• Access to Abashiri
  • Access in Abashiri


Abashiri is also conveniently accessible by plane.
About 30 minutes by car from the nearest Memanbetsu Airport to downtown Abashiri.
Memanbetsu Airport has Tokyo (Haneda, Narita), Sapporo (Okadama, New Chitose), Chubu,
There are flights from Kansai and Itami airports.
For details such as the latest timetables, please refer to each airline's website.

Required time

To Memanbetsu Airport

  • Sapporo (New Chitose)

    6 flights a day, about 50 minutes

  • Sapporo (Okadama)

    1-2 flights a day, about 50 minutes

  • Tokyo (Haneda)

    5 flights a day, about 1 hour 50 minutes

  • Tokyo (Narita)

    1 flight per day takes about 1 hour and 50 minutes (suspended)

  • Chubu (Nagoya)

    Seasonal operation Required about 2 hours

  • Kansai

    1 flight per day, 2 hours 30 minutes

  • Itami

    Seasonal operation required 2 hours 30 minutes

  • *Buses to Abashiri run in accordance with the arrival of flights.
  • *From Abashiri to Memanbetsu Airport, the bus departs from Abashiri Bus Terminal about 70 minutes before the departure time of the aircraft.
  • *It takes about 35 minutes from Abashiri Bus Terminal to Memanbetsu Airport.

Operating airline

  • JAL
  • ANA
  • AIR DO
  • peach


If you want to take it easy, we recommend traveling by train.
The greatest attraction of the trip on the Senmo Main Line, which runs along the Sea of Okhotsk through the Kushiro Marsh, is the magnificent scenery from the train window.
During the drift ice season, the sightseeing train "Ryuhyo Monogatari" runs between Abashiri and Shiretoko Shari.
You can travel comfortably from Sapporo and Asahikawa by limited express train.

Required time

To Abashiri Station (JR Sekihoku Main Line/JR Senmo Main Line)

  • Sapporo Station

    About 5 hours and 30 minutes (using limited express)

  • Asahikawa Station

    Approximately 3 hours 50 minutes (using limited express)

  • Kushiro Station

    About 3 hours 20 minutes (using rapid service)

  • Shiretoko Shari Station

    about 50 minutes

railway company

  • JR


A driving trip where you can take a detour freely.
You can enjoy wide Hokkaido while enjoying driving.
Expressways have also been extended in various parts of in Hokkaido, enhancing access to various parts of the country.

Required time

To Abashiri

  • Sapporo

    About 5 hours 30 minutes
    (via Hokkaido Expressway/Asahikawa Monbetsu Expressway/Route 450)

  • Otaru

    About 6 hours 30 minutes
    (via Hokkaido Expressway/Asahikawa Monbetsu Expressway/Route 450)

  • Hakodate

    about 10 hours
    (via Hokkaido Expressway)

  • Tomakomai

    about 6 hours
    (via Hokkaido Odan Expressway/Doto Expressway)

  • Chitose

    About 5 hours 30 minutes
    (via Hokkaido Odan Expressway/Doto Expressway)

  • Memanbetsu

    about 30 minutes
    (via Route 39)

Road information

Expressway information

(Nexco East Japan HP (DraPla): Tolls, route search, traffic regulation information, etc.)

Hokkaido district road information

(Hokkaido Development Bureau HP: Road closures, pass camera images, etc.)


Intercity buses connecting Abashiri and Sapporo/New Chitose Airport are convenient and easy to get around.

Intercity Bus Inquiries/Reservations

Abashiri Bus Co., Ltd.

〒093-0012 1-15 Minami 2-jo jo Nishi, Abashiri-shi, Hokkaido
TEL 0152-43-4101

*The Dreamint Okhotsk and Chitose Okhotsk Express require reservations.


Route bus connecting Abashiri city center and Memanbetsu Airport,
A bus runs around tourist facilities in Abashiri city.

Abashiri City Route Bus/Regular Sightseeing Bus

Abashiri Bus Co., Ltd.

  • Shiretoko Airport Liner [No reservation required] *Seasonal service
  • Tourist Facility Tour Line [No reservation required]
  • Please refer to the Abashiri Bus website for timetables of Abashiri city buses and buses from Abashiri to Lake Saroma and Gensei Kaen.
  • On-demand bus "Doko Bus" [reservation required]
    Take a bus anywhere and enjoy Abashiri! Sightseeing in Abashiri without renting a car! For details, please see the Abashiri Bus website.


If you want to go sightseeing in Abashiri on your favorite course, a taxi is comfortable.
There is also a course that goes around sightseeing spots.
For details, please see the website of each taxi company.

Taxi fare example

From Abashiri Station

  • Memanbetsu Airport

    About 5,000 yen

  • Okhotsk Ryu-hyo Museum

    About 1,500 yen

  • Museum Abashiri Prison

    About 1,300 yen

  • Northern Peoples Museum

    About 1,500 yen

  • Aurora Terminal

    About 1,000 yen

  • Lake Tofutsu Hakucho Park

    About 3,500 yen

*The above is a reference amount.

Taxi company Inquiries and reservations

Abashiri Hokuko Hire Co., Ltd.

1-9-18 Abashiri City Shinmachi, Hokkaido 093-0046
TEL 0152-43-4141

Abashiri Hire Co., Ltd.

2-3-12 Abashiri City Shinmachi, Hokkaido 093-0046
TEL 0152-43-3939

Welfare Taxi Inquiries/Reservations

Nice life

jo Nishi Abashiri City, Hokkaido
TEL 0152-45-4666

  • A large vehicle that can accommodate a stretcher (sleeper) can accommodate up to 4 attendants.

Car rental

Take a leisurely tour of the vast Okhotsk.
As you drive along the coastline and hilly areas.

Car rental inquiries/reservations

JR Station Rent-A-Car Abashiri Office

2-2 Abashiri City Shinmachi, Hokkaido 093-0046
TEL 0152-43-6197

Toyota Rental & Lease Kitami Co., Ltd. Abashiri

1-9-8 Abashiri City Omagari, Hokkaido 093-0045
TEL 0152-43-0100

Carsta Rent-A-Car Okhotsk Abashiri

〒093-0076 Abashiri-shi, Hokkaido Kita 6-jo jo Nishi
TEL 0152-44-5399

Rental cycle

A bicycle trip where you can feel the wind of Abashiri directly.
You can enjoy a comfortable cycling road that continues to Tokoro.
We also recommend a course where you can enjoy the scenery of Abashiri while pedaling.

Rental fee/Overview

Electric bicycle/Cross bike (manufactured by Giant)

2,000 yen per day / 1,000 yen within 3 hours
Additional charge for 1 night (return at 9:00 the next day, cross bike only) 500 yen separately
TEL 0152-44-5849

City cycle

1,000 yen per day / 500 yen within 3 hours
Additional charge for 1 night (return at 9:00 the next day) 500 yen separately

Rental number (24 units)

* Click to display the image (excluding some)

Rental place

Tourist Information Center in Roadside Station “Ryuhyo Kaido Abashiri”

Required confirmation

  • ID is required when renting
  • A deposit of 1,000 yen is required at the time of lending.
  • Double riding is prohibited
  • Those under 145 cm cannot rent
  • Bicycle insurance subscribed (address, name, date of birth required)
  • Notes on rental bicycles

Inquiries about rental bicycles

Roadside Station “Drift Ice Highway Abashiri” (Abashiri Tourism Association)

〒093-0003 Abashiri City, Hokkaido Minami 3-jo jo Higashi 4-chome
TEL 0152-44-5849

Check the rental cycle model course