An easy way to get to Hakuba from Narita Airport is to take the Hakubus. It is conveniently scheduled for flights that arrive in the early evening so as to make your passage to Hakuba a smooth and straightforward transfer. It will make a couple of stops at the large roadside rest areas which are great to check out and to stretch your legs during the journey. They always have a good selection of food and drinks available and there is usually something a little oddball about each place that’s good for a laugh. It breaks the trip up nicely and in no time you will be rested up at your accommodation and eager to hit the mountain in the morning. The price for the Hakubus is 9900 yen for adults and 7500 yen for children 12 years and under. Bookings can be made through your accommodation which takes the hassle out of multiple transactions. The bus company has just expanded its services and is now also called the Nagano Snow Shuttle and can do transfers to Shiga Kogen and Nozawa Onsen. Jump on board.