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Wide view of New Chitose Airport with travelers and people = shutterstock

Wide view of New Chitose Airport with travelers and people = shutterstock

New Chitose Airport! Access to Sapporo, Niseko, Furano etc.

New Chitose Airport is the biggest airport in . It is approximately 40 minutes by JR express train from Sapporo city center. This airport has international terminals and domestic terminals. If you travel around Sapporo, Niseko, Otaru etc in , you should use New Chitose Airport. On this page, I will introduce details of New Chitose Airport. I introduce the outline of New Chitose Airport first, after that, I will explain individually what many guests from abroad want to know.

Summary

Maintenance workers who waved to ANA's plane at New Chitose Airport, Hokkaido = shutterstock

Maintenance workers who waved to ANA's plane at New Chitose Airport, Hokkaido = shutterstock

Map of New Chitose Airport

Click to display Google Maps on a separate page

New Chitose Airport has international terminals in addition to domestic flights. Since there is JR New Chitose Airport station in the airport, it is good access to Sapporo. There are counters of rental car companies in the airport. They have a reception desk at the counter and a free bus to the parking lot. If you go to Minami Chitose Station which is one station ahead from JR New Chitose Airport station you can also ride on the JR express train going to Kushiro, Obihiro etc.

Access

To Sapporo Station

40 minutes by JR express train

To Niseko

2 hours by car, 2 hours 30 minutes - 3 hours 30 minutes by bus (depending on ski resort)

International flights

At New Chitose Airport, scheduled flights are operated with the following airports.

Bangkok (DON MUEANG), HANGZHOU, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, NANJING, Manila, Cheongju, Vladivostok, Y - SAKHALINSK, BUSAN, SEOUL, Daegu, BEIJING, Tianjin, SHANGHAI, TAIPEI, HONG KONG, Kaohsiung, HONOLULU, BANGKOK , Muan

Domestic flights (Hokkaido)

At New Chitose Airport, scheduled flights are operated with the following airports.

Hakodate, Kushiro, Memanbetsu (Abashiri), Wakkanai, Nakashibetsu

Domestic flights (except Hokkaido)

At New Chitose Airport, scheduled flights are operated with the following airports.

Yamagata, Fukushima, Niigata, Toyama, Komatsu, Ibaraki, Matsumoto, Shizuoka, Chubu International (Nagoya), Haneda (Tokyo), Narita (Tokyo), Itami (Osaka), Kansai (Osaka), Aomori, Iwate Hanamaki, , Kobe, Okayama, Hiroshima, Matsuyama, Fukuoka, Okinawa

For details about Hokkaido travel please click on the following article.

Hokkaido! 21 Popular Tourist Areas and 10 Airports

Hokkaido is Japan's second largest island after Honshu. And it is the northernmost and the largest prefecture. Hokkaido is colder than other islands in Japan. Because the development by Japanese has been delayed, there is a vast and beautiful nature in Hokkaido. On this page, I will introduce the outline of ...

 

New Chitose Airport floor map

Panorama of New Chitose Airport, the largest airport in Hokkaido, serving the Sapporo metropolitan area = shutterstock

Panorama of New Chitose Airport, the largest airport in Hokkaid

New chitose airport floor map

If you click on this image, a page about the floor map of New Chitose Airport (official website) will be displayed on a separate page

New Chitose Airport is a relatively large airport. It consists of international terminal building and domestic terminal building as seen in the image above. These two buildings are connected.

If you use the train from JR New Chitose Airport Station, please go to the underground floor of the domestic terminal building.

If you want to eat Hokkaido ramen, sushi, etc., you may go to the third floor of the domestic terminal building.

If you want to enjoy New Chitose Airport Onsen (Hot Springs), it is on the 4th floor of the Domestic Terminal Building. I am introducing about News Chitose Airport Onsen below on this page.

If you would like to learn more about New Chitose Airport's floors, please click on the above image and display the official website.

 

By Limousine Buses

From New Chitose Airport, limousine buses going to various parts of Hokkaido are operated, Hokkaido, Japan = Shutterstock

From New Chitose Airport, limousine buses going to various parts of Hokkaido are operated, Hokkaido, Japan = Shutterstock

Many limousine buses are operated between New Chitose Airport and various parts of Hokkaido. The limousine bus stops are located on the first floor of the international terminal building and the domestic terminal building.

When you arrive at New Chitose Airport, you may go to bus counters on the first floor of each terminal building. You should check the buses there and buy a ticket. And let's go to the bus stop.

>> For details of limousine buses please refer to this page of the official site of New Chitose Airport

 

By JR Train (from New Chitose Airport Station)

Rapid train leave between Sapporo and airport station every 15 mins = shutterstock

Rapid train leave between Sapporo and airport station every 15 mins = shutterstock

There is a station of JR Hokkaido at New Chitose Airport. This station is on the basement floor of the domestic terminal building. Since the station is in the terminal building, you do not have to worry about getting wet with or rain on the way. By using this station, you can move very efficiently to Sapporo station and Otaru station. If you want to go to Asahikawa or Furano by JR, please go from this station to Sapporo station and transfer to the train.

>> For the timetable of JR New Chitose Airport station please refer to this page of official website

from JR Minami Chitose Station

JR express train Hokuto stops at Minami Chitose for passengers get off and on = shutterstock

JR express train Hokuto stops at Minami Chitose for passengers get off and on = shutterstock

Take 1 station from JR New Chitose Airport Station and you will arrive at JR Minami Chitose Station. From Minami Chitose Station, you can ride JR trains going to major tourist destinations of Hokkaido as below. You can also get on the express train like the one below.

