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There are 3 ways to get from Seoul to Sapporo by bus, plane or train

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Bus to Incheon, fly to New Chitose, train  •  6h 2m

  1. Take the bus from Koreana Hotel 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)

¥28846 - ¥29769

Cheapest option

Fly Seoul Gimpo to New Chitose, train  •  7h 49m

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

¥10937 - ¥66422

1 alternative option

Fly Seoul Gimpo to Sapporo Okadama  •  10h 9m

  1. Fly from Seoul Gimpo (GMP) to Sapporo Okadama (OKD) GMP - OKD

¥36717 - ¥55932

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Sapporo is 0120-565653.

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The social distance requirement in Sapporo is 2 metres.

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The cheapest way to get from Seoul to Sapporo is to bus and fly and train which costs ₩300,000 - ₩315,000 and takes 6h 2m.

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The quickest way to get from Seoul to Sapporo is to bus and fly and train which costs ₩300,000 - ₩315,000 and takes 6h 2m.

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The distance between Seoul and Sapporo is 1361 km.

It takes approximately 6h 2m to get from Seoul to Sapporo, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Incheon Airport to New Chitose Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 30m.

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T'way Air, Jin Air, Japan Airlines and three other airlines offer flights from Incheon Airport to New Chitose Airport.

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There are 458+ hotels available in Sapporo. Prices start at ¥10000 per night.

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The best way to get from Seoul to Seoul Gimpo Airport is to train which takes 22 min and costs ₩1,900 - ₩3,400.

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  • Distance: 1360.8 km
  • Duration: 6h 2m

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

Japan Airlines and Korean Air fly from Seoul to Sapporo every 3 hours.

Airlines
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Incheon to New Chitose
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥50000 - ¥160000
Flights from Incheon to New Chitose via Aomori
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥50000 - ¥160000
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to New Chitose via Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥44000 - ¥100000
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to New Chitose via Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥10000 - ¥65000
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to New Chitose via Tokyo Haneda, Osaka Itami
Ave. Duration
9h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥49000 - ¥75000
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to New Chitose via Tokyo Haneda, Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥49000 - ¥80000
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Sapporo Okadama via Tokyo Haneda, Hakodate
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥36000 - ¥55000
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Sapporo Okadama via Tokyo Haneda, Kushiro
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥38000 - ¥60000
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Incheon to New Chitose
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥60000 - ¥110000
Flights from Incheon to New Chitose via Chūbu Centrair
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
¥66432
Flights from Incheon to New Chitose via Sendai
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥65000 - ¥120000
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to New Chitose via Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
4h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥43000 - ¥110000
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to New Chitose via Tokyo Haneda, Osaka Itami
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥34000 - ¥140000
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to New Chitose via Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
9h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥31000 - ¥130000
Korean Air
Website
koreanair.com
Flights from Incheon to New Chitose
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥39000 - ¥130000
T'way Air
Website
twayair.com
Flights from Incheon to New Chitose
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥13000 - ¥55000
Asiana Airlines
Website
flyasiana.com
Flights from Incheon to New Chitose
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥60000 - ¥110000
Jin Air
Website
jinair.com
Flights from Incheon to New Chitose
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥18000 - ¥60000
Train operators
Japan Railways (JR)

Japan Railways operates a large proportion of Japan's main intercity routes, including the high-speed Shinkansen (bullet train) service and commuter rail service. Covering 1665 stations across 7458km, Japan Railways carries an average of 17 million passengers per day. Trains are clean, comfortable and punctual. There are several rail passes on offer for customers, such as the extremely popular national JR Pass and regional Hokkaido Pass, JR Kyushu Pass and JR West Pass, among others.

Contact Details
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from New Chitose Airport to Sapporo(Jr)
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
¥750 - ¥1100
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Bus operators
Kal Limousine
Website
kallimousine.com
Bus from Koreana Hotel to Incheon Int'l Airport T1
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
¥1528
Schedules at
kallimousine.com
Airport Limousine Korea
Phone
02 2664-9898
Website
airportlimousine.co.kr
Bus from Four Seasons Hotel to Incheon Int'l Airport T1
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥955
Schedules at
airportlimousine.co.kr

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