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Questions tagged [magical-transportation]

Methods of travel, teleportation or movement which are magical in origin or require magic to use.

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Manga about a female worker who got dragged into another world together with this high school girl and she was just told she's not needed anymore

My phone broke and all the data is gone so I am looking for this manga. I can't remember the title but I remember the entire story. Its description was it's all about this female worker with glasses ...
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How was Hagrid supposed to bring Harry from Godric's Hollow to the Dursleys?

In chapter 1 of PS, Hagrid tells why he arrived on the motorbike. "Hagrid," said Dumbledore, sounding relieved. "At last. And where did you get that motorbike?" "Borrowed it, Professor ...
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Can you Apparate to a place that you haven't been to?

For instance, if a wizard has a magical photograph of a place, but has never been there physically, can he Apparate there by just focusing on the picture?
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How does one ride a broom in Harry Potter films?

I was wondering, after watching the Harry Potter films several times earlier, the way the witches and wizards fly on brooms is quite impossible the way I see it. Sitting on such a thin broom is ...
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How does the line to Hogwarts fit in to the UK national rail network?

The southern terminus of the railway line to Hogwarts is at Kings Cross station in London, a Muggle railway station, albeit using a magical platform inaccesible to Muggles (except perhaps parents of ...
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What forms of Muggle transport were used by the magical community?

The magical community has a bunch of ways for traveling anywhere across the world, some of which are Portkeys, Apparation, the Floo network, broomsticks and many others. However, they still picked ...
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Is the Hogwarts Express protected?

Is the train protected? Do any wizards accompany the kids in case the train is attacked? Why didn't Voldemort simply attack the train in book five and kill everyone?
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What happens if you let go of a portkey?

Does anyone know what happens if you let go while a portkey is transporting you somewhere? Is it like Apparation, where you end up splinching? Or like the Floo network, where you end up in some place ...
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In Harry Potter, why don't werewolves Apparate to the other side of the Earth for a couple of days so that they won't transform?

From what I remember, Apparation can transport you fairly long distances. And if that's too dangerous for unskilled wizards, why don't they just set up a chain of Portkeys? Edit: I am aware that the ...
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How do portkeys work? [duplicate]

At the start of GoF, the portkey has a time that it is due to leave, and the implication is that it will leave at that time whether there are people touching it or not. Towards the end of the book ...
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How did the (magical) Orient Express cross the channel?

In Pottermore, J. K. Rowling mentioned a possible international train like the Orient Express traveling to European wizard communities. Possibly leaving London at Platform 7 1/2. How would such a ...
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How big is Hogwarts Express?

How big is actually Hogwarts Express or actually how big should it be so that all students fit in it? In the books there is always someone who complains that everything is full but the Trio usually ...
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What is the architecture of the Floo Network?

Muggles have 3 models of network architecture: How is the Floo Network built? It has the ability to: disable fireplaces, e.g. Umbridge's Hogwarts lockout add new fireplaces at will, e.g. Borgin and ...
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Is there any significance to the licence plates on the Ford Anglia?

In various editions of the Harry Potter books, films, and other promotional materials, different versions of the flying Ford Anglia's license plates have been shown. Harry Potter and the Chamber of ...
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Why did Harry end up in Knockturn Alley?

When Harry leaves the Burrow to go to Diagon Alley by Floo Powder in CoS, he ends up in Knockturn Alley. He sort-of pronounces it wrong: ‘D-Dia-gon Alley,’ he coughed. How does that equate to "...
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Travel off-planet in the Potterverse [duplicate]

First, some background. For the sake of argument, since as far as I know from Canon, there are no limits on the distance a portkey can take you, if you knew from Muggle sources what space was like, ...
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How does one leave platform nine and three-quarters?

When parents send their children to Hogwarts, they walk through the walls to enter the otherwise hidden platform nine and three-quarters. Is it explicitly stated how they get out of it?
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What brooms do the Weasleys own?

I know the Weasleys all use older brooms, but do we know what brooms they own? I remember that over the summer Harry and the Weasleys all play pick up games of Quidditch in the woods near the ...
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Can Molly Weasley apparate?

The HP wikia lists Molly Weasley as a known practitioner of apparition. Is there any specific evidence (in canon) to confirm that she actually has this ability?
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How did they get away with making the Tri-Wizard Cup a Portkey?

I know there are many questions going on this very topic - like why the Triwizard Cup Portkey was two-way and why the Portkey didn't return Harry and Cedric to the center of the maze, where it was ...
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In Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, why can't the Order plant an unauthorized Portkey, if Dumbledore can with ease?

Related: Why in 'Deathly Hallows' was a Portkey not used in the beginning? I remember Lupin saying, when transporting Harry in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix: "Brooms," said ...
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Maximum range of a Portkey?

What is the maximum range one could travel with a single Portkey? Across the world? To the moon?
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Searching for the title of a Fantasy book series from the 1980's

I am trying to remember the name of a Fantasy series from the 1980's. It contained at least 7 novels. I remember it was about a magic bottle that was entered by use of the ring. Each novel, whilst a ...
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Why isn't entry through the floo network protected like entry through apparition?

In Half Blood Prince Dumbledore said that apparating inside a house is rude, and usually wizards will have protection in place to prevent unwanted guests entering this way: "Professor, why couldn'...
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Who can make a portkey that goes into Hogwarts?

In Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire the Triwizard Cup was used as the portkey to send Harry and Cedric to the graveyard to face Voldemort. In this question it was discussed why the Triwizard Cup ...
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Barring legal issues, why aren't Portkeys used more often?

Of all the modes of transportation in the Harry Potter universe, Portkeys often seem to be the best option. They're as fast as Apparition without the age restrictions or danger of splinching or ...
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Why couldn't Voldemort use a Portkey to enter Hogwarts?

Fair warning: if you haven't yet read Harry Potter and the Order of Phoenix, you may be spoiled. As Hermione always said, it's impossible to penetrate Hogwarts' defenses. In Harry Potter and the ...
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How come the portkey at the maze didn't transport “at a prearranged time”?

In Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire, when Mr. Weasley and Mr. Diggory are leading a group to the Quidditch World Cup, Mr. Weasly explains: I believe there’s a handy wood they’re using as the ...
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How do people not crash into each other when using popular Floo network destinations?

In "CoS", Weasleys and Harry travel to Diagon Alley via Floo network. Given the fact that a bunch of wizards are likely to want to visit Diagon Alley at the same time (say, when school supply lists ...
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Why was a regular train used to transport students to Hogwarts?

To get to Hogwarts, the students had to: Travel many hours by regular (seemingly non-magical, and fairly slow) train Then get into magical conveyances in Hogsmeade. The latter makes sense - you can'...
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Is the Leaky Cauldron the Only Physical Entrance/Exit For Diagon Alley?

Just as the question asks: Are there other physical entrances to/exits from Diagon Alley aside from the little yard in the back of the Leaky Cauldron? ETA to clarify the question: physical entrances.