Choose from one of three ways to get to Hakuba from Osaka. We recommend the bullet train + express train + bus combo as being the most comfortable.
Bullet Train + Express Train + Bus
Board the bullet train at Shin Osaka going towards Nagoya, then switch to the express train going to Nagano Station, Once you reach Nagano Station, take the bus from gate 26 to Hakuba. Estimated time and cost: 5 hours, cost ¥14,100.
If you’re young, there is an Osaka to Hakuba overnight bus from Shin-Osaka Station to Happo Bus Terminal. It leaves around 22:40 and arrives approximately 7:25 in the morning. Estimated time and cost: 8 hours, cost ¥8,400.
|Alpico||Osaka||22:40||6:55||Happo Bus Terminal||¥8,000||¥4,000|
Rent a car in Osaka and drive to Hakuba. Estimated time and cost: 5 h 20 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 ¥9,590 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.