Fast Travel (Hollow Knight)
The Stagways are an interconnected system of tunnels throughout Hallownest that link different areas together via Stag Stations. The Knight can traverse the Stagways with the help of the Last Stag, who also gives a bit of information about each location when listened to.
Most stations require activating a toll machine with Geo. Not every area has a Stag Station.
After unlocking a Stag Station, the nearby bell must be hit with the Nail to summon the Last Stag. This must also be done every time an open Stag Station is reached other than the one that was last used.
Locations and Prices
|Last Stag's dialog
|City of Tears (City Storerooms)
|"I remember this station well. A common trip it was. Goods from all over the kingdom were transported here."
|City of Tears (King's Station)
|"Named of course for the King of Hallownest, he who ordered the building of the stagways and stations.
The King never rode the stagways himself, but I've heard he was a glorious bug to behold, bright and radiant in visage, so much so it hurt to look at him."
|Deepnest (Distant Village)
|"I have never been to this station. It has a strange air of danger to it."
|"This place was once full of travellers coming and going. It seems much quieter now."
|"It was a long time ago, but I remember when these highways and crossroads pulsed with life. These are the paths I first carried passengers through when I was young."
|Fungal Wastes (Queen's Station)
|"This place was a bustling hub of travel, well-placed for travellers visiting the outer edges of the land."
|"My, this place much changed since I last saw it. The greenery grows so wild the station's like to be consumed by it."
|Howling Cliffs (Stag Nest)
|"I've found it! the Stag Nest, where I was born and raised.
None may remain to welcome us, but the nest is still a sight to behold!"
|"I'd almost forgotten this station existed. It was not often used by the common bugs, being a well-guarded retreat for our late Queen."
|"Passengers would come here to conduct rituals for those who had passed on..."
|Palace Grounds (Hidden Station)
|"What station is this, hidden all the way at the bottom of the world?
Until I heard the bell calling, I didn't even know the Stagways travelled so deep.
A Tram is a transit vehicle that allows the Knight to fast travel using the tunnels deeper underground where Stag Stations may not reach. Requires the Tram Pass from Deepnest. If the Tram is approached before acquiring the pass, the description simply reads: "A door with an open slot."
There are two Tram tunnels: an upper Tram that connects the southeast end of the Forgotten Crossroads to the southwest end of the Resting Grounds, and a lower Tram that connects the southeast part of Deepnest, the northernmost part of Ancient Basin and the southwest entrance of Kingdom's Edge.
After interacting with a Tram slot for the first time or acquiring the Tram Pass, a Tram Pin may be purchased from Iselda for 100, which marks the locations of all discovered Tramways on any purchased Maps, along with those on Cornifer's map.
This is the only form of fast travel that does not destroy the Delicate Flower upon use.
|Forgotten Crossroads to Resting Grounds
|Deepnest to Ancient Basin to Kingdom's Edge
- Main article: Dreamgate
An Ability granted by the Seer after acquiring 900 Essence. Allows the Knight to place a Dreamgate at almost any location in Hallownest, after which they can warp back to that location an indefinite number of times, costing 1 Essence per warp. Only one Dreamgate can be placed at a time.
|Open half of Hallownest's Stag Stations.
|Open all of Hallownest's Stag Stations and discover the Stag Nest.
Locked gate of the Stag Station in Queen's Gardens
Stag Station of the Queen's Gardens
Resting Grounds Station
Stagway Station in Greenpath
Stagway Station in Distant Village
Stagway Station of Dirtmouth
Southwest Tram on the eastern edge of Deepnest
One of the trams in the background of the Failed Tramway
Tram where the Tram Pass is found
Ancient Basin tram
Section of the tramway and other side of the tram door
- Dialogue from the Last Stag hints at a rivalry that existed between the Trams and the Stagways. He mentions that it is foolish to consider that a machine could do the same as the Stags.
- If the Knight uses a Stag Station or Dreamgate while carrying the Delicate Flower, the flower is destroyed. However, Trams can be used without destroying the Flower.
- The Stagway for the Resting Grounds has a toll of 50 in the game files, however, this toll was removed from the game probably due to the possibility of the Knight getting stuck.