If you are arriving from either Sapporo, Otaru or any other city in Hokkaido, the JR Train is another option to consider when coming to Niseko. Daily there are several services to Kutchan station, the closest station to the resort.
To check times and prices of train travel, The Niseko Company recommends checking the Hyper Dia website.
JR trains depart from the basement of New Chitose Airport. Please follow the signs and purchase tickets from the vending machines at the ticket gate. There are very few direct services from Chitose to Kutchan, with most requiring a change at either Sapporo or Otaru. The journey takes approximately three hours, depending on transfer times.
For homeward bound tourists it is recommended to allow at least 4 hours to get from Hirafu to Chitose as adverse weather conditions can cause delays on the road and by train.
JR Reservations & Information (in Japanese):
Sapporo Station : (011)222-7111
Kutchan Station : (0136)22-1310
For information in English:
JR Hokkaido Global Website
If you are interested to come to Niseko for a Winter Ski Holiday, please see our Niseko Accommodation Page to reserve your luxury accommodation.
You can also choose to reserve your Niseko accommodation and winter activities at the same time.