It takes about 30 minutes to go by car from Abashiri to the nearest airport "Memanbetsu Airport".
Memanbetsu Airport is linked to Tokyo, Sapporo (New Chitose), Chubu (Nagoya) and Kansai (seasonal) by various airlines. For details, please refer to websites of those airlines.
|Sapporo (New Chitose) - Memanbetsu||6 flights a day Required time: about 50 minutes|
|Sapporo (Okadama) - Memanbetsu||3 flights a weekly(Tuesdays and Wednesdays and Thursday) Required time: about 50 minutes|
|Tokyo (Haneda) - Memanbetsu||5 flights a day Required time: about 1 hour 50 minutes|
|Tokyo (Narita) - Memanbetsu||1 flight a day Required time: about 2 hours|
|Chubu (Nagoya) - Memanbetsu||1 flight a day Required time: about 2 hours|
|Kansai - Memanbetsu||1 flight a day Required time: about 2 hours 30 minutes|
|Itami - Memanbetsu||Seasonal services Required time: about 2 hours 30 minutes|
Buses bound for Abashiri are operated in accordance with the arrival of flights.
Buses bound for Memanbetsu Airport depart from the Abashiri Bus Terminal so as to arrive at the airport about 70 minutes before the time for departure of airplanes.
You may like a leisurely train journey, too. If you take a train on the Senmo Main Line, running through the Kushiro Marshland along the Sea of Okhotsk, you can enjoy the magnificent scenery beyond the train windows. During the drift ice season, the "Ryuhyo Monogatari Train" is operated between Abashiri and Shiretoko-Shari. You can take a comfortable limited express train from Sapporo or Asahikawa (4 round-trip services a day).
|From Sapporo Station to Abashiri Station (JR Sekihoku Line)||About 5 hours 30 minutes (by limited express train)|
|From Asahikawa Station to Abashiri Station (JR Sekihoku Line)||About 3 hours 50 minutes (by limited express train)|
|From Kushiro Station to Abashiri Station (JR Senmo Line)||About 3 hours 20 minutes (by rapid-service train)|
In Abashiri, there are fixed-route buses connecting the center of the city and Memanbetsu Airport, buses making a tour of tourist attractions in the city, and inter-city buses connecting Abashiri and Sapporo.
|Abashiri Bus Co.,Ltd.||Minami 2-jo Nishi 1-1-15, Abashiri City, Hokkaido 093-0012||TEL：+81-152-43-4101|
|Hokkaido Kitami Bus Co.,Ltd.||Odori Nishi 2-15, Kitami City, Hokkaido 090-0040||TEL：+81-157-23-2185|
|Hokkaido Chuo Bus Corp.||Odori Higashi 1-3, Chuo-ku, Sapporo City, Hokkaido 060-0041||TEL：+81-11-231-0600|
Reservation is required for the highway bus "Dreamint Okhotsk".
|Abashiri Bus Co.,Ltd.||Please refer to the website of Abashiri bus for the timetables of:
- Shiretoko Airport Liner [No reservation required] *seasonal operation
- Tourist Attractions Sightseeing Line [No reservation required]
- Fixed-route buses within Abashiri City, and buses bound for Lake Saroma or Gensei Kaen from Abashiri.
No ferries call in ports in Dou-to (East Hokkaido) at present, but ferries call in Tomakomai, Otaru and Hakodate from many areas in Japan. Please try them if you wish to make a tour of Abashiri in your own car.
For details such as service routes, please refer to the website of the Japan Long Course Ferry Service Association.
|Tomakomai Port to Abashiri about 6 hours by car|
|Otaru Port to Abashiri about 5 hours 30 minutes by car|
|Hakodate Port to Abashiri about 9 hours by car|
It you wish to look around Abashiri in your own way, you may like sightseeing by taxi. There are courses for visiting many tourist attractions. For details, please refer to websites of taxi companies.
|From Abashiri Station to Memanbetsu Airport (about 5,000 yen)|
|From Abashiri Station to Okhotsk Ryu-hyo Museum (about 1,500 yen)|
|From Abashiri Station to Abashiri Prison Museum (about1,300 yen)|
|From Abashiri Station to Hokkaido Museum of Northern Peoples (about 1,500 yen)|
|From Abashiri Station to "Aurora" Terminal (about 1,000 yen)|
|From Abashiri Station to Shiratori Park, Lake Tofutsu (about 3,500 yen)|
The amounts above are for reference only.
|Abashirihokkou Taxi Hire Ltd.||Shinmachi 1-9-18, Abashiri City, Hokkaido 093-0046||TEL：+81-152-43-4141|
|Abashiri Hire Co., Ltd.||Shinmachi 2-3-12, Abashiri City, Hokkaido 093-0046||TEL：+81-152-43-3939|
|Nice Life||Minami 6-jo Nishi 3-chome, Abashiri City, Hokkaido 093-0016||TEL：+81-152-45-4666|
|Large-sized vehicles which can accept a stretcher (bed) and accommodate up to 4 companions.|
|Tsubasa||Yobito 168-10, Abashiri City, Hokkaido 099-2421||TEL：+81-152-48-3333|
|Can accommodate a wheelchair as well.|
If you take a tour of Abashiri by bicycle, you can feel the wind of Abashiri which you can not feel in a car. The cycling road from Abashiri to Tokoro is comfortable. In winter, fat bike tours are good, too.
|Roadside Station "Ryuhyo-Kaido Abashiri" (Abashiri Tourist Association)||Minami 3-jo Higashi 4-chome, Abashiri City, Hokkaido 093-0003||TEL：+81-152-44-5849|
|JR Hokkaido Rent-A-Lease Abashiri Office||Shinmachi 2-2, Abashiri City, Hokkaido 093-0046||TEL：+81-152-43-6197|