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 Transfers

If you are looking for the most convenient and direct route from New Chitose Airport to Niseko, a private transfer is the option for you! Your driver will meet you at the arrival gate for your scheduled flight, and drive you directly to your accommodation for check in. If you are travelling directly from Sapporo we also have transfer options available for you. If you are arriving before our check in time, we will store your luggage at our Front Desk so you are free to explore the village at your leisure.

Pricing (One-way):

Transfer Taxi (Sedan; up to 2 guests) Jumbo (Toyota Hi-Ace; 8 guests) Luxury Van (Alphard; 4 guests) MicroBus (up to 14 guests)
New Chitose Airport <-> Niseko ¥ 32,000 ¥ 41,000 ¥ 42,000 ¥ 67,000
Niseko <-> Sapporo City ¥ 32,000 ¥ 41,000 ¥ 42,000 ¥ 67,000

*When booking, please advise the number of suitcases and ski/snowboard to ensure the correct vehicle is recommended.

For all enquiries please CLICK HERE to speak to the team at Hokkaido Tracks.

Public Bus Transfers

Looking for an economical way to travel between Niseko and New Chitose airport or Sapporo city? We can reserve you a seat on the airport public bus service as these services do often book out in advance. Priced at ¥4,500 per adult and ¥3,500 per child each way and running to and from the Hirafu Welcome Centre, where our friendly team will be waiting for you to transfer you to your accommodation for check in.

Bus Timetable – please click here (PDF)

New Chitose Airport Public Bus Meeting Point – Domestic Terminal (PDF)

New Chitose Airport Public Bus Meeting Point – International Terminal (PDF)


Terms and Conditions

  • Cancellation or amendments to bookings within 4 days of the scheduled transfer will incur a 100% cancellation fee, so please do ensure any changes or cancellations are made outside of this time to avoid fees.
  • We strongly recommend travel insurance to cover against cancellation from delayed or cancelled flights, as the transfer company often operates on a back to back schedule and 100% cancellation fee will apply for a no show due to cancelled or delayed flights.
  • When making a booking on the public bus, this is reserving a specific seat on a specific bus and cancellation/ amendment fees will be applied by the public bus company for any changes made within 4 days of the scheduled bus transfer.
  • Please ensure the recommended minimum connection times are met between your flight arrival time and your bus departure time, as advised by the bus company. Contact us for advice on the most suitable bus for your flight timings.

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 Hyperdia to select the trains that best match your schedule.


For all enquiries please CLICK HERE to speak to the team at Hokkaido Tracks.