Nagaden Shiga Kogen Express Bus Timetable

Nagaden Shiga Kogen Express Bus Timetable

Nagaden operates a variety of express bus services to some of Nagano’s most popular destinations including Shiga Kogen Ski Resort. The following page provides the timetable for express buses from Nagano Station to stops in Shiga Kogen.


The service operates all year round with an increase in services during winter, to cover peak season. The express bus operates to and from Bus Stop No.23 outside the East Exit of Nagano Station. Tickets are bought directly from the driver once on the bus – cash only.

A one-way journey from Nagano Station to Shiga Kogen (or the reverse journey) costs: JPY1800 to 2500 per adult depending on which part of the resort you are heading to/from. For full details regarding how to use Nagaden’s express bus services, please refer to our ‘Nagaden Express Snow Monkey / Shiga Kogen Express Bus’ page.


Nagaden Shiga Kogen Express Bus Timetable


From Nagano Station, the bus just over an hour to reach the first stop in Shiga Kogen – Sun Valley – or for services that continue that far, almost two hours to reach Mount Shirane. Shiga Kogen Yamanoeki (Mountain Station) is a stop on all services, making it a convenient point to disembark and board the bus while in Shiga.


As of winter 2020/21, the new ‘Pulse Gondola’ will open and operate from Shiga Kogen Yamanoeki making it the easiest and quickest point to access the resort.


The schedules below operate outside of winter with all stated prices the cost of a single adult ticket:

Nagano Express Bus Timetable 2020_2021

Returning from Shiga Kogen to Nagano Station:

Nagano Express Bus Timetable return 2020_2021


Time table for during Summer season 2020:



Returning from Shiga Kogen, the following schedule is in operation outside of winter:


Please also note, services marked completely in grey either cease or start at the monkey park and do not include stops in Shiga Kogen. It is also important to note that there are additional pick-up and drop-off points at roadside stops between Nagano Station and the monkey park. These are of little use to international visitors so have not been listed on the schedules above.


Ticketing & Travel Passes


Tickets are bought directly from the driver once on the bus therefore no advanced booking is required. Please note, the Snow Monkey Pass does not cover bus services to and from Shiga Kogen. Adult prices are listed in the schedules above. Payment must be made with cash.