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Haneda-Hakodate-Sapporo-Haneda

imperials
imperials
almost 3 years ago
6 responses

Hi! I have some questions:
1) Is it practical or advisable if we use the train (JR pass) from Sapporo to Haneda Airport if our flight schedule is at 3:20pm?
2) Do we need to buy Hokkaido Rail Pass aside from the JR Pass if we are just touring around Hokkaido?

Our trip is from March 3 to 9 Manila-Haneda-Manila.
Manila to Haneda - arrive 2pm Haneda to Manila - depart 3:20pm

We are thinking if we should just book a plane ride from Haneda to Hakodate then return from Sapporo to Haneda. but might be costly as we still need to buy JR Pass/ Hokkaido Rail Pass for us to use to tour Hokkaido. What can you advice?

I'm worried we might be wasting too much time on train ride only and might not have available public transportation to and from our hotel if we arrive/depart too late/too early.

Hope you can give me insights. Thanks again.

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Daniel-san
16330 posts
almost 3 years ago
Expert

Hi there,

1.) The route from Sapporo to Tokyo takes a little over 7 hours. I would not travel on the same as from Sapporo if you have to be on time at the airport. Either travel the day before to Tokyo or look at flying options.

2.) The JR Pass covers all of Hokkaido and no additional pass would be required.

Hope this helps,
Daniel

imperials
imperials
6 posts
almost 3 years ago

Great thanks for the input Daniel!

imperials
imperials
6 posts
almost 3 years ago

Hi! Another question though, is nakajima koen station (namboku line) covered by Jr pass as well?

imperials
imperials
6 posts
almost 3 years ago

Hi! Another question though, is nakajima koen station (namboku line) covered by Jr pass as well?


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