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jr hokkaido pass and furano-biei free pass

JR Hokkaido Pass and Furano-Biei Free Pass

I was wondering if the JR Hokkaido Pass allows us to ride trains that cover the Furano-Biei Free Pass?

My plan is to travel from

Sapporo to Furano (via Lavender Express)

Furano -Biei(Norokko Train)
Furano to Sounkyo Spring

Sounkyo to Sapporo

Sapporo toNew Chitose airport

penny_zf
penny_zf

Hi there,

All routes you plan to visit are covered by both the JR Pass and JR Hokkaido Pass.
This includes the Norokko Train to the lavender fields. (I made the trip myself about 3 years ago).

The only part you can't travel all the way by train is Sounkyo Spring, this because there simply are no train tracks all the way there. You can however use buses for the last part (not covered by the passes).

Hope this helps,
Daniel

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Daniel-san
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Hi Daniel,

Thanks for your help.

Will the following routes

Chitose to Furano

Furano to Biei

Biei to Asahiwara

be covered by just the Furano-Biei Free pass?

Is the Furano -Biei Free pass part of the JR Hokkaido pass or separate?

penny_zf
penny_zf

Hi Again!

I do believe all routes you wish to travel (including the travel to Chitose) is covered by the Furano-Biei Free pass.

The Furano-Biei Free pass is a different ticket than the JR Hokkaido pass.

You can find more information about the Furano-Biei ticket here. You can also find a coverage map in the link.

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Daniel-san
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hi,
can I take the subway or they cable street car by using the JR Hokkaido pass? TKS

b202clc
b202clc

Hi there!

Sorry the subway and cable street care are not covered by the JR Pass as these are run by different companies.

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Daniel-san
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Tks Daniel,

                so is there have some pass (one day or something) to take those street car? Tks again
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b202clc

also, is it worth to buy a 3 day JR Hokkaido pass ?

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b202clc

I think a JR Hokkaido Pass is worth the price if
your travels bring you from the North to Central regions.

You can easily recoup the cost of the JR Hokkaido pass by making a trip to Hakodate.

You can check fare prices at Hyperdia.com

penny_zf
penny_zf

Hi Again!

Sorry for the late followup!

But I do think that a 3 day JR Pass would be worth looking into if you plan to do more travel that just Furano - Beie!

Hope this helps!
Daniel

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Daniel-san
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