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Niigata Ryotsu Ferry

The ferry from Niigata to Ryotsu typically sails 14 times daily and up to 101 times weekly. 2 ferry operators provide ferries from Niigata to Ryotsu, Sado Kisen & Sado Kisen Jetfoil. Niigata Ryotsu Ferry timetables change seasonally, use our Deal Finder to get tickets, pricing, schedules and availability.

Niigata Ryotsu Ferry Times

The earliest Niigata Ryotsu ferry typically departs Niigata at about 06:00. The average sailing time of a ferry from Niigata to Ryotsu is approximately 1h 34m and the fastest sailing time is approximately 1h 7m.

Niigata to Ryotsu Ferry Prices

Ferry prices for a ferry from Niigata to Ryotsu typically range between $69* and $318*. On average the Niigata Ryotsu ferry is $187*. The cheapest Niigata Ryotsu ferry prices start from $71*. The average price for a foot passenger is $187*. The average price for a Niigata Otaru car ferry is $643*.

Ferry prices may differ by season and depend on various factors, such as number of passengers, vehicle type and sailing time. Pricing is taken from searches over last 30 days, last updated 05 July, 2023.

How far is Ryotsu from Niigata?

The distance between Niigata and Ryotsu is approximately 44.2 miles (71.2km), or 38.4 nautical miles.

Is there a car ferry from Niigata to Ryotsu?

No, currently there is no car ferry from Niigata to Ryotsu.

Are foot passengers allowed on the Niigata Ryotsu ferry?

Yes, Niigata Ryotsu ferries allow foot passengers. You can travel as a foot passenger from Niigata to Ryotsu with Sado Kisen, Sado Kisen Jetfoil.

Niigata Ryotsu Ferry Operator Schedules

  • Sado Kisen Jetfoil - 32 weekly sailings, 5 daily sailings
  • Sado Kisen - 32 weekly sailings, 5 daily sailings

For more information, please visit our Ferries from Japan to Sado Island page.
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Niigata - Ryotsu Route summary
Departure Country Japan
Destination Country Japan
No. of Operators 2
Operators Sado Kisen & Sado Kisen Jetfoil
Average Price A$338*
Average Daily Sailings 14
Average Weekly Sailings 102
Average Sailing Duration 1h 34m
Fastest Sailing Duration 1h 7m
First Ferry 06:00
Last Ferry 19:30
Distance 38 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 Ryotsu?

    The typical crossing time for ferries from Niigata to Ryotsu is approximately 1h 48m. 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 Ryotsu?

    The average price of a ferry from Niigata to Ryotsu is approximately 145 €. The price is typically a bit higher during peak season. Price exclusive of booking fees.
  • Which ferry companies operate between Niigata to Ryotsu?

    Niigata to Ryotsu is operated by 2 ferry companies. The operators that provide this service are
    • Sado Kisen
    • Sado Kisen Jetfoil
  • How can I book ferry tickets from Niigata to Ryotsu?

    Ferries from Niigata to Ryotsu 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 Ryotsu?

    Yes, you can currently travel as a foot passenger from Niigata to Ryotsu with
    • Sado Kisen
    • Sado Kisen Jetfoil
  • Can you take your car on the ferry from Niigata to Ryotsu?

    Yes, you can travel with a vehicle from Niigata to Ryotsu with
    • Sado Kisen
  • Can you bring pets on the ferry from Niigata to Ryotsu?

    No, pets currently are not allowed onboard this ferry service.
  • How far is Ryotsu from Niigata?

    The distance between Niigata to Ryotsu is approximately 38 nautical miles.

Niigata to Ryotsu Ferry Timetables

Timetables between 19/2/2024 and 25/2/2024


Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Sado Kisen 06:00 08:30 2 hours 30 minutes Everyday
Sado Kisen Jetfoil 07:55 09:02 1 hour 7 minutes Everyday
Sado Kisen 09:25 11:55 2 hours 30 minutes Tue, Wed
Sado Kisen Jetfoil 09:40 10:47 1 hour 7 minutes Everyday
Sado Kisen Jetfoil 11:30 12:37 1 hour 7 minutes Everyday
Sado Kisen 12:35 15:05 2 hours 30 minutes Everyday
Sado Kisen Jetfoil 14:40 15:47 1 hour 7 minutes Everyday
Sado Kisen 16:05 18:35 2 hours 30 minutes Tue, Wed
Sado Kisen Jetfoil 16:20 17:27 1 hour 7 minutes Everyday
Sado Kisen 19:30 22:00 2 hours 30 minutes Everyday
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