Choose from one of four ways to get to Hakuba from Nagoya. We recommend the express train + bus route as it is the least hassle and lowest cost.
Nagoya to Hakuba Express Train + Bus
Board the Limited Express Shinano, also called the Wide View Shinano train at Nagoya, going towards Nagano Station; once you get to Nagano Station, take the bus at gate 26 to Hakuba. Estimated time and cost: 4 hours, ¥9,330. From Nagano Station, you can either take the bus or a chartered taxi (please see Nagano to Hakuba for the bus schedule)
Nagoya to Hakuba Taxi
Alpico Taxi is the only chartered taxi service from Nagoya Airport. They can handle up to 7 passengers with luggage in their jumbo taxi. Estimated time and cost: 4.5 hours, ¥141,000.
Nagoya to Hakuba Bus
All direct buses from Narita to Hakuba are cancelled for the 2020/21 season due to COVID-19.
Car Rental from Nagoya to Hakuba
Rent a car in Nagoya and drive to Hakuba. Estimated time and cost: 3 h 30 min, rate depends on car size, but a Toyota Noah will run you around ¥18,000 per day from Toyota Rent a Car. Tolls are approximately ¥6,290 if you use the toll road.
Please remember that if you are coming to Hakuba in the wintertime that you will need to reserve winter tyres as a special option with availability depending on the pick-up location.