There are 7 ways to get from Seoul to Otaru by train, plane, ferry, car, car ferry or bus

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Train to Incheon, fly to Sapporo, train  •  7 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Seoul Station to Incheon Int'l Airport T1
  2. Fly from Incheon (ICN) to Sapporo (CTS) ICN - CTS
  3. Take the train from New Chitose Airport to Sapporo(Jr)

$98 - $1,125

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Fly Seoul Gimpo to Sapporo, train  •  8 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Seoul Gimpo (GMP) to Sapporo (CTS) GMP - CTS
  2. Take the train from New Chitose Airport to Sapporo(Jr)

$211 - $1,219

Train to Daegu, fly to Sapporo, train  •  8 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Seoul Station to Dongdaegu Station
  2. Fly from Daegu (TAE) to Sapporo (CTS) TAE - CTS
  3. Take the train from New Chitose Airport to Sapporo(Jr)

$317 - $1,690

Fly Seoul Gimpo to Asahikawa, train  •  11 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Seoul Gimpo (GMP) to Asahikawa (AKJ) GMP - AKJ
  2. Take the train from Asahikawa to Sapporo(Jr)

$221 - $760

Train, ferry, drive, car ferry  •  45 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Seoul Station to Busan Station
  2. Take the ferry from Busan to Osaka
  3. Drive from Osaka to Maizuru
  4. Take the car ferry from Maizuru to Otaru

$261 - $573

Train, car ferry, drive  •  45 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Seoul Station to Busan Station
  2. Take the car ferry from Busan Int'l port to Osaka
  3. Drive from Osaka to Maizuru
  4. Take the car ferry from Maizuru to Otaru

$241 - $453

Bus, ferry, car ferry  •  2 days 1 h

  1. Take the bus from Seoul Express Bus Terminal to Donghae Express Bus Terminal
  2. Take the ferry from Donghae to Sakaiminato
  3. Take the bus from Yonago to Kyōto
  4. Take the bus from Kyōto to Higashimaizuru-eki
  5. Take the car ferry from Maizuru to Otaru

$377 - $398

Questions & Answers

The distance between Seoul and Otaru is 1340 km.

The best way to get from Seoul to Otaru without a car is to bus and ferry and car ferry which takes 2 days 1 h and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 11 min to get from Seoul to Otaru, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Incheon Airport to Sapporo Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 30 min.

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T'way Air, Jeju Air, Jin Air and six other airlines offer flights from Incheon Airport to Sapporo Airport.

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There are 58+ hotels available in Otaru. Prices start at $31 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Seoul to Seoul Gimpo Airport is to train which takes 18 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Seoul to Otaru.
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  • Distance: 837.5 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 11 min

What companies run services between Seoul, South Korea and Otaru, Japan?

There is no direct connection from Seoul to Otaru. However, you can take the train to Incheon Int'l Airport T1, take the walk to Incheon airport, fly to Sapporo, take the walk to New Chitose Airport, take the train to Sapporo(Jr), then take the train to Otaru. Alternatively, you can take the train to Gimpo Airport, take the walk to Seoul Gimpo airport, fly to Sapporo, take the walk to New Chitose Airport, take the train to Sapporo(Jr), then take the train to Otaru.

Airlines
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Incheon to Sapporo
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Flights from Incheon to Sapporo via Sendai
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Sapporo via Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,300
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Sapporo via Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$440 - $1,200
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Sapporo via Tokyo Haneda, Kushiro
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$440 - $1,200
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Sapporo via Tokyo Haneda, Memambetsu
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$440 - $1,200
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Sapporo via Tokyo Haneda, Osaka
Ave. Duration
8 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$440 - $1,200
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Asahikawa via Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $1,800
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Asahikawa via Osaka Kansai, Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
10 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Incheon to Sapporo
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,300
Flights from Incheon to Sapporo via Nagoya
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $1,300
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Sapporo via Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
4 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$490 - $1,300
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Sapporo via Tokyo Haneda, Osaka
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$480 - $1,300
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Sapporo via Tokyo Haneda, Aomori
Ave. Duration
9 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$480 - $1,300
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Asahikawa via Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $1,800
Korean Air
Website
koreanair.com
Flights from Incheon to Sapporo
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,300
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Sapporo via Gimhae
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$490 - $1,500
Flights from Daegu to Sapporo via Incheon
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $1,600
Eastar Jet
Website
eastarjet.com
Flights from Incheon to Sapporo
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Asiana Airlines
Website
us.flyasiana.com
Flights from Incheon to Sapporo
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Flights from Daegu to Sapporo
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$440 - $1,700
T'way Air
Website
twayair.com
Flights from Incheon to Sapporo
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $370
Jeju Air
Website
jejuair.net
Flights from Incheon to Sapporo
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $850
Jin Air
Website
jinair.com
Flights from Incheon to Sapporo
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Peach Aviation Limited
Website
flypeach.com
Flights from Incheon to Sapporo via Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Air Busan
Website
en.airbusan.com
Flights from Daegu to Sapporo
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$440 - $1,700
Train operators
AREX
Phone
+82 1599-7788
Website
arex.or.kr
Train from Seoul Station to Incheon Int'l Airport T1
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $8
Schedules at
arex.or.kr
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
Korail
Phone
(82) 1544-7788 + 7
Website
letskorail.com
Train from Seoul Station to Dongdaegu Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Schedules at
letskorail.com
First Class
$67
Economy Class
$48
Train from Seoul Station to Busan Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
letskorail.com
Book at
trip.com
First Class
$90
Economy Class
$64
Japan Railways Limited Express
Korail Mugunghwa
Website
letskorail.com
Train from Seoul Station to Busan Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $26
Schedules at
letskorail.com
Standing
$20 - $22
Economy Class
$23 - $26
Bus operators
Ko Bus
Website
kobus.co.kr
Bus from Seoul Express Bus Terminal to Donghae Express Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $24
Schedules at
kobus.co.kr
Keihan Bus
Phone
077-531-2121
Website
keihanbus.jp
Bus from Yonago to Kyōto
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$44
Schedules at
keihanbus.jp
Kyoto Kotsu
Phone
0773-75-5000
Website
kyotokotsu.jp
Bus from Kyōto to Higashimaizuru-eki
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$22
Schedules at
kyotokotsu.jp
Ferry operators
Panstar
Website
panstar.jp
Ferry from Busan to Osaka
Ave. Duration
18 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$140 - $400
Schedules at
panstar.jp
4 Bed Cabin
$143
2 Bed Cabin
$401
2 Bed Cabin Deluxe
$445
Car ferry from Busan Int'l port to Osaka
Ave. Duration
19 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$120 - $280
Schedules at
panstar.co.kr
2bed Deluxe Room
$278
2bed Junior Room
$217
Shared standard 2 berth cabin
$143
Shared standard 4 berth cabin
$124
Shin Nihonkai Ferry
Website
snf.jp
Car ferry from Maizuru to Otaru
Ave. Duration
20 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$86
Schedules at
snf.jp
DBS Cruise Ferry
Phone
+7 4232 30 2704
Website
dbsferry.co.kr
Ferry from Donghae to Sakaiminato
Ave. Duration
15 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$157
Schedules at
dbsferry.co.kr

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