Flying is the most convenient way to get to Sapporo. New Chitose Airport, the city’s main airport, is connected to Japan’s major transport hubs and also offers direct international flights. Sapporo lies at the heart of Hokkaido and provides easy access to other major destinations across the island. Abundant transport ranging from railways to buses, subway lines, trams, and taxis gives you the freedom to plan your trip your way.

Getting to Sapporo

By Plane (International flights)

New Chitose Airport is served by airlines from many countries and regions. See the table below for details.

Note: Some services to New Chitose Airport are not available due to COVID-19.

From China

  • Airport Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Dalian, Wuxi, Qingdao, Xiamen, Fuzhou, Chengdu

From South Korea

  • Airport Seoul, Daegu, Busan

From Hong Kong

  • Airport Hong Kong

From Taiwan

  • Airport Taipei, Kaohsiung

From Thailand

  • Airport Bangkok

From Malaysia

  • Airport Kuala Lumpur

From Singapore

  • Airport Singapore

From Philippines

  • Airport Manila

From Russia

  • Airport Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk

From Finland

  • Airport Helsinki

From the USA

  • Airport Honolulu

For the latest information on international flights to New Chitose Airport, see this website.

By Plane (Domestic Flights)

There are direct flights from several airports in Japan to New Chitose Airport. In addition to those listed below, direct flights from several other airports are also available.

From Tokyo

  • from Haneda Tokyo International Airport (Haneda) Flight 1 hr. 40 min.
  • from Narita Narita International Airport Flight 1 hr. 50 min.

From Osaka

  • from Kansai Kansai International Airport Flight 2 hr.
  • from Itami Osaka International Airport (Itami) Flight 2 hr.

From Sendai

  • Sendai International Airport Flight 1 hr. 10 min.

From Nagoya

  • Chubu Centrair International Airport Flight 1 hr. 50 min.

From Fukuoka

  • Fukuoka Airport Flight 2 hr. 30 min.

From Okinawa

  • Naha Airport Flight 4 hr.

Getting Around Hokkaido From Sapporo

To New Chitose Airport

  • by Train Approx. 35min.
  • by Bus Approx. 70min.

To Otaru

  • by Train 35min. (Rapid train)
  • by Bus 45min.

To Asahikawa

  • by Train 1hr.25min. (Ltd.Exp.)
  • by Car 2hr.

To Obihiro

  • by Train 2hr.30min. (Ltd.Exp.)
  • by Car 3hr.

To Hakodate

  • by Train 4hr.
  • by Car 4hr.30min.

To Kushiro

  • by Train 4hr.(Ltd.Exp.)
  • by Car 4hr.30min.

To Furano

  • by Bus 3hr.
  • by Car 2hr.

To Niseko

  • by Bus 3hr.
  • by Car 2hr.30min.

Sapporo is Hokkaido’s travel hub,, with many other amazing destinations on the island easily accessible from it. Make Sapporo your base for exploring any number of the other beautiful places Hokkaido has to offer by bus and train. There are numerous direct flights from overseas to New Chitose Airport, which is also connected to every major city in Japan, making going to and from Sapporo comfortable and convenient.