How to get to Tsugaru Kaikyo Ferry, Hakodate Port Terminal

About Tsugaru Kaikyo Ferry, Hakodate Port Terminal

Hakodate is a town at the southern tip of Hokkaido, full of exotic atmosphere. It also appears on location in TV dramas and commercials. At the end of the Edo period (1603-1867), when Japan opened its borders to the outside world, the port was opened along with Shimoda in Shizuoka Prefecture. Even today, with the opening of the Seikan Tunnel, it remains one of Hokkaido’s “sea gateways. Two ferry companies, Tsugaru Kaikyo Ferry and Seikan Ferry, operate services from Hakodate, and each has its own ferry terminal.

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How to get there

By Shuttle Bus
Shuttle buses operate between “La Vista Hakodate Bay ⇔ Hakodate Station ⇔ Ferry Terminal”. The bus stop at Hakodate Station is Bus Stop No. 11 in the plaza in front of the station. Buses can also be boarded from La Vista Hakodate Bay in the Motomachi and Bay areas of the tourist district.

Hakodate Station⇔Hakodate Ferry Terminal
Travel time: approx. 20 min.
Fare: 310 yen one-way
Number of buses: 5-6 per day
Hakodate Teisan Bus:

La Vista Hakodate Bay⇔Hakodate Ferry Terminal
Travel time: approx. 30 min.
Fare: 320 yen one way
Number of buses: 5-6 per day
Hakodate Teisan Bus:

From “Goryokaku Bus Stop” around Goryokaku, route 16 buses bound for “Hiyoshi Office Mae” stop in front of the ferry terminal.

Goryokaku bus stop⇔Ferry-mae bus stop
Travel time: approx. 35 min.
Fare: 240 yen one way
Number of buses: Approximately 2 buses per hour between 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Hakodate Bus:

Approximately a 20-minute walk from the closest station to the ferry terminal, Nanaehama Station on the JR Esashi Line.

By cab
Approximately 15-20 minutes by cab from Hakodate Station or Goryokaku Station on the JR Hakodate Line. Cabs are available for a fixed fare from the Hakodate Ferry Terminal to various locations in the city for ferry passengers only. Advance reservations and a ferry ticket are required.

By Car
To reach the Hakodate Ferry Terminal by car from the Hakodate Station area, drive north on Route 5 to Route 227. It is approximately 6 km from Hakodate Station to Hakodate Ferry Terminal.


Used for travel from Aomori to Hakodate (without car). It is less expensive than the Shinkansen, but the transportation from the terminals in Aomori and Hakodate is inconvenient. There are buses, but they are infrequent and you may end up taking a cab. The ship is quite large and did not sway.


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