Sapporo Chitose Airport

Sapporo Chitose Airport, also called New Chitose Airport, is the largest airport and main gateway to the island of Hokkaido. The airport is the third busiest in Japan and is located 50 kilometres south of Sapporo city centre.


New Chitose Airport opened in 1991 to replace the existing Chitose Airport, which is now used by the Japan Air Self-Defence Force (JASDF). Sapporo has another airport, Okadama Airport, but this is only used for domestic flights within Hokkaido.


The airport uses two terminals: a domestic terminal with 18 gates and an international terminal with six gates.


Twelve domestic airlines connects Sapporo with all parts of Japan, including Air Do, All Nippon Airways and Japan Airlines. The route between Sapporo Chitose and Tokyo Haneda is the world's busiest air route, carrying over eight million passengers every year.


International flights are offered by 24 airlines. To avoid interfering with JASDF operations, these flights are only permitted from noon to 4pm on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and from 5pm on Fridays to midnight on Sundays.


As well as the usual shopping and dining venues, Sapporo Chitose Airport has a number of noteworthy facilities that passengers can enjoy before or after their flights.


You can soak in the hot spring baths at Onsen Manyonoyu or catch up on sleep at the Air Terminal Hotel. If you're travelling with the kids, they'll love the playground activities and games at Doraemon Wakuwaku Skypark. You can also see how chocolate is made at Royce' Chocolate World and see a collection of over 2,000 plush toys at Steiff Nature World.


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Please note: all information is correct as of October, 2016.

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 Getting To & From the Airport

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JR rapid trains make the journey to Sapporo Station in 35 to 40 minutes and cost ¥1070 one-way (an extra ¥520 if you want to reserve a seat). The train station is on the first basement floor of the domestic terminal.


If you'll be making frequent train journeys during your trip, you can save money by buying a Japan Rail Pass or Hokkaido Rail Pass.

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Public buses travel to locations all over Sapporo from the bus stop outside the first floor of the domestic terminal.


The journey downtown can take 70 to 90 minutes, depending on the route, and costs ¥1030.

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You can book metered taxis at counters in the domestic and international terminals. The ride into Sapporo can cost ¥12,000 or more, due to the distance involved.


You can also book a tour in a sightseeing taxi or jumbo taxi at the information desk in arrivals.

 Who flies to Sapporo Chitose

 Airport Contact Details

Sapporo Chitose Airport

Chitose 066-0012,

Tel:+81 (0)12 3230111, 4102
Fax:+81 (0)12 3452031


Hokkaidō Airport Terminal Co., Ltd.

 Location Details

Longitude:141° 40' 9'' E
Latitude:42° 47' 44'' N

 Airport Location

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