Hakodate
Tomakomai
Tomamu
Yubari
Obihiro
Kushiro

 

By Rent a Car

The counters of the car rental companies are lined up on the 1st floor of the New Chitose Airport domestic terminal building. There are more than 10 rent-a-car companies available to you at this airport.

However, you can not borrow a car at these counters at once. At New Chitose Airport, parking a car in front of a terminal building is forbidden. So, no matter which car rental company you use, you have to go to the branch of the rental car company by a free bus. The time from the airport to the brunch depends on the car rental company, but it is generally 10-15 minutes by bus. Even when you return the car, you have to return with those branches, not at the airport.

>> For Japanese car rental, please see my article here

 

New Chitose Airport to Sapporo

If you go from New Chitose Airport to Sapporo, I basically recommend using JR train. As I have already introduced on this page, there is JR New Chitose Airport Station on the basement floor of New Chitose Airport.

To Sapporo station, it is approximately 37 minutes by JR Rapid "Airport" from New Chitose Airport. The price is 1,070 yen for one adult.

Meanwhile, it is about 1 hour by bus. The price is 1,030 yen for one adult. In the case of buses, the time required may be even longer.

However, if your destination is not Sapporo station but a place away from Sapporo station such as Susukino and Nakajima Park, it may be good to use as a bus. You can go without getting lost near your destination by bus. Especially if you have lots of luggage, the bus may be more comfortable.

 

New Chitose Airport to Niseko

When you go from New Chitose Airport to Niseko, it is efficient to use a bus or a rental car. Many reservation-based buses prepared by bus companies and travel companies are operated from New Chitose Airport. Especially during the winter season, there are many buses. Let's make a reservation in advance.

You can book a bus at the following sites.

>> Hokkaido Chuo Bus
>> Hokkaido Access Network
>> Ski Bus White Liner

If you stay at Hilton Hotel in Niseko Village, it is convenient to use the following reservation system bus.

>> Niseko Village Airport Express

I can not recommend using trains from New Chitose Airport to Niseko so much. If you go by train, you will first go to Otaru station by JR Express "Airport". The journey time is about 1 hour 15 minutes. Next, it takes about 1 hour 30 minutes by regular train from Otaru station to Niseko station. However, the number of trains is small. From Niseko station you also have to take a bus or a taxi to your hotel.

For Niseko, please refer to the following article.

Mount Yotei, so called "Fuji of Hokkaido", from Niseko ski resort, Hokkaido, Japan
Niseko! Best Things to do in winter, spring, summer, autumn

Niseko is the representative resort of Japan. It is known worldwide, especially as a sacred place for winter sports. In Niseko, you can enjoy skiing from late November to early May. There is a beautiful mountain very similar to Mt. Fuji in Niseko. It is "Mt.Yotei" seen in the above picture. ...

 

New Chitose Airport to Furano

If you go to Furano, I strongly recommend that you travel with Asahikawa Airport instead of New Chitose Airport. From Asahikawa Airport to Furano, it is about an hour by direct bus. You can also move by JR train. Besides, on the route from Asahikawa Airport to Furano you can enjoy the beautiful scenery of Biei.

If you go from New Chitose Airport to Furano, please go to Sapporo station by JR train or bus first. The journey time is 37 minutes. Next, please go by express to Takigawa Station. The journey takes approximately 50 minutes. From Takigawa station to Furano station, it takes about 70 minutes by Nemuro main line normal train.

From Sapporo to Furano, you can also go via Asahikawa station. If you go from Sapporo station to Asahikawa station, the required time is approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes by express. From Asahikawa station to Furano station is about 1 hour by Furano line normal train. The view from the train is beautiful in this route.

In the summer season, the express train "Furano Lavender Express" which is direct from Sapporo Station to Furano Station may be operated.

From Sapporo to Furano, you can also go by bus. By direct bus "Furano" from the bus terminal in front of Sapporo station, it is approximately 2 hours and 50 minutes to Furano station. However, because this bus does not pass Biei, you can not expect much beautiful scenery.

If you go by car from New Chitose Airport to Furano, the journey time will be 2 hours to 2 hours 30 minutes. Please use the expressway from Chitose East IC to Shimukappu IC, then run national road 237. The total distance is about 125 km.

 

Shops and restaurants

The MUJI to Go store in new Chitose Airport for tourist buy gift or souvenir ,Hokkaido, Japan = shutterstock

The MUJI to Go store in new Chitose Airport for tourist buy gift or souvenir ,Hokkaido, Japan = shutterstock

Fresh Japanese seafood store inside airport sale various raw fresh seafood on sale at New Chitose International Airport, Japan = shutterstock

Fresh Japanese seafood store inside airport sale various raw fresh seafood on sale at New Chitose International Airport, Japan = shutterstock

If you want to buy clothes that you can wear during Hokkaido travel, you may want to go to the domestic terminal building second floor. There are stores of UNIQLO and MUJI. These clothing and grocery stores are open from 8 am to 8 pm.

If you want to buy clothes that you can wear during Hokkaido travel, you may want to go to the domestic terminal building second floor. There are stores of UNIQLO and MUJI. These clothing and grocery stores are open from 8 am to 8 pm.

There are also many shops of souvenirs in Hokkaido on the second floor of the domestic terminal building. When you return from Hokkaido, please enjoy shopping last on this floor by all means.

If you want to eat something delicious, try walking on the 3rd floor floor. There are restaurants such as ramen, soup curry, the Genghis Khan dish and so on. Of course, there are also shops of delicious sweets.

 

I appreciate you reading to the end.

 

About me

Bon KUROSAWA  I have long worked as a senior editor for Nihon Keizai Shimbun (NIKKEI) and currently work as an independent web writer. At NIKKEI, I was the editor-in-chief of the media on Japanese culture. Let me introduce a lot of fun and interesting things about Japan. Please refer to this article for more details.

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