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", Regular sightseeing Bus in Otaru "Otaru Stroller’s bus" are 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.
  • In Otaru
  • In Sapporo
  • In 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.

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

change on April 1, 2020 ※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, Spring Airlines, IBEX arrival gate side
     No.20, No.21, No.22
  • Domestic JAL, Jetstar, Skymark, Fuji Dream, AirAsia 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 1,100 yen, children 550 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, Royton Sapporo, Keio Plaza Hotel Sapporo

2)Bound for the downtown area (direct flight)
 Bus stops no. 14, no. 22, and no. 84. Fare Adults 1,100 yen, children 550 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 1,100 yen, children 550 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 1,000 yen, children 500 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 1,100 yen, children 550 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 1,100 yen, children 550 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 1,200 yen, children 600 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 1,200 yen, children 600 yen /Hokuto Kotsu. Stopping at Subway Nanboku Line Makomanai station
9)Bound for Kita 9-jo Nishi 14-chome Soen
 Bus stops no. 12, no. 21, and no. 84. Fare Adults 1,200 yen, children 600 yen /Hokuto Kotsu. Stopping at Subway Tozai Line Shiroishi station, Toho Line Misono station, Aeon Sapporo Soen

Airport - Sapporo

<Airport - Sapporo>

In the center of Sapporo City

<In the center of Sapporo City>

Susukino, Nakajima Park

<Susukino, Nakajima Park>

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 1,200 yen, 1,100 yen, 1,000 yen (children 600 yen, 550 yen, 500 yen). 1,100 yen for central Sapporo.
  ・Purchase a great value multi-pass ticket, at each company's airport counters.

value multi-pass ticket

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

<Reservation required>

Sapporo to HakodateKosoku Hakodate-gou
Fare to Hakodate Station : Adults 4,900 yen, children 2,450 yen.
Required time: 5 hours, 35 minutes
Departing Sapporo Ekimae Terminal
7:50a.m. 9:10a.m. 10:50a.m. 1:10p.m. 3:10p.m. 4:50p.m. 6:10p.m. Night bus 11:35p.m.(bus stop on the south side of Tokyu Department Store)

Sapporo to KushiroStarlight Kushiro-gou
Fare to Hakodate Station : Adults 5,880 yen, children 2,940 yen.
Required time: Summer 5 hours, 15 minutes, Winter 5 hours, 25 minutes
Departing Sapporo Ekimae Terminal
7:40a.m. 11:10a.m. 3:40p.m. 5:50p.m. night bus 11:10p.m.(bus stop on the south side of Tokyu Department Store)

Sapporo to ObihiroPotato Liner)
Fare to Obihiro Station : Adults 3,840 yen, children 1,920 yen.
Required time: Summer 3 hours, 55 minutes, Winter 4 hours, 05 minutes
Departing Sapporo Ekimae Terminal
8:00a.m. 9:00a.m. 10:30a.m. 11:30a.m. 1:00p.m. 2:30p.m. 3:00pm(Sat, Sun, & national holidays) 3:30p.m. 4:30pm(Sat, Sun, & national holidays) 5:00p.m. 6:00p.m. 7:00p.m.

Sapporo to Kitami, AbashiriDreamint Okhotsk-gou
Fare to Kitami Station : Adults 5,980 yen, children 2,990 yen.
Fare to Abashiri Station : Adults 6,800 yen, children 3,400 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 Terminal
7:50a.m. 9:20a.m. 11:20a.m. 1:20p.m. 2:20p.m. 3:20p.m. 4:20p.m. 5:20p.m. 6:20p.m.(To Kitami) night bus 11:40p.m.(Departing Chuo Bus Sapporo Terminal)

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

Sapporo to MonbetsuRyuhyo Monbetsu-gou
Fare to Monbetsu Terminal : Adults 5,270 yen, children 2,640 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 Terminal
7:00a.m. 9:45a.m. 2:50p.m. 5:50p.m.

Sapporo to NayoroKosoku Nayoro-gou
Fare to Dohoku Bus Nayoro office : Adults 3,400 yen, children 1,700 yen.
Required time: Summer 3 hours, 30 minutes, Winter 3 hours, 45 minutes
Departing Sapporo Ekimae Terminal
8:15a.m. 10:35a.m. 2:10p.m. 5:35p.m.(Sat, Sun, & national holidays) 6:35p.m.

Sapporo to EngaruKosoku Engaru-gou
Fare to Engaru Terminal : Adults 4,500 yen, children 2,250 yen.
Required time: Summer 3 hours, 48 minutes, Winter 4 hours, 3 minutes
Departing Sapporo Ekimae Terminal
10:15a.m. 5:05p.m.

Internet reservation <reservation process>

<Reservation not required>

Sapporo to AsahikawaKosoku Asahikawa-gou
Fare to Asahikawa Station : Adults 2,300 yen, children 1,150 yen.
Required time: Summer 2 hours, 5 minutes, Winter 2 hours, 25 minutes
Departing Sapporo Ekimae Terminal
2 to 3 every hour (20 to 30 minutes apart 8:00a.m. 8:30a.m.・・・).

Sapporo to FuranoKosoku Furano-gou
Fare to Furano Station : Adults 2,500 yen, children 1,250 yen.
Required time: Summer 2 hours, 28 minutes, Winter 2 hours, 55 minutes
Departing Sapporo Ekimae Terminal
8:15a.m. 9:30a.m. 10:20a.m. 11:40a.m. 1:30p.m. 2:40p.m. 3:40p.m. 4:40p.m. 5:40p.m. 6:40p.m.

