A key part of Animal Crossing New Horizon‘s gameplay is being able to travel to other islands – both unexplored and inhabited by other players – to see what they’ve got to offer. You may be unclear on how to do this though, which is why we’re here to help with a guide on how to visit other islands.
How to Visit Other Islands in Animal Crossing New Horizons
To visit other islands in Animal Crossing New Horizons, you’ll need to redeem Nook Miles for Nook Mile Tickets.
Nook Miles are a form of currency in New Horizons rewarded to you for completing a variety of challenges, from cleaning up the island of weeds to greeting every resident on an island in a single day. You can check to see what these challenges are from the Nook Phone.
Note that you won’t be able to purchase things from the terminal until you’ve repaid a certain amount to Tom Nook, or otherwise progressed the game to a certain point. You’ll be notified once you’ve progressed enough to use the terminal, so just play through the game until you reach this point.
Redeeming Nook Mile Tickets
After collecting enough Nook Miles in Animal Crossing New Horizons, you can then use them at the terminal in the Resident Services building to purchase Nook Mile Tickets – items which, when used at the airport, allow you to visit other islands which contain new sights and rare resources for you to discover and claim for your own.
With some Nook Mile Tickets in your possession, head to the airport and speak to the NPC Orville inside. They’ll give you the option to redeem your tickets to travel to new islands and see what else the world has to offer.
How to Visit Other Players’ Islands in Animal Crossing New Horizons
As for how to visit other players’ islands in Animal Crossing New Horizons, it’s a slightly simpler process as you won’t need Nook Mile Tickets.
After reaching the point in the game where you have access to the Airport, speak to Orville and select the “I wanna fly!” option. From there, you’ll be able to choose whether you want to visit the island of another player locally or online.
You’ll want to choose local if the player whose island you want to visit is in close proximity to you. Online, meanwhile, should be selected if they’re a decent distance away from you, or if you want to visit a random person’s island.
Choose whichever option best applies to what you want to do, an then wait for Orville to provide you with an island to fly to. Confirm the island as your destination, and you’ll be sent flying to a new island via plane.
Time needed: 3 minutes.
So, to recap how to visit other players’ islands:
- Go to the Airport and speak to Orville
He’ll be the NPC behind the desk.
- Select the “I want to fly!” dialogue option
This will begin the process of traveling to other islands.
- Select whether you want to visit an island through local or online
Local islands are those tied to players close by to you, while online can take you to islands “far away” from you via an internet connection.
- Wait for Orville to provide you with an island
After a bit, he should provide you with another player’s island to travel to.
And that’s all there is to know about how to visit other islands in Animal Crossing New Horizons. For more on the game, check out our guide wiki. It has plenty of useful info on topics like what the download and install size is and what the preload and unlock times are.