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Flights from Adelaide (ADL) to Sapporo (CTS)

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Visiting from Adelaide to Sapporo (Chitose)

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Sapporo is Japan's fifth-largest city and the capital of Hokkaidō. Travellers visiting Sapporo will experience the bustling city centre that offers everything you would hope for from a Japanese city. From a lively food scene, trendy cafes, bright nightlife, picturesque Lake Shikotsu and ultimate shopping precincts - there is something for everyone. While many travellers visit Sapporo to access Hokkaidō's mountains and hot springs, there are plenty of attractions to keep you busy. Summer is the season to visit for beer and food festivals, especially ramen. During the cold winter, makes the perfect time for the ski season in Niseko and famous Snow Festival in February. 

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Flight information

Fly Adelaide to Sapporo (ADL to CTS)

The approximate flight time for a flight from Adelaide to Sapporo is 17 hours and 15 minutes.

When to visit

The best time to experience the magic of Sapporo is during winter. From December to March, the city embraces its cold, snowy weather and lights up its streets and ski resorts with a warming glow. Winter brings the perfect time to sink into a mountain hot spring, explore the Sapporo Snow Festival and marvel at giant ice sculptures with temperatures ranging from -4°C to 1°C.

Arrival information

What is the main airport called?

New Chitose Airport (CTS). It is an international airport located 4.3 km (2.7 miles) south-southeast of Chitose and Tomakomai, Hokkaidō, Japan, serving the Sapporo metropolitan area. The airport is located 45 km from Sapporo.

Arriving in Sapporo

The helpful staff at Sapporo Airport will greet you when you land and assist with your travel needs. Once you collect your bags from the arrivals area, there are various transport options available to get you on your way.         

Getting into Sapporo from New Chitose Airport

Getting into Sapporo city from New Chitose Airport is easy, with many transport options available. There is parking available at the airport, along with multiple car rentals with counters located outside the domestic terminal building on the first floor. Take the JR rapid train from New Chitose Airport Station at the domestic terminal building on on the basement floor to Sapporo city centre with services every 15 minutes. It’s the quickest way to get to town, taking 35 minutes and tickets can be purchased from the ticket machines at the station. The intercity bus runs from the airport to downtown Sapporo from both the domestic and international terminals. There are also local buses, charter buses and airport shuttles from both terminals to various destinations and hotels in the downtown area. By bus, it takes around 1 hour and 20 minutes to the city. If travelling by taxi, there are two taxi pick-up points, both at the domestic and international terminal buildings. Taxi fares are more expensive than taking the train because of the distance. Tourist taxis and large taxis are available at the information desk in the arrivals hall. Uber is also a convenient way to get to the city.

Getting around Sapporo

Getting around Sapporo and surrounding areas is easy once you arrive with a range of trains, subways, bus companies and a tram line available. No major city in Japan is easier to navigate than Sapporo with its rectangular street layout and simple addressing system. City blocks are named and numbered according to the point of a compass. Three subway lines, a tram line and many bus companies (JR Hokkaido Bus, Hokkaido Chuo Bus and Jotetsu Bus) provide Sapporo with an efficient network of public transport. The Japan Rail Pass, Hokkaido Rail Pass and Hokkaido Free Pass are valid on local buses operated by JR Hokkaido Bus and is the best way to see the sights. It is possible to hire a bike with the city’s bike-share system, which has 30 kiosks around downtown. You can hire a car, though parking is tricky, though worthwhile to explore further afield. Taxis are easy to hail, along with Uber.

Departure information

Fly from Adelaide

Once you’ve purchased your tickets from Adelaide, there are a few things you should know so you’re prepared for your upcoming trip.

What is the main airport called? 

Adelaide Airport. Located 7km (3.7 miles) from the city on Andy Thomas Circuit, Adelaide Airport (ADL) is Australia's fifth busiest airport. 

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Important Information

* Flight prices are per adult in Australian Dollars, based on payment at qantas.com by BPAY made 7 days or more before departure, PayID or Qantas issued UATP. For other payment options a percentage based fee applies, capped at a maximum per passenger of $22 for Domestic or $120 for International travel. Prices are not guaranteed until payment is made. Fares may not be available on all flights or days.  Some flights are operated by partner or subsidiary airlines. Prices may fluctuate if taxes or foreign exchange rates change. Passengers booking Premium Economy may be seated in Economy on connecting flights. Check the fare rules for more details before booking. Inclusions vary between flights. All schedules subject to change, including last minute aircraft changes. QantasLink flights operated by Sunstate Airlines (Qld) Pty Ltd ABN 82 009 734 703, Eastern Australia Airlines Pty Ltd ABN 77 001 599 024, and National Jet Systems Pty Ltd ABN 11 008 279 203. Licence No per state: QLD - 407, NSW - 2TA000237, VIC - 30362, SA - TTA155, WA - 9TA52.

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