Chuo Bus official site (Japanese)

8-6, Ironai 1-chome, Otaru-shi

Hokkaido's largest scale bus company. An airport shuttle bus connecting New Chitose Airport and Sapporo, an express bus connecting Hokkaido's major cities with Sapporo, a regular tourist bus service going around the famous sightseeing spots of central Hokkaido and ticket sales for unlimited pass ticket for designated routes in Hokkaido aimed at foreign tourists. Regular sightseeing Bus in Sapporo "Sapporo walk" is running on. We provide the essential mobility to everyone for visiting the sightseeing spots of Hokkaido. In addition, we comprehensively run sightseeing businesses such as the Sunagawa Highway Oasis, restaurant and hotel businesses, and the Otaru Mt. Tengu Ski Area and Niseko Annupuri Ski Area.
 Our duty begins with taking those who arrive at Hokkaido New Chitose Airport to Sapporo City, and ends with us returning those going home from Sapporo City to New Chitose Airport.

Adult and child fare
The fare for children elementary school age and younger is half the fare of adults (rounded up to the closest 10 yen).

Routes requiring reservation
Please make reservations before the prescribed deadline for bus routes requiring reservation.
Even if the reservation is made, the bus will depart at the scheduled time not waiting for late passengers.
Those who do not board shall not receive a refund.

Regarding service times
Buses depart at their scheduled time. Take care not to miss your bus.

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Regarding manners
・Stand in line without leaving the line or cutting in.
・Smoking is not allowed on the bus.
・Phone calls are not allowed on the bus.
・Please change your cellular phone settings to silent.
・Please refrain from loud conversations.
・Please take any garbage with you.
・Please carry backpacks in your hand rather than on your back.
・Please don't bring large luggage into the bus.1 item free of charge under 10 kg weight, and less than 30 cm wide and 1 meter long.
・Please offer your seat to passengers who are elderly, pregnant or have physical disabilities.
・Please do not place items on the seats.
・Please fasten your seat belt when travelling on the expressway.

New Chitose Airport limousine bus (no reservation required, 9 routes)

The route from the arrival gate of New Chitose Airport to the bus platform.

There are 7 bus platforms (from the domestic terminal to the international terminal).
*The bus platform differs depending on destination.

【Reservation not necessary】 When you arrive at New Chitose Airport, you'll definitely the bus handy for getting to Sapporo !

  • The platform is right in front of the airport arrival lobby.
  • Comfortable seating.
  • Leave your big luggage in the trunk and free up your space.
  • It's a smooth journey without transfers.
  • The vehicle has free Wi-Fi, allowing you to conveniently perform an online check-in.
  • The buses stopping at hotels can almost take you from door to door!
  • You can get even greater value purchasing a multi-pass ticket.
    (Credits cards can be used at each airline company's counter. *There are cards that may not be accepted by some companies.)

Timetable (from the airport to Sapporo)

Timetable (from the airport to Sapporo)
Timetable (from Sapporo to the airport)
Timetable (from Sapporo to the airport)

Timetable (from Sapporo to the airport)

change on April 1, 2024 *Service details may change depending on the situation. Please confirm.

Getting buses bound for Sapporo (7 bus stops, 9 routes)

Check 1: There are 2 bus companies running (reservation not required).

Chuo Bus designChuo Bus design
Hokuto Kotsu designHokuto Kotsu design

Check 2: 7 platforms, 9 routes.

7 platforms
Domestic ANA arrival gate (departure) → domestic JAL arrival gate (2 minutes later) → and returning to the International arrival gate side (4 minutes later).
  • Domestic ANA, AirDo, Peach, IBEX arrival gate side
     No.20, No.21, No.22
  • Domestic JAL, Jetstar, Skymark, Fuji Dream, SPRING JAPAN arrival gate side
     No.12, No.13, No.14
  • International arrival gates for various airlines

9 routes (travellers often use 1 and 2 headed to the downtown area.
1)Bound for the downtown area (via Fukuzumi Station, stopping by 9 hotels in the city)
 Bus stops no. 14, no. 22, and no. 84. Fare Adults 1,300 yen, children 650 yen Travel time approximately 80 minutes/oint operation.

