Niseko-Hirafu is located 110km from New Chitose Airport (CTS) which serves both Sapporo city and the Niseko ski resort area. Travel time to the resort varies depending on weather and road conditions.
It is important to note that early flight departures (before 11:50 am) and late flight arrivals (after 8:45pm) have limited transfer options.
Although buses depart regularly from Chitose for Niseko it is advisable to reserve in advance.
Refreshment stop half-way.
Destination is the Hirafu Welcome Center (also called "Hirafu Parking lot #1")
For groups of 5-14 people private door to door transfers are very convenient and reasonable.
Toyota rental vehicles are available from New Chitose Airport or Sapporo city. All vehicles are late model, 4WD, equipped with snow tires and most now have English navigation systems. Parking in the ski resort is free but please check with us if parking is available at your apmt/lodge. For vehicle types please check the below link.
Taking the train from New Chitose Airport to Hirafu-Niseko requires a transfer at either Sapporo or Otaru city. If you are staying in Sapporo city we recommend the train as it’s the fastest and least expensive way to get to Sapporo City from New Chitose Airport