There are 5 ways to get from Sapporo to Sendai by train, plane, bus, car or car ferry

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Train, fly to Sendai  •  3 h 28 min

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

$98 - $668

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Train, fly to Morioka  •  4 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Sapporo(Jr) to New Chitose Airport
  2. Fly from Sapporo (CTS) to Morioka (HNA) CTS - HNA
  3. Take the train from Shin-Hanamaki to Sendai(Miyagi/Jr)

$208 - $852

Train  •  7 h 13 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 Sendai(Miyagi/Jr) Shinkansen Hayabusa

$165 - $218

Bus, train  •  8 h 36 min

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

$112 - $183

Drive, car ferry  •  10 h 57 min

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

$100 - $132

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Sapporo to Sendai is to drive and car ferry which costs ¥11000 - ¥15000 and takes 10 h 57 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sapporo to Sendai is to train and fly which costs ¥11000 - ¥75000 and takes 3 h 28 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Sapporo to Sendai. However, there are services departing from Sapporo(Jr) and arriving at Sendai(Miyagi/Jr) via Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 13 min.

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The distance between Sapporo and Sendai is 535 km.

The best way to get from Sapporo to Sendai without a car is to train which takes 7 h 13 min and costs ¥18000 - ¥25000.

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It takes approximately 3 h 28 min to get from Sapporo to Sendai, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Sapporo Airport to Sendai Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Sapporo to Sendai train services, operated by Japan Railways Shinkansen, arrive at Sendai(Miyagi/Jr) station.

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Ibex Airlines, Peach Aviation Limited, AIRDO and two other airlines offer flights from Sapporo Airport to Sendai Airport.

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There are 117+ hotels available in Sendai. Prices start at $40 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Sapporo to Sendai.
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  • Distance: 334.6 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 28 min

What companies run services between Sapporo, Japan and Sendai, Miyagi, Japan?

You can take a train from Sapporo to Sendai via Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto in around 7 h 13 min.

Airlines
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Sapporo to Sendai
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,500
Flights from Sapporo to Morioka
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $750
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.

Contact Details
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-Hanamaki to Sendai(Miyagi/Jr)
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$35 - $55
Reserved seat
$45 - $60
Green seat
$55 - $80
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
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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