 Stopping at Mitsui Outlet Park, Sapporo Dome, Minami 3-jo Susukino, Odori Park, JR Sapporo station, the Hokkaido Government Office Stopping in front of 9 hotels in Sapporo City.
Premier Hotel Tsubaki Sapporo, Hotel Monterey Edelhof Sapporo, ANA Crowne Plaza Sapporo, Sapporo Grand Hotel, Hotel Resol Trinity Sapporo, Sapporo View Hotel Odori Park, Sapporo Prince Hotel, Grand Mercure Sapporo Odori Park, Keio Plaza Hotel Sapporo

2)Bound for the downtown area (direct flight)
 Bus stops no. 14, no. 22, and no. 84. Fare Adults 1,300 yen, children 650 yen Travel time approximately 65 minutes/oint operation.

 Stopping at JR Sapporo station, Odori Park, Susukino, Nakajima Park
3)Bound for Kita 24 jo, Asabu
 Bus stops no. 13, no. 20, and no. 84. Fare Adults 1,300 yen, children 650 yen Travel time approximately 65 minutes/Chuo Bus. Stopping at Subway Namboku Line Asabu station, Kita 24 jo station
4)Bound for Oyachi
 Bus stops no. 13, no. 20, and no. 84. Fare Adults 1,200 yen, children 600 yen Travel time approximately40 minutes/Chuo Bus. Stopping at Subway Tozai Line Oyachi station
5)Bound for Miyanosawa
 Bus stops no. 13, no. 20, and no. 84. Fare Adults 1,300 yen, children 650 yen Travel time approximately65 minutes /Chuo Bus. Stopping at Subway Tozai Line Hassamu minami station, Miyanosawa station
6)Bound for Sapporo Beer Garden
 Bus stops no. 13, no. 20, and no. 84. Fare Adults 1,300 yen, children 650 yen Travel time approximately65 minutes/Chuo Bus. Stopping at Subway Toho Line Kanjo dori higashi station, Higashi kuyakusho mae station, Sapporo Beer Garden
7)Bound for Maruyama Bus Terminal
 Bus stops no. 12, no. 21, and no. 84. Fare Adults 1,400 yen, children 700 yen/Hokuto Kotsu. Stopping at Subway Tozai Line Maruyama koen station
8)Bound for Makomanai
 Bus stops no. 12, no. 21, and no. 84. Fare Adults 1,400 yen, children 700 yen /Hokuto Kotsu. Stopping at Subway Nanboku Line Makomanai station
9)Bound for Kita 9-jo Nishi 14-chome Soen (※Out of service as of 1 Dec 2023)
 Bus stops no. 12, no. 21, and no. 84. Fare Adults 1,400 yen, children 700 yen /Hokuto Kotsu. Stopping at Subway Tozai Line Shiroishi station, Toho Line Misono station, Aeon Sapporo Soen

Check 3: Great value tickets are available at each company's airport counters. (You can pay by credit card. *There are cards that may not be accepted by some companies.)

  • There are types of bus fares; Adults 1,400 yen, 1,300 yen, 1,200 yen (children 700 yen, 650 yen, 600 yen). 1,300 yen for central Sapporo.
  • Purchase a great value multi-pass ticket, at each company's airport counters.

Round ticket Section of 1,400yen 2,700yen Book of 4 tickets Section of 1,400yen 5,300yen
Section of 1,300yen 2,500yen Section of 1,300yen 4,900yen
Section of 1,200yen 2,300yen Section of 1,200yen 4,500yen

  • Round-trip and coupon tickets are available on board the buses and at the Chuo Bus and Hokuto Kotsu counters.
  • Credit cards can be used to purchase bus tickets at airport counters of all companies.
  • Some cards are not available. For more information, ask at the bus counter.
  • On the airport connecting buses, credit card touch payment is also available on board the bus. (Some cards are not available.)

