Questions tagged [magical-transportation]

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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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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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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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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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Is there an upper height limit to magical flight in Harry Potter?

In the beginning of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Harry Potter needs to get from point A to point B as quickly as possible without being intercepted by enemies. Knowing that there is a magical ...
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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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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.
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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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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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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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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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