Sapporo to OtaruKosoku Otaru-gou
Fare to Otaru Station : Adults 680 yen, children 340 yen.
Required time: Summer 1 hours, 3 minutes, Winter 1 hours, 8 minutes
Departing Sapporo Ekimae Terminal
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 Terminal
8:35a.m. 10:15a.m. 1:45p.m.

Reservation process<Japan Bus Online>

HOKKAIDO BUDGET BUS PASS・INTER CITY BUS PASS (reservation required, all you can ride on designated routes)

Designated route all you can ride service for exclusive use by foreign tourists. There are 3 and 5 day varieties, both requiring reservations.   Further details

Niseko Ski Bus (Reservation required, Dec 1, 2019 - Mar 31, 2020 (Finished) )

Panoramic view of Mt. Yotei aka Ezofuji

Niseko is one of the most renown and largest ski resort in Hokkaido. It has three gigantic ski slopes; Niseko Village, Annupuri and Hirafu, with 61 courses. Various slopes catering for all levels of skiers. You can enjoy skiing with the fantastic view of Mt. Yotei from everywhere in the slopes, and feel refreshing.

■ Fare (Tax included)

Sapporo, New Chitose Airport - Niseko (One-way) Adults 2,650 yen / Children 1,330 yen
(Round-trip) Adults 4,580 yen / Children 2,290 yen
New Chitose Airport - Rusutsu (One-way) Adults 2,090 yen / Children 1,050 yen
(Round-trip) Adults 3,470 yen / Children1,740 yen
Jozankei Onsen - Niseko (One-way) Adults 2,030 yen / Children 1,020 yen
* No set round-trip fare.

■ Ski package with discounted lift ticket is on sale

Niseko Village Bus Package
(8 hour lift pass)
Adults 6,900 yen / Children 4,950 yen
Bus Package for All Niseko Mountains
(8 hour all mountains lift pass)
Adults 7,900 yen / Children 5,950 yen

* Call to Chuo Bus Sapporo Terminal for booking the ski package. (Not available from website)
Hokkaido Chuo Bus Sapporo Terminal Office +81-11-231-0500 (7:30a.m. - 6:00p.m.)

Regular sightseeing bus

Notice: Suspension of all sightseeing bus tours

Period of suspension:until May 6, 2020   Details
Period of suspension:April 1, 2020 - April 20, 2020   Details

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.

 Click for Booking / Details

Related businesses

Otaru Tenguyama Ropeway and Ski Resort
Mt. Tengu, holding a symbolic existence in Otaru. All year the ropeway operates overlooking Ishikari Bay and the city of Otaru from the mountaintop, and the beautiful night view studded with jewels is said to be one of the three great night views of Hokkaido, and is seen from this perfect view point. It was known as a sightseeing spot of Otaru, and the mountaintop observatory was placed in the Michelin Green Guide, Japan, published with one star.
Skiers flock to the ski area in winter.

Niseko Annupuri International Ski Area
Niseko Annupuri International Ski Area, is a popular ski area where beginners and families can enjoy because this ski area mainly has less steep slopes for beginners to intermediate level while other Niseko ski areas have steep slopes aimed at the advanced mainly. A lift was founded at the foot of the slope in the 2017-18 season making inexperienced people and beginners able to enjoy it more. In addition, in recent years there's been a demand for high quality powder snow, and many foreign skiers have come giving the area the look of an international resort. You can enjoy a panorama overlooking Mt. Yotei, Lake Toya, the Sea of Japan from the sightseeing gondola operating between July and October in the summer season. You can enjoy the view, mountain climbing and trekking, too.

Niseko Onsen Resort Ikoino Yuyado Iroha
Located in the southern foot of the mountain of nature-rich Niseko Annupuri, is the hotel with hot spring and large communal bath which is adjacent to the Niseko Annupuri Kokusai Ski Area. You can enjoy the harmonious modern Japanese and Western atmosphere inside, and each room has Wi-Fi available. Cuisine is traditional Japanese food prepared using local ingredients reflecting the changes of the seasons. The large communal bath is fully equipped with lie-down baths and a sauna in addition to the main bath. The open air bath surrounded by forest uses gravity-feed irrigation. It is very popular for guests who use the bath to gain the health effects on their skin through the moisturizing ingredients in the water.
Wine café Otaru BINE
Wine cafe & wine shop, Otaru BINE, here you can enjoy dishes such as pasta or pizza using seasonal local ingredients with Hokkaido's delicious wine direct from the winery. In addition to wine from various regions in Hokkaido, a lot of souvenirs such as cheese and confections are sold, too. Please relax in the calm atmosphere.

CB Tours
CB Tours is a travel agency that introduces and arranges bus tours and trips around local Hokkaido. They help plan travel to Hokkaido and accommodation, including the arrangement of airline tickets and means of transportation, helping everyone have a great trip.

The Sunagawa Highway Oasis building
The Sunagawa Highway Oasis building connected directly with the Sunagawa Service Area on the Hokkaido Expressway. These sightseeing facilities are used casually by locals as well as tourists as there's a gathering of local fresh seafood and vegetables at the direct marketing market, Soraichi Market, the market of Sorachi, there's also a restaurant, Morinoshokutaku Mingle, souvenir stores, and high-grade restrooms. You can enter it from not only the expressway but also general roads. Please drop in during a trip to Hokkaido.

Hokkaido's Main City for Tourism

Bus lines connecting Hokkaido