Sapporo Station Access
From New Chitose Airport
All international and inter-island flights land at New Chitose Airport "IATA: CTS" to the south east of the city.
Direct international service to Sapporo is limited to China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, Malaysia, Sakhalin, Guam, Honolulu in the U.S., and seasonal flights to Macau and Australia.
The route from Tokyo is the most heavily traveled in the world, with several dozen Jumbos flying daily on a variety of carriers and flights as low as ¥10000 one way if you book more than one month in advance.
Both JAL and ANA provide nonstop service to Narita for intercontinental connections.
New Chitose Airport Train Station is located beneath the terminal building of New Chitose Airport.
Rapid service trains operate to and from Sapporo Station "takes about 40 minutes".
Trains run from Honshu to Hokkaido via the Seikan Tunnel. With a total length of 53.45 km, the Seikan Tunnel was the world's longest railway tunnel until in 2018 the Gotthard Base Tunnel in Switzerland surpassed it by about 3 km.
The Seikan Tunnel also claims the title of the world's longest undersea tunnel, with a 23.3 km section under the waters of the Tsugaru Strait.
Since the March 26th, 2016, the brand new and long-anticipated Hokkaido Shinkansen is in operation.
Now travelers can enjoy this exciting new addition to the places they can go and the trains they can take with the Japan Rail Pass !
Before the 26th of March 2016, the last stop of the Tohoku Shinkansen was Shin-Aomori.
Now the Hayabusa or Hayate Shinkansen go through the Seikan Tunnel to cross the sea and stop at one or all of the new stations: Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto Station, Kikonai Station and Okutsugaru Imabetsu Station.
Sapporo Station - Kita-ku, Sapporo-shi, Ishikari Sub-prefecture, Hokkaido Prefecture