Matsumoto To Hakuba

Matsumoto to Hakuba

Choose from one of three ways to get to Hakuba from Matsumoto. We recommend the local train as being the cheapest and quickest.


Local train from Matsumoto Station to Hakuba Station. This is the easiest way to reach Hakuba from Matsumoto. Estimated time and cost for the train: 1 hour to 1 hour and 40 mins, ¥1,140 ~ ¥3,040 depending on whether you catch a local train or an express train.


There is a year-round shuttle service called Nan-an Taxi that runs in between Matsumoto airport and Happo Bus Terminal. Estimated time and cost for the shuttle: 2 hours and 20 mins, ¥2,500 for both adults and children above the age of 6.

  • Reservations are required and can be made online up to 2 months in advance.
  • There are roughly five scheduled shuttles per day.
  • Please pay the driver when boarding the shuttle.


During the winter there are two buses to Hakuba from Matsumoto Bus Terminal. Estimated time and cost: 2 hours, ¥1800 for adults, ¥900 for children aged 6 to 11 with children 5 and younger free if they do not use a seat.

  • One bus leaves at 7:00 and the other at 16:00.

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