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There are 6 ways to get from Sapporo to Wakkanai by train, bus, car, plane or car ferry

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Train  •  5 h 10 min

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

$80 - $100

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Bus  •  5 h 50 min

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

$55

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Drive  •  4 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Sapporo to Wakkanai 208.1 miles

$35 - $55

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

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

$149 - $274

Train to New Chitose, fly to Wakkanai  •  4 h 2 min

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

$68 - $205

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

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

$138 - $419

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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 - ¥31000 and takes 3 h 48 min.

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

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Sapporo(Jr) and arriving at Wakkanai. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 10 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 best way to get from Sapporo to Wakkanai without a car is to train which takes 5 h 10 min and costs ¥9000 - ¥12000.

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The train from Sapporo(Jr) to Wakkanai takes 5 h 10 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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Sapporo to Wakkanai bus services, operated by Soya Bus, depart from Sapporo Odori BC station.

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

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The best way to get from Sapporo to Wakkanai is to train which takes 5 h 10 min and costs ¥9000 - ¥12000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ¥6200 and takes 5 h 50 min.

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  • Distance: 163.6 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 10 min

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

Japan Railways Limited Express operates a train from Sapporo to Wakkanai once daily. Tickets cost $80 - $100 and the journey takes 5 h 10 min. Alternatively, Soya Bus operates a bus from Sapporo to Wakkanai every 4 hours. Tickets cost $55 and the journey takes 5 h 50 min.

Airlines
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from New Chitose to Wakkanai
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $370
Flights from New Chitose to Rishiri
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $370
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Sapporo Okadama to Rishiri
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $200
Train operators
Japan Railways Limited Express
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.

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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
Bus operators
Soya Bus
Website
soyabus.co.jp
Bus from Sapporo Odori BC to Wakkanai Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$55
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
Schedules at
heartlandferry.jp
Economy Class
$19
First Class B
$33
First Class A
$38

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The quickest flight from Sapporo Okadama Airport to Rishiri Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Sapporo to Wakkanai bus services, operated by Soya Bus, arrive at Wakkanai Ferry Terminal station.

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Sapporo to Wakkanai train services, operated by Japan Railways Limited Express, arrive at Wakkanai station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Sapporo to Wakkanai is 333 km. It takes approximately 4 h 14 min to drive from Sapporo to Wakkanai.

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Japan Airlines offers flights from Sapporo Okadama Airport to Rishiri Airport.

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There are eight+ hotels available in Wakkanai. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Sapporo to Sapporo Okadama Airport is to taxi which takes 8 min and costs ¥3200 - ¥3800.

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