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Reserved seatings Minami-Chitose to Hakodate? 2018/3/27 09:37
Hi all,

I will be arriving in Chitose on the 7th May 2018 and heading straight to Hakodate in the mornings. Will be taking the Super Hokuto LE or similar limited express. Do I need to get reserved seatings for 2 person? I am not using any passes. Just getting a ticket on that day at the airport.

Does the train also have space for luggage?

Thank you all in advance.
by idoblu  

Re: Reserved seatings Minami-Chitose to Hakodate? 2018/3/27 17:14
Do I need to get reserved seatings for 2 person? I am not using any passes. Just getting a ticket on that day at the airport.

http://www.hyperdia.com/en/cgi/en/search.html?dep_node=NEW%20CHITOSE%2...

You don't need to buy the reserved seat ticket, but even in this case you have to buy unreserved seat ticket (this is somewhat wrong naming in Hyperdia, it is actually "limited express fee"). In your case you should take unreserved seat of Airport 97 which does not require additional fee and then transfer at Minami-chitose to LTD. EXP SUPER HOKUTO 8. The total fare is 7590 yen if you take the unreserved seat on Super Hokuto 8.

Does the train also have space for luggage?

Yes, but the luggage space might be more easily accessed from the reserved seat cars. If you take the reserved seat, the total fare is 8110 yen. I am not sure but the express fare might change slightly depending on the date.
by frog1954 rate this post as useful

Re: Reserved seatings Minami-Chitose to Hakodate? 2018/3/28 11:14
Thank you frog1954,

Wow didnt realize I need to add another \2900 for riding the express. In that case, I think I will buy the 3 Days Hokkaido Pass for \16,500. I think the Hokkaido Pass allows me to reserved seatings without extra charges?

Btw how does the luggage storage works? is it at the front and rear of each cars?

Thank you once again....
by idoblu rate this post as useful

Re: Reserved seatings Minami-Chitose to Hakodate? 2018/3/28 12:28
I think the Hokkaido Pass allows me to reserved seatings without extra charges?

Yes, you are right. You can also take reserved seat of "Airport" train though it is only 3 min.

Btw how does the luggage storage works? is it at the front and rear of each cars?

This is the plan for the Super Hokuto trains in which blue bag icon denotes the luggage room.

https://tokukita.jp/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/super-hokuto-zaseki-281...

These are some photographs.

http://17.fan-site.net/~whitechocolate/traindatabase_dc281_inside-61.j...
http://17.fan-site.net/~whitechocolate/traindatabase_dc281_inside-62.j...

Also you might be able to put your luggage on the overhead shelf.

https://blog-imgs-47-origin.fc2.com/7/5/8/758kohchin/20101107223053ad6...
by frog1954 rate this post as useful

Re: Reserved seatings Minami-Chitose to Hakodate? 2018/3/28 12:50
thanks for the seats layout - exactly what I was looking for.....I think the "last row seats" might work for me....
only thing is I dont get the ocean view on the way....but never mind cause on my way back to Sapporo, I will get that view......

awesome - i really appreciate your help. Thank you so much
by idoblu rate this post as useful

Re: Reserved seatings Minami-Chitose to Hakodate? 2018/3/28 13:59
only thing is I dont get the ocean view on the way....but never mind cause on my way back to Sapporo, I will get that view......

If the ticket booth is not so congested, show the following
text to the staff. This request is quite normal so he/she will
easily understand.

次のスーパー北斗、函館まで座席指定でお願いします。
大きな荷物があるので、荷物置き場に近い席で、窓際、
海の見える側をおねがいします。

(Next Super Hokuto, to Hakodate, reserved seat. I have big
luggage, so, close to the luggage rack, window side which
can see the see-shore, please.)
by frog1954 rate this post as useful

Re: Reserved seatings Minami-Chitose to Hakodate? 2018/3/28 14:46
Thank you. Very much appreciated 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻
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