Getting There

We can arrange the most of these transfers for you. Please refer to our bookings page to find out more.

  • By Plane

    International Flights

    Nearly all major airlines and airports offer flights to Japan. The country’s own two leading airlines, Japan Airlines (JAL) and All Nippon Airways (ANA), both serve a broad range of international destinations. Japan’s most important international airport is Tokyo’s Narita Airport, followed by Osaka’s Kansai Airport and Nagoya’s Central Japan Airport.

    Australian and most European carriers do not fly to Sapporo (New Chitose Airport). A short stopover in Osaka or Tokyo let’s you to enjoy these world class cities before you catch a domestic flight to Hokkaido.

    Flying from Australia

    Jetstar AirwaysQantasCathay Pacific and Air New Zealand all fly into both Osaka Kansai and Tokyo Narita airports. Check AirAsia‘s prices and routes if you want to go a bit cheaper.

    Domestic Flights

    You can catch a domestic flight to Sapporo (New Chitoise Airport) with either one of these airlines:

    • JAL (Japan Airlines)
    • ANA (All Nippon Airways)

    And if you’re in for the cheap airfare, check these ones out:

  • By Bus

    Getting to Annupuri Oasis Lodge from the airport

    It’s more convenient to travel from the airport to the lodge by bus because it’s cheaper and easier option than a train. A bus departs from New Chitose Airport every 30 minutes and stops at each of the three Niseko resorts.

    One way fare for this trip is 2300 yen (about 27 AUD).

    The bus companies operating this route are:

    Chuo Bus
    Donan Bus
    White Liner
    Big Runs
    Hokkaido Resort Liner
    Sky Bus

    Many of these companies have service desks at the airport. The ticket can be booked in advance and it’s recommended if you arrive during the high season.

  • By Train

    From mid December to late February, there are two “Niseko Ski Express” limited express trains between Sapporo, Kutchan and Niseko Stations. The one way trip takes about two hours and costs around 4500 yen. All the trains between Sapporo, Kutchan and Niseko are fully covered by the Japan Rail Pass, Hokkaido Rail Pass and Hokkaido Free Pass.

    If you prefer to take a train, it’s better to get off at Kutchan Station rather than Niseko Station, because it’s the region’s public transportation hub. From Kutchan Station there is roughly one bus per hour to Hirafu (15 minutes), with some buses continuing to Niseko Village (30 minutes) and Annupuri (45 minutes)

    Schedules and more info from here.

  • By Ferry

    If you’re planning to make a stopover in Tokyo, it’s possible to take a ferry from there to Hokkaido. Pacific Story is a package deal offered by Sunflower Ferry that includes ferry and bus transfers.

    From Tokyo to Sapporo the price is 9 900 yen.

    From Tokyo to Otaru (closer to Niseko) the price is 10 450 yen.

    More information from their website.

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