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New Chitose Airport (V΋`, Shin-Chitose Kūkō, CTS) is the main airport of Sapporo, located about 50 kilometers south-east of the city center. It is one of the busiest airports in Japan and serves the world's most traveled air route between Tokyo and Sapporo in addition to many other domestic routes and a few international and chartered flights. Sapporo has another airport, Okadama Airport, in a more central location, but it serves only a small number of flights to locations within Hokkaido.

How to travel between New Chitose Airport and Sapporo

By train

New Chitose Airport and Sapporo Station are connected by frequently departing JR rapid trains (35 minutes, 1150 yen one way). Seat reservations are optional and cost an additional 840 yen. The trains are covered by the Japan Rail Pass and Hokkaido Rail Pass.

By bus

Airport buses operate every 15 minutes between the airport and various places in downtown Sapporo, including Susukino, Odori Park and Sapporo Station. Some of the buses also serve selected major hotels in the city. The one way trip takes about 70-90 minutes and costs 1100 yen.

Above fees and schedules are subject to change. For the current yen exchange rate, click here.

What to see at the airport

The airport was recently renovated and expanded. Its newly added complex offers many attractive shopping, dining and entertainment facilities, making it one of the most pleasant airports in Japan.

One unique feature is the New Chitose Airport Onsen, a hot spring bathhouse situated in the terminal building itself, albeit without views of the airplanes. Instead, the planes can be observed from a free observation deck. Two hotels inside the airport, the Air Terminal Hotel and Portom International Hokkaido, offer convenient accommodation for those with early departures or late arrivals.

The Doraemon Wakuwaku Skypark features a kids' playground, an amusement corner with game machines, a cafe and a souvenir shop, all under the theme of the world renowned animation character Doraemon. At Royce' Chocolate World, visitors are able to observe the mechanized making of chocolates from the popular confectioner and shop from its wide selection of products.

Airport visitors also have a wide range of dining choices. In addition to a food court there are two themed food zones: the Hokkaido Ramen Dojo where diners can select ramen dishes from multiple shops across Hokkaido, and the Streetcar Dining District, which is nostalgically themed after the Sapporo of past decades and features various Hokkaido specialties. Multiple souvenir shops provide ample opportunities for some last-minute shopping.

And even more shopping is found just outside of the airport complex at the Rera Chitose Outlet Mall with hundreds of international and local brands on sale. The outlet mall can be reached in a ten minute ride by free shuttle bus or in a short walk from Minami-Chitose Station.

