Access map

Access Map

About the Ports

It is possible to access Sado from 3 ports. For those traveling long-distance by Shinkansen or plane, Niigata Port is located near Niigata Station, offering convenient access.

1Niigata / Ryotsu

Niigata Port

Niigata port terminal Vicinity map

3F waiting room layout

Bandaijima 9-1, Chuo-ku, Niigata-shi, Niigata, Japan 950-0078

From JR Niigata Station to Niigata Port Sado Kisen Boarding Point

Bus*210 yen (travel time: about 15 minutes)
TaxiMinicab:around 1,200 yen (travel time: about 10 minutes)

*It is approximately 15 minutes from Niigata Station to Sado Kisen Niigata Port. Please arrive at Sado Kisen Niigata Port early enough that you will complete the boarding process at least 30 minutes before the departure time.
*The departure time from Sado Kisen Niigata Port is 10 minutes after the ferry arrives. As a general rule, they are synchronized with all arriving and departing ferries, except for early morning and late night ferries.
Niigata Kotsu/shuttle bus schedule(Japanese only)

From Niigata Airport to Niigata Port Sado Kisen Boarding Point

Travel time 30 - 40 minutes by taxi from the arrival terminal
Bus There is no direct bus to the port.
Taxi Around 3,000 yen by minicab

Public trials of (direct ferry) service from Niigata Port Sado Kisen Terminal to the Niigata Airport Mini-Liner are currently underway (Sado)
Please check the detailed guide here.
Check the service schedule for 1/1 to 3/31/2019 here

[About Parking]
• We ask that passengers boarding with a vehicle arrive at the car ferry vehicle boarding point at least 1 hour before the departure time.
• If you will be parking your vehicle at Niigata Port before boarding, please use the multi-level parking garage adjoining the terminal.
• During Golden Week, the busy summer season, or on days when an event is held at Toki Messe Niigata Convention Center adjoining the multi-level parking garage, the parking garage may be full, so please use the nearby parking lots A through D in such cases.
*If you used parking lot in the surrounding area, it may take as much as 20 minutes to walk to the Sado Kisen terminal from distant lots, so please leave well in ahead of time.
• We do not offer reservations for parking. Parking is on a first-come-first-served basis. Thank you for your understanding.

[Parking Fees]
• Parking is free for the first 60 minutes after entering, and ¥100 for each additional 30 minutes
• For standard vehicles, the maximum fee for 1 day is ¥1,500. (1 day refers to the 24-hour period after entering)
• Passengers on the Sado ferry route receive a discount with a maximum fee for 1 day of ¥800.
• Please get your “Sado Route Passenger Rate Eligibility Card” at the boarding window.
(1) First 1 hour after entering: Free
(2) 1 to 5 hours: ¥100 per 30 minutes
(3) Over 5 hours, up to 24 hours: ¥800
This parking lot is operated under contract by the Niigata Bandaijima General Planning Co., Ltd., established by Niigata Prefecture.

Niigata Bandaijima General Planning Co., Ltd.  TEL: (025) 246-8400

See details about area parking lots here

Ryotsu Port

Ryotsu port terminal Vicinity map

Waiting room layout

Ryotsuminato 353, Sado-shi, Niigata, Japan 952-0014

[Parking*1]
• Parking is free for the first 30 minutes after entering, ¥70 for the first additional 30 minutes, and ¥70 for each additional hour thereafter.
•The maximum parking fee for 1 day is ¥1,000 1 day refers to the 24-hour period after entering.
• Only ¥1,000 bills can be used in the fare adjustment machines.
•There is a change machine near the standard parking entrance.
•The height limit is 2.5m.

[Parking*2]
• Parking is free for the first 30 minutes after entering, ¥50 for the first additional 30 minutes, and ¥50 for each additional hour thereafter.
•The maximum parking fee for 1 day is ¥800 1 day refers to the 24-hour period after entering.
•Only ¥1,000 bills can be used in the fare adjustment machines.
•Change machines are not available. For standards vehicles, please use the change machine.
•The height limit is 3.3m.

[Scheduled Buses]
Please refer to this table if you are taking a bus to the port.

2Teradomari / Akadomari

Teradomari Port

Teradomari port terminal Vicinity map

Waiting room layout

Kamikatamachi 9786-3-7, Teradomari, Nagaoka-shi, Niigata, Japan 940-2502

Teradomari Station to Sado Kisen boarding point

Travel TimeAround 20 minutes by bus or taxi from the train station
Bus¥250
Echigo Kotsu/Connecting bus timetable
Taxi About ¥2,100 for a mid-size taxi

[Parking Fees]

1 day…¥500 (¥1,000 if overnight) *A free parking lot is also available.

 

 

Akadomari Port

Akadomari port terminal Vicinity map

Waiting room layout

Akadomari 2208, Sado-shi, Niigata, Japan 952-0711

3Naoetsu / Ogi

Naoetsu Port

Naoetsu port terminal Vicinity map

Waiting room layout

Minato-cho 1-9-1, Joetsu-shi, Niigata, Japan 942-0011

from Naoetsu Station to Sado Kisen boarding point

Travel TimeAround 20 minutes by bus or taxi from the train station
Bus¥180Kubiki Bus/Connecting bus timetable
 *Please click Sado Kisen Boarding Area 4
TaxiAbout ¥1,000 for a mid-size taxi

from Joetsumyoko Station to Sado Kisen Ferry Terminal

Travel Time20-35 minutes by bus or taxi from the train station
Bus¥650 Kubiki Bus/Connecting bus timetable
*Please click Sado Kisen Boarding Area 4
Taxi About ¥4,300-4,700 for a mid-size taxi

from Joetsumyoko Station to Naoetsu Station

TimetableEchigo Tokimeki Railway/Myoko-Haneuma Line Fare
FareAdults: ¥240, Children: ¥120

*Please check the directions above for access from Naoetsu Station to Sado Kisen Ferry Terminal

[Parking Fees]
●Small vehicles: 1 hour…¥50 (The price is double for vehicles over 6m.)

 

 

Ogi Port

Ogi port terminal Vicinity map

Waiting room layout

Ogimachi 1950, Sado-shi, Niigata, Japan 952-0604

[Parking fees]

●70 yen per hour

[Scheduled Buses]
Please refer to this table if you are taking a bus to the port.

 

 

To make the experience more enjoyable for first-time customers, we will explain the process from booking to boarding.