How to travel to other planets in Borderlands 3

Learn how to hop in a spaceship and travel to other planets in Borderlands 3.


One of the big new features of Borderlands 3 is the ability to finally get off Pandora and explore more of the Borderlands universe. Obviously, getting off that sandy hunk of rock isn’t going to be easy, and you’ll need to put in some work, Vault Hunter. Luckily, we can help you out with the whole space travel thing and this guide will show you everything you need to know to travel to other planets in Borderlands 3.

It should go without saying, but just to be safe, there are some slight spoilers ahead. Nothing too in-depth, but if you want to play the game without any kind of spoilers at all, then I’d suggest steering clear of this guide for now.

How to travel to other planets in Borderlands 3

Okay, that’s it. You’ve had it with this stupid hunk of rock that we’ve spent the past two Borderlands games exploring. We don’t blame you, neither does Gearbox. That’s why in Borderlands 3 you can travel to several other planets to explore, exterminate, and unlock new secrets.

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You'll have several planets to explore in Borderlands 3.

Before you can start traveling to new planets all willy nilly, though, you’re going to need to progress through the story quite a bit. First, you need to play through the story until you reach the mission that has you fueling up the spaceship that Ellie has created for you and the Crimson Raiders. After you complete this mission, a few cutscenes will kick off another mission, and then you’re off into space. Now, to unlock new planets, you’re going to need to just keep playing through the central narrative. After a few quests, you’ll unlock the ability to travel to new places, which can be done at any time by visiting the bridge of Sanctuary, the spaceship that Ellie made.

To travel to new planets, head up to the bridge and then approach the central console. Here you can see a list of all the planets that you’ve unlocked, and you can select the one you want to travel to. This makes it very easy to hop around to the other planets in Borderlands 3. You can also use the normal fast travel method from the map to move around different planets, too!

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You can approach the main console on the bridge to travel to other planets in Borderlands 3.

Now that you know how to travel to other planets, you can head back over to our handy Borderlands 3 guide and walkthrough. We’ve got a plethora of other articles to help you nail down your place in the world, so make sure you check ‘em all out.

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