Getting From The Tokyo Airports to Hakuba

There are a variety of transportation options available from the both the two Tokyo Airports Narita & Haneda, with various fares and times. Options include bus, train, private transfers and rental cars

Shuttle Bus Options

During the winter months, Nagano Snow Shuttle run 4 buses a day from Narita Airport & 3 from Haneda Airport. The transfer takes about six hours with refreshment and rest room stops along the way.

The buses arrive at Hakuba Base Camp in Echoland. Customers arriving after 8pm are provided with a drop off service to their accommodation.

The buses operate from 18 December to 15 March

Looking to book?

 

Tour# Depart Narita   Arr Hakuba   StartDate EndDate

AP9

¥9,900

9:30 15:30  21 Dec 2019 01 Mar 2020

AP10

¥9,900

12:45 18:45 21 Dec 2019 01 Mar 2020

AP12

¥10,900

15:30 21:00 26 Dec 2019 23 Feb 2020

AP14

¥10,900

20:30 01:30 18 Dec 2019 15 Mar 2020
Tour# Depart Haneda   Arr Hakuba StartDate EndDate

AP8

¥9,900

7:30 13:00 21 Dec 2019 01 Mar 2020

AP11

¥9,900

13:30 18:45 26 Dec 2019 23 Feb 2020

AP13

¥10,900

16:15 21:00 21 Dec 2019 01 Mar 2020

 

By Shinkansen Train & Bus

Hakuba can be reached by rail or more conveniently by rail and bus. Shinkansen bullet trains take about 90mins from Tokyo Station to Nagano Station. Buses from Nagano Station take about another 70mins. Buses one way Nagano to Hakuba 2,000yen

The buses leave from the east entrance of Nagano Station

Bus Times from Nagano Station to Hakuba (Summer)

Nagano Sta. (East exit) (dep.) 8:20 9:50 11:00 13:10 15:15 17:10 18:20 20:00
Hakuba Goryu (arr.) 9:25 10:55 12:05 14:15 16:20 18:15 19:25 21:05
Hakuba Sta. (arr.) 9:30 11:00 12:10 14:20 16:25 18:20 19:30 21:10
Hakuba Happo Bus Terminal (arr.) 9:35 11:05 12:15 14:25 16:30 18:25 19:35 21:15
Hakuba Iwatake Mountain Resort (arr.) 9:46 11:16 12:26 14:36 16:41
Tsugaike Kogen (arr.) 9:57 11:27 12:37 14:47 16:52
Hakuba Norikura (arr.) 10:07 12:47 14:57

 

Private Transfer

Chuo Taxis have both shared and private taxi options. https://chuotaxi.co.jp/english/

 

Rental Car

Rental cars are available from the airports. It is about a 4 to 5 hour drive from the airports. When booking make sure you book a vehicle with 4WD and please ensure to check directly with the company their requirements for international driver’s license and documentation to rent a car.

Most visitors renting cars do so once they have arrived in Hakuba where all cars are 4WD and where most are equipped with ski racks.