There is a lot of land to cover in Red Dead Redemption 2, and luckily players have several fast travel options available to help them trek across the vast countryside when necessary. Although horseback riding is the main mode of transportation in Red Dead Redemption 2, there are a couple other travel alternatives that can sometimes prove to be more efficient. Below, we’ll explain how to fast travel in Red Dead Redemption 2 for those who are looking for a quicker way to get around. 

Travel by Train

If you are tired of riding on horseback or are looking for a more expedient way to get to your destination, then one of the ways you can fast travel in Red Dead Redemption 2 is by train. To do so, you will need to purchase train tickets from a local post office. 

Visit a post office in town and speak to the clerk to bring up their list of services.  Not only can you purchase train tickets here, but you can also send or receive mail and pay a bounty. To fast travel, select the Train Tickets option, then select which station you’d like to travel to from the list that appears. 

The available stations for fast travel will be ones that you’ve encountered previously on your journey. The ticket cost will change depending on the distance of the station you choose to fast travel to. Once you have selected a station for fast travel, a cinematic will play, showing you chugging across the countryside by train. 

If traveling by train gets to be too pricey, then you may want to stick to horseback riding until you can line your pockets with a bit more cash. It’s also important to note that your horse does not fast travel with you, so keep this in mind before choosing where to fast travel. You may be able to get your horse by starting up a new mission, but just be prepared for your trusty steed to be left behind upon departure. 

Take a Taxi Coach

Stagecoaches can also be used as a quick method of travel in Red Dead Redemption 2. Like the train, traveling by stagecoach costs a small fee, and you have to physically visit the stagecoach in order to use one for fast travel. On the map, stagecoaches are labeled as a "Taxi Coach" and are indicated with an icon of a multidirectional sign post. Like the train, you can only travel by stagecoach to locations you've already visited.

Get the Map Upgrade

Another option for fast travel can be found at the Van der Linde camp. Locate Dutch’s quarters and make your way to the back to find a ledger for camp contributions. Under the Lodging section, you can drop $325 to purchase a map upgrade that will add a fast travel map to Arthur’s quarters. 

Simply jot down “Arthur wants a map to help plan journeys” under the Next in Line section to get the upgrade. While it may cost a pretty penny, having this map in your quarters is the more convenient of the fast travel options in Red Dead Redemption 2. 

If none of these fast travel options strike your fancy, then you can always choose the tried and true method of hoofin’ it across the map on horseback instead. Make sure to visit our Red Dead Redemption 2 guide for more gameplay tips and tutorials.