Choose from one of three ways to get to Hakuba from Osaka. We recommend the bullet train + express train as being the most comfortable.
Bullet Train + Express Train
Board the train at Osaka International Airport to Shin-Osaka station to hop on the bullet train going towards Nagoya. Once you get to Nagoya Station, switch to the Shinano express train to Matsumoto Station, once you reach Matsumoto, you can continue via local train to Hakuba. Estimated time and cost: 6 hours, cost ¥14,970.
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 at approximately 7:15 in the morning. Estimated time and cost: 8.5 hours, cost ¥8,900.
|Alpico||Shin-Osaka||22:39||7:15||Happo Bus Terminal||¥8,900||¥4,450|
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 ¥20,500 per day from Toyota Rent a Car. Tolls are approximately ¥8,280 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 4WD, winter tyres as a special option with availability depending on the pick-up location.