Inter-city express bus (reservation required for 8 routes, reservation not required for 4 routes).

~The inter-city express bus, connecting Sapporo with major cities by bus~

Internet reservation <reservation process>
<Reservation required> *Fares vary depending on the day of the journey!

Sapporo to HakodateKosoku Hakodate-gou
Fare to Hakodate Station : Adults 3,820 yen to 4,900 yen, children 2,160 yen to 2,500 yen.
Required time: Summer 5 hours, 15 minutes, Winter 5 hours, 35 minutes
Departing Sapporo Ekimae
7:50a.m. 10:00a.m. 1:10p.m. 4:20p.m

Sapporo to KushiroStarlight Kushiro-gou
Fare to Hakodate Station : Adults 4,630 yen to 6,000 yen, children 2,620 yen to 3,000 yen.
Required time: Summer 5 hours, 15 minutes, Winter 5 hours, 25 minutes
Departing Sapporo Ekimae
7:40a.m. 11:10a.m. 3:40p.m. 5:50p.m.

Sapporo to ObihiroPotato Liner)
Fare to Obihiro Station : Adults 3,180 yen to 4,110, children 1,790 yen to 2,060 yen
Required time: Summer 3 hours, 55 minutes, Winter 4 hours, 05 minutes
Departing Sapporo Ekimae
8:00a.m. 9:00a.m. 11:00a.m. 0:30p.m. 2:00p.m. 2:45p.m. 3:30p.m. 5:00p.m 6:00p.m. 7:00p.m.

Sapporo to Kitami, AbashiriDreamint Okhotsk-gou
Fare to Kitami Station : Adults 4,890 yen to 6,190 yen, children 2,750 to 3,100 yen.
Fare to Abashiri Station : Adults 5,910 yen to 7,250 yen, children 3,260 yen to 3,630 yen.
Required time To Kitami Station : Summer 4 hours, 40 minutes, Winter 5 hours
Required time To Abashiri Station : Summer 6 hours, Winter 6 hours, 20 minutes
Departing Sapporo Ekimae
(To Kitami)1:20p.m. 3:20p.m. 7:20p.m.
(To Kitami, Abashiri)7:50a.m. 9:20a.m. 11:20a.m. 2:20p.m. 4:20p.m. 5:20p.m.

Sapporo to ShiretokoEagle Liner
Fare to Utoro Onsen Terminal : Adults 8,400 yen, children 4,200 yen.
Required time: 7 hours, 30 minutes
Departing Chuo Bus Sapporo Terminal
Night bus 11:15p.m.

Sapporo to MonbetsuRyuhyo Monbetsu-gou
Fare to Monbetsu Terminal : Adults 5,600 yen, children 2,800 yen.
Required time (nonstop) : Summer 4 hours, 20 minutes, Winter 4 hours, 40 minutes
Required time (via Asahikawa) : Summer 5 hours, 20 minutes, Winter 5 hours, 40 minutes
Departing Sapporo Ekimae
7:50a.m. 8:50a.m. 2:50p.m. 4:50p.m.
*Service may be suspended at 7:50am.

Sapporo to NayoroKosoku Nayoro-gou
Fare to Dohoku Bus Nayoro office : Adults 3,750 yen, children 1,880 yen.
Required time: Summer 3 hours, 30 minutes, Winter 3 hours, 45 minutes
Departing Sapporo Ekimae
8:15a.m. 10:35a.m. 2:10p.m. 5:35p.m. 6:35p.m.
*Service may be suspended at 7:50am., 10:35a.m. *5:35pm operates only on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.

Sapporo to EngaruKosoku Engaru-gou
Fare to Engaru Terminal : Adults 5,000 yen, children 2,500 yen.
Required time: Summer 3 hours, 48 minutes, Winter 4 hours, 3 minutes
Departing Sapporo Ekimae
10:15a.m. 5:05p.m. 
*Service may be suspended at 10:15a.m.