Hotels around Sapporo

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    • Guesthouse OYADO SAPPORO
      Budget-friendly
      Set in Sapporo and with Sapporo Station reachable within 6.5 km, Guesthouse OYADO SAPPORO offers a shared lounge, non-smoking rooms, free WiFi throughout the property and a bar. The property is around 10 km from Shin-Sapporo Station, 24 km from Otarushi Zenibako City Center and 40 km from Otaru Station. Susukino Station is 4 km from the guest house and Sapporo Dome is 4.7 km away. With a shared bathroom, certain units at the guest house also provide guests with a city view. Sapporo TV Tower is 4.9 km from Guesthouse OYADO SAPPORO, while Sapporo Convention Centre is 5.2 km away. The nearest airport is Okadama Airport, 14 km from the accommodation.
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    • The Base Sapporo Susukino
      Mid-range
      Featuring 3-star accommodation, The Base Sapporo Susukino is located in Sapporo, 13 km from Shin-Sapporo Station and 20 km from Otarushi Zenibako City Center. Each accommodation at the 3-star hotel has city views and free WiFi. The property is 2.7 km from Sapporo Station, and within 700 metres of the city centre. The hotel will provide guests with air-conditioned rooms offering a desk, a kettle, a fridge, a microwave, a safety deposit box, a flat-screen TV, a balcony and a private bathroom with a bidet. At The Base Sapporo Susukino each room has bed linen and towels. Popular points of interest near the accommodation include Susukino Station, Odori Park and Odori Station. The nearest airport is Okadama Airport, 9 km from The Base Sapporo Susukino.
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    • Sapporo Guest House Anne
      Budget-friendly
      Set in Sapporo, 7.7 km from Otarushi Zenibako City Center, Sapporo Guest House Anne offers accommodation with free WiFi and free private parking. Built in 1989, this 1-star guest house is within 14 km of Sapporo Station and 25 km of Otaru Station. The property is non-smoking and is situated 26 km from Shin-Sapporo Station. At the guest house all rooms are fitted with a shared bathroom. Guests at Sapporo Guest House Anne can enjoy a Full English/Irish breakfast. Guests at the accommodation will be able to enjoy activities in and around Sapporo, like skiing. Kita-Juni-Jo Station is 13 km from Sapporo Guest House Anne, while Hokkaido University is 14 km away. The nearest airport is Okadama Airport, 16 km from the guest house.
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    • VILLA KOSHIDO kotoni
      Budget-friendly
      Featuring 2-star accommodation, VILLA KOSHIDO kotoni is situated in Sapporo, 15 km from Otarushi Zenibako City Center and 17 km from Shin-Sapporo Station. With free WiFi, this 2-star hotel offers a shared lounge and a 24-hour front desk. The property is non-smoking and is set 5.1 km from Sapporo Station. The hotel will provide guests with air-conditioned rooms with a desk, a kettle, a fridge, a microwave, a safety deposit box, a flat-screen TV, a balcony and a private bathroom with a bidet. The units feature a wardrobe. Otaru Station is 31 km from VILLA KOSHIDO kotoni, while Former Hokkaid? Government Office is 5 km away. The nearest airport is Okadama Airport, 8 km from the accommodation.
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    • Hotel Classe Stay Sapporo
      Mid-range
      Conveniently located in the centre of Sapporo, Hotel Classe Stay Sapporo offers free WiFi and a shared lounge. This 3-star hotel offers luggage storage space. The property is non-smoking and is set 2.7 km from Sapporo Station. At the hotel, all rooms include a desk, a flat-screen TV, a private bathroom, bed linen and towels. All guest rooms will provide guests with a fridge. Popular points of interest near Hotel Classe Stay Sapporo include Susukino Station, Sapporo TV Tower and Odori Station. The nearest airport is Okadama Airport, 9 km from the accommodation.
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    • 41 PIECES Sapporo
      Luxury
      Set in the Sapporo City Centre district in Sapporo, 41 PIECES Sapporo offers 4-star rooms with free WiFi. The property is close to several well-known attractions, 800 metres from Sapporo TV Tower, 800 metres from Sapporo Clock Tower and less than 1 km from Former Hokkaid? Government Office. The property is 100 metres from the city centre and 1.9 km from Sapporo Station. All rooms in the hotel are fitted with a kettle. Complete with a private bathroom equipped with a bidet and free toiletries, the units at 41 PIECES Sapporo have a flat-screen TV and air conditioning, and certain rooms will provide you with a terrace. At the accommodation every room includes bed linen and towels. Popular points of interest near 41 PIECES Sapporo include Susukino Station, Odori Station and Odori Park. The nearest airport is Okadama Airport, 9 km from the hotel.
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    • ONSEN RYOKAN Yuen Sapporo
      Mid-range
      Attractively situated in the centre of Sapporo, ONSEN RYOKAN Yuen Sapporo features air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi and private parking. This 3-star ryokan offers luggage storage space. The ryokan has a sauna and a 24-hour front desk. The rooms in the ryokan are fitted with a flat-screen TV. The rooms include a kettle, while certain rooms are fitted with a balcony and others also boast city views. At ONSEN RYOKAN Yuen Sapporo rooms have bed linen and towels. The accommodation offers 3-star accommodation with a hot spring bath. Popular points of interest near ONSEN RYOKAN Yuen Sapporo include Sapporo Station, Former Hokkaid? Government Office and Odori Park. The nearest airport is Okadama Airport, 9 km from the ryokan.
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    • Daiwa Roynet Hotel Sapporo Nakajima Koen
      Luxury
      Set 3 km from Sapporo Station, Daiwa Roynet Hotel Sapporo Nakajima Koen offers 4-star accommodation in Sapporo and has a restaurant. Featuring a shared lounge, the 4-star hotel has air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi, each with a private bathroom. Private parking is available on site. All rooms in the hotel are fitted with a kettle. All guest rooms at Daiwa Roynet Hotel Sapporo Nakajima Koen come with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels and a safety deposit box. A buffet breakfast is available every morning at the accommodation. Speaking English and Japanese, staff are willing to help at any time of the day at the reception. Popular points of interest near Daiwa Roynet Hotel Sapporo Nakajima Koen include Susukino Station, Odori Park and Odori Station. The nearest airport is Okadama Airport, 10 km from the hotel.
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    • Tokyu Stay Sapporo Odori
      Mid-range
      Open from November 2018, Tokyu Stay Sapporo Odori is situated in Sapporo. A 3-minute walk from Odori Park, the property is also a 7-minute walk away from Sapporo Clock Tower and offers free WiFi. Attractions in the area include Sapporo TV Tower, a 7-minute walk away, or Former Hokkaid? Government Office, located an 8-minute walk from the property. At the hotel, all rooms are equipped with a desk, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom. All rooms come with a kettle, while certain rooms are equipped with a kitchenette with a microwave. All guest rooms will provide guests with a fridge. A buffet breakfast is served daily at the property. Staff at reception can lend a hand around the clock with advice on the area. Hokkaido University is an 18-minute walk from Tokyu Stay Sapporo Odori. The nearest airport is New Chitose Airport, 40 km from the accommodation.
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    • Villa Sapporo Honobono
      Budget-friendly
      Villa Sapporo Honobono features city views, free WiFi and free private parking, located in Sapporo, 11 km from Sapporo Station. Fitted with a terrace, the units offer air conditioning and feature a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with bidet and free toiletries. A fridge and microwave are also provided, as well as a kettle. After a day of skiing or cycling, guests can relax in the garden or in the shared lounge area. Shin-Sapporo Station is 16 km from the aparthotel, while Otarushi Zenibako City Center is 27 km away. The nearest airport is Okadama Airport, 18 km from Villa Sapporo Honobono.
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