Japan Railways Limited Express operates a train from Sapporo to Takinoue hourly. Tickets cost $30 - $45 and the journey takes 1 h 25 min. Japan Railways Limited Express also services this route 3 times a day.
How to get from Sapporo to Takinoue
From Sapporo(Jr) train to Asahikawa, train to Maruseppu, then taxi to Takinoue. 4 h 44 min ¥24116. From Sapporo(Jr) train to Asahikawa, bus to Kami-Shokotsu, then taxi to Takinoue. 4 h 59 min. From Sapporo drive to Takinoue. 2 h 58 min ¥3432.