Internet reservation <reservation process>

<Reservation not required>

Sapporo to AsahikawaKosoku Asahikawa-gou
Fare to Asahikawa Station : Adults 2,500 yen, children 1,250 yen.
Required time: Summer 2 hours, 5 minutes, Winter 2 hours, 25 minutes
Departing Sapporo Ekimae
1 to 2 every hour (30 to 60 minutes apart).

Sapporo to FuranoKosoku Furano-gou
Fare to Furano Station : Adults 2,700 yen, children 1,350 yen.
Required time: Summer 2 hours, 37 minutes, Winter 3 hours
Departing Sapporo Ekimae
8:50a.m. 10:40a.m. 12:40a.m. 2:40p.m. 3:50p.m. 5:10p.m. 6:40p.m.

Sapporo to OtaruKosoku Otaru-gou
Fare to Otaru Station : Adults 730 yen, children 370 yen.
Required time: Summer 1 hours, 3 minutes, Winter 1 hours, 8 minutes
Departing Sapporo Ekimae
On certain occasions

Sapporo to NisekoKosoku Niseko-gou
Fare to Niseko Annupuri : Adults 2,350 yen, children 1,180 yen.
Required time: Summer 2 hours, 58 minutes, Winter 3 hours, 6 minutes
Departing Sapporo Ekimae
8:35a.m. 10:35a.m. 1:35p.m.

Reservation process<Japan Bus Online>

Regular sightseeing bus

There are many courses around the Central Hokkaido area. You can enjoy sightseeing in the morning or afternoon and night, any day fitting with your schedule.
Reservation required in advance. Taking reservations for 2 or more people.
Some tours provides sightseeing informarion by multilingal guidance system recrorded in Japanese, Chinese, Korean and English.

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Otaru Tenguyama Ropeway and Ski Resort
Otaru Tenguyama is a symbol of Otaru City. The observatory at the top of the mountain offers a panoramic view of Otaru City, Otaru Port, and the Sea of Japan. At night, it is a spectacular spot with a beautiful night view and starry sky that looks like it is covered with jewels. In summer, activities that allow visitors to get in touch with nature are popular, with the "Tenguu Zipline," where you can glide through the air with the city of Otaru in the background, being the best choice. In winter, the area becomes a ski resort where visitors can enjoy skiing, snowboarding, and sledding. At TENGUU CAFE, the "closest cafe to the sky in Otaru," located at the top of the mountain, you can enjoy delicious meals and drinks at the bar counter overlooking the spectacular view from Mount Tengu, and we also recommend spending a special moment at the outdoor TENGUU Terrace with a takeout menu in hand. In recent years, this spot has been in the limelight both in Japan and abroad as the filming location for the Netflix movie "First Love".
Niseko Annupuri International Ski Area
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Niseko Onsen Resort Ikoino Yuyado Iroha
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Wine café Otaru BINE
Wine & Cafe Restaurant Otaru Bine is a renovated bank building from the Meiji era. Enjoy delicious Hokkaido wines directly from the factory and dishes such as pasta and pizza made with seasonal local ingredients. A set plan that includes a course meal and projection mapping that decorates the table is perfect for a trip or an anniversary meal. An afternoon tea plan is also available for an elegant afternoon experience (reservations required). (The restaurant also has a store offering over 80 varieties of wines from various regions of Hokkaido. Please relax in the calm atmosphere.

The Sunagawa Highway Oasis building
The Sunagawa Highway Oasis, directly connected to the Sunagawa Service Area on the Hokkaido Expressway, is a tourist facility that can be easily used by tourists and locals alike, equipped with a produce market featuring fresh local vegetables, a restaurant using local ingredients, a souvenir store featuring famous Hokkaido sweets, a local confectionery store "Hokkaro," and high-grade restroom facilities. The facility is a tourist facility that can be used casually by tourists and locals alike. You can enter it from not only the expressway but also general roads. Please drop in during a trip to Hokkaido.

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