sapporo
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $420
Flights from Hakodate to Tokyo Haneda via Osaka
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $470
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Sapporo to Komatsu via Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,200
Flights from Sapporo to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $1,100
Flights from Sapporo to Niigata
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Hakodate to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Hakodate to Tokyo Haneda via Osaka
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
AIRDO
Website
airdo.jp
Flights from Sapporo to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $850
Flights from Hakodate to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $330
Skymark Airlines
Website
skymark.co.jp
Flights from Sapporo to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $650
Flights from Sapporo to Ibaraki
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $650
Fuji Dream
Website
fujidream.co.jp
Flights from Sapporo to Matsumoto
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
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
Train from Ishioka to Ueno
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Japan Railways Shinkansen
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Toyama to Nagano
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$45 - $60
Reserved seat
$50 - $65
Green seat
$65 - $90
Train from Kanazawa to Nagano
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$55 - $75
Reserved seat
$60 - $80
Green seat
$80 - $110
Train from Tokyo to Nagano
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$50 - $75
Reserved seat
$60 - $80
Green seat
$80 - $110
Train from Ueno to Nagano
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$50 - $75
Reserved seat
$60 - $75
Green seat
$75 - $110
Train from Niigata to Takasaki
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$45 - $65
Reserved seat
$55 - $70
Green seat
$70 - $95
Train from Takasaki to Nagano
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$30 - $50
Reserved seat
$40 - $50
Green seat
$50 - $70
Train from Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto to Omiya(Saitama)
Ave. Duration
3 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$150 - $210
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$150 - $210
Reserved seat
$170 - $210
Green seat
$220 - $300
Train from Omiya(Saitama) to Nagano
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$45 - $65
Reserved seat
$55 - $70
Green seat
$70 - $95
Japan Railways Limited Express
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Shiojiri to Nagano
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $26
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Sapporo(Jr) to Hakodate
Ave. Duration
3 h 44 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $85
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Sapporo(Jr) to Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $80
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
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
$35 - $50
Schedules at
hokto.co.jp
Nagaden Bus
Website
nagadenbus.co.jp.e.aaf.hp.transer.com
Bus from Niigata City Bus Center to Gondo
Ave. Duration
3 h 39 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
nagadenbus.co.jp.e.aaf.hp.transer.com
Ferry operators
Shin Nihonkai Ferry
Website
snf.jp
Car ferry from Otaru to Niigata
Ave. Duration
18 h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $120
Schedules at
snf.jp
Tourist
$58
State Room
$116
Deluxe Room
$191
Suite Room
$331
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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