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Sapporo arrival information

Sapporo by Air:

Shin Chitose Airport offers direct flights toward Kansai, Nagoya and Tokyo airports and to most main cities in Japan. It's also viable to fly in directly from some overseas locations. If you are flying from Europe or North America, it may be economical to use Hong Kong or Seoul as a hub. There are buses (70 minutes) and trains (36 minutes) linking the airport with Sapporo station.

Sapporo by Train:

It's simple but costly to travel toward Sapporo by train via the Seikan Tunnel. At this point there is no shinkansen (the Tohoku line finishes at Morioka in Iwate prefecture). There is a nightlong service from Ueno (Tokyo) to Sapporo via Hakodate; it lasts 15 hours 32 minutes at ¥28,250. Travelling from northern areas of Honshu is a little more economical. If you have time, ferry is particularly the better option.

Sapporo by Ferry:

There are ferries from Niigata, Tsuruga and Maizuru toward Otaru (around 30 minutes to Sapporo by train), and from most of the cities (Nagoya, Tokyo, Sendai etc) to Tomakomai and Muroran. The tariff changes according to the type of company you use, but is more economical than the train and a tranquil way to travel.

Sapporo by Bus:

If the comfort and rest aren't very important, Sapporo offers good-distance highway bus links with cities to the south (Nagoya, Tokyo etc).

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