Getting to Hakuba from Nagano

If you have made it all the way to Nagano station then the easiest way to get to Hakuba is by bus (about 1 1/4 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: 3,850 DURATION: 75 MINS PRE-BOOKINGS: YES BUS STOPS: HAKUBA TRAIN YOUR HOTEL (EXTRA FEE) TIMETABLE: TO HAKUBA: 00.45, 12.45 15.15 TO NAGANO: 08.50, 10.15, 12.45

ALPICO BUS

PRICE: 2,800-3,000 PRE-BOOKINGS: NO BUS STOPS: GORYU BUS STATION HAKUBA TRAIN STATION HAPPO BUS TERMINAL IWATAKE TSUGAIKE NORIKURA FREQUENCY: 12 BUSES ADAY
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WHICH BUS COMPANY?

There are 2 bus companies to choose from; Nagano Snow Shuttle and Alpico. NSS is more expensive but can be PREBOOKED (alpico cannot). In addition, for an extra fee NSS will drop you off at your accommodation door anywhere in the Hakuba Valley. Alpico is limited to set bus stops.
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Getting to Hakuba from Nagano

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If you have made it all the way to Nagano station then the easiest way to get to Hakuba is by bus (about 1 1/4 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 and Alpico. NSS is more expensive but can be PREBOOKED (alpico cannot). In addition, for an extra fee NSS will drop you off at your accommodation door anywhere in the Hakuba Valley. Alpico is limited to set bus stops.

NAGANO SNOW SHUTTLE

PRICE: 3,850 DURATION: 75 MINS PRE-BOOKINGS: YES BUS STOPS: HAKUBA TRAIN YOUR HOTEL (EXTRA FEE) FREQUENCY: 3 BUSES A DAY TO HAKUBA: 10.45, 12.45, 15.15 FROM HAKUBA: 08.50, 10.15, 12.45

ALPICO BUS

PRICE: 2,800-3,000 PRE-BOOKINGS: NO BUS STOPS: GORYU BUS STATION HAKUBA TRAIN STATION HAPPO BUS TERMINAL IWATAKE TSUGAIKE NORIKURA FREQUENCY: 12 BUSES ADAY
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