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How to teleport in Minecraft

Exploring a Minecraft world can be tedious on a horse, let alone by foot. Here’s how you can save a ton of time and teleport to places.



Minecraft character teleporting from jungle to desert

Exploration is one of the most fun aspects of Minecraft but after a certain time, it is not as fun as it sounds. Here’s how you can teleport to different places and dimensions in Minecraft.

If you haven’t discovered this already, Minecraft worlds are enormous. They stretch across several types of terrain such as forest, desert, jungle, swampland, ocean, and mushrooms.

While discovering these biomes is always a delight, it is equally monotonous to travel back to your base. The process can get extremely dull on foot, and slightly better on a horse.

By using Minecraft commands, you can activate a teleport feature, and here’s how to do it.

A Minecraft player using the teleport command

How to activate cheats in Minecraft

You can activate cheats in Minecraft by launching a LAN World. This is important to learn because Teleport is also a cheat command.

Follow these steps to activate cheats in a new world:

  1. Launch Minecraft and select SinglePlayer.
  2. Click on Create New World and a page with various settings should appear.
  3. Find the Allow Cheats setting and turn it ON.
  4. Click on Create New World again.

Follow these steps to activate cheats in an existing Minecraft world:

  1. Press Esc while you’re playing in the desired world. This should open the menu.
  2. Choose the Open to LAN setting and turn the Allow Cheats option to ON.
  3. Click on Start LAN World.

Do note that you cannot get achievements in a world with cheats. Moreover, starting a LAN world means that players using the same internet connection as you can join your world.

Minecraft art with two characters swimming alongside fish

How to teleport using commands in Minecraft

After activating the cheats, you can enter your world and press T on your keyboard or the controller button for the same control to open the chat menu.

To activate the teleport cheat, type /tp or /teleport. Now, you must enter the XYZ coordinates of the place you want to teleport to. Find them by clicking F3 in the Java edition and by selecting Show Coordinates from the Settings in the Bedrock edition.

With the XYZ coordinates, you can teleport by typing /tp X Y Z in the chat menu. For instance, to go to a place at coordinates 50, 50, 50, you have to type /tp 50 50 50 or /teleport 50 50 50.

To find the coordinates of nearby prominent locations like villages, you can use another cheat command /locate. Type /locate and the game will automatically give you suggestions. Choose the landmark where you want to go, memorize its coordinates, and then use the /tp command in the aforementioned format.

Minecraft character running through the jungle with bees

Uses of teleport command in Minecraft

Teleport in directions in Minecraft

In case you’re unsure of the XYZ coordinates but know the direction in which you should be heading, use the ~ sign.

With a /tp ~50 ~50 ~50 command, you’ll be teleported 50 blocks east, 50 blocks in the air, and 50 blocks south. To do the same for the west, down, and north, add a (minus sign) before the numbers instead of ~.

Teleport other players in Minecraft

To teleport other players in the world, type /tp [username] X Y Z. X Y Z are the coordinates of the place where you want them to teleport to.

To teleport yourself near another player, type /tp [username].

Important teleport commands in Minecraft

These are some Minecraft teleport commands that can be beneficial during certain situations:

  • /tp @a @s– You can teleport every player in the world to you with this. Replace @s with X Y Z coordinates to teleport them elsewhere.
  • /tp @p @s– You can teleport to the nearest player with this command.
  • /tp ~ 55 ~ – If you do not want to change all coordinates, just replace them with a ~ sign. For instance, by typing the /tp ~ 43 ~ command, your X and Z coordinates won’t change and you’ll just reach the 55 sea level.

How to teleport to the Nether or The End in Minecraft

Use the /execute in DimensionName run tp PlayerName X Y Z command to teleport to The Nether or The End in Minecraft. Here, DimensionName can be replaced with Overworld, The_Nether, or The_End. Only add a PlayerName if you’re using the command to teleport someone else and leave it blank if you’re teleporting yourself.

Having said that, this command only works in Minecraft’s Java edition. The Bedrock edition requires you to build special portals to travel between dimensions.

The Nether in Minecraft

How to teleport in Minecraft without dying

To make sure that you’re teleporting to a place that won’t kill you in Minecraft, add the word ‘true’ at the end of the cheat command. This encourages the game to run a safety test before teleporting you.

The true command only works in the Overworld and not when you switch between dimensions in the Java edition.

This was everything you need to know about teleportation in Minecraft. The best way to travel in the game without cheats is undeniably horses. If you still don’t have a horse, check out our guides on how to get a saddle in Minecraft, how to tame horses in Minecraft, and how to breed horses in Minecraft.

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