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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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    • The Base Sapporo Susukino
      Mid-range
      Located in Sapporo, less than 1 km from Odori Park, The Base Sapporo Susukino features rooms with city views and free WiFi. This 3-star hotel offers luggage storage space. The hotel features family rooms. The hotel will provide guests with air-conditioned rooms offering a desk, a kettle, a microwave, a fridge, 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 Former Hokkaid? Government Office, Sapporo TV Tower and Sapporo Clock Tower. The nearest airport is New Chitose Airport, 45 km from The Base Sapporo Susukino.
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    • Guesthouse OYADO SAPPORO
      Budget-friendly
      Guesthouse OYADO SAPPORO in Sapporo provides adults-only accommodation with a bar and a shared lounge. Each accommodation at the 1-star guest house has city views and free WiFi. The property is 5 km from Sapporo Dome and 5 km from Sapporo Clock Tower. The units feature a shared bathroom, slippers and bed linen. Sapporo Convention Centre is 5 km from the guest house, while Sapporo TV Tower is 5 km away. The nearest airport is New Chitose Airport, 42 km from Guesthouse OYADO SAPPORO.
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    • Ocho Guest House
      Budget-friendly
      Ocho Guest House is located within a 10-minute walk to Horohirabashi subway station and a 5-minute walk from Nakajimakoen Dori tram station. The dormitory rooms are furnished with simple yet stylish interior, and guests have access to the shared kitchen. Free WiFi is available throughout the property. Bunk beds come with reading lights, USB ports, power outlets, personal lockers and curtains to secure privacy. Bathroom facilities are shared with other guests. The kitchen is equipped with an electric kettle, toaster and a coffee maker. There is also a washing machine on site. A simple breakfast consisting of toast, coffee and tea is provided for free. The lively Susukino area can be reached with a 10-minute tram ride, while popular attractions including Odori Park and Sapporo Clock Tower are a 10-minute drive away. The nearest airport is New Chitose Airport, a 60-minute drive from the property.
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    • Shabby House
      Budget-friendly
      Shabby House is a 60-year old traditional Japanese home that is situated in Sapporo. Nishisenjuyojo Station is a 3-minute walk away from the property. The accommodation offers a free shuttle service to the home upon prior request. Shabby House features free WiFi. Guests will find a coffee machine in the room. Bathroom facilities are shared. Free bicycle and umbrella rentals are available on site. There is a 24-hour supermarket behind the property. Sapporo Clock Tower is 2.9 km from Shabby House, while Former Hokkaido Government Office is 2.9 km from the property. Shabby House is 2.5 km from Odori Park. The nearest airport is New Chitose Airport, 40 km from the property.
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    • BEACH AND FIELD INN
      Budget-friendly
      Set in Sapporo, within 1.1 km of Sapporo Convention Centre and 2.9 km of Sapporo TV Tower, BEACH AND FIELD INN offers accommodation with a shared lounge and free WiFi throughout the property. The property is situated 2.9 km from Sapporo Clock Tower, 3.7 km from Odori Park and 3.8 km from Former Hokkaid? Government Office. All guest rooms feature a shared bathroom, slippers and bed linen. The nearest airport is New Chitose Airport, 44 km from the guest house.
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    • Hotel Classe Stay Sapporo
      Mid-range
      Set within 1.4 km of Sapporo TV Tower and 1.6 km of Odori Park, Hotel Classe Stay Sapporo in Sapporo offers a shared lounge and rooms with free WiFi. The property is situated 1.7 km from Sapporo Clock Tower, 2.1 km from Former Hokkaid? Government Office and 2.7 km from Sapporo Convention Centre. The property is 2.7 km from Hokkaido University, and within less than 1 km of the city centre. 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 microwave. The nearest airport is New Chitose Airport, 45 km from Hotel Classe Stay Sapporo.
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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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    • Randor Residence Susukino Suites
      Budget-friendly
      Randor Residence Susukino Suites provides air-conditioned accommodation with free WiFi in the Sapporo City Centre of Sapporo, 1.1 km from Odori Park. The accommodation features a hot tub. Each unit comes with a fully equipped kitchen with a microwave, a seating area with a sofa, a flat-screen TV, a washing machine, and a private bathroom with bath and a hairdryer. There is also a fridge, stovetop and a kettle. Popular points of interest near the aparthotel include Sapporo TV Tower, Sapporo Clock Tower and Former Hokkaid? Government Office. The nearest airport is New Chitose Airport, 45 km from Randor Residence Susukino Suites.
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    • Randor Residential Hotel Sapporo Suites
      Budget-friendly
      Located in the centre of Sapporo, 700 metres from Odori Park, Randor Residential Hotel Sapporo Suites provides air-conditioned rooms and free WiFi. Well set in the Sapporo City Centre district, this hotel is set 2.6 km from Hokkaido University. The hotel features family rooms. At the hotel, every room comes with a desk, a flat-screen TV, a private bathroom, bed linen and towels. Randor Residential Hotel Sapporo Suites offers certain rooms with city views, and each room comes with a kettle. All units at the accommodation are equipped with a seating area. Randor Residential Hotel Sapporo Suites offers a hot tub. Popular points of interest near the hotel include Former Hokkaid? Government Office, Sapporo TV Tower and Sapporo Clock Tower. The nearest airport is New Chitose Airport, 45 km from Randor Residential Hotel Sapporo Suites.
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    • Hotel Potmum Sapporo
      Budget-friendly
      Set in Sapporo, 1.9 km from Sapporo Convention Centre, Hotel Potmum Sapporo offers accommodation with a restaurant, private parking, a bar and a shared lounge. Among the facilities at this property are a 24-hour front desk and room service, along with free WiFi throughout the property. The hotel features family rooms. Some rooms come with a kitchenette with a microwave and a fridge. Guests at the hotel can enjoy an American breakfast. Sapporo TV Tower is 1.9 km from Hotel Potmum Sapporo, while Sapporo Clock Tower is 2 km away. The nearest airport is New Chitose Airport, 44 km from the accommodation.
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