How to get to Freeride Backpackers Lodge




During winter, daily scheduled airport shuttle buses are available between New Chitose Airport(CTS) and Niseko. It will take about 3 hours and the closest bus stop to the Freeride Lodge is Hinode Hills in Niseko Village.

Please find the websites in the link below for the bus booking. We strongly recommend you to book the bus in advance.


Book Hokkaido Resort Liner Bus   |   Book White Liner Bus


After the bus booking, please let us know your estimated arrival time at Hinode Hills bus stop at least 3 days prior to your arrival date. Freeride lodge is appox 8 minutes walk from the bus stop but we'd be happy to pick you up for free of charge.



Local trains operate between New Chitose Airport, Sapporo, Otaru, Kutchan and Niseko.

Please use and search with "from": New Chitose Airport and "to": Niseko.

Freeride Lodge is 15 mins away by taxi from the Niseko station (not Kutchan station) and it will cost around JPY2,000 one way.



Distance: From New Chitose Airport to Niseko Village via National Highway 276 - approximately 110km The average travelling time for both routes is 150 minutes and will vary depending on weather conditions. Car rental service counters are available at New Chitose Airport.

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