How to Use the Tp (Teleport) Command in Minecraft

Teleport to coordinates in Minecraft

What to Know

  • Enable cheats in your world's settings, open the chat window, and enter the Tp command. For example: /tp PluckyChart7166 150 64 250
  • If successful, you will receive a confirmation message and be teleported to the indicated location.
  • You can teleport anyone or anything anywhere with the Tp command.

This article explains how to use the Tp (teleport) command in Minecraft for all platforms including Windows PC, PS4, and Xbox One. You'll find several examples at the end of this piece.

How to Use the Minecraft Teleport Command

With the Tp command in Minecraft, you can teleport anyone or anything anywhere. If you're playing the Java version, you can even teleport between the Overworld and the Nether.

Use the Tp cheat the same way you use any other Minecraft cheat:

  1. Enable cheats in your world's settings.

    Enable cheats in your world's settings.
  2. Open the chat window. How you do this depends on which platform you're playing on:

    • PC: Press the T key.
    • Mobile: Tap the Chat icon at the top of the screen.
    • Xbox: Press Right on the D-Pad.
    • PlayStation: Press Right on the D-Pad.
    • Nintendo Switch: Press Right on the D-Pad.
    Open the Chat Window in Minecraft.
  3. Enter the Tp command.

    Tp command in the Minecraft chat window
  4. If you entered the command correctly, you will receive a confirmation message and be teleported to the indicated location.

    Teleporting in Minecraft

How Coordinates Work in Minecraft

When you enter coordinates in Minecraft, you need to provide three variables: X, Y, and Z:

  • X: The X coordinate represents longitude. As the player moves east, the value of X increases. As the player moves west, the value of X decreases.
  • Y: The Y coordinate represents elevation. As the player moves up, the value of Y increases. As the player moves down, the value of Y decreases.
  • Z: The Z coordinate represents latitude. As the player moves south, the value of Z increases. As the player moves north, the value of Z decreases.

One unit represents one block. Sea level for the overworld is 64Y, and the lava “sea” level is 11Y. In the Nether, the lava “sea” level is 31Y.

To display your current coordinates in the Java Edition, press Fn+F3 (or Alt+Fn+F3). In Bedrock Edition, enable Show Coordinates in the world settings.

How to Teleport to Coordinates in Minecraft

To teleport any player or object to a specific set of coordinates, you just need to provide the X, Y, and Z coordinates. For example:

/tp PluckyChart7166 150 64 250

The above command teleports the player PluckyChart7166 to the coordinates 150X, 64Y, 250Z.

Teleport to a Relative Set of Coordinates

To teleport an object to a location relative to its current position, add a tilde (~) to the coordinates. For example:

/tp PluckyChart7166 ~150 ~ 64 ~250

Teleport to Another Object

It's also possible to teleport directly to another player or object. For example:

/tp PluckyChart7166 Rob4Lifewire

The above command teleports the player PluckyChart7166 to the player Rob4Lifewire.

Minecraft Tp Command Examples

Here are some more helpful teleport commands for Minecraft:

Command Effect
/tp @a @s Teleport all players to you.
/tp @p @s Teleport the nearest player to you.
/tp @e[type=pigs] @s Teleport all pigs to you.
/tp @s ~ ~100 ~ Teleport yourself 100 blocks in the air.
execute in minecraft:the_nether run teleport ~ ~ ~ Teleport to the same coordinates but in the Nether (Java Edition only).