Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Sapporo, Hokkaido
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Flying from Kuala Lumpur to Sapporo, Hokkaido
Sapporo in Hokkaido is one of the largest cities in Japan with a population of close to 2 million people. The city is famous for its Sapporo Snow Festival held every February which attracts more than 2 million people every year.
Sapporo, Hokkaido is served by one airport called the New Chitose Airport (CTS). The flight time from Kuala Lumpur to Sapporo, Hokkaido takes approximately seven hours and 40 minutes if flown direct and around 10 hours and 40 minutes with one layover.
Airlines that fly from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL) to New Chitose Airport (CTS)
The only airline that flies direct from Kuala Lumpur to Hokkaido Sapporo is AirAsia X. If you are looking for a cheap flight from KL to Sapporo, there are four direct flights on AirAsia X weekly on Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
All Nippon Airways or ANA also fly from Kuala Lumpur to Hokkaido but with a transfer at Tokyo airport.
Airlines that fly from Kuala Lumpur Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah (SZB) to New Chitose Airport (CTS)
Travellers in search for a cheap flight from Kuala Lumpur to Sapporo from the Subang airport will be required to transfer a minimum of two times.
Departure from Kuala Lumpur International Airport
To get to the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) for your KL to Sapporo flight, you can make use of the KLIA Express train departing from KL Sentral and takes only 30 minutes. The train ride will cost you RM55 and complimentary WiFi is provided onboard. You may also take a public taxi or pre-arrange a private airport transfer from Skyscanner. Alternatively, the Skybus and KL Airport Coach, which also departs from KL Sentral, will take you to the airport for your Kuala Lumpur to Sapporo flight in 60 minutes and will cost only RM10 per way.
Kuala Lumpur International Airport information
There are two terminals in KLIA. KLIA is the main terminal for both domestic and international flights while KLIA2 is dedicated solely for AirAsia flights. Interchanging between terminals can be done via the free shuttle bus provided by the airport. There is a wide variety of dining and duty-free shops in both terminals to entertain you while waiting for your KL to Sapporo flight. Complimentary WiFi and a 24-hour prayer room are available in both terminals if required.
Arrival at New Chitose Airport (CTS)
Sapporo New Chitose Airport is located 50km from Sapporo, Hokkaido city centre. Upon arriving from your Kuala Lumpur to Sapporo flight, the fastest way to Sapporo Station is via the JR Airport Express train departing from the airport. The train fare will cost JPY 1,070 (RM40) per way taking 35 minutes and will depart from the airport to Sapporo station every 25 minutes. The train is free of additional charge if you have a Japan Rail (JR) Pass with you.
There is also an airport bus from New Chitose Airport to Sapporo Station every 15 minutes. The bus ride will cost JPY 1,030 (RM38) and take around 80 minutes to reach Sapporo Station.
Public taxis are available from the airport to the city centre although not recommended as the fares can be extremely expensive. The minimum taxi fare, depending on where your hotel is located, will cost around JPY 10,000 (RM370) with the taxi drivers not being able to speak English. If you are travelling with young children and would prefer a private transfer, it is recommended to search and pre-book your airport transfer from Skyscanner for a seamless and hassle-free experience.
New Chitose Airport (CTS) Information
There is one domestic and one international flights terminal within New Chitose Airport. For travellers arriving, there is a decent variety of dining and duty-free options available in the international flights terminal during operational hours. Complimentary WiFi is available in most public areas if you sign up with your email address. There is also a prayer room if required.
Sapporo, Hokkaido Recommendations
Some of Hokkaido’s must-see tourist destinations include Odori Park, Jozankei Onsen, Hokkaido Shrine, Historical Village of Hokkaido, Hoheikyo Dam and the former Hokkaido Government Office. Travelling all the way from Kuala Lumpur to Sapporo, you can’t miss the opportunity to try Hokkaido’s local food like jingisukan (Japanese grilled mutton or lamb), sapporo beer, miso Ramen and kaisen don (raw seafood over vinegar-less rice).
Useful Sapporo, Hokkaido Travel Information
What is the time difference between Kuala Lumpur and Sapporo?
Sapporo (UTC +09:00) is one hour ahead of Kuala Lumpur (UTC +8:00).
What is the weather like in Sapporo?
The temperatures in Sapporo varies throughout the year with December - March having an average temperature of -1°c, April - May at around 8°c. Between June - September the average temperature in Sapporo ranges between 18°c to 22°c and in October at 11°c. Lastly, November has an average temperature of 5°c.
What is the currency and exchange rate for Sapporo?
Sapporo, Japan uses the Japanese Yen.
RM1 = JPY 27.07 (As of 17 October 2018)
What is the average cost of a hotel room in Sapporo?
The average room rate in Sapporo is RM180 – RM500 per night. Not only does Skyscanner help compare Kuala Lumpur to Sapporo cheap flights, it also helps travellers in comparing hotel rooms in Sapporo too.
Sapporo, Japan visa requirement for Malaysians
Malaysians flying from Kuala Lumpur to Sapporo, Japan for tourism reasons are not required to obtain a visa if their stay is less than 90 days. Passports should be valid a minimum of 6 months upon entering Sapporo.
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Information is accurate as of 17 October 2018
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