Getting Here - Niseko
Train Travel to Niseko
Train stations can be confusing when travelling to Niseko. You have three options: Niseko, Hirafu, Kutchan. Those staying in Niseko Village or An’nupuri should alight at Niseko station, while those staying in Grand hirafu and Izumikyo should get off at Kutchan. From either station, take a bus or taxi to your accommodation.
Train travel is optimal in the following circumstances; travelling to/from Otaru town for sightseeing, scenic train ride when travelling to/from Sapporo or Chitose Airport, travelling to/from Tomamu resort.
Search Japan's train schedules here: HyperDia
Japan Rail Pass: For travellers visiting cities either side of the ski resort stay, a Japan Rail Pass is a fantastic investment, allowing unlimited train travel on most Japan Rail trains, for periods of 7, 14 or 21 days to suit your travel schedule.
Private Transfer to Niseko
Private jumbo taxis, regular size taxis, microbuses and other vehicles can be arranged to meet the needs of your group. For larger groups, a pre-booked private transfer is the most simple and hassle-free option.
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Airport Shuttle Bus to Niseko
Niseko is connected by shuttle bus to and from New Chitose Airport, travel time is under three hours including one comfort stop along the way. A convenient and simple way to travel, the shuttle buses stop at most major hotels in Niseko.
The shuttle schedule, airport meeting point and further routes and prices can be viewed by the button below.
To book your seats, fill out the form below, and a reservation staff at Ski Japan Holidays will be in contact as soon as possible.
Shuttle Price 2022 - 2023 Season:
New Chitose Airport → Niseko 4,500 yen per person
Inter-resort Travel to Niseko
Hokkaido ski resorts are rather well connected by shuttle buses and/or trains. Niseko is connected to Furano, Tomamu, Sapporo city, and Rusutsu by shuttle bus; Ski Japan Holidays can arrange the first three routes up until one week before travel, as long as seats are available. Transfers to Rusutsu must be booked directly with the provider Donan Bus, your hotel reception will be able to assist you, otherwise call +81-136-22-1558 from an international phone, or 0136-22-1558 from a Japanese phone.
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Rental Car Travel to Niseko
If you plan to rent a vehicle to drive to Niseko, you will have the choice of a number of rental stores in either Sapporo city, or New Chitose Airport. Please note rental cars are very popular in Hokkaido, pre-booking through one of the following English websites is highly recommended.
Foreign visitors driving in Japan will require not only their valid driver’s license from their own country, but also a valid international driver’s license.