There are 10 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.

Recommended option

Train, fly to Matsumoto  •  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 - $735

Cheapest option

Car ferry, bus  •  25 h 45 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Otaru to Niigata
  2. Take the bus from Niigata-eki to Gondo

$90 - $165

8 alternative options

Train, fly to Toyama  •  5 h 41 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 - $678

Train, fly to Tokyo Haneda  •  5 h 38 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

$138 - $643

Train, fly to Komatsu  •  6 h 5 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

$237 - $807

Train, fly to Niigata  •  6 h 37 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

$221 - $888

Train, fly to Ibaraki  •  6 h 52 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

$185 - $487

Train  •  9 h 44 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 - $357

Bus, train  •  11 h 10 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

$207 - $323

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

The cheapest way to get from Sapporo to Nagano is to drive and car ferry which costs ¥14000 - ¥20000 and takes 15 h 3 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sapporo to Nagano is to train and fly which costs ¥31000 - ¥85000 and takes 5 h 24 min.

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The distance between Sapporo and Nagano is 763 km.

It takes approximately 5 h 24 min to get from Sapporo to Nagano, including transfers.

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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 44 min.

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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 44 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 Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $900
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 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Sapporo to Niigata
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Sapporo to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $1,100
Flights from Sapporo to Komatsu via Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,200
Flights from Sapporo to Niigata
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
AIRDO
Website
airdo.jp
Flights from Sapporo to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $850
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.

Contact Details
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Sapporo(Jr) to New Chitose Airport
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
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 Ishioka to Ueno
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $28
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Sapporo(Jr) to Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $80
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 Tokyo to Nagano
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$50 - $75
Reserved seat
$60 - $75
Green seat
$80 - $110
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 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
$35 - $55
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$35 - $50
Reserved seat
$40 - $55
Green seat
$50 - $70
Train from Ueno to Nagano
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$50 - $75
Reserved seat
$60 - $75
Green seat
$75 - $110
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
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$45 - $65
Reserved seat
$55 - $70
Green seat
$70 - $95
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
Nagaden Bus
Website
nagadenbus.co.jp.e.aaf.hp.transer.com
Bus from Niigata-eki to Gondo
Ave. Duration
3 h 34 min
Frequency
Twice daily
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 - $130
Schedules at
snf.jp
State Room
$110 - $160
Tourist
$60 - $130
Suite Room
$330 - $360
Deluxe Room
$170 - $220
Tourist J
$58
State room B
$116
Deluxe room A
$191
Suite
$330
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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