Getting to Hakuba from Nagano

If you have made it all the way to Nagano then the easiest way to get to Hakuba is by bus (about 1 hr). Do not try and catch a train-even if you have a JR pass as you will need to backtrack to Matsumoto first then train it from there- will take you 3 hrs or so.

NAGANO SNOW SHUTTLE

PRICE: 2,300 PRE-BOOKINGS: YES BUS STOPS: WADANO ECHOLAND GORYU

ALPICO BUS

PRICE: 2,000-2,200 PRE-BOOKINGS: NO BUS STOPS: GORYU HAKUBA EKI HAPPO BUS TSUGAIKE NORIKURA
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WHICH BUS COMPANY?

There are 2 bus companies to choose from; Nagano Snow Shuttle or Alpico. Alpico is marginally cheaper but the big drawback is that you cannot pre-book. When it is busy there is no guarantee you will get a seat.
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Getting to Hakuba from Nagano

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If you have made it all the way to Nagano then the easiest way to get to Hakuba is by bus (about 1 hr). Do not try and catch a train-even if you have a JR pass as you will need to backtrack to Matsumoto first then train it from there- will take you 3 hrs or so.

WHICH BUS COMPANY?

There are 2 bus companies to choose from; Nagano Snow Shuttle or Alpico. Alpico is marginally cheaper but the big drawback is that you cannot pre-book. When it is busy there is no guarantee you will get a seat.

NAGANO SNOW

SHUTTLE

PRICE: 2,300 PRE-BOOKINGS: YES BUS STOPS: WADANO ECHOLAND GORYU

ALPICO BUS

PRICE: 2,000-2,200 PRE-BOOKINGS: NO BUS STOPS: GORYU HAKUBA EKI HAPPO BUS TSUGAIKE NORIKURA
TIMETABLES/BOOKINGS TIMETABLES/BOOKINGS TIMETABLES TIMETABLES
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