Getting from the New Chitose Airport (CTS) by Public Transport
Did you know, we can help to book your transport from the airport to Niseko? Contact us at info@nisekoaccommodation to arrange this.
During the months of December to early April, direct buses from Sapporo and New Chitose airport run several times per day to ski resorts in the Niseko area.
Buses to Annupuri Ski Resort from New Chitose Airport
Chuo Bus and Hokkaido Resort Liner offer public transport from New Chitose Airport to the Nook Annupuri. This stop is just 350 metres from the Annupuri lodges and is very convenient. We offer a free pickup service from the Nook, please contact us beforehand. Click these links for more information on Chuo Bus and Hokkaido Resort Liner. To book the Chuo bus at the airport please go to the domestic flight tour desk on the 1st floor of airport. Hokkaido Resort Liner can be contacted on Tel. 011-219-4411.
Buses to Hirafu ski resort from New Chitose Airport
White Liner offer public transport from New Chitose Airport to Hirafu at #1 parking lot.. To book White Liner, please contact us or call the following number. Tel. 011-200-5528. Or BOOK ONLINE HERE. Recommend booking 1 month in advance as it gets full quickly.
Trains to Niseko
There are a number of train routes to Hokkaido from all over Japan. Visit The Hyperdia Website and enter your departure point, but make sure you specify Niseko as your destination. The system will give you a price and the time it takes to get to Niseko. This service can also be used for air travel around Japan. To get to Niseko from Sapporo, take a train on the JR Hakodate Line to Niseko station. From New Chitose Airport, the fare is about 3,200 yen and takes at least 3 hours 30 minutes depending on the departure time. From Sapporo City, it is about 2,400 yen and takes at least 2 hour 40 minutes depending on the departure time. You’ll probably need to change trains at Otaru. Full timetable details can be found on the JR Hokkaido website,
Please note that trains from Otaru can be very busy during the ski season so you may have to stand for the duration of this journey to Niseko. We recommend avoiding this option if possible.
Private transfers are available from New Chitose Airport starting from ¥44,100, Book Here,
Here are some of the airlines that fly directly to Sapporo Chitose Airport (CTS)
EVA Air (Taiwan)
What are my car rental options?
If you have a recognized valid international driver’s license then there are a large number of car rental firms at the airport to choose from such as Toyota Rent-a-car and Nippon Rent-a-car. It’s important to familiarize yourself with the Japanese road rules and signage, as well as any local driving conditions and restrictions. More information about driving in Japan can be found here. However, you won’t need a car to reach any of the lifts once you’re in Niseko, all the lifts are very close and connect at the top of the mountain.
Driving in winter conditions can be challenging, especially if you’re not used to driving in snow and ice. It’s recommended that you rent a four-wheel-drive vehicle with snow tyres and carry chains in case of heavy snowfall. Some roads in Niseko may be closed during heavy snowfall or for avalanche control, so it’s important to check road conditions before setting out on your trip.
Overall, renting a car can be a convenient and flexible option for travelling to Niseko, but it’s important to take safety precautions and prepare for winter driving conditions.