How to Transport Villagers in Minecraft

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With Minecraft 1.14, Villagers became more useful than ever. Now instead of having single generic trades, Villagers can have professions and offer much more useful items which are related to that profession. For example, Librarians can offer rare enchanted books.

This means they’re worth having around either your home, or for setting up a new village nearby. To do this, you’ll need to transport Villagers around the world. While it can be done, it’s quite difficult and tedious. 

We’ve put together a quick and simple guide below for transporting Minecraft Villagers around. For more Minecraft guides and best-of content including seeds and resource packs, make sure to check out our Minecraft section!

Transporting Villagers

The easiest way to transport Villagers in Minecraft is by boat. Unfortunately, Villagers can’t be put on leads (yet, who knows, maybe this will come in a future update) and boats can move on land. 

Villager in a boat

All you have to do is place a boat near a Villager on land. Boats cost 5 wooden planks which are built in a U shape on a crafting table. The Villager will need to walk into the boat, as it can’t be placed underneath them.

Row the boat on land

If the Villager won’t walk into it, just give them a bit of a shove. Villagers will usually stare at a player instead of running away, so this gives you an opportunity to keep walking into them and slowly pushing them in.

Transporting Villagers

Once you have a Villager in a Minecraft boat, you can now transport them to wherever you need them. As previously mentioned, boats can be rowed on land and moved around. However you’ll need to set up a contraption somewhere such as pistons to push the boat back onto land if your house isn’t on the coast.

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