First of all it should be mentioned that if you want to reach some point on the map while you're still low level, and the way is too dangerous, your best bet is to have a mage friend who can portal you to the capital cities for your faction. That should get you closer to where you want to go.
You should be prepared to give the mage some coin. Each portal consumes a Rune of Portals, which costs 20s each.
Of course this method costs money and you're unable to collect flypoints on the way. Still, if you simply want to reach Stormwind as a level 6 night elf, just because all your friends are one of the three other races, and you want to level together, it's the fastest way.
If you want or need a travel route added to this guide, put your request in the discussion area.
- On Teldrassil, you'll find Darnassus, the Night Elf capital on the western part of the island. The night elves also maintain major outposts in Darkshore (Auberdine) and Ashenvale Forest (Astranaar)
- On the eastern continent, the Dwarf capital of Ironforge is located at the far northernwestern part of the southern sub-continent in Dun Morogh. In addition, the dwarves maintain outposts in Loch Modan (Thelsamar), and Wetlands (Menethil).
- Also on the eastern continent, the Human capital of Stormwind City is located at the western part of the southern sub-continent in Elwynn Forest. In addition, the humans maintain outposts in Westfall (Sentinel Hill), the Redridge Mountains (Lakeshire), and Duskwood (Darkshire).
How To Get To Each Region
- From Elwynn Forest, go to the Dwarven District in Stormwind City, then take the Deeprun Tram to Ironforge.
- From Hillsbrad Foothills, go northwest.
- From Elwynn Forest, go west.
- From Elwynn Forest, go east.
- From Elwynn Forest, either swim across the southern river, or go east until you reach the crossroads leading to Redridge Mountains and Duskwood.
- From Arathi Highlands, go northwest through a passage in the wall.
- From Dun Morogh, go east to Loch Modan, then north.
- From Teldrassil, take the hippogryph route from Rut'theran Village to Auberdine, then take a boat to Stormwind Harbor, from there the Deeprun Tram to Ironforge, then walk through Dun Morogh to Loch Modan and from there to Wetlands
- From Hillsbrad Foothills, go north.
- From the Badlands, go west.
- From the Swamp of Sorrows, go south.
- From the Searing Gorge, go south through Blackrock Mountain, around the perimeter of the molten span, to the south exit.
- From Hillsbrad Foothills, swim the river to the northeast.
- From the Western Plaguelands, go east.
- From Theramore Isle, swim north along the coast.
- From Ashenvale, go east of Astranaar and then south to the Barrens, follow the Gold Road south, then cross the east river separating the Barrens and Durotar.
- From Azshara, swim Windfury River south, then follow ashore east.
- From Auberdine in Darkshore (see below), take a free hippogryph ride to Rut'theran Village.
- NOTE: If you are not a Night Elf and traveling to Teldrassil / Darnassus for the first time, you will not be able to use the hippogryph. You can take a boat from the northern dock of Auberdine to Rut'theran Village.
- From Theramore Isle, swim north along the coast, then go west (safer than going through Dustwallow Marsh).
- From Ashenvale, go east of Astranaar and then south.
- From Azshara, swim Windfury River south, then follow ashore west.
- From Darkshore, go south.
- From the Barrens, go south.
- From the Charred Vale in Stonetalon Mountains, go south.
- From Desolace, go south.
- From Theramore Isle, swim south, drown when you get into Tanaris waters, drown, resurrect there.
- From Ashenvale, take the road east.
- From Raynewood Retreat in Ashenvale, take the road north.
- From Gadgetzan in Tanaris, head southwest through the desert. The Crater is west of Tanaris. DO NOT jump.
- