Getting to Hakuba by Bus

Depending on your budget and arrival times, taking the bus maybe a good option for you as an alternative to the Train or Chuo Taxi. For example, if you arrive after 5pm taking the train to Nagano, you'll more than likely miss the last local bus service to Hakuba, requiring you to stay over night in Nagano.

Nagano Snow Shuttle
Leaving from Narita airport to Hakuba: Departs 8pm - Arrives 1am. Returning from Hakuba to Narita: Departs 10:30am - Arrives 5pm.

Price: Y9,500 - Y10,250 adult one way, Y8,500 - Y9,250 child on way
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Alpico (Highland Express)
Leaving from Narita airport to Hakuba: Departs 8:25am - Arrives 2:20pm. Returning from Hakuba to Narita: Departs 11:00am - Arrives 5pm.

Price: Y9,500 adult one way, Y7,500 child on way
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