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Recommended option

Train, fly  •  4 h 22 min

  1. CTS - UUS

$50 - $344

3 alternative options

Train, carferry  •  12 h 17 min

  1. Ltd Exp Soya

$162 - $437

Bus, carferry  •  13 h 8 min

$132 - $390

Drive, carferry  •  10 h 23 min

$102 - $375

What companies run services between Sapporo, Japan and Sakhalin, Russia?

There is no direct connection from Sapporo to Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk. However, you can take the train to New Chitose Airport, take the walk to Sapporo airport, fly to Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, then take the taxi to Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Sapporo to Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk via Wakkanai and Korsakov, Sakhalin in around 12 h 17 min.

Flights from Sapporo to Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$40 - $330
Train operators
Japan Railways (JR)
Train from Sapporo(Jr) to New Chitose Airport
Ave. Duration
37 min
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
Japan Railways Limited Express
Bus operators
Soya Bus
Bus from Sapporo Odori BC to Wakkanai BC
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
3 times a day
Estimated price
Schedules at
Ferry operators
Heart Land Ferry
Car ferry from Wakkanai to Korsakov, Sakhalin
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Once a week
Estimated price
$65 - $320
Schedules at

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Sapporo and Sakhalin is 781 km.

The cheapest way to get from Sapporo to Sakhalin is to train and fly which costs ¥5500 - ¥38000 and takes 4 h 22 min.

The quickest way to get from Sapporo to Sakhalin is to train and fly which takes 4 h 22 min and costs ¥5500 - ¥38000.

It takes approximately 4 h 22 min to get from Sapporo to Sakhalin, including transfers.