Niseko can be reached by train from different cities in Japan, and please get off at the Kutchan Station.
Niseko can be reached by train from New Chitose Airport via Otaru, or by train from Hakodate. Please be sure to get off at Kutchan Station where most accommodation providers will arrange a pick up for you. Alternatively, you can take a taxi from the station (approximately 10 minutes and 1,500 yen) to Niseko-Hirafu. See our By Road page for taxi info.
Pending on the season, there can be bus option as well (approximately 20 minutes and 390 yen). For more information about the bus option to Niseko-Hirafu, see our News page.
JR Trains (Transfer to Kutchan Station)
|Otaru → JR Kutchan Station||approx 1 hr 10 mins|
|Sapporo → JR Kutchan Station||approx. 2 hrs|
|New Chitose Airport → JR Kutchan Station||approx. 2 hrs 45 mins|
|Hakodate → JR Kutchan Station||approx. 3 - 4 hrs|
|Tokyo → Kutchan (taking Shinkansen to Hakodate)||approx. 7 - 8 hrs|
You can find more information on the Hokkaido Shinkansen here.