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Fast travel is a feature that you might completely miss, or one that you might want to intentionally avoid, since the game world is so entertaining and beautiful. In this Red Dead Redemption 2 fast travel guide, we’ll be walking you through how to fast travel, as there are three different methods of fast travel in the game.
How to Unlock Fast Travel?
Fast travel won’t be available to you when you start Chapter 2, and has to be unlocked by progressing through the story, and then unlocking a few camp upgrades.
First, play through to mission Money Lending and Other Sins. Hand in your first debt, and you’ll learn about the Ledger, allowing you to upgrade your camp.
You want to specifically upgrade Lodgings. Once you have upgraded it once, you’ll have the option to upgrade Arthur’s tent. Do so, and you’ll unlock fast travel.
Of course, it isn’t a simple case of selecting somewhere on the map and going there. You have to go to Arthur’s tent – specifically, round the back – and view the map. Then, you select a location you’ve been to before, and you’ll appear there, with your main horse, after a transition sequence.
What this means is, even with this unlocked, you cannot decide to jump from somewhere out in the wilderness to another destination – you still have to do that at a camp.
However, if you are close to a specific location, you can travel around the map through other means…
If you’ve played the original Red Dead Redemption, then the fast travel options will be pretty familiar to you. You have three options for fast travel. Via stagecoach, via rail, or via camp. The following guide will tell you how to unlock each way to fast travel.
How to Fast Travel 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 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 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.