Airport transfers

Niseko & Chalet Ivy is within easy access to an international airport and some of Japan’s most culturally celebrated areas including Sapporo & Otaru, as well as a range of other smaller resorts.

We can assist to arrange for private transfer to and from the airport, please complete this form if you wish for such arrangement. For bus transfers, please book directly through the below links. Please also note the availability of winter bus schedules varies and are usually available for booking in October / November depending on the bus companies.

Niseko is a 2 hour drive from the areas closest airport, New Chitose International Airport, and Sapporo city, Hokkaido’s lively capital and a renowned cultural hot spot. The area is accessible via train & bus throughout all seasons, connecting the area directly with Otaru, Sapporo & New Chitose International Airport. Chalet Ivy strongly recommends avoiding driving a private or rental vehicle during the winter months given the heavy snow the region experiences.


Book airport transfers

Private airport transfers

Private Transfers are the most convenient and comfortable method to get around in and out of the Niseko area.

Chalet Ivy can assist in booking private transfer between Chitose Airport, Sapporo and Chalet Ivy. Please let us know if you require such service by completing this form.

Pricing, vehicle class & passenger information

Important notes, payment schedule and cancellation policy

Other transportation options

Niseko is conveniently accessible by bus & train throughout the year, connecting the area to other major destinations in Hokkaido. You can use the links below to plan your transfers, though please note Chalet Ivy is unable to assist in reservations and arrangements for public transport options.

Train Shuttle bus service Public bus service
JR schedule White liner
Resort liner
Chuo bus
Donan bus

In-town shuttle services

Our convenient shuttle services will get you around Niseko in comfort.

Ski shuttle bus

0830 – 1700

To get to and from Chalet Ivy and DOT BASE and Gondola, guests need only hop aboard our free shuttle.

  • The ski shuttle only goes to DOT BASE and Gondola
  • Pickup is not available at the family slope are
  • Pickup call 0136 22 1123

Kutchan Shuttle Bus (runs from Dec 1 – Mar 31)

Guests only, first-come-first-served

Kutchan town center is a 10 to 20-minute drive from Chalet Ivy (Hirafu). In addition to the Kutchan JR train station is restaurants, supermarkets and other stores for groceries and basic necessities.

Our bus makes designated stops at convenience stores and supermarkets via its circular route between Kutchan and Hirafu.

Kutchan Shuttle Bus Schedule

Important Notes

Pick up & Drop off service: Welcome Center and JR Station (Available year round)

Reservation required

Pick you up and drop off at these key locations:

  • Welcome Center 0800 – 2100 / 1800 (Apr — Nov)
  • JR Kutchan Station 0800 – 1800

Important Notes

Maps & directions

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