Red Dead Redemption 2 Fast Travel - How to Fast Travel in Red Dead 2

Red Dead Redemption 2 Fast Travel - How to Fast Travel in Red Dead 2

It's easy to miss the fast travel feature of Red Dead Redemption 2, but this guide will show you how easily unlock it.

There's a huge world to explore in Red Dead Redemption 2, but navigating the wilds can be pretty time consuming. In our Red Dead Redemption 2 fast travel guide, we'll be explaining how to unlock fast travel in Red Dead Redemption 2, through using one simple trick back in your camp.

If you instead need help with any other areas of the big western game, head over to our Red Dead Redemption 2 guides hub. Here you can find all the tips, tricks, and beginner’s information you need for Rockstar’s new game.

Red Dead Redemption 2 Fast Travel

In the early stages of Red Dead Redemption 2 you might be wondering if fast travel is even an option. You'll do a lot of long distance riding and you might well be wishing for a way to skip some of that. Sadly you can't skip the early travel, but you can unlock fast travel a little later in the game.

If you’ve played the original Red Dead Redemption, then the fast travel options in Red Dead Redemption 2 will be pretty familiar to you. You have three options for fast travel in Red Dead Redemption 2: Via stagecoach, via rail, or via camp. The following guide will tell you how to unlock each way to fast travel in Red Dead Redemption 2.

How to Fast Travel in Red Dead Redemption 2 by Trains

To travel by rail, you only need to find a post office, where you can purchase train tickets. You can purchase a train ticket to any train station in the game, but you need to have already visited it to fast travel to it via this method.

How to Fast Travel in Red Dead Redemption 2 by Stagecoach

As for stagecoaches, you’ve got a lot more freedom. Head to the stagecoach marker on the map and interact with the sign, and you can immediately be transported to any city, town, or village that you’ve already visited. Prices will obviously vary for the distance that you’re travelling, with both stagecoaches and rail.

How to Fast Travel in Red Dead Redemption 2 from Camps

But, there's actually a third, sort of secret way to fast travel in Red Dead Redemption 2. To unlock the ability to fast travel from your camp, you firstly need to purchase the upgrade for Dutch's lodgings from the ledger, which costs $220.

After you've upgraded Dutch's tent, you can purchase a map upgrade from the ledger, for $325. Once you've done this, a map will appear somewhere in your camp, and if you use this map, you can fast travel to any town, straight from your camp.

Can You Fast Travel Directly From the Red Dead Redemption 2 Map?

If you're wondering if you can access Red Dead Redemption 2's fast travel mechanic from the in-game map, well, sadly you can't. To fast travel in Red Dead Redemption 2 you must first unlock the system by finding one of the locations mentioned above. Even then, you can only use the fast travel system to head to locations you've already visited.

We might now be all done with our Red Dead Redemption 2 guide on how to fast travel, but there’s plenty more guides on Rockstar’s game here at USgamer. You can now check out our Red Dead Redemption 2 map guide, or our Red Dead Redemption 2 Morality guide, for more information on either area.

If you're looking for info on RDR2's Online mode, we've got you covered. You can head over to our Red Dead Online Guides Hub to find all of our Red Dead Online Guides content in one handy place. Alternatively, you can find info on the best weapons in our Red Dead Online Best Weapons Guide, see what the best horse is in our Red Dead Online Horses Guide, learn how to make as much money as fast as possible in our Red Dead Online Money Making Guide, and see what the deal is with Camps in our Red Dead Online Camps Guide.

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. See our terms & conditions.

Hirun Cryer

Guides Writer

Hirun Cryer is by far the most juvenile member of USgamer. He's so juvenile, that this is his first full-time job in the industry, unlike literally every other person featured on this page. He's written for The Guardian, Paste Magazine, and Kotaku, and he likes waking up when the sun rises and roaming the nearby woods with the bears and the wolves.

Read this next

Red Dead Redemption 2 PC Specs: Recommended and Minimum Settings

Thanks to a listing on the Rockstar Games Launcher, we have an idea as to the PC Specs for Red Dead Redemption 2. Here are the Minimum and Recommended settings.

Starting Screen | A Great Port Is Always Worth the Wait

Whatever time it takes to make a game feel just right on a new system is well-spent.

Red Dead Redemption 2 is Finally Coming to PC (And Stadia) Next Month

The long wait is over for PC rustlers and wranglers.

Take-Two CEO Says Next-Gen Won't Send Game Development Costs Soaring

Strauss Zelnick seems optimistic about dev costs for Scarlett and PS5.

Zombies May Be Appearing in Red Dead Online, If It's Not a Glitch

Undead nightmare part two, or just another quirky bug?

More Guides

Fortnite Medals Punch Card - How to Earn New Medals and Refresh the Punch Card

This is our full guide to the new Fortnite Medals system, including how to earn them, and times for the Punch Card refresh.

Destiny: The Taken King Calcified Fragment Locations

Find every Calcified Fragment on the Dreadnaught.

Fortnite XP Guide - How to Earn XP and Increase Your Level

This is our guide to the new Fortnite XP system, and how you can earn XP to increase your overall level.

Fortnite 2 Map - All Named Locations and Landmarks on the New Fortnite Map

This is your overview to the Fortnite 2 map, including all the new landmarks and named locations on the Chapter 2 map.

More on PlayStation 4

Destiny 2's Inaugural Charity Streaming Event Features an Exclusive, Elegant Ghost Shell

The Bungie Foundation's inaugural Game2Give event starts later this week.

The Glory and Carnage of Rocket League's Underground Fight Club

The unofficial league where pros and unknowns alike battle head-to-head for honor and viewer cash pools.

WWE 2K20's Launch is Riddled With Bugs, Glitchy Animations, and Body Horror

It's an absolute wreck, but really hard to look away from.

Doom 64 Port Gets New Trailer, Will Release as Pre-Order Bonus Alongside Doom Eternal

A delay for Doom Eternal on Switch also has ramifications for Doom 64 on Nintendo's platform.

The Outer Worlds Review: To Boldly Go Where Mega-Corps Have Gone Before

Seek out new life and new civilizations, and then steal stuff from them.

Starting Screen: Please Stop Putting Big Spiders In Video Games

I'm tired of it, and I don't have a good reason for it!

More Action Adventure Games

Starting Screen | Starting Screen: Please Stop Putting Big Spiders In Video Games

I'm tired of it, and I don't have a good reason for it!

Okami Sequel Teased By Noted Twitter Troll Hideki Kamiya

I mean, it'd be nice if it were true.

Luigi's Mansion 3 References One of the Best Horror Films of All Time

Crazy things can happen when your back is turned.