How to Travel to Different Islands in Animal Crossing: New Horizons


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In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, you can take flights to new islands. They are chosen randomly, and are useful to get more inhabitants for your own island, collect new types of food and catch new creatures. However travelling does come at a cost.

Before you can charter a flight, you’ll need to have paid back the 5,000 miles to Tom Nook. There’s really no point in avoiding paying, as there’s no other way to progress through the game. So pay it back as soon as you have 5,000. You’ll even get your first plane ticket for free.

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Travelling to Different Islands

As previously mentioned, you’ll need to of handed in your moving-in fees, which costs 5,000 Nook Miles. Once you’ve done that, you’ll have access to the ‘Redeem Nook Miles’ on the machine shown below. If you haven’t flown anywhere yet, then you should have a ticket waiting for you in the airport which you can use for free just once.

Choose ‘Redeem Nook Miles’

You can buy a ‘Nook Miles Ticket’ for 2,000 Nook Miles. If you don’t have enough, you’ll have to complete some more challenges, which you can look at on your phone by pressing ZL.

Buy a Nook Miles Ticket

Once you’ve bought the ticket, it will be printed out and placed in your inventory. Head to the airport on your Island and speak to Orville, the Dodo Bird. Choose the ‘I wanna fly!’ option, and you’ll be taken to a different island at the expense of your ticket.

Head to the airport

There are a few things you should do before flying though. Make sure to have inventory space to bring items back with you. Also ensure that you take at least some tools so that you can chop down trees, dig up fossils and catch fish. Once you return, you’ll have to pay another 2000 Nook Miles to fly again.

Phillip Anderson
Phillip Anderson
Hey, I'm Phillip Anderson! After studying Video Game Design at University, I began writing articles at PwrDown in my free time. I currently play my games on PC, but also own a PS4 & Nintendo Switch. I'm also a VR enthusiast, owning an Oculus Rift S where you might find me playing Beat Saber or Skyrim VR!