Hokkaido Travel Information ・How to get to Hokkaido (Plane・Railway・Ferry)

Hokkaido is situated at the northernmost tip of the long chain of islands stretched north to south that make up Japan. It is rich in natural beauty and boasts a vast area, with 83,456 sqm of land. To get to Hokkaido, the quickest way is by plane. There are direct flights from all parts of Japan to New Chitose Airport — with new routes opening to nearby Asian countries, it now boasts the third most passengers in the country. There are 9 airports in Hokkaido connecting to other prefectures in Japan, with convenient access to any part of its vast area. There are also domestic rail links, including the bullet train, as well as ferry links from the Tohoku region and Nagoya for enjoying an approach by sea.
航路図

Plane

Airport name Three-letter Code Airlines (domestic flights) Airlines (International flights) Airline Group Number of flights
New Chitose Airport CTS Japan Airlines, All Nippon Airways, AIR DO, Skymark Airlines, Fuji Dream Airlines, Peach Aviation, Jetstar, Vanilla Air, Spring Japan Japan Airlines, All Nippon Airways, Korean Air, United Airlines, Aurora Airline, China Eastern Airlines (MU), Cathay Pacific Airways, Eva Air, China Airlines, Air China, JinAir, TransAsia Airways, Hawaiian Airlines, Thai Airways, T'Way Airlines, Spring Airlines, Hong Kong Airlines Limited, AirAsia X, Tianjin Airlines, Air Busan, Air Busan, Asiana Airlines Star Alliance, SkyTeam, oneworld 150-170 (In Japan)
Asahikawa Airport AKJ Japan Airlines, All Nippon Airways, AIR DO Asiana Airlines, Eva Air, TransAsia Airways, China Eastern Airlines (MU), Spring Airlines Star Alliance, SkyTeam 8-10 (In Japan)
Hakodate Airport HKD Japan Airlines, All Nippon Airways, AIR DO All Nippon Airways, TransAsia Airways, Eva Air, Tigerair Taiwan, Tianjin Airlines, Air China, Korean Air Star Alliance, SkyTeam 13-14 (In Japan)
Tokachi-Obihiro Airport OBO Japan Airlines, All Nippon Airways, AIR DO - Star Alliance, oneworld 7 (In Japan)
Tancho Kushiro Airport(Japanese only) KUH Japan Airlines, All Nippon Airways, AIR DO - Star Alliance, oneworld 6-8 (In Japan)
Memanbetsu Airport MMB Japan Airlines, All Nippon Airways, AIR DO - Star Alliance, oneworld 8 (In Japan)
Nakashibetsu Airport (Japanese only) SHB All Nippon Airways - Star Alliance 1 (In Japan)
Okhotsk Mombetsu Airport (Japanese only) MBE All Nippon Airways - Star Alliance 1 (In Japan)
Wakkanai Airport (Japanese only) WKJ All Nippon Airways - Star Alliance 1-2 (In Japan)
Sapporo Okadama Airport OKD Japan Airlines, Fuji Dream Airlines - oneworld 12-14 (In Japan)
Rishiri Airport (Japanese only) RIS Japan Airlines,All Nippon Airways - Star Alliance, oneworld 2 (In Hokkaido)
Okushiri Airport (Japanese only) OIR Japan Airlines - oneworld 1 (In Hokkaido)

Railway

Ferry

Company name Route Embark/Disembark Point Trip duration Passenger fare (Japanese Yen)
Tsugaru Kaikyo Ferry Aomori-Hakodate Aomori Ferry Terminal
Hakodate Ferry Terminal
About 3 hours 40 minutes Adult Standard (Second class) 2,220 / Child standard (Second class) 1,110
Tsugaru Kaikyo Ferry Oma-Hakodate Oma Ferry Terminal
Hakodate Ferry Terminal
About 1 hour 30 minutes Adult (Second class Unreserved seat) 1,810 / Child (Second class Unreserved seat) 900
Seikan Ferry Aomori-Hakodate Seikan Ferry Terminal About 4 hours October - May: Adult (12 years old and over) 1,600 yen, Child (elementary school student) 800 yen
June - September: Adult (12 years old and over) 2,000 yen, Child (elementary school student) 1,000 yen
Shin Nihonkai Ferry Tsuruga-Tomakomai higashikoh Tsuruga FerryTerminal
Tomakomai higashikoh Ferry Terminal
About 19 hours (Outbound) Tourist A 9,570-16,350
Shin Nihonkai Ferry Tsuruga-Tomakomai higashikoh
*Via Niigata/Akita
Tsuruga Ferry Terminal
Niigata Ferry Terminal
Akita Ferry Terminal
Tomakomai higashikoh Ferry Terminal
About 31 hours Tourist B 9,570-16,350
Shin Nihonkai Ferry Maizuru-Otaru Maizuru Ferry Terminal
Otaru Ferry Terminal
About 20 hours (Outbound) Tourist A 9,570-16,350
Shin Nihonkai Ferry Niigata-Otaru Niigata Ferry Terminal
Otaru Ferry Terminal
About 18 hours (Outbound) Tourist J 6,480-10,180
Shin Nihonkai Ferry Niigata-Tomakomai higashikoh
*Via Akita
Niigata Ferry Terminal
Akita Ferry Terminal
Tomakoma higashikoh Ferry Terminal
About 18 hours (Outbound) Tourist J 6,480-10,180
Shin Nihonkai Ferry Akita-Tomakomai higashikoh Akita Ferry Terminal
Tomakoma higashikoh Ferry Terminal
About 10 hours (Outbound) Tourist J 4,530-6,990
Kawasaki Kinkai Kisen Hachinohe-Tomakomai Hachinohe Ferry Terminal
Tomakomai Port Terminal
About 9 hours Adult (Second class) 5,000 / Child (Second class) 2,500
Taiheiyo Ferry Sendai-Tomakomai Sendai Port Ferry Terminal
Tomakomai West Port Ferry Terminal
About 15 hours 20 minutes (Outbound) Ishikari/Kiso :Adult (Second class) 8,300 / Child (Second class) 4,100
Taiheiyo Ferry Nagoya-Tomakomai
*Via Sendai
Nagoya Ferry Terminal
Sendai Port Ferry Terminal
Tomakomai West Port Ferry Terminal
About 40 hours (Outbound) Ishikari/Kiso :Adult (Second class) 10,800 / Child (Second class) 5,400
MOL Ferry Oarai-Tomakomai Oarai Ferry Terminal
Tomakomai Ferry Terminal
Evening flight approximately 21 hours Late night flight approximately 18 hours Adult (Economy) 8,740-14,910