Shuttle

Skye Niseko is pleased to offer courtesy shuttle bus services through both Hirafu Village and neighbouring Kutchan Town. This shuttle allows you to easily explore the area, try local restaurants and access the Gondola in comfort.

Hirafu Village Shuttle Service

The Shuttle will make stops at Skye Niseko, Hirafu 188, Shiki, Mountain Center (Hirafu Gondola), Ki Niseko and back to Skye Niseko. Please note that you can also use the Ki Niseko shuttle bus.

Skye Niseko Map En
Gondola/GoSnow Lesson ShuttleAutumn Season Hirafu ShuttlePeak Season Hirafu Shuttle Spring Season Hirafu Shuttle
Daily23 Nov 2019 - 30 Nov 20191 Dec 2019 - 31 March 2020 01 April 2020 - 14 April 2020
08:30 - 10:00 10:00 - 17:4010:00 - 22:4010:00 - 17:40
Continuous Round trip to Gondola BaseEvery 20 MinutesEvery 20 MinutesEvery 20 Minutes

Kutchan Town Shuttle Service

The Kutchan Shuttle will travel to Downtown Kutchan, stopping at Lucky Supermarket and Kutchan Station. These stops are within walking distance of the Kutchan Restaurant district and run in the afternoon and evening.

Summer (15 April 2019 - 28 October 2019) - 9:00 to 18:00

We offer complimentary arrival and departure transfer services from the Hirafu Welcome Centre and Kutchan Station between 9:00 and 18:00. Please contact Front Desk (+81 136 55 6414) for details.

Autumn (23 November 2019 - 30 November 2019) - 11:05 to 19:00

Skye Niseko to Lucky SupermarketLucky Supermarket to Kutchan StationKutchan Station to Ki NisekoKi Niseko to Skye Niseko
11:05 (to Kutchan Station)-11:2512:00
12:0512:2512:3513:00
14:0514:2514:3515:00
16:0516:2516:3517:00
18:0518:2518:3519:00

Winter (1 December 2019 - 31 March 2020) - 12:05 to 21:20

Skye Niseko to Lucky SupermarketLucky Supermarket to Kutchan StationKutchan Station to Ki NisekoKi Niseko to Skye Niseko
12:0512:2512:3513:00
13:0513:2513:3514:00
14:0514:2514:3515:00
15:0515:2515:3516:00
16:0516:2516:3517:00
17:0517:2517:3518:00
18:0518:2518:3519:00
19:2519:4519:5520:20
20:2520:4520:5521:20

Spring (1 April 2020 - 14 April 2020) - 11:05 to 19:00

Skye Niseko to Lucky SupermarketLucky Supermarket to Kutchan Train StationKutchan Train Station to Ki NisekoKi Niseko to Skye Niseko
11:05 (to Kutchan Station)-11:2512:00
12:0512:2512:3513:00
14:0514:2514:3515:00
16:0516:2516:3517:00
18:0518:2518:3519:00

Why use our Shuttle Service?

With high volumes of snow in the winter and icy road conditions, Skye Niseko does not recommend driving to or anywhere in the resort between December and March. Daily snowclearing by large snowplows is required while minor accidents or slips can take a long time to resolve. In addition, Japan has a zero tolerance for drinking and driving. Parking spots are in short supply both at Skye Niseko and throughout the resort.