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Otaru
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Ferry from Niigata to Otaru

On average there are 6 weekly sailings between Niigata to Otaru. This ferry route is operated by Shin Nihonkai Ferry. Niigata Otaru ferries cost between £101 and £547, depending on ticket details. Prices exclude any service fees. Ferry timetables change seasonally use our Deal Finder to get live pricing and availability for Niigata Otaru ferries.

Niigata Otaru Ferry Times

The Niigata Otaru ferry typically departs from Niigata at around 12:00.

How long is the ferry from Niigata to Otaru?

Niigata Otaru Ferry sail durations on this ferry route can take around 16h 30m. The fastest sailings are approximately 16h 30m. Sailing times can vary, durations often differ between ferry operators and can be impacted by weather conditions.

Niigata Otaru Ferry Prices

Niigata Otaru ferry prices typically range between £101* and £547*. The average price is typically £307*. The cheapest Niigata Otaru ferry prices start from £49*. The average price for a foot passenger is £179*. The average price for a car is £440*.

Pricing will vary depending on number of passengers, vehicle type, route and sailing times. Prices exclude service fees.

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.

Can I travel by car on the Niigata Otaru ferry?

Yes, Shin Nihonkai Ferry allow cars on board 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.

Can I take my pet on the ferry from Niigata to Otaru?

Pets are currently not allowed on board the ferries from Niigata to Otaru.

For more information, please visit our Ferries from Japan to Hokkaido page.
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Niigata - Otaru Route summary
Departure Country Japan
Destination Country Japan
No. of Operators 1
Operators Shin Nihonkai Ferry
Average Price £307*
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 2024-07-02.

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 £222. 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 15/07/2024 and 21/07/2024


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