There are 5 ways to get from Shimo-furano to Wakkanai by train, bus, car, plane or car ferry

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Train  •  5 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Furano to Asahikawa JR Furano
  2. Take the train from Asahikawa to Wakkanai Ltd Exp Sarobetsu

$63 - $81

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Bus, train  •  6 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Ichibamae to Asahikawa Station
  2. Take the train from Asahikawa to Wakkanai Ltd Exp Sarobetsu

$63 - $78

Drive  •  4 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Shimo-furano to Wakkanai 187.8 miles

$30 - $50

Train, train to Sapporo Okadama Apt, fly to Rishiri, car ferry  •  7 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Furano to Takikawa
  2. Take the train from Takikawa to Sapporo(Jr)
  3. Fly from Sapporo Okadama Apt (OKD) to Rishiri (RIS) OKD - RIS
  4. Take the car ferry from Rishiri to Wakkanai

$179 - $314

Train, train to Sapporo, fly to Wakkanai  •  6 h 39 min

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

$98 - $245

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct train from Shimo-furano to Wakkanai. However, there are services departing from Furano and arriving at Wakkanai via Asahikawa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 55 min.

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The distance between Shimo-furano and Wakkanai is 236 km. The road distance is 300.5 km.

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The best way to get from Shimo-furano to Wakkanai without a car is to train which takes 5 h 55 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 55 min to get from Shimo-furano to Wakkanai, including transfers.

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Shimo-furano to Wakkanai train services, operated by Japan Railways (JR), depart from Furano station.

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

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Shimo-furano to Wakkanai train services, operated by Japan Railways Limited Express, arrive at Wakkanai station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Shimo-furano to Wakkanai is 300 km. It takes approximately 4 h 2 min to drive from Shimo-furano to Wakkanai.

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Japan Airlines offers flights from Sapporo Okadama Apt 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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Map of how to get from Shimo-furano to Wakkanai.
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  • Distance: 147.4 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 55 min

What companies run services between Shimo-furano, Japan and Wakkanai, Japan?

You can take a train from Shimo-furano to Wakkanai via Asahikawa in around 5 h 55 min.

Airlines
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Sapporo Okadama Apt to Rishiri
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $200
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Sapporo to Wakkanai
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $370
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 Furano to Asahikawa
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Furano to Takikawa
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
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
Japan Railways Limited Express
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Asahikawa to Wakkanai
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $70
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Takikawa to Sapporo(Jr)
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $28
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Bus operators
Furano bus
Website
furanobus.jp
Bus from Ichibamae to Asahikawa Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
furanobus.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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