How to get back to your ship in Starfield

Starfield spaceship going warp speed through space

Starfield spaceship going warp speed through space
October 13, 2023: Starfield is out now. Make sure you can get back to your ship and explore the game's 1,000+ planets!

The vastness of the fictional galaxy makes it imperative to know exactly how to get back to your ship in Starfield. As you embark on an epic journey in Starfield - which involves scouring different planets and moons for rare artefacts in order to answer humanity’s greatest mystery - you’re going to want to have knowledge of exactly how to return to your ship so you can kickstart the next adventure in another part of outer space.

So in this article, we’ll be guiding you every step of the way. We document the process you’ll need to take to arrive back at your spacecraft and use it for travel through the cosmos. We've also documented all of our Starfield content into a guides hub, so check that out for tips, tricks, and walkthroughs!

So, without further ado, let’s get started!

How you can travel back to your ship in Starfield

Once you’ve finished exploring a planet, you have different options within the game to fast travel to your spacecraft.

One of these ways is by opening up the “Surface Map”, where you’ll see your ship listed as a point of interest. From there, you can hit the “R” key on your keyboard if you’re playing on a PC device to be transported straight back to your ship. Alternately, if you’re enjoying this game on an Xbox console, simply press the “Y” button on your controller to get straight back to your ship.

Sounds easy enough, right?

Well, the aforementioned method is certainly a great way of returning to your ship within the game, but it’s not the only one, however.

You can also get back to your ship through the use of your scanner. So in this case, you’d pull out your scanner device and highlight the ship’s icon in the distance. After pinpointing its exact location on the scanner, you can use that gadget to subsequently fast-travel to your ship right away.

However, it’s important to note that sometimes it can be hard to see your ship’s whereabouts on the map – especially if you forget exactly where you are.

In such a case, you can navigate this challenge by simply tabbing into the map, pressing the “Show Me” prompt, and you'll see an instruction that allows you to return to your ship with immediate effect.

So with that brief tutorial out of the way, you’re now fully aware of the methods for getting back to your ship within Starfield. But if you found this guide useful, then be sure to check out our other handy guides on how to fly ships in Starfield as well as how to dock within the game. Happy space travels!

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