Getting to Kushiro

By air
  • 3 h
  • ¥ 14,000 - 24,000

JAL and ANA operate multiple flights per day between Kushiro and Sapporo (ANA is uses Shin-Chitose Airport while JAL uses Okadama Airport). Flight duration is 45 minutes. The regular one way fare is around 24,000 yen, but discount fares are typically available for between 12,000 and 22,000 yen. Kushiro Airport is located a 45 minute bus ride (950 yen one way) outside the city center.

By car
  • 4 h
  • ¥ 6,000 (expressway tolls)

Driving between Sapporo and Kushiro via expressways takes around four hours. The regular expressway toll around 6000 yen one way. If taking toll-free roads, travel time increases by about 90 minutes.

Above fees and schedules are subject to change. Be sure to check current yen exchange rates.

Getting around

Kushiro Station and Tancho Kushiro Airport are Kushiro's two major transport hubs. The station is in the center of the city, while the airport is located 20 kilometers west of the city center. Airport buses connect the airport with Kushiro Station and the Fisherman's Wharf MOO. The one way trip between the airport and Kushiro Station takes 45 minutes and costs 950 yen. Bus connections are timed to flight departures and arrivals.

Local buses provide transportation within the city center and from the city center to more outlying areas. The Kushiro Marshlands are difficult to explore by public transportation, and a rental car is the easiest way to get around. Rental car outlets are available at Kushiro Airport and in the city center.