Furano Travel Guide - By public transport

Furano by public transport

Furano City is located in central Hokkaido, between the Tokachi and Yubari mountain ranges. Furano is a popular year-round tourist destination. Apart from the famous ski resort, the area is famous for it's lavender fields and other flowers.

The Kitanomine base of the ski resort is located about 3km from Furano Station and just 1km from Route 38 at it's nearest point, while the Furano base is around 6km from the station.

Furano by public transport
Train connections
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Getting from Furano to nearby areas
Additional Furano resources on SnowJapan
Furano by car
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Getting to Furano by train

  Local trains:  

  Nemuro Honsen 根室本線
  Furano-sen 富良野線
  Furano Station 富良野駅

Two train lines go through Furano and stop at Furano Station. The nearest ski lift at the Kitanomine area of the resort is about 3km from the station.

Taxis and various bus services are available from the Furano Station to the resort.

The Nemuro Honsen operates from Takikawa Station to the north-west of Furano and continues on to the south east of Hokkaido and through to Nemuro Station. (Higashi Nemuro Station is actually the most easterly located train station on the Japanese rail system).

The Furano-sen line runs between Furano Station and Asahikawa Station to the north.

From Shin Chitose Airport Station

From   To Train line
Shin Chitose Airport Station > Sapporo Station Chitose-sen
Sapporo Station > Takikawa Station Hakodate Honsen
Takikawa Station > Furano Station Nemuro Honsen

This journey is around 185km and usually takes around three hours.

From   To Train line
Shin Chitose Airport Station > Minami Chitose Station Chitose-sen
Minami Chitose Station > Shintoku Station Sekisho-sen
Shintoku Station > Furano Station Nemuro Honsen

This journey is around 216 and usually takes around three and a half hours.

From Sapporo Station

From   To Train line
Sapporo Station > Takikawa Station Hakodate Honsen
Takikawa Station > Furano Station Nemuro Honsen

This journey is around 138km and usually takes around two hours.

From Asahikawa Station

From   To Train line
Asahikawa Station > Furano Station Furano-sen

This journey is around 55km and usually takes just over 70 minutes.

 

Nemuro Honsen
Nemuro Honsen from Takikawa Station to Shintoku Station
>> Full Nemuro Honsen details
Station name   Prefecture Distance from Takikawa Station Connections
Takikawa 滝川駅 Hokkaido >>> Hakodate Honsen
Furano 富良野駅 Hokkaido 54.6km Furano-sen
Shintoku 新得駅 Hokkaido 136.3km Sekisho-sen
 
Furano-sen
Furano-sen from Asahikawa Station to Furano Station
>> Full Furano-sen details
Station name   Prefecture Distance from Asahikawa Station Connections
Asahikawa 滝川駅 Hokkaido >>> Hakodate Honsen
Souya Honsen
Sekihoku Honsen
Furano 富良野駅 Hokkaido 54.8km Nemuro Honsen
 
Sekisho-sen
Sekisho-sen from Minami Chitose Station to Shintoku Station
>> Full Sekisho-sen details
Station name   Prefecture Distance from Minami Chitose Connections
Minami Chitose 南千歳駅 Hokkaido >>> Chitose-sen
Shintoku 新得駅 Hokkaido 132.4km Nemuro Honsen
 
Chitose-sen / Hakodate Honsen
Chitose-sen from Minami Chitose Station
>> Full Sekisho-sen details
Station name   Prefecture Distance from Minami Chitose Connections
Minami Chitose 南千歳駅 Hokkaido 18.4km Chitose-sen to Shin Chitose Airport
Sekisho-sen
Hakodate Honsen        
Naebo 苗穂駅 Hokkaido 60.2km  
Sapporo 札幌駅 Hokkaido 62.4km Sassho-sen
Sapporo Subway
Namboku-sen
Toho-sen
Airport Connection        
Minami Chitose 南千歳駅 Hokkaido >>>  
Shin Chitose Kuko
(Airport)
新千歳空港駅 Hokkaido 2.6km  

See also:

>> This map alongside googlemaps
>> Furano-sen
>> Nemuro Honsen
>> Chitose-sen
>> Hokkaido Expressway
>> Doto Expressway
>> On the above map click on the resort name and train line for more details

 

Getting from Furano to nearby snow resort regions

Important:
The times shown below are simple guidelines to indicate the train journey times between the stations mentioned and may vary depending on the trains and connections used. The lower number indicates travel time, the higher number indicates a sample journey including connecting times. Times from stations to ski resort areas are not included. Please check for specifics.

Region Approximate journey time The journey
Furano to Kiroro 145-160 minutes By train:
Nemuro Honsen from Furano Station to Takikawa Station
Hakodate Honsen from Takikawa Station to Sapporo
Hakodate Honsen from Sapporo Station to Otaru Chikko Station
Free shuttle bus transfer or taxi (about 40 minutes) from Otaru Chikko Station
Furano to Niseko 215-300 minutes By train:
Nemuro Honsen from Furano Station to Takikawa Station
Hakodate Honsen from Takikawa Station to Sapporo
Hakodate Honsen from Sapporo Station to Kutchan Station
Buses or taxis from Kutchan Station to the resort areas
>> SnowJapan Niseko Travel Guide - By train : By car

 

Additional Furano resources on SnowJapan

For detailed information on how to get to Furano by car, please go to this section.

Daily reports Exclusive daily snow and weather reports from Furano (Furano Now)
Ski and snowboard resorts Furano resort data
Resort Spotlights Furano
Accommodation Accommodation Spotlights - Furano
Online booking for accommodation in Furano
Ski lessons Lessons in English

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