Nikotto BUS (On-demand Bus) Operation


Under implementation of new coronavirus infection prevention measures
 
 To prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, please wear a mask and cooperate with cough etiquette when you get on the Nikotto Bus.
The Nikotto BUS is regularly cleaned, disinfected and ventilated. Additionally, bus drivers and staff practice coronavirus prevention measures at all times. Please feel free to use this bus and other fixed-route buses with a peace of mind.  
にこっとバスのご予約は0136-43-2200
No prior registration required! Just make a reservation by phone for a pick-up from your doorstep! 
In order to improve means of transportation within town and make commuting easier for everyone, Niseko Town introduced Nikotto Bus (an on-demand bus service that picks passengers from their homes and sends them to their desired destination).
We solicited nicknames from many people so that this service would be dear to them, and decided on the name "Nikotto Bus".
To this "Nikotto BUS", the thought is put in "I hope everyone will smile by using a demand bus!"
* Following the operation of Nikotto Bus, the town circuit bus "Fureai Shuttle" was abolished at the end of September 2012.

What is "Nikotto BUS"?

Unlike ordinary buses, this bus operates by telephone reservations made in advance.

Depending on the request of the user's getting-on and off stages and getting on / off boarding time, which is booked in advance, we pick you up at the place where we want to get on and get on the way to get off where we want to get off.
 
Normally, it will be a form of use with one another in order to put more than one reserved users. In addition, we will select and operate a route that does not inconvenience any great inconvenience to any user.
 
 ※ No pre-registration required! Even the first person is a revolutionary system that allows you to make a reservation with one phone!


Those who have plenty of time can reserve the original meeting function by delaying the departure time in the crowded morning and making a reservation with plenty of departure and arrival time, such as booking with your neighbors. It can be demonstrated and used by more people!
We ask for your cooperation as public transport that supports everyone in the region.

 

Operation content (boarding fare etc.)

fare

1 boarding / alighting 200 yen(There are also discount coupons! You can purchase them in the car)
<However, discounts will be applied in the following cases>
・ Preschool children ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ Free
・ Children other than the above (junior high school students and younger) ・ ・ ・ Half price (100 yen)
・ Persons with a physical disability certificate: Half price (100 yen) * Half price for caregivers in the case of type 1
・ Those who have a nursing notebook ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ Half price (100 yen) * In the case of the first type, the caregiver is also half price
・ Persons with a mentally handicapped person welfare notebook ・ ・ ・ Half price (100 yen) * Only for persons over 15 years old
・ Those who are certified as requiring long-term care ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ Half price (100 yen) * Only for the person
(Please show your disability certificate to the crew when you get off.)

Operation method

Area operation by demand bus (Article 4 of the Road Transport Law)

Provision method

  • Door-to-door service
(We will transport from the starting point of the user's home, etc. between destinations such as stations, hospitals, etc.)

Operation date and time

  • 8 AM to 7 PM
Daily service on weekdays and holidays

Reservation reception time

  • 9:00 am to 12:00 pm * Lunch break from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
  • From 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm From 8 days before the use day
※ No pre-registration required! Even the first person is a revolutionary system that allows you to make a reservation with one phone!

Operation area

  • All areas of the town (excluding Goshiki Onsen area, including the area around Konbu Station and Konbu Onsen Hospital)
  • However, it is impossible to get on and off exclusively in Kombu-cho, Ranikoshi-machi.
  • As southwest direction (Nishitomi, Fukui, Miyata direction), according to the reservation, we can connect to JR from Niseko station at 7:30 am as Nishitomi / Fukui Line 2 of "Fureai shuttle" is abolished, only weekdays I will operate ahead.
In that case please make a reservation 2 days in advance.

Vehicle and number

  • One box type (10 people riding) 2 flat both on weekends and holidays

Operating operator

Niseko Buss Corporation

How to get on the Nikotto Bus

1 予約センター(専用電話 0136-43-2200)へ電話をします。

2 An operator will appear at the telephone number, so please tell us the following items.
(1) Your name on riding
(2) Departure place (address, building name, etc.)
(3) Destination (address, building name, etc.)
(4) Preferred boarding date and time zone
After that, the operator will confirm the reservation status and will inform you several times when it is possible to operate, so please choose the convenient ride time from among them.
→ Once the available time is decided, reservation is completed at this point.
3 Since the reception desk will be dispatched at the reservation date and time, please wait at the boarding location (at the front of the house etc) you told at the time of reservation.
4 Please get on the bus as soon as it arrives.
→ If there is a reservation in the same direction to the destination, it will be shared with other users.

