Niigata Port


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


There is a paid multi-story parking lot connected by a pedestrian walkway. If the multi-story parking lot is full, please use the paid surface parking lots available in the surrounding area.
Please note that some surface parking lots are located at a distance from Niigata Port, so allow extra time when using them during large-scale events held at Toki Messe adjacent to the port, during the summer busy season, or during long holidays.

  • 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.
  • If you insert your parking ticket into the discount authentication machine installed in the waiting room on the 3rd floor of the terminal, the discount will be applied at the time of payment.

(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 Messe Co., Ltd., established by Niigata Prefecture.
Niigata Messe Co., Ltd. TEL: (025) 246-8400

See details about area parking lots here

Traffic Information

【From JR Niigata Station to Niigata Port Sado Kisen Boarding Point】

Local Bus

travel time: about 15 minutes
260 yen

※The bus stops at Niigata Station will change from the end of March 2024 due to the renovation work at Niigata Station. For more information, please check the above website.


travel time: about 10 minutes
Minicab:around 1,500 yen

【From Niigata Airport to Niigata Port Sado Kisen Boarding Point】

Local Bus

There is no direct bus to the port.


travel time: about 30 minutes
Minicab:around 3,000 yen

Niigata West Coast Liner (Non-stop)

travel time: about 25 minutes
700 yen

Terminal Information


Download Premises Map(PDF)