Red Dead Redemption 2: how to unlock fast travel

By Kirk McKeand, Thursday, 29 November 2018 09:21 GMT

While it’s fun to gallop through the countryside or run around a town, sometimes you just want to get somewhere fast.

Getting to the various towns and regions in Red Dead Redemption 2 often means travelling across the massive map on horseback. However, there are ways to cut down on all that horsemanship and equine bonding.

There are two ways you can fast travel in Red Dead Redemption 2, but you can’t just open up the map, choose a location and whisk yourself away at the drop of a hat.

The first fast travel method you’ll encounter is travelling by stagecoach or hopping on a train. Just head to the closest ticket station and purchase a ticket from the kiosk, then select your destination. This costs a few dollars each time but is an efficient way to move quickly from county to county.

How to fast travel

You can also fast travel from your camp, but you need to upgrade your camp first. There are a few upgrades you can make, which you can read more about in our Red Dead Redemption 2 camp upgrade guide.

What you’ll need to do is head to the camp’s money box and open up the ledger next to it. From there, upgrade Dutch’s lodgings, which has the added benefit of inspiring other gang members to contribute more.

This will also unlock a map upgrade – this is how you fast travel. Buy that, and the map will appear somewhere in your camp – its precise location is different depending on where your camp is located but is usually close to Arthur’s tent.

It’s $220 for Dutch’s quarters and $325 for the map. The easiest way to get this sort of cash is to buy the upgrades after the gang’s first big heist, or after finding a few gold bars.

Head to the map and choose from the list of destinations to be transported there along with your trusty steed.

If you’re looking for a particularly fast horse to help you cut across the map, this is the best horse in Red Dead Redemption 2. You can also summon a Race Horse using one of these cheats.

Want more? Here are 9 spoiler-free tips for Red Dead Redemption 2.

Looking for the best gear or how to upgrade your satchel? Head over to our ultimate Red Dead Redemption 2 guide for all the tips, tricks and walkthroughs you’ll need.

You can also find our Red Dead Online beta guide here, with tips and tricks to get you started in the single-player story missions and multiplayer modes, how to form a Posse and more.

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