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Getting Here

Niseko is an area located in Hokkaido, the North island of Japan. Booking your flight to New Chitose AIrport is the first step of your journey to Niseko. Many flights by various carriers fly into New Chitose Airport, including daily flights from East/South-East Asia cities.

Niseko is about 100 km southwest of Sapporo city and Sapporo New Chitose Airport (2 hour driving distance).


The train ride to Niseko is very scenic. Passing by the ocean and through the countryside. It does take a bit of time, and you’ll need to change trains a couple of times to get here. But for those who don’t mind taking a bit more time, the train may add to your Niseko experience.

At New Chitose Airport, the train terminal is on the basement level. There is no direct train from the airport to Kutchan (the closest major station to Niseko) so you need to change at Otaru.

Once you get to Kutchan Station you will still need to make the last leg to Niseko: a 10 minute taxi ride, which will cost about approx. 3,000 yen. The whole trip from the airport to Niseko should take 3-4 hours.

For more information and the latest timetables and fares, please visit the Hokkaido Railways website.

Private Transfers

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'SkyExpress' provides door-to-door private transfers from New Chitose Airport to your accommodation in Niseko and return. We recommend the private transfer for the group and family trip!

Car Rental

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Various rental car companies have outlets in New Chitose Airport. Driving in Hokkaido is … very little traffic signals, scenic views, zero traffic jam. Make sure you carry a valid international drivers license.

'Nippon Rent A Car' the official car rental company offers special deal package for the Niseko Classic participants!
Please find more details about the special package and book from the button below.

List of rental car companies in New Chitose Airport.

Car Journey Time

Departure fromDistanceTimeRoute
New Chitose Airport110km2 hrs, 15minsRoute 276 via the Bifue Pass
Sapporo100km2hrsRoute 230 via the Nakayama Pass
Otaru70km1hr 15minsRoute 5