Niigata Airport is a major airport for Niigata and provides domestic and international flights. This airport connects Niigata Prefecture to major cities including Tokyo, Sapporo, Nagoya and Fukuoka and also international flights including Seoul and Shanghai.
From Niigata Airport to Niigata Station is about 25 minutes by limousine bus. It is recommended to rent a car at the airport if you are planning to go sightseeing. You may go to the Information Counter located near central plaza on the 1st floor in the airport to hire a rental car.
Each car rental company will provide courtesy service to their service office location.
Tsukioka Onsen is a very popular tourist attraction located near Niigata Airport. This hot spring is known as “the onsen to make you more beautiful”. Annually, Tsukioka Onsen is visited by 650,000 tourists. Tsukioka Onsen is about 36 minutes from the airport via National Route 113 → Shin-Shin Bypass → prefectural road 46 → prefectural road 300.