New Chitose Airport
New Chitose Airport, located approximately 45 kilometers from the Sapporo city center, is Hokkaido’s largest airport, connected by direct flights to 30 cities in Japan. The airport is used by 17 million people annually, making it the third busiest airport in Japan. Notably, the number of passengers on the Tokyo (Haneda)–Sapporo (New Chitose) route exceeds 9 million annually, making it one of the world's busiest routes. The airport serves an important role as the gateway to Hokkaido.
The airport terminal is home to the “Hokkaido Showroom,” featuring an assortment of stores selling produce, gourmet foods, and sweets from all over Hokkaido. The airport also has a natural hot spring, a theater, and a theme park; even those not catching a flight can have a good time!
JR is the fastest means of transportation to Sapporo City. The Rapid Airport to Sapporo runs approximately every 15 minutes (except early morning and late night) from after 8:00 to after 22:0 and takes passengers from the airport to Sapporo Station the quickest in just 36 minutes.JR Hokkaido New Chitose Airport Station is directly connected with the first floor basement of the airport terminal building. Tickets for the Rapid Airport line cost ¥1,070.
Alternatively, if traveling prior to 8:00, you can take a local train bound for Sapporo.
Chuo Bus and Hokuto Kotsu Bus operate services from the airport to Sapporo City departing every 10–15 minutes. The bus takes approximately 70 minutes to arrive in central Sapporo. There are bus terminals at two locations on the first floor of the domestic terminal and at one location on the first floor of the international terminal. Tickets can be purchased at the bus counter or from ticket vending machines and used for buses from both companies. There are also special deals such as round trip tickets and coupon tickets.
For Chuo Bus, the one way fare costs ¥1,030. Round trip tickets are also available at ¥1,950. They also offer a special price for sets of four that is priced at ¥3,710.
Meanwhile, Hokuto Kotsu Bus has tickets that range from ¥930 to ¥1,030.
There are taxi stands in two locations outside the domestic terminal exits and at one location outside the international terminal exit, where taxis are waiting at all times. The trip from New Chitose Airport to JR Sapporo Station takes around 60 minutes by car and will cost around 10,000–13,000 yen depending on the traffic conditions (a separate expressway fee is required). Some taxi companies also offer a fixed-price service to Sapporo city beginning from ¥7,000 (booking and a separate expressway fee are required)
Airport Services (Website)
Bibi, Chitose, Hokkaido 066-0012, Japan