5 After you arrive at the destination, please pay the fare to the fare box at the time of getting off.
(Please show your disability certificate to the crew when you get off.)
How to get on the Nikotto Bus

Things that you would like us to know at the time of reservation.

  1. If you have decided on time for returning in advance, it is useful to make a return reservation at the time of reservation for going.
  2. If there are multiple people getting on and off at the same place, you can get on by telling the number of people at the time of reservation by the representative.
  3. Nikotto Bus can be reserved and used by one person.
  4. When reservations are not redundant, we may go directly to the destination without getting into a sharing.
  5. If there is a change in reservation (time, place, number of people, etc.), please call the reservation center approximately 45 minutes in advance.
  • Depending on the time of day, reservation center phones may get crowded.
Because it is listening carefully so that there is no mistake guidance of getting on / off places and the time when you can get in, thank you for your understanding.
  • Also, at the time of cancellation of boarding reservation, when the telephone of the reservation center can not be connected,
ニセコバス(株)の代表電話 0136-44-2001 でも承りますので、その旨お伝えください。

Things I would like to ask when you get on the train.

  1. Basically I will operate by balancing. Please protect your manner and ride. Furthermore, inside the car, you can not eat or drink because it is non-smoking.
  2. Arrival time may be delayed, such as when a detour occurs due to traffic conditions.
  3. Please be sure to reserve the reservation time at the place you told at the time of reservation. Basically, I will depart after the appointment time.
Everyone, thank you for your cooperation in safe operation.
* To prevent infection with the new coronavirus, please wear a mask and cooperate with cough etiquette when you get on the Nikotto Bus a smile.

For details, please see this chopstick (all 4 pages).

Cooperate with each other on passenger ride!

※ "Ride on car" means that people with different destinations and different time ride on the same bus.

Those who have plenty of time can reserve the original meeting function by delaying the departure time in the crowded morning and making a reservation with plenty of departure and arrival time, such as booking with your neighbors. It can be demonstrated and used by more people!

We ask for your cooperation as public transport that supports everyone in the region.

How to ride a school bus

School buses are provided for school students at school and at school (3 afternoon).
For more information, see the Niseko Town Public Information September issue special article.

I want to be careful

  1. Like the "contact shuttle" so far, you can use (mix) not only school students but also general customers.
  2. The usage fee is free.
  3. Operation is 1 early in the morning (school) 1 flight, 3 flights in the afternoon (lower school).
  4. Saturdays, Sundays, holidays, summer, winter, spring break, temporary closure due to school events is canceled.
  5. Some bus stops and routes are reviewed and operated.
  6. Only passengers getting on and off at the school bus stop.
  7. International school children, Niseko high school students can also board.
  • For the detailed routes and times of the school bus, please see the following page.

Utilization of Local Public Transportation Maintenance Improvement Project (Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport)

"Nikotto Bus" is supported by the national regional public transport securing, maintenance and improvement project for operating expenses.
In this system, each year the Regional Council will confirm and evaluate the project (primary evaluation) and publish its contents.

We will announce the contents of evaluation reported to Hokkaido Transport Bureau as follows.
* Secondary evaluation is conducted at the Transportation Bureau once every two years.

2020 of business (2019 from October to 2020 in September)

2019 of business (2018. October to 2019 September)

Project of Heisei 30 (October Heisei 29 2007 - September Heisei 30)

Heisei 30 fiscal year project (October Heisei era - September Heisei era29)

Business in FY2008 (October Heisei 20 - September Heisei 28)

Business for FY2005 (October Heisei 20 - September Heisei 20)

Business of Heisei 20 (October Heisei 20 - September Heisei 20)

Contact information for Nikotto Bus

Niseko Town Office Planning Environment Section Business Planning Section
電話番号:0136-44-2121

Use the route bus conveniently go out!
・ Niseko bus, Donan bus

  • It is even more convenient to combine the use of the route bus (Otaru line) to move around the town, to Kutchan (Welfare Hospital), Niki, Yoichi, Otaru, Sapporo area!
  • It will also stop at Road Station Niseko View Plaza and Mt. Yotei Trailhead!
  • Because Fukui Line (Lantern - Niseko) and Otaru Line (Niseko - Otaru) are connected to JR Niseko Station, you do not need to change trains as they are!
路線バスを利用してさらに便利

Inquiries regarding information on this page

Planning & Environment Division, Business Planning Division
TEL:0136-44-2121
FAX:0136-44-3500