New Chitose Airport Area
Located approximately 50km to the southeast of Sapporo, New Chitose Airport is the largest international airport on Hokkaido. For international visitors heading to the ski resorts of Hokkaido – including Niseko United, Rusutsu and more – there’s a high change you’ll do so via the airport. While most visitors move straight onto the resorts or other destinations, for anyone needing to stay close to the airport, you have a good number of options. Inside the airport, two hotels offer unmatched convenience starting with the high-end Portom International Hokkaido and mid-range Air Terminal Hotel.
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Outside of the airport, most accommodation is concentrated around Chitose Station – only 7-minutes by train to the terminal – with a good number of business hotels offering comfortable, Western-style accommodation and notably lower rates than the hotels inside the airport. Some hotels also operate free shuttles to and from the airport. If you’re arriving late or flying-out early, staying in or nearby the airport is a good option. Otherwise, the airport lies only 40-minutes by train from central Sapporo where you’ll find a huge range of accommodation and more to keep you entertained – see our ‘Sapporo Area’ hotel page for accommodation listings.