Minecraft: How to Move Villagers

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Moving multiple villagers in Minecraft world to a new location to do what you want is challenging. If you're exploring a newly generated world, you'll inevitably come across a Village and decide you need a way to move villagers back to your base so you may more easily access their goods.

Methods of Moving Villagers in Minecraft

Moving villagers in Minecraft can be achieved in different ways. Since the villagers in Minecraft are so thick, they will blindly follow you around if you know what you're doing. They're just like the cows. In fact, we suggest reading How To Tame Cows in Minecraft.

If you're playing a single-player game, you could feel lonely. It is sometimes valuable to move one villager to use the game mechanics they provide. The most common reason for doing so is to place them in optimal locations for iron farms; however, other players do it to populate the area around their home base.

The many means by which a Villager can be relocated are detailed below. You can also watch Hewe's YouTube video on how to move villagers in Minecraft in Minecraft How to Move Villagers EASY [200 IQ].

Use Minecarts

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This is one of the best methods to move villagers. This strategy is often employed when relocating an entire village or a large group of inhabitants to a new place. It is pretty straightforward and is one of the fastest ways. It can be done quickly but at a high cost due to the extensive planning and resources required. To get from the village to the destination, you must first construct a minecart track, load up a villager, and then push the cart forward.

Materials needed to make a minecart:

  • 5 Iron ingots are the main items you will need to create a minecart.
  • Wooden pickaxe: You need a wooden pickaxe to get the iron ingots.
  • 3 wooden planks and 2 sticks are required to build the wooden pickaxe.
  • 3 pieces of stone: You will need to mine 3 pieces of stone from a cave to upgrade your wooden pickaxe to a stone pickaxe.

    You can use minecarts to be automatically moved along railways. However, the drawback is that you'll need to construct rail systems to reach their chosen locations. Longer rail lines, especially those with powered rails, can be highly costly to create.

The most time-consuming and difficult part of this process is laying the tracks. You should only do this if you have specific plans for the rail in the future.

How To Put Down The Rails:

  • With a rail in hand, right-click the ground to place it. If you make a mistake, just hit it with a pickaxe to pick it back up.
  • Rails will automatically turn corners when you place a railing adjacent to another. However, note that you can't turn a corner when the track is on a slope.

Place a block of cobblestone or something similar at each end of the track to stop your cart from going off the rails. If your cart goes off the rails, just hit it with a pickaxe to put it back in your inventory.

How To Transport Villagers In A Furnace Minecart:

  • Place a minecart in a rail system, which will take you to your destination.
  • Invite a Minecraft villager into the minecart.
  • In front of the villager's minecart, place a furnace minecart. The furnace cart should be positioned behind the villager wagon, with both pointing in the same direction.
  • After that, the player must stand before the furnace minecart and provide fuel.
  • Coal, a bucket of lava, or other fuel sources like wood blocks can all be used for this.
  • The longer the distance the carts must go, the more fuel will be necessary.
  • The player can push the furnace cart forward by placing fuel behind it.
  • The furnace minecart will now drive in the direction indicated by the player once it has been fueled.
  • If done correctly, the furnace minecart should be able to drive the villager minecart down the rail system to the desired destination.
  • Keep doing so until you have moved the whole village.

Use Boat

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What You Need:

  • Boats: As much as your inventory can fit.
  • Blocks for a barrier: Dirt, planks, or cobblestone are the easiest to break and are preferred.

Before trapping the villagers, ensure you have figured out a path.

It is possible to row a boat on land, albeit it is a slow process. Use naturally produced waterways wherever possible or invest time constructing a temporary river to where you want your villagers to live. Outside of water, boats cannot ascend vertically and require a width of two blocks.

  • Produce a boat. In Minecraft: Java Edition, you just need five identical wood planks to accomplish this. These wooden blocks and a wooden shovel are required equipment for Bedrock Edition. As long as the boat is a generic representation of the vehicle class, it will suffice.
  • The boat must be put in place, and the villager must be brought into contact with it. The player can use a lead or nudge the villager to get their attention. In Minecraft: Bedrock Edition, boats can be equipped with tips, dragging them to the optimal placement near the villager.
  • The villagers will board the boat, and the players can take control of the bow. The speed at which a ship travels through the land does not indicate its momentum in the water.
  • If the player needs to move the boat across a chasm, they can simply demolish the current ship, rebuild it at the desired height, and re-embark the villager. The vessel may be pulled vertically up blocks in the Bedrock Edition using leads.

Job Blocks/Beds

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The player can place a work site block and have an unemployed villager claim it to relocate them. Keep shattering and replacing the work site block to lead the villager to safety. You can utilize beds at night, but it's risky because mobs, especially zombified villagers, can appear anytime.

