Getting to Niseko

Getting to Niseko

Travel from Chitose Airport to Niseko can be carried out in a variety of ways, so make a selection based on the size of your party and the time you are prepared to forgo on the mountain before arriving in Niseko.

Based on your arrival / departure times, Gondola Chalets will arrange the most suitable service for you. Simply provide your flight details and we will do the rest.

Private Travel

The fastest and most convenient way to get to Niseko is by private transfer. To ensure a minimal wait the driver will meet you at the arrivals gate and bring you direct to your accommodation.

There is also the flexibility to stop on the way, for example, stopping at a supermarket en route to Niseko (extra charges may apply).

Day hire options are also available for people looking to go via Otaru or Sapporo on their way to Niseko.

– 2 person private transfer with Yotei Hire – 29,000 JPY
– 7 person private transfer with Yotei Hire – 39,000 JPY
– 13 person private w/trailer with SkyBus – 50,000 JPY

* Child and baby seats can be added to your transfer upon request for an extra charge of 1,000 JPY.
** A supermarket stopover can be added to your transfer for a 4,000 JPY charge.
*** SkyBus has a 6,000 JPY (per hour) waiting fee if guests go over their 45 free minute waiting time

Bus Travel

Bus travel is the most popular form of transfer to Niseko, delivering efficiency and value for money. Gondola Chalets strongly recommend you book your bus transfers in advance so that your whole party can be accommodated.

New Chitose Airport – Niseko transfer

Gondola Chalets will arrange the bus service that meets your arrival or departure flight.

– 4,600 yen per person one way
– 4,000 yen per child one way (11yrs and under)

Sapporo City – Niseko transfer

Resortliner bus service offers transfers between Sapporo City and Niseko. The bus service stops at around 20 hotels in Sapporo (if your hotel is not listed the coach will drop you at the nearest hotel).

Transfers are scheduled to take around 2hrs 30min. Fares are:

– 4,600 yen per person one way
– 4,000 yen per child one way (11yrs and under)

* No ticket required as all coach transfers are booked in advance. Bookings will be under the same name as your Vacation Niseko booking, unless you have provided an alternative. The meeting location will be shown with final documentation.
** Niseko Airport Shuttle Bus counter is the HIS counter located in the Domestic terminal. The location is shown within the timetable pop up window.

Train Travel

The journey by train to Niseko follows a scenic route that will allow you to absorb the beautiful, natural sights of Sapporo or Otaru before continuing on to Niseko. However, the transfer if slightly more complex due to the station changes at Sapporo or Otaru. Further, a 10-minute cab to Gondola Chalets in Niseko will be required once you arrive in Kutchan.

You can check the route and timetable via Hyperdiato select the trains that best match your schedule.