Niigata
Otaru
Ferry to Hokkaido
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Niigata Otaru Ferry

There are approximately 5 weekly sailings between Niigata to Otaru. This ferry route is operated by Shin Nihonkai Ferry. Ferry timetables change seasonally use our Deal Finder to get live pricing and availability for Niigata Otaru ferries.

Niigata Otaru Ferry Times

Niigata Otaru ferry sailings typically depart from Niigata at around 12:00. The average sailing time is approximately 16h 30m.

Niigata Otaru Ferry Prices

Niigata Otaru ferry prices typically range between £116* and £435*. The average price is typically £245*. The cheapest Niigata Otaru ferry prices start from £58*. The average price for a foot passenger is £179*. The average price for a car is £338*.

Pricing will vary depending on number of passengers vehicle type route and sailing times. Pricing is taken from searches over last 30 days last updated 05 July, 2023.

How far is it from Niigata to Otaru?

The distance between Niigata to Otaru is approximately 309.0 miles (497.3km) or 268.5 nautical miles for the mariners!

Can I travel by car on the Niigata Otaru ferry?

Yes, Shin Nihonkai Ferry allow cars on board for ferries between Niigata and Otaru. Use our Deal Finder to get live pricing for car ferries between Niigata and Otaru.

Can I travel as a foot passenger from Niigata to Otaru?

Yes, foot passengers can travel with Shin Nihonkai Ferry between Niigata and Otaru.

Niigata Otaru Ferry Operator Schedules

  • Shin Nihonkai Ferry - 5 weekly sailings, 1 daily sailings

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Niigata - Otaru Route summary
Departure Country Japan
Destination Country Japan
No. of Operators 1
Operators Shin Nihonkai Ferry
Average Price £324*
Average Weekly Sailings 6
Average Sailing Duration 16h 30m
First Ferry 12:00
Distance 268 nautical miles

* Prices subject to change, pricing is taken from last 30 days, last updated 2023-08-01.

Most popular questions

  • How long is the ferry from Niigata to Otaru?

    The ferry crossing time from Niigata to Otaru is approximately 16h 30m. Sailing durations may vary from season to season and by operator so we’d advise doing a live check.
  • How much is the ferry from Niigata to Otaru?

    Niigata to Otaru ferry price can differ depending on the season. The average price of a ferry from Niigata to Otaru is £213. Price exclusive of booking fees.
  • Which ferry companies operate between Niigata to Otaru?

    There is 1 ferry operator for Niigata to Otaru and this is
    • Shin Nihonkai Ferry
  • How can I book ferry tickets from Niigata to Otaru?

    Book ferries from Niigata to Otaru through our deal finder and check our offers page to view the latest ferry offers.
  • Can you travel as a foot passenger on the ferry from Niigata to Otaru?

    Yes, you can travel as a foot passenger from Niigata to Otaru with
    • Shin Nihonkai Ferry
  • Can you take your car on the ferry from Niigata to Otaru?

    Yes, you can travel with a vehicle from Niigata to Otaru with
    • Shin Nihonkai Ferry
  • Can you bring pets on the ferry from Niigata to Otaru?

    No, pets are not permitted onboard the ferries.
  • How far is Otaru from Niigata?

    The distance between Niigata to Otaru is approximately 268 nautical Miles.

Niigata to Otaru Ferry Timetables

Ferry Timetables between 19/02/2024 and 25/02/2024


Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Shin Nihonkai Ferry 12:00 04:30 16 hours 30 minutes Wed, Fri, Sun
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