Choose from one of three ways to get to Hakuba from Osaka. We recommend the bullet train + express train as being the most comfortable.
Osaka to Hakuba 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.
Bus from Osaka to Hakuba
There is an Osaka to Hakuba overnight bus from Osaka Station to Happo Bus Terminal. It leaves at 22:49 and arrives at approximately 6:55 in the morning. Estimated time and cost: 8.5 hours, cost ¥9,300.
|JamJam||Osaka||20:45||6:40||Happo Bus Terminal||¥5,000|
|Alpico||Osaka||22:40||6:55||Happo Bus Terminal||¥9,300||¥4,650|
Car Rental from Osaka to Hakuba
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 wintertime, you will need to reserve 4WD winter tyres as a special option with availability depending on the pick-up location.