Niseko is the powder capital of Japan - the most famous and popular of all of the Japanese ski resorts
This resort features truly international ski villages with a variety of accommodation, fantastic restaurants and modern facilities to complement the epic mountain.
With well-established and smoothly operated transport routes, Niseko is accessible to travellers from overseas and within Japan.
Where is Niseko?
Niseko is located approximately 100km South-West of Sapporo city in the Western region of Hokkaido, Japan's northernmost and snowiest of snowy islands.
How can you get to Niseko ski resort?
Chitose Airport (CTS), sometimes referred to as Sapporo Chitose Airport or New Chitose Airport, is the closest airport and is Hokkaido's largest.
Can I book Niseko transfers with Samurai Snow?
We are only able to book transfers for guests who have already booked accommodation with Samurai Snow.
The Hokkaido Resort Liner is a great value bus service offering both a Chitose Airport to Niseko bus for arrival and a Niseko to Chitose Airport bus for departure, stopping at the Hirafu Welcome Centre, Niseko Village, Niseko Annupuri and the Moiwa area.
The Chitose Airport to Niseko bus transfer time is between 2.5 and 3.5 hours depending on where you are staying in the Niseko Area.
The Hokkaido Resort Liner is a great value bus service offering both a Sapporo to Niseko bus for arrival and a Niseko to Sapporo bus for departure, stopping at the Hirafu Welcome Centre, Niseko Village, Niseko Annupuri and the Moiwa area.
The transfer time is around 2 hours but can vary a little bit depending on road and weather conditions.
Hokkaido Resort Liner is a great value bus service offering both a Furano to Niseko bus route for arrival and a Niseko to Furano bus route for departure, both via Chitose Airport, stopping at the Hirafu Welcome Centre, Niseko Village, Niseko Annupuri and the Moiwa area.
Total transfer time is 6 to 7 hours depending on where you are staying in Niseko and Furano
A convenient, private, door-to-door transfer service good for groups of any size between Niseko and Chitose Airport (CTS), Sapporo City, Hakodate or the other major Hokkaido Ski Resorts.
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If you don't see a transfer option for the route you wish to take, there may be alternative public transfer options available or you can drive yourself.
Check out our full guide on all the options for every route to Niseko.
With the healthy mix of visitors from East and West, there is a variety of styles to suit everyone.
Whether you prefer to jump on a shuttle bus, book a taxi or hire a car and drive yourself, there are plenty of options to get around the Niseko area.