Transport from the Airport to Sapporo City Center
New Chitose Airport, located approximately 45 kilometers from Sapporo city center, is Hokkaido’s largest airport, connected by direct flights to approximately 30 cities in Japan and approximately 18 foreign cities. The airport is used by 23.6 million people annually (2018), making it the fifth busiest airport in Japan. The airport serves an important role as the gateway to Hokkaido.
By railway (JR): JR is the fastest means of transportation to Sapporo City from the airport. The Rapid Airport Service to Sapporo runs approximately every 15 minutes between 8:00 and 23:00, and takes passengers from the airport to Sapporo Station the quickest in just 37 minutes. JR Hokkaido New Chitose Airport Station is directly connected with the airport terminal building. The one-way fare is 1,150 yen. Seat reservation is available which charges 530 yen.
For further information visit: http://www.new-chitose-airport.jp/en/access/jr/
By bus: 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 of both companies. There are also special deals such as round trip tickets and coupon tickets. The one-way fare is 1,100 yen.
For further information visit: http://www.new-chitose-airport.jp/en/access/bus/
By taxi: 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 all the time. The trip from New Chitose Airport to JR Sapporo Station takes about 60 minutes and will cost approximately 20,000 yen depending on the traffic conditions. Some taxi companies also offer a fixed-price service to Sapporo city beginning from 7,000 yen (advanced booking and a separate expressway fee are required).