If you’ve just arrived from Sapporo to Niseko and need to get around the village, there are a range of in-resort transportation options to ensure you get to and from your destination safely.
Public Bus: From April to October summer buses run regularly between Hirafu Village, Kutchan and Niseko Village.
Grand Shuttle Bus: Free shuttle buses run throughout Hirafu Village every 20 minutes from 08:30. Buses finish at 22:30 during peak season (December 13th – March 22nd) and at 16:30 during shoulder periods (December 6th – 12th & March 23rd – April 6th)
Hanazono Shuttle Bus: Runs from Hirafu Village to Hanazono every 30 minutes for free from 07:50 to 17:10
Niseko United Shuttle: Connects Hirafu, Niseko Village, Annupuri resort, onsens and Kutchan town. Holders of the Niseko All-Mountain Pass can board the bus for free (using this method will activate new lift passes so it’s best to use only on the same day you intend to ski). The bus service is also available at the regular fare for those who do not have a pass. The regular one-way fare from Hirafu welcome Centre to Kutchan Station is ¥390
Taxi: Niseko INT Transport Taxi, Sprint Taxi & Hachiriki Taxi are the local taxi services. The average one-way fare between Hirafu and Kutchan is ¥2,500. Book a taxi at least 30 minutes prior to the time you wish to depart. Unless you speak a little Japanese you may need to ask your accommodation provider for assistance with your booking.
Rent-a-car: Why not rent a car? Car rental is the most convenient in-resort transportation option during the summer time giving you easy access to surrounding towns, activities and beaches.
Rental Bicycle: (only for summer) You can feel Niseko’s refreshing breeze in a healthy and eco-friendly manner. Various types of bicycles such us electric assist bicycle and road bike are available.