Sapporo New Chitose Airport (CTS) Information
(Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan)
The New Chitose Airport is the largest air hub on Japan's northern island of Hokkaido, and the third-busiest in the country. More than 16 million passengers currently fly into Sapporo's airport every year, mostly from Tokyo
. In fact, the Tokyo Haneda
to New Chitose flight is the world's busiest route, catering to nearly nine million people annually.
Although national carriers Japan Airlines and All Nippon Airways handle the most domestic flights into Sapporo, the airport receives flights from more than a dozen global airlines to major destinations across Asia
. Travellers from North America
, Europe and the Middle East can find easy access by flying into Tokyo Haneda and taking a 90-minute connecting flight.
The single terminal houses an enormous array of options for eating, with dozens of Asian and international restaurants on hand, as well as various snack bars. The shopping is just as extensive, with everything from duty free to designer goods, local food products and gifts.
Japan's first airport cinema, a museum, the Doraemon Wakuwaku Sky Park, and spa and beauty facilities all ensure that there is plenty to do while waiting for a flight. Transport into Sapporo is thoroughly covered via direct train lines, coaches, taxis and rental cars. The express train is the fastest way to reach Sapporo.
New Chitose Airport (CTS)
Address: Chitose, Hokkaido 066-0012, Japan, JP
Tel: +81 123 23 0111
The New Chitose Airport is around 40 km / 25 miles to the south-east of Sapporo and just north of Tomakomai, a sizeable port city on the coast. The terminal is loaded with amenities and entertainment, with excellent domestic air connections and easy road access to the city by major highways.
- Several ATMs, banks and currency exchange kiosks on all three levels of the Domestic and International terminals
- Dozens of Asian and international restaurants, snack bars, mini-marts and coffee shops on all of the terminal's three levels, including Asaichi Syokudo and Baikoken
- A dozen shops on all Concourse levels, including Ana Festa for local food products, Air Mami for fashion items and Rera Satellite for gifts and electronics
- Royal Lounge and Super Lounge are open to all passengers for a fee in the International Terminal
- The Azalea Business Lounge is open to all travellers for a fee
- A seasonal observation deck offers an outdoor look at aircraft movements
- More than ten car hire companies, such as Toyota Rent A Car, Sky Rent A Car and OTS Rent A Car, are available at the Transportation Information Counter outside Arrivals
- Wireless Internet is provided throughout the terminal
- Refresh Salon Raffine offers massage and spa treatments in two locations airside, in both the Domestic and International terminals
- Apina Amusement Place is the ideal spot to have fun with games, sticker booths and other amusements in the Domestic Terminal
- Jaga Pokkuru Theatre shows films on three screens with almost 400 seats and 3D capacity in the Domestic Terminal
- Parking is open 24 hours next to the terminal, with a capacity of some 3,920 vehicles
Cars and Taxis
Metered taxis are available 24 hours in front of the ANA International Arrivals exit and the JAL A and B Arrivals exits. Limousines and tour guide taxis can be arranged at the Airport Transport Information counters at Arrivals. Car hire companies are also situated at these counters in Arrivals. Suppliers shuttle customers to the car park to pick up their rental vehicle. National Highway 36 runs north-south right outside the airport for easy access to Sapporo and the region.
There are both airport limousine coaches and fixed route buses that run to Sapporo and other major cities in the area. Hokkaido Chuo Bus and Hokuto Kotsu head directly to Sapporo every 30 minutes or so throughout the day and night. The trip takes in the region of one hour and ten minutes. The Donan Bus service runs to Tomakomai and more distant cities like Muroran and Urakawa.
The New Chitose Airport has its own train station, with a direct JR express line running right into the heart of Sapporo in 36 minutes. Trains also run to Otaru (one hour and 12 minutes), Obihiro (two hours and 30 minutes) and Asahikawa (two hours). This train is by far the fastest way to get to Sapporo from the terminal.