Hakuba is a scenic and easy 2.5 hour journey from Tokyo on the Nagano Shinkansen bullet train and express bus. Or we can make it even easier and book you a private transfer from the airport to our hotel.
Please see below for transfer options and pricing. Should you catch public transport to Hakuba, one of our staff members will happily collect you from the Hakuba Train Station or Happo Bus Terminal for a speedy check-in.
Narita Airport to Hakuba :
Nagano Snow Shuttle
Adult: Y9,900, Child (4-12): Y7,500, Infant: Free
Departs from Narita Airport at 8:00pm on Thursday to Monday or 9:00pm on Tuesday and Wednesday, arriving at The Ridge around 1:30am or 2:30am, respectively.
Departs from Happo Bus Terminal at 10:30am, arriving at Shinjuku Station (Tokyo) at 3:00pm then Narita Airport around 5:00pm. Please note, we will drop you off to the bus terminal.
Train from Narita Airport to Tokyo:
Catch the Narita Express train from the Airport Train Station downstairs. Approx. 1 hour travel time. Cost: Y2,940
It is advisable to purchase your JR Shinkansen ticket to Nagano at the same time.
Tokyo to Hakuba by Train:
- 1.5 hours Nagano JR Shinkansen bullet train. Cost: Y7,970.
- Then 1 hour by Express bus from Nagano to Happo Bus Depot, or private transfer.
Shared Jumbo Minivan (max 8 adults)
We can also arrange private or shared transfers in comfortable mini vans (approx. 5.5 hours). Booking can be made up to 5 days in advance. Y12,400 per adult, Y8,700 per child and Y3,800 per infant. From Haneda Airport, Y11,400 per adult, Y8,000 per child and Y3,500 per infant.
Chartered / Private Transfer to The Ridge (max 8 adults)
From Narita – Y62,000 (1-5 people), Y74,400 (6 people), Y88,800 (7 people), Y99,200 (8 people)*
From Tokyo – Y65,910
From Haneda – Y57,000 (1-5 people), Y68,400 (6 people), Y79,800 (7 people), Y91,200 (8 people)*
From Kyoto – Y90,000
* The fare would vary if there is a child or infant.
Shinjuku (Tokyo) to Hakuba Highway Bus
Keio Bus From Shinjuku Station West Exit – Y4,700 one way, Y8,500 return.
Nagano – Hakuba :
At Nagano station, go to the east exit and find bus stop #6. The bus bound for Hakuba destinations leaves roughly every hour from 8:20 to 20:30 and costs Y1,500. Please check with the Alpico website for updated times and info. Last bus to Hakuba leaves Nagano station at 20:30 – there is no public transport options after this time.
Sedan (2 people) for Y8,780 or Y10,760 for minivan (up to 8 people depending on luggage).
Nagoya – Hakuba :
- 2 hours to Matsumoto and 1.5 hours from Matsumoto to Hakuba by transferring to Oito line.
- 4 hours from Tokyo via Chuo and Nagano Expressway, get off at Toyoshina Interchange, or via Kanetsu and Joshinetsu Expressway get off at Nagano Interchange.
- 3 hours and 30 minutes by car from Nagoya, get off at Toyoshina Interchange.