There are 7 ways to get from Sapporo to Wakkanai by bus, train, night train, car, plane or car ferry

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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Bus  •  5 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Sapporo Odori BC to Wakkanai BC

$56

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Train  •  6 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Sapporo(Jr) to Asahikawa Ltd Exp Lilac / ...
  2. Take the train from Asahikawa to Wakkanai Ltd Exp Sarobetsu

$89 - $111

Night train  •  5 h 10 min

  1. Take the night train from Sapporo(Jr) to Wakkanai Ltd Exp Soya

$80 - $110

Drive  •  4 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Sapporo to Wakkanai 208.1 miles

$35 - $55

Train to Sapporo, fly to Wakkanai  •  4 h 2 min

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

$68 - $205

Fly Sapporo Okadama Apt to Rishiri, car ferry  •  3 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Sapporo Okadama Apt (OKD) to Rishiri (RIS) OKD - RIS
  2. Take the car ferry from Rishiri to Wakkanai

$150 - $305

Train to Sapporo, fly to Rishiri, car ferry  •  5 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Sapporo(Jr) to New Chitose Airport
  2. Fly from Sapporo (CTS) to Rishiri (RIS) CTS - RIS
  3. Take the car ferry from Rishiri to Wakkanai

$138 - $450

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Sapporo to Wakkanai is to drive which costs ¥3900 - ¥6000 and takes 4 h 14 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sapporo to Wakkanai is to fly and car ferry which costs ¥16000 - ¥34000 and takes 3 h 48 min.

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The distance between Sapporo and Wakkanai is 262 km. The road distance is 333 km.

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The bus from Sapporo Odori BC to Wakkanai BC takes 5 h 50 min including transfers and departs three times a day.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Sapporo Odori BC and arriving at Wakkanai BC. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 50 min.

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Yes, there is an overnight train departing from Sapporo(Jr) and arriving at Wakkanai. This train operates every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 10 min.

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

Soya Bus operates a bus from Sapporo to Wakkanai 3 times a day. Tickets cost $56 and the journey takes 5 h 50 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Sapporo to Wakkanai via Asahikawa in around 6 h 6 min.

Airlines
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Sapporo to Wakkanai
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $370
Flights from Sapporo to Rishiri
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $370
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Sapporo Okadama Apt to Rishiri
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $200
Train operators
Japan Railways Limited Express
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Sapporo(Jr) to Asahikawa
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Asahikawa to Wakkanai
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $70
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Night train from Sapporo(Jr) to Wakkanai
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $110
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Japan Railways (JR)
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
Bus operators
Soya Bus
Website
soyabus.co.jp
Bus from Sapporo Odori BC to Wakkanai BC
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$56
Schedules at
soyabus.co.jp
Ferry operators
Heart Land Ferry
Website
heartlandferry.jp
Car ferry from Rishiri to Wakkanai
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $50
Schedules at
heartlandferry.jp
Economy Class
$20
First Class B
$33
First Class A
$38

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