Airport Transfers

Welcoming you to New Chitose Airport (CTS) Hokkaido’s largest airport. Spend some time indulging in the wide array of dining and shopping options before making your way up the mountain. There are several options available for your travel.

Private Transfers

The fastest and most comfortable means to reach Nest at The Trees, Niseko. Be greeted by your personal driver at the meeting point, who will bring you directly to our doorstep. 

Pick from various types and sizes of vehicles which are available depending on your party. A private van or minibus with ample seating space is advisable for larger groups with luggage and ski gear. 

The average drive time from New Chitose Airport to Niseko is between 2.5 to 3 hours depending on snow conditions.

Car Rental

If you prefer driving, you can rent a vehicle from New Chitose Airport. The roads in Japan are right hand drive and very well maintained, even with the heavy snowfall. 

Renting your own vehicles gives you the highest level of convenience to visit various ski resorts and enjoy other activities such as visiting onsens, Kutchan town, Niseko town for shopping and Japanese restaurants. 

You may even consider visiting Otaru for the freshest seafood and the Nikka Brewery which is highly recommended for whiskey lovers. Car Rental is available from the various rental companies at New Chitose Airport. 

Airport Shuttles

A convenient alternative – Get dropped off at Niseko-Hirafu Welcome Centre.

Adult (Above 12 years old) : ¥4,000 
Child (3 -11 years old): ¥3,000
Infant (Under 3 years old): Free of charge / no seat

New Chitose Airport To Niseko: 1 December 2018 - 5 April 2019

Depart Domestic TerminalDepart International TerminalArrive Hirafu Welcome CenterBus Number
09:30-12:10101
10:30-13:10103
11:30-14:10105
12:3012:4015:20107
14:0014:1016:50109
15:0015:1017:50111
16:3016:4019:20113
18:0018:1020:40RL 115
19:30-22:00BR 117
21:30-24:00BR 119

Niseko to New Chitose Airport: 3 December 2018 - 7 April 2019

Depart Hirafu Welcome CenterArrive Domestic TerminalArrive International TerminalBus Number
07:5010:4010:45102
09:0011:5011:55104
10:4013:3013:35106
12:1015:0015:05108
13:4016:3016:35110
14:4017:3017:35112
15:4018:3018:35114
16:4019:3019:35116

Arrival Transfers Bus departure from New Chitose Airport must be at least 60 minutes after domestic flight arrival or 90 minutes after international flight arrival.

Departure Transfers Bus arrival at New Chitose Airport must be at least 75 minutes prior to domestic flights and 120 minutes prior to international flights.

Meeting Points Please arrive at the meeting point 10 min prior to your departure and 15 min prior to your departure if you are departing from the airport. NEST AT THE TREES complimentary pick-ups are provided for guests arriving at Hirafu Welcome Centre. Please inform us of your arrival details in advance.

International Terminal Meeting Point
Domestic Terminal Meeting Point

Airport Train

The train from New Chitose Airport connects to Sapporo, Otaru and Kutchan year round. The closest station to Nest at the Trees, Niseko is JR Kutchan station. A change in train is required at Otaru to get to Kutchan. 

The train trip from Chitose to Kutchan takes 2.5 – 3.0 hours depending on connection. 

Train tickets cost approximately JPY 2,700 – 3,200. 

NEST AT THE TREES complimentary pick-ups are provided for guests arriving at JR Kutchan station. Please inform us of your arrival details in advance.

Cancellation Policy

  • Payment for Concierge bookings is due 7 days prior to check-In. We reserve the right to cancel without notice any unpaid service by this due date.
  • Cancellation 7 days or less prior to the service start date will incur a 100% cancellation charge.
  • Cancellation includes changes that reduce the overall value of the booking and no shows.
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