There are a number of private and public transportation options to explore the village and surrounds. Please refer to the Niseko Resort Map for timetables and designated bus stops.
HIRAFU VILLAGE GRAND SHUTTLE
The Grand Shuttle Bus travels around the village transporting people between the lifts. This bus service is free and departs every 15 to 20 minutes between 8:30am and 9:00pm during the ski season. The bus operates from the Welcome Centre to Hirafu Gondola as well as covering the Izumikyo area.
HANAZONO SHUTTLE BUS
Ride the free Hanzono (Blue) Shuttle Bus to the Hanazono area of Grand Hirafu. Departing every 30 minutes this service operates from 7:50am to 5:00pm during the ski season. The 2nd NISS Kids School featuring the fantastic magic carpet is also located in Hanazono. Kids will love the famous Kamonohashi show every Tuesday and Saturday at 1:00pm.
NISEKO FREE PASSPORT BUS
The Niseko Free Passport Bus travels between the main ski resorts Annupuri, Niseko Village and Grand Hirafu. This bus service is free for those holding an ‘All Mountain Pass’. Without the pass regular bus fares apply. This service operates from November to March daily from 8:30am to 9:00pm.
YUMEGURI (SPA) SHUTTLE
Explore the abundance of onsens Niseko has to offer with the Yumeguri (Spa) Shuttle. This shuttle service transports people between onsens, hotels and the main ski areas. Stops include Kanro no mori, Konbu spa and Yumoto spa. This service is in operation from December through to March. Fares apply.
KUTCHAN NIGHT GO BUS
The Kutchan Night Go Bus operates in the evening between 6:00pm to 11:20pm from early December until late March. The bus provides a quick 10 minute trip between Hirafu and downtown Kutchan where you can enjoy the nightlife including Japanese restaurants and karaoke.
Local bus services from the Welcome Centre are available to Kutchan, Niseko Village, Sapporo and Sapporo Airport. Please refer to the Niseko Resort Map for timetables or contact Reception for assistance.
VILLAGE TAXI SERVICE
A private taxi service can be arranged. Below is an approximate cost to destinations:
|Within the Village:||¥1000 approximately|
|Niseko Village:||¥2500 approximately|