Fast Travel is a teleportation system accessable from prominent interactive Hyperion New-U Stations on Pandora and Dahl New-U Stations on Elpis. The devices seem to use the same concept as digistructing, deconstructing the traveler and reconstructing them at their destination.
Certain prominent New-U Stations scattered around Pandora have Fast Travel capability. Each Fast Travel terminal is connected to all other Fast Travel terminals in a planet-wide network. By accessing any one of them, a character can be instantaneously transported to any of the other terminals that they have previously visited. Its users require a Fast Travel Pass in order to use it.
At the time of the Borderlands Vault Hunters' arrival on Pandora, the Fast Travel network is shut down thanks to the machinations of the bandit lord Mad Mel. In order to activate it, a power station must be recaptured during the mission Powering The Fast Travel Network in the Dahl Headlands. From here, right through to the rise of Handsome Jack and beyond, any Fast Travel terminal can be activated for instant transport to new locations.
In addition to Hyperion's manufacturing of New-U and Fast Travel Stations, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel shows that at some point in the past, Dahl also mass-produced the same technology. Elpis does not feature any Hyperion New-U or Fast Travel stations on its surface, but instead features the remains of Dahl's moon-wide Fast Travel network, which Hyperion is able to tap into and manipulate, as shown by the ability to travel from a Dahl Fast Travel terminal on Elpis to a Hyperion Fast Travel terminal on Helios.
Fast Travel Access
To access the Fast Travel Network, players must move within activation range of the terminal and use the action key. Using the action key a second time while in the menu will initiate travel to the chosen location.
In Borderlands, the menu that appears has two tabs: the menu with the rabbit icon denotes the Fast Travel menu, the menu with the character card icon denotes the Character Customization menu. As players explore Pandora, more and more locations are added to the Fast Travel Network list, and each one can be accessed by scrolling through the available location listing to find the desired one.
In Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, only the Fast Travel menu itself is available on a Fast Travel terminal due to character customization being available at Quick Change stations. As players explore Pandora and Elpis, more locations are added to each game's Fast Travel list and players can travel to any available one.
Travel occurs instantaneously in single player and after a two second countdown in Borderlands multiplayer, which is extended to a five second countdown in Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel multiplayer. However, travel cannot be initiated if any players are Crippled into Fight For Your Life, are in another Fast Travel menu, are in their character inventory, or have walked by a New-U Station, triggering a game save.
The Fast Travel Network is a valuable part of the series, allowing players to quickly change zones to search for more loot, battle different enemies and bosses or complete or gather new missions.
Downloadable Content Access
Upon installing any add-on content pack in Borderlands, Borderlands 2, or Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, previously non-existent locations are added to each respective game's fast travel list.
In Borderlands, downloadable content areas can be accessed at any time after the completion of the mission Skags At The Gate, regardless of whether or not the Fast Travel Network has been activated by completing the mission Powering The Fast Travel Network. Downloadable content areas for Borderlands feature multiple locations to explore, but only the very first location visited in each downloadable content pack is available for Fast Travel.
In Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, downloadable content locations can be accessed at any time at any Fast Travel enabled Hyperion or Dahl New-U Station. Unlike Borderlands, Fast Travel is available to most (if not all) locations of each downloadable content pack.
Fast Travel Network (Borderlands)
- Arid Hills
- Cauldron (The Rust Commons East)
- Cesspool (The Rust Commons West)
- Crazy Earl's Scrapyard
- Crimson Fastness
- Crimson Enclave
- Devil's Footstool
- Eridian Promontory
- Fyrestone (Arid Badlands)
- Fyrestone Coliseum
- Headstone Mine
- Krom's Canyon
- Lost Cave
- Lucky's Last Chance Watering Hole (Dahl Headlands)
- Middle of Nowhere (Rust Commons East)
- New Haven
- Old Haven
- Outeryard (Rust Commons West)
- Salt Flats
- Skag Gully
- Sledge's Safe House
- Tetanus Warrens
- Titan's End (Arid Badlands)
- Trash Coast
- Treacher's Landing
- Underpass (Rust Commons West)
Downloadable Content Locations
Available after completing Skags At The Gate.
- Jakobs Cove from The Zombie Island of Dr. Ned.
- The Underdome from Mad Moxxi's Underdome Riot.
- T-Bone Junction from The Secret Armory of General Knoxx.
- Tartarus Station from Claptrap's New Robot Revolution.
Fast Travel locations (Borderlands 2)
- Arid Nexus - Badlands
- Arid Nexus - Boneyard
- Bloodshot Ramparts (exit only)
- Bloodshot Stronghold
- Caustic Caverns
- End of the Line (exit only)
- Eridium Blight
- Frostburn Canyon
- Hero's Pass
- Sawtooth Cauldron
- Southern Shelf
- Southpaw Steam & Power
- The Bunker (exit only)
- The Dust
- The Fridge
- The Highlands - Extraction Plant (The Highlands)
- The Highlands - Hyperion Bridge (The Highlands)
- The Highlands - Outwash
- The Highlands - Overlook (The Highlands)
- Thousand Cuts
- Three Horns - Divide
- Three Horns - Valley
- Tundra Express
- Tundra Express - Farmhouse
- Vault of the Warrior (exit only)
- Wildlife Exploitation Preserve
- Windshear Waste
Downloadable Content Locations
- Hayter's Folly
- Magnys Escape (exit only)
- Magnys Lighthouse
- The Rustyards
- Washburne Refinery
- Candlerakk's Crag
- H.S.S. Terminus (exit only)
- Hunter's Grotto
- Hunter's Grotto - Lodge
- Scylla's Grove
- Dragon Keep
- Flamerock Refuge
- The Forest
- Hatred's Shadow
- Immortal Woods
- Lair of Infinite Agony
- Mines of Avarice
- Unassuming Docks
- Gluttony Gulch from The Horrible Hunger of the Ravenous Wattle Gobbler.
- Hallowed Hollow from TK Baha's Bloody Harvest.
- Marcus's Mercenary Shop (Frost Bottom) from How Marcus Saved Mercenary Day.
- The Raid on Digistruct Peak from Digistruct Peak Challenge.
- Rotgut Distillery from Mad Moxxi and the Wedding Day Massacre.
- Wam Bam Island from Sir Hammerlock vs. the Son of Crawmerax.
Exit Only Fast Travel Stations
Some Fast Travel stations in Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel are classified as "exit only" Fast Travel stations. They offer a normal menu of destinations, but are not listed on the menus of other stations themselves. This allows one-way travel away from the exit-only Fast Travel, and is generally used to offer an exit point at the end of a story mission. An exit only Fast Travel terminal can be identified by its yellow holographic projections featuring a "no u-turn" symbol. A regular Fast Travel terminal features blue holographic projections.
Fast Travel locations (Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel)
- Crisis Scar
- Eye of Helios (exit only)
- Hyperion Hub of Heroism
- Jack's Office
- Lunar Launching Station
- Outlands Canyon
- Outlands Spur
- Pity's Fall
- Research and Development
- Serenity's Waste
- Titan Industrial Facility
- Titan Robot Embarkation (exit only)
- Titan Robot Production Plant
- Triton Flats
- Tycho's Ribs
- Vorago Solitude