Going to Furano and Biei by JR 2022 (Train Timetable and Pass) - Hokkaido, Japan

Norokko Train and Lavender Express Train are popular for sightseeing in Furano and Biei especially in summer. This year, Furano Biei Free Ticket has discount ticket for children. In addition, The new highlight points are added in Limited Express Furano Lavender Express which connects Sapporo and Furano.



Furano Lavender Express Train

Limited Express Furano Lavender Express connects Sapporo and Furano. The train offers WI-FI for all seats and vehicles. 

Operating Period: 11th-12th June, 18th June - 14th August (Everyday),

20th-28th August 2022 (Weekends).

Lavender train 261 series 5000

Train Timetable

Sapporo -> Takikawa -> Furano

Sapporo

Iwamizawa

Takikawa

Ashibetsu

Furano

7:53

8:26

8:56

9:22

9:49


Furano -> Takikawa -> Sapporo

Furano

Ashibetsu

Takikawa

Ashibetsu

Furano

16:51

17:19

17:45

18:15

18:50


*Operation time and vehicale used are subject to change without notice.



Furano Biei Norokko Train

Operating Period: 11th-12th June, 18th June - 14th August (Everyday), 

20th-28th August 2022 (Weekends).


Train Timetable

Car no.

Asahikawa to Furano

Asahikawa

Biei

Bibaushi

Kamifurano

Lavender Field

Nakafurano

Furano

1

10:00

10:30

10:49

11:02

11:10

11:16

11:36

3

-

(13:08)

13:19

13:32

13:43

13:49

13:59

5

-

(15:10)

15:21

15:33

15:41

15:48

16:01

Car no.

Furano to Asahikawa

Furano

Nakafurano

Lavender Field

Kamifurano

Bibaushi

Biei

Asahikawa

2

11:53

12:10

12:16

12:24

12:39

12:51

-

4

14:07

14:24

14:29

14:38

14:51

15:02

-

6

16:11

16:29

16:39

16:49

17:05

17:19

17:45



*Operation time and vehicale used are subject to change without notice.

Vehicles: 3 cars (1 reserved seat, 2 unreserved seats)


Fare (One Way)

Furano - Lavender Farm           300 yen 
Furano - Biei                              750 yen
Furano - Asahikawa                  1,290 yen
Reserved seat fee                     840 yen (half price for children).

Service Section

Car no.1, 6

Asahikawa - Biei - Bibaushi - Kamifurano - Lavender Farm - Nakafurano - Furano

Car no. 2-5

Biei - Bibaushi - Kamifurano - Lavender Farm - Nakafurano - Furano


Points of this year

The train runs slowly when pass highlight spots so you can see view from window




① Biei Station-Bibaushi Station (house with a red roof)
② Bibaushi Station-Kamifurano Station (Monument of Furano Pioneer Birthplace) (See Map
Monument of Furano Birthplace.
③ Lavender Field Station-Nakafurano Station (Municipal Lavender Garden)
④ Nakafurano Station-Furano Station 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No.1

O

O

O

O

 

No.3

O

O

O

-

 

No.5

O

O

O

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

O

O

O

O

No.2

 

O

O

O

O

No.4

 

-

O

O

O

No.6


Train Outline: 1 reserved seat, 2 unreserved seats


New! Seat Reservations are also done by Ekinet Ticketless Service.

What is an Ekinet ticketless reserved seat ticket?

You can get on the reserved seat of the train without receiving the reserved seat ticket of the rapid / ordinary train at the counter.

Ekinet Ticketless Service, click here.

You can reserve reserved seats for "Furano Biei Norokko" with "Reserved Tickets".

For example, If you have Furano Biei Free Ticket and want to reserve seat for Norokko Train, no need to reserve seat at station. Just reserve seat via Ekinet app and go to your reserved seat.


2. Introducing advantageous tickets

 2.1 Furano Biei Free Ticket

A ticket that combines a round-trip from Sapporo to the free-ride section (Furano - Biei area) and unlimited rides in the free-ride section.

 Release period: 29 March - 28 October 2022

■ Period of use: 29 April - 31 October 2022. 

■ Price: 7,400 yen (3,700 yen for children)*

■ Validity period: 4 days


*Special tickets for child (age 6-11) Price: 1,000 yen

Sales period: 1. 29 Mar - 27 Jun 2022 Usable period: 1. 29 Apr - 20 Jun 2022

                2. 1 Aug - 28 Oct 2022                   2. 1 Sep - 31 Oct 2022

Terms of purchase: Purchase Furano Biei Rail Ticket for adule at the same time. (Special tickets for child cannot be purchased by itself).

Use it with the same schedule as ticket for adule (including free-ride section). Two special tickets for child can be purchased per ticket for adule.

Sales avaiable at JR Hokkaido's ticket counters and mjot travel agencies etc. (Not available for purchase by reserves seat ticket vending machine).

For more information, click here.



2.2  Lavender Free Pass:

The ticket that allows unlimited rides on ordinary trains and unreserved seats in the free area. Unreserved seats on the Furano Biei Norokko are also available. 

■ Release period: 29 March - 31 October 2022

■ Period of use: 29 April - 31 October 2022

■ Price: 2,800 yen (1,400 yen for children)

■ Validity period: 1 day

For more information on trains, fares / fares, discount tickets, etc., please visit JR Hokkaido website.


Reference: JR Hokkaido Website

Translated by: Blue Moon

(If any of my translation is wrong, please let me know. Thank you.)

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