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.
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)
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.
There are also two buses leaving from Nagoya Airport with one at 16:00 and an overnight bus. With the overnight bus departing at 11:00 pm and arriving around 6:15 in the morning. Estimated time and cost: 7 hours, prices vary from ¥3,500 to ¥6,000 depending on the day of the week.
|JamJam||Nagoya Airport||16:00||21:55||Happo Lawson Store||¥6,000~||¥6,000~|
|JamJam||Nagoya Airport||23:00||6:15||Happo Lawson Store||¥4,500~||¥4,500~|
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 winter time that you will need to reserve winter tyres as a special option with availability depending on the pick-up location.