Niseko is located about 100km from Shin Chitose airport which is Hokkaido’s main airport. Transport options to Niseko include train, bus and car rental.
For our international guests please be aware that many flights from Tokyo to Sapporo’s Shin Chitose airport depart from Haneda airport, in Tokyo, which is approximately 2-3 hours transit from Narita International Airport.
There are a wide range of internal flight options in Japan which offer booking online in English with a credit card. Listed with site links in no particular order for your convenience:
Airport Transfer Options
The best alternative in Winter is usually the bus with a regular departure schedule of buses which stop at several locations around Niseko. The closest stop to Casi 67 is the Niseko Hirafu number 1 parking lot which is located across from the Ace chair lift and is 3 minutes by car to the lodge. We recommend using the Whiteliner as they offer a great lift pass and return bus ticket deal and even run a night bus in Winter. Return fare iis around 4,600 Yen and can be paid on arrival at Shin Chitose airport.
If you are traveling in a larger group then a private bus will be the best alternative for a door to door transfer. Although the airport is only 100km away allow at least 3 hours in Winter to get to the airport as speed limits are 50 km/h and the typical travel time in Winter is at least 2 1/2 hours. Look to pay around 40,000 for a mini bus one way with Sky-bus or Yohtei Taxis. Or travel in style with Coolstar luxury transfer service.
The closest train station is Kutchan which is a 10 -15 minute drive from Casi 67. Taking the train from the airport will typically involve making train changes at both Sapporro and Otaru stations and it will take around 2 hours 40 minutes and cost 2,560 Yen one way. We recommend avoiding the train if possible.
There are several car rental options at Chitose airport and also a 24 hour rent a car at Sapporo station. Prices start from around 10,000 Yen per day and all cars have Japanese navigation and is a great alternative in Summer.
The rent a car staff will be happy to program an address or telephone number in the navigation system to get you to Niseko and typically they have the rent a car address pre-programmed into the navigation for the way back.