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A dwarf looks at the subway board in the Deeprun Tram, WoW Classic.
The Deeprun Tram is WoW's very own subway system, complete with its own rats. Screenshot by Dot Esports

How fast is the Deeprun Tram in World of Warcraft?

It might just be the fastest way to travel between any two points.

The journey between two of WoW’s most popular Alliance cities—Ironforge and Stormwind—is exceptionally long and dangerous, with high-level zones like the Burning Steppes and Searing Gorge separating the two capitals. Luckily, the Deeprun Tram is a high-speed train that offers safe passage between the two cities.

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Even though it feels like the Deeprun Tram takes you through the world, it doesn’t really; the tram is its own instanced area, complete with portals separating it from Stormwind and Ironforge. With this in mind, the tram is a super fast way to get from Point A to Point B. Whether you’re going to or from Ironforge, you’ll be able to take the tram and arrive in literally less than a minute.

Here’s a breakdown of how fast WoW’s Deeprun Tram actually moves, complete with a comparison to traditional gryphon travel.

How fast does the Deeprun Tram travel, actually? 

A WoW screenshot of the Deeprun Tram without any trains present.
The Deeprun Tram is one of the most effective ways to travel in WoW. Screenshot by Dot Esports

It takes 58 seconds for the Deeprun Tram to make a full trip between Stormwind and Ironforge. There are trams on opposite sides of the tracks, and when one of them departs from Stormwind, the other tram arrives at Ironforge. This means there’s always going to be a train in transit to whichever city you’re currently located in—so stand on the middle platform to make sure the train you need to catch doesn’t arrive on the opposite side.

Once the tram arrives at its destination, it sits there for exactly 13 seconds before it takes off again. 

Is it faster to take the Deeprun Tram or a gryphon? 

A WoW Classic screenshot of the Deeprun Tram with trains in the station.
The tram goes city to city in under a minute. Screenshot by Dot Esports

Taking a gryphon from Ironforge to Stormwind (or vice versa) takes much longer than it does to take the Deeprun Tram. A gryphon ride between the two cities takes three minutes and 30 seconds, two and a half minutes longer than the tram.

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Whereas the Deeprun Tram sends you through its own instance tunnel until you pop out of a portal on the other side of the Eastern Kingdoms, riding a gryphon actually takes you through the overworld instead of an instance, making the process of arriving at your destination (be it Stormwind or Ironforge) much slower.

Furthermore, the gryphon between Ironforge and Stormwind costs 48 copper, so if your character is level one and short on currency, you should take the Deeprun Tram for free.

In total, it’s much faster (and more cost-efficient) to take the Deeprun Tram between Stormwind and Ironforge.

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Michael Kelly
Staff Writer covering World of Warcraft and League of Legends, among others. Mike's been with Dot since 2020, and has been covering esports since 2018.