How to Ride a Train in Red Dead Redemption 2
Red Dead Redemption 2 has vast and diverse locales, from the bustling Wild-West towns to snowy mountains and murky swamps. While players can ride their horse or drive a stagecoach to explore these richly detailed areas, they have the option to ride trains for a fast and hassle-free means of exploration. So, how do you ride a train in game?
Trains are normally found in major towns across the game’s large open-world. To ride a train in Red Dead Redemption 2, go to the postman of your selected city and pay for your train ticket. The ticket price will vary depending on the travel distance to your destination.
Riding a train is one of the different fast travel systems in the game. Boarding a train will allow you to fast forward to your destination and quickly pick up your journey from there.
Players strapped on cash can choose to illegally board a train, or check out our guide on how to get money fast. This is easily done by hopping in the train while it’s in motion. If you want a quiet and relaxing train ride, however, you need to be an obedient citizen and learn to part ways with some of your cash. It’s not too much money once you’ve done a few of the major missions in the game that present you with a decent score of cash.
Being spotted illegally riding a train brings some terrible repercussions in your journey, as this will place a bounty on your head. Once your wanted level gets high enough, tough bounty hunters will be dispatched to chase after you. When this happens, you can try to beat the bounty hunters, have yourself arrested, or pay the full bounty price.
Of course, riding the train will cause you to miss out on a ton of interactions in the game world. This includes bumping into country folks, talking to strangers, petting dogs, seeing the wildlife organically interact with one another, and much more. For the best experience, we say save the train rides for when you’re really in a hurry, or really far away.
Considering Red Dead Redemption 2 is Rockstar’s largest open-world to date, traveling from one end of the map to the other will definitely take some time, so we don’t blame you if you wish to quickly arrive at your intended destination. Traveling on-foot will also likely sidetrack players in engaging with the game world.
So, that’s the basics on how to ride a train in Red Dead Redemption 2. This is just one of the few essentials that beginners should know as you explore the large open-world alongside the Van der Linde outlaw gang. If you require more knowledge, be sure to check our wiki, which covers basic and advanced game information, tips and tricks, guides on how to do certain activities, and much more.