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Niigata to Otaru Ferry

Typically ferries from Niigata to Otaru run 5 times a week. The Niigata to Otaru ferry is operated by Shin Nihonkai Ferry. Niigata Otaru Ferry timetables change seasonally, use our Deal Finder to get tickets, pricing, schedules and availability.

Niigata Otaru Ferry Times

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

Niigata to Otaru Ferry Prices

Ferry prices for a ferry from Niigata to Otaru typically range between $105* and $911*. On average the Niigata Otaru ferry is $429*. The cheapest Niigata Otaru ferry prices start from $53*. The average price for a foot passenger is $253*. The average price for a Niigata Otaru car ferry is $587*.

Ferry prices may differ by season and depend on various factors, such as number of passengers, vehicle type and sailing time.

How far is Otaru from Niigata?

The distance between Niigata and Otaru is approximately 309.0 miles (497.3km), or 268.5 nautical miles.

Is there a car ferry from Niigata to Otaru?

Yes, there is a car ferry from Niigata to Otaru provided by Shin Nihonkai Ferry. Use our Deal Finder to get live pricing and tickets for car ferries between Niigata and Otaru.

Are foot passengers allowed on the Niigata Otaru ferry?

Yes, Niigata Otaru ferries allow foot passengers. You can travel as a foot passenger from Niigata to Otaru with Shin Nihonkai Ferry.

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 A$422*
Average Weekly Sailings 5
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 2024-04-02.

Most popular questions

How long is the ferry from Niigata to Otaru?

The typical crossing time for ferries from Niigata to Otaru is approximately 16h 30m. This is a rough guide for ferry duration as it can differ on type of ship and operator.

How much is the ferry from Niigata to Otaru?

The average price of a ferry from Niigata to Otaru is approximately 259 €. The price is typically a bit higher during peak season. 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?

Ferries from Niigata to Otaru are available for booking through our deal finder, with live prices, timetables and operators.

Can you travel as a foot passenger on the ferry from Niigata to Otaru?

Yes, you can currently 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 currently are not allowed onboard this ferry service.

How far is Otaru from Niigata?

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

Niigata to Otaru Ferry Timetables

Timetables between 17/6/2024 and 23/6/2024


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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