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How to Get To Hakuba

Transportation Options for Getting to Hakuba

Hakuba sits 250k west of Tokyo in the heart of Japanese Alps making Haneda and Narita airports in Tokyo the easiest entry points into Japan for Hakuba visitors. Those interested in reaching Hakuba have a several different options ranging in price and total time. Here are the most popular way for getting to Hakuba.

Airport Train + Shinkansen + Bus 3.5 hours

Catching the bullet train is the fastest way to get to Hakuba from Tokyo. The total trip to Hakuba takes approximately 3.5 hours and involves 3 steps from the airport:

  1. Take the Airport Train to Tokyo Station
  2. Take the Nagano Shinkansen to Nagano Station.This trip takes 90 minutes as you travel at 200kmph across the Japanese landscape.
  3. Take the Alpico Bus from Nagano Station to Hakuba about 1 hour
Pricing:
  • APPROXIMATELY (3.5 HOURS)

    Narita Airport

    Train to Tokyo Station: ¥3,000
    Bullet Train to Nagano: ¥8,400
    Bus to Hakuba:                ¥2,000

  • APPROXIMATEly (3.5 HOURS)

    Haneda Airport

    Train to Tokyo Station: ¥637
    Bullet Train to Nagano: ¥8,400
    Bus to Hakuba:                ¥2,000

Nagano Snow Shuttle

This coach bus leaves from both Narita and Haneda Airports and will take you directly to Hakuba Bus Terminal in the main Hakuba ski village, Happo.

This option is great for those who prefer to avoid transferring several times with their snow gear in tow.

 

Pricing:
  • From Narita Airport: ¥11,899

    Narita Airport

    Depart 9:30  Arrive 13:00   Depart 15:30 Arrive 20:00
    Depart 12:45 Arrive 16:00  Depart 20:30 Arrive 1:30

  • From Haneda Airport: ¥11,899

    Haneda Airport

    Depart 7:30   Arrive 13:00
    Depart 13:30 Arrive 18:45
    Depart 16:15 Arrive 21:00

Chuo Taxi

The Chuo Taxi is the best option for those arriving at either Airport early in the morning or late in the evening when the Shinkansen and Airport Shuttle Bus are not operating. Each passenger in the taxi van must pay the ticket rate and each group must split a charge of ¥3,000. 

Pricing:
  • The Chuo Taxi Is Available Anytime

    Narita Airport

    Adult: ¥18,655
    Children: ¥8,444

  • The Chuo Taxi is Available Anytime

    Haneda Airport

    Adult: ¥17,100
    Children: ¥8,444

The Limited Express JR Azusa

The JR Azusa Limited Express train leaves Shinjuku Station every morning at 7:30 and travels directly to Hakuba Station. The journey takes about 4.5 hours and is completely covered by the JR rail pass. This option is great for people spending a night in Tokyo before making their way to Hakuba. You can purchase your ticket at the JR Rail Office at Shinjuku Station (or any other station). 

 

Pricing:
  • ¥8,000

    Shinjuku to Hakuba

    Departure: 7:30
    Arrival: 11:27

  • ¥8,000

    Hakuba to Shinjuku

    Departure: 2:37
    Arrival: 18:36

 

 

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