[Safe and Comfortable Transportation] Introduction to access from New Chitose Airport and Sapporo

Surrounded by the Shikotsu Toya National Park, Rusutsu Resort offers you the opportunity to refresh your body and mind through skiing and snowboarding with its magnificent scenery and wide trails.

Enjoy the real pleasure of spending time in nature at Rusutsu Resort, but you need to take a car about 90 minutes from Sapporo or New Chitose Airport. While new travel styles are also advocated, learn more about how to get to Rusutsu Resort while avoiding contact with people as much as possible.

Direct shuttle bus from Sapporo or New Chitose Airport

There is a daily shuttle bus service to Rusutsu Resort. Our free shuttle runs round trip only once a day from and to Sapporo. Bigruns shuttle runs round trip eight services a day from and to New Chitose Airport (four services each in April). It takes about 2 hours both ways. Bigruns shuttle has no transfers between Rusutsu Resort and New Chitose Airport. Before getting on the bus, we ask customers who have access to masks to wear, and take a temperature test, disinfect with alcohol, and refrain from eating, drinking, and talking on the bus as much as possible. We also try to keep the number of seats to avoid sharing with other groups.

[Sapporo ⇔ Rusutsu Resort] Free shuttle bus – RUSUTSU-GO

Our free shuttle runs round trip only once a day depart at 8:00am from Kamori Building 3 (Kita4, Nishi4) in Sapporo city.
After passing through Sapporo City, you can enjoy the scenery of Hokkaido with its coniferous forests from Jozankei.On the way, you will stop at Nakayama Toge where the roadside station is famous for Ageimo and it takes about two hours. Arrive at the main entrance (North Wing ground floor), where the carousel is located. Nearby there are ticket offices, ski lockers, changing rooms, etc.

Return departs at 17:00 pm from main entrance (North Wing ground floor) to Kamori Building 3 in Sapporo directly. In Winter season, the sun sets early and gets dark soon, I have the impression that many people are resting on the way home.

[New Chitose Airport ⇔ Rusutsu Resort] Paid shuttle bus – BIGRUNS

Please gather at a dedicated meeting point in New Chitose Airport. The bus fare will be charged on the guest’s room and pay it at the hotel reception desk when you check out. Passing by Lake Shikotsu, which is said to be Japan’s northernmost ice-free lake, and stopping at the Kinoko-Oukoku in Otaki on the way. It takes about 2 hours. Arrive at the main entrance (North Wing ground floor), where the carousel is located. Guests will be escorted by staff to the hotel reception desk. Return trip also departs from main entrance (North Wing ground floor) to New Chitose Airport directly.

*The time required depends on the weather and road conditions.
*Both the RUSUTSU-GO & BIGRUNS will also stop at the Westin Rusutsu Resort.


Secure your private space. Car rental or Private car.

If you want to ensure your private space without being with others to your destination, Please rent a car or take your own car. In winter, there is a lot of luggage such as ski equipment, so it is very convenient to travel by car. However, it is recommended for those who are accustomed to driving on winter roads, as you will go through Nakayama Toge from Sapporo and Bifue Toge from New Chitose Airport.

Door to door cab service

You can take a car from your home or airport arrival gate and move comfortably and safely. It is also useful when the plane arrives late at night or there is no good bus time to transfer. We take care of the health of drivers and provide them with protection against droplet infections, ventilation and disinfection in their car.

How much does cab fare in 90 minutes one way? For those who are wondering, I would like to introduce you to a price estimate.

New Chitose Airport ⇔ Rusutsu Resort Price (estimate)
・Small / 24,700 JPY
・Medium / 34,990 JPY

Sapporo ⇔ Rusutsu Resort Price (estimate)
・Small / 20,870 JPY
・Medium / 29,490 JPY


Private Transfer for VIP

Exclusive for guests of The Westin Rusutsu Resort, We provide top-grade service by experienced drivers and arrange private transfers. We recommended for executives and those who need special hospitality.

Price (New Chitose Airport ⇔Rusutsu Resort)
32,000 – 45,000 JPY



That’s all about how to get to Rusutsu Resort. there are no JR trains running nearby and local buses also have limited time. (The nearest train station is Lake Toya or Kutchan, which requires a 30-minute bus or car ) The bus requires advance reservations, so it is advisable to confirm well in advance.

We look forward to welcoming you to Rusutsu Resort.