There are 5 ways to get from Sendai to Sapporo by plane, train, bus, car 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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Fly from Sendai, train  •  3 h 26 min

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

$97 - $668

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Train to Morioka, fly, train  •  3 h 53 min

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

$213 - $849

Train  •  7 h 19 min

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

$170 - $220

Train, bus  •  8 h 22 min

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

$140 - $190

Drive, car ferry  •  10 h 57 min

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

$102 - $132

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct train from Sendai to Sapporo. However, there are services departing from Sendai(Miyagi/Jr) and arriving at Sapporo(Jr) via Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 19 min.

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The distance between Sendai and Sapporo is 535 km.

The best way to get from Sendai to Sapporo without a car is to train which takes 7 h 19 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 26 min to get from Sendai to Sapporo, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Sendai Airport to Sapporo Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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

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Ibex Airlines, AIRDO, All Nippon Airways and Japan Airlines offer flights from Sendai Airport to Sapporo Airport.

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There are 335+ hotels available in Sapporo. Prices start at $58 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Sendai to Sendai Airport is to train which takes 24 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Sendai to Sapporo.
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  • Distance: 334.6 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 26 min

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

You can take a train from Sendai to Sapporo via Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto in around 7 h 19 min.

Airlines
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Sendai to Sapporo
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,500
Flights from Morioka to Sapporo
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $750
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Sendai to Sapporo
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,200
AIRDO
Website
airdo.jp
Flights from Sendai to Sapporo
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Ibex Airlines
Website
ibexair.co.jp
Flights from Sendai to Sapporo
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $450
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 New Chitose Airport to Sapporo(Jr)
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Japan Railways Shinkansen
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Sendai(Miyagi/Jr) to Shin-Hanamaki
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 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 Sendai(Miyagi/Jr) to Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto
Ave. Duration
2 h 56 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 Shin Hakodate Hokuto to Sapporo Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
hokto.co.jp
Ferry operators
Tsugaru Kaikyo Ferry
Website
tsugarukaikyo.co.jp
Car ferry from Aomori to Hakodate
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$38
Schedules at
tsugarukaikyo.co.jp

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