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There are 6 ways to get from Seoul to Otaru by train, plane, bus, ferry, night 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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Train to Incheon, fly, train  •  6h 56m

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

$98 - $1,121

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Fly from Seoul Gimpo, train  •  8h 15m

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

$211 - $1,219

Train to Daegu, fly, train  •  8h 3m

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

$317 - $1,692

Bus, ferry, night bus, train  •  45h 3m

  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 night bus from Tamatsukuri to Tokyo
  4. Take the train from Tokyo to Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto
  5. Take the bus from Shin Hakodate Hokuto to Sapporo Station

$532 - $913

Train, ferry, drive, car ferry  •  45h 20m

  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

$260 - $572

Train, car ferry, drive  •  45h 36m

  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

$240 - $452

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Seoul to Otaru is to train and fly which costs ₩110,000 - ₩1300,000 and takes 6h 56m.

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The quickest way to get from Seoul to Otaru is to train and fly which costs ₩110,000 - ₩1300,000 and takes 6h 56m.

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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 night bus and train which takes 45h 3m and costs ₩600,000 - ₩1100,000.

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It takes approximately 6h 56m to get from Seoul to Otaru, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Incheon Airport to New Chitose Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 15m.

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T'way Air, Asiana Airlines, Air Seoul and five other airlines offer flights from Incheon Airport to New Chitose Airport.

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There are 78+ hotels available in Otaru. Prices start at $36 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Seoul to Seoul Gimpo Airport is to train which takes 18m and costs ₩1,400 - ₩2,000.

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Map of how to get from Seoul to Otaru.
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  • Distance: 837.5 miles
  • Duration: 6h 56m

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 New Chitose, 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 New Chitose, 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 New Chitose
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to New Chitose via Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
4h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,300
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to New Chitose via Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$440 - $1,200
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to New Chitose via Tokyo Haneda, Memambetsu
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$440 - $1,200
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to New Chitose via Tokyo Haneda, Kushiro
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$440 - $1,200
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to New Chitose via Tokyo Haneda, Osaka Itami
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$440 - $1,200
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Incheon to New Chitose
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,300
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to New Chitose via Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
4h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$490 - $1,300
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to New Chitose via Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$480 - $1,300
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to New Chitose via Tokyo Haneda, Osaka Itami
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$480 - $1,300
Korean Air
Website
koreanair.com
Flights from Incheon to New Chitose
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,300
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to New Chitose via Gimhae
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$490 - $1,500
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to New Chitose via Gimhae, Incheon
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$490 - $1,500
Flights from Daegu to New Chitose via Incheon
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $1,600
Asiana Airlines
Website
us.flyasiana.com
Flights from Incheon to New Chitose
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Daegu to New Chitose
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$440 - $1,700
Eastar Jet
Website
eastarjet.com
Flights from Incheon to New Chitose
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Jin Air
Website
jinair.com
Flights from Incheon to New Chitose
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Jeju Air
Website
jejuair.net
Flights from Incheon to New Chitose
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $850
T'way Air
Website
twayair.com
Flights from Incheon to New Chitose
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $370
Air Seoul
Website
flyairseoul.com
Flights from Incheon to New Chitose
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Peach Aviation Limited
Website
flypeach.com
Flights from Incheon to New Chitose via Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Air Busan
Website
en.airbusan.com
Flights from Daegu to New Chitose
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
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
59m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
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
37m
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
1h 48m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Schedules at
letskorail.com
First Class
$68
Economy Class
$49
Standing
$42
Train from Seoul Station to Busan Station
Ave. Duration
2h 42m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
letskorail.com
Book at
trip.com
First Class
$90
Economy Class
$64
Korail Mugunghwa
Website
letskorail.com
Train from Seoul Station to Busan Station
Ave. Duration
5h 21m
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
3h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $24
Schedules at
kobus.co.kr
Chugoku JR Bus Company
Website
chugoku-jrbus.co.jp
Night bus from Tamatsukuri to Tokyo
Ave. Duration
11h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$113
Schedules at
chugoku-jrbus.co.jp.e.aec.hp.transer.com
Hokuto Kotsu
Website
hokto.co.jp
Bus from Shin Hakodate Hokuto to Sapporo Station
Ave. Duration
4h 41m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
hokto.co.jp
Ferry operators
DBS Cruise Ferry
Phone
+7 4232 30 2704
Website
dbsferry.co.kr
Ferry from Donghae to Sakaiminato
Ave. Duration
15h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$100 - $380
Schedules at
dbsferry.co.kr
Royal Suite
$380
First Class
$157
Second Class
$125
Economy Class
$104
Panstar
Website
panstar.jp
Ferry from Busan to Osaka
Ave. Duration
18h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$140 - $400
Schedules at
panstar.jp
4 Bed Cabin
$142
2 Bed Cabin
$399
2 Bed Cabin Deluxe
$444
Car ferry from Busan Int'l port to Osaka
Ave. Duration
18h 50m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$120 - $280
Schedules at
panstar.co.kr
Deluxe Suite
$279
Junior Suite
$217
Standard Room A
$124
Standard Room Twin Bed
$143
Shin Nihonkai Ferry
Website
snf.jp
Car ferry from Maizuru to Otaru
Ave. Duration
20h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85
Schedules at
snf.jp

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