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Travel guidese
Alliance Alliance Travel Guide Horde Horde Travel Guide

Stormwind to Booty Bay
Rut'theran Village to Booty Bay
Ironforge to Gadgetzan
Menethil Harbor to Gadgetzan
Darnassus to IF/SW
Desolace to Silithus

Thunder Bluff to Orgrimmar
Crossroads to Gadgetzan
Crossroads to Booty Bay
Reaching the Badlands

Deeprun Tram and Boats Zeppelins and Boats
Outland (Alliance) Outland (Horde)
Neutral 15.png Shared Paths
Special Occasions Wintergrasp and Dalaran
By continent/region
Eastern Kingdoms zones Kalimdor zones
World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade Outland zones World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Northrend zones
World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Maelstrom and Cataclysm zones World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria Pandaria zones

First of all it should be mentioned that if you want to reach some point on the map while you're still low level, and the way is too dangerous, your best bet is to have a mage friend who can portal you to the capital cities for your faction. That should get you closer to where you want to go.

Any Alliance mage level 40 or higher should have the portal spells for Ironforge and Stormwind. However the portal to Darnassus is only available to mages level 50 or higher.

If you want or need a travel route added to this guide, put your request in the discussion area.


The Alliance homelands are divided between Teldrassil (island northwest of Kalimdor) and the southern subcontinent of the Eastern Kingdoms.

How To Get To Each Region

Eastern Kingdoms

From Dun Morogh, go to the Tinker Town in Ironforge, then take the Deeprun Tram to Stormwind City.
From Elwynn Forest, go to the Dwarven District in Stormwind City, then take the Deeprun Tram to Ironforge.
From Silverpine Forest, go north or swim across Lordamere Lake from Dalaran.
From Dun Morogh, go east.
From Menethil Harbor in the Wetlands, go east and then south.
From Hillsbrad Foothills, go northwest.
From Elwynn Forest, go west.
From Elwynn Forest, go east.
From Elwynn Forest, either swim across the southern river, or go east until you reach the crossroads leading to Redridge Mountains and Duskwood.
From Arathi Highlands, go northwest through a passage in the wall.
From Dun Morogh, go east to Loch Modan, then north.
From Teldrassil, take the hippogryph route from Rut'theran Village to Auberdine, then take a boat to Stormwind Harbor, from there the Deeprun Tram to Ironforge, then walk through Dun Morogh to Loch Modan and from there to Wetlands
From Hillsbrad Foothills, go north.
From Wetlands, go north through Dun Modr and Thandol Span.
From Darkshire in Duskwood, go southwest.
From Wetlands or Dun Morogh to Loch Modan, then go south.
From Elwynn Forest to Duskwood to Deadwind Pass, then go east.
From Arathi Highlands to Hillsbrad Foothills, then go northeast (behind Durnholde Keep).
From the Badlands, go west.
From the Swamp of Sorrows, go south.
From the Searing Gorge, go south through Blackrock Mountain, around the perimeter of the molten span, to the south exit.
From Hillsbrad Foothills, swim the river to the northeast.
From the Western Plaguelands, go east.


From Theramore Isle, swim north along the coast.
From Ashenvale, go east of Astranaar and then south to the Barrens, follow the Gold Road south, then cross the east river separating the Barrens and Durotar.
From Azshara, swim Windfury River south, then follow ashore east.
From the southern Barrens (accessible from Dustwallow Marsh), go west.
From Auberdine in Darkshore (see below), take a free hippogryph ride to Rut'theran Village.
NOTE: If you are not a Night Elf and traveling to Teldrassil / Darnassus for the first time, you will not be able to use the hippogryph. You can take a boat from the northern dock of Auberdine to Rut'theran Village.
From Stormwind, go to Stormwind Harbor, then take a boat (on left) to Darnassus.  Find flight master and fly to Darkshore.
From Theramore Isle, swim north along the coast, then go west (safer than going through Dustwallow Marsh).
From Ashenvale, go east of Astranaar and then south.
From Azshara, swim Windfury River south, then follow ashore west.
From Ashenvale, take Talondeep Path in the south, east of Mystral Lake.
From Darkshore, go south.
From the Barrens, go south.
From the Charred Vale in Stonetalon Mountains, go south.
From Dun Morogh, reach Menethil Harbor in the Wetlands, then take a boat to Theramore Isle.
From Desolace, go south.
From Theramore Isle, swim south, drown when you get into Tanaris waters, drown, resurrect there.
Alternatively, make your way through Feralas to New Thalanaar, do 1 mission to get a boat to the SpeedBarge in Thousand Needles, then from there swim straight south to the shore and head south to Tanaris.
From Ashenvale, take the road east.
From Raynewood Retreat in Ashenvale, take the road north.
From Gadgetzan in Tanaris, head southwest through the desert. The Crater is west of Tanaris. DO NOT jump.
In Felwood, become not hostile to the Timbermaw Furbolgs. Then travel through Timbermaw Hold in the north of Felwood (alternatively, can be accessed from Moonglade). Take the East tunnel to Winterpring.
Non-druids: from northern Darkshore, swim east until you get into Moonglade waters, drown, resurrect there (safest).
From Un'Goro Crater, head west.

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