If you want to move multiple villagers at once, you can break all the beds, job site blocks, and the village bell and then repeatedly set them down in the same manner described above. To prevent getting your boat trapped, steer clear of dirt walkways through villages, as they have a lower hitbox than standard blocks.

Nether Portal

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Without proper preparation, transporting Villagers into the Nether can be a terrible experience. You can transport the villagers across the Nether, albeit it will take effort to ensure the safety of everyone.

  • The first thing you should do is calculate how far away you are from each Nether portal.
  • Use tunnels to create a speedier path between the two points. Minecarts will be the quickest option here. Therefore, you should use them.
  • Establish a path to the other portal, which will not admit any enemies and will be unaffected by the Ghasts' bombs. It doesn't take long to dig Netherack, and it's the safest way to move your villagers, so we recommend it.
  • If you don't, you should use cobblestones or whatever other hard surface you think will make the track the safest option.
  • Ensure the Villagers are safe from the angry crowds gathered around the track.

Suppose no other portals exist in The Nether. In that case, the player can establish one at their Overworld destination, enter it, instantly exit back into the Overworld, and then construct the third portal in a settlement within 128 blocks of the first. The villagers should leave the first portal after being pushed in (either manually or with a minecart), go back out, be given 30 seconds to "cool down," and then be made in again.

Water Path

Water path method

The player constructs a walled or tunneled passage with no way out and then uses water to force villagers along the path a few blocks at a time, retrieving the water block at the back of the course with the empty bucket.

  • Raise the villagers in the air in a column of soul sand bubbles.
  • An alternative method for making a low-cost "railway" in a horizontal tunnel involves placing an open fence gate or sign on top of an ice block next to each final flowing water block to prevent the other nearby water (source block) from flowing backward.

How to Transport Villagers to Longer Distances

Long-distance movement of Villagers can be a pain, especially if you're trying to keep them alive. As we've mentioned, moving many Villagers requires either the use of the Nether or a boat.

What You Need

  • Rails: Made with iron ingots and sticks.
  • Powered Rails: Made with gold nuggets, sticks, and Redstone.
  • Minecart
  • Redstone torch or block
  • Blocks for a barrier/path: Use blocks that are easiest to break down.

As with the preceding procedure, make sure to establish a path ahead.

  • Villagers require a minimum height of two blocks, so ensure that they won't knock their heads while traversing tunnels.
  • The safest approach to perform this method without endangering the life of a villager is to have the entire rail in place before conveyance.
  • Depending on the distance, you may not have the resources to accomplish this. Be sure to light the route, bring a bed, and create a barrier between the villager's location and any surrounding hostile creatures.
  • Additionally, put a powered rail every 38 blocks to maintain the pace or to ascend inclines.
  • Because they can only be placed on rails, loading villagers onto a minecart is more challenging than a boat. Instead of attempting to corral villagers in the open, imitate the above procedure by blocking them inside a structure.
  • After placing them in a minecart, you may connect the rails and send them on their trip!

You can also read our Ultihow blog on taming cows in Minecraft in How To Tame Cows in Minecraft.

How to Move Villagers Uphill

It will require effort, but it's generally more accessible than delivering them through the Nether. You'll also need tracks to haul them up a hill or a mountain. You can do that with a Boat, but it requires a highly time-consuming Redstone Piston system setup.

The most efficient method is to construct a Minecart Track to the desired altitude and ride the villager to the top in this fashion. With all the valuable items you can barter the villager for after you return them to your base, it will be time well spent when you do it.

  • Build a road around the mountain so they can easily climb it.
  • When transporting villagers uphill, a Minecart is significantly more practical than a boat.

How to Protect Villagers While Moving Them in Minecraft

Players need only construct their boats and ram into the villager until they run into a preexisting boat. The villagers are quickly transported to their next destination after being thrown onto the ship. Afterward, the player can smash the boat, so the villagers can leave and walk to their new homes.

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Which Villagers Should You Target?

Unless you keep tabs on what each Villager trading, you can waste a lot of time trying to entice a Villager with awful trading pricing. If you keep an eye out, you might encounter a Villager with incredible trading items.

Finding Villagers willing to trade at favorable prices is valuable. Whether you can't discover a good seed with excellent trades, don't worry; you can always create a new world and try the works to determine if they're worthwhile or consult a list of good seeds online.


The various methods of moving villagers in Minecraft mentioned above are adequate. Remember that the game was complex to enable you to enjoy it better.


What is the best method to move a village in Minecraft?

One of the most effective methods to move a Minecraft villager is by transporting them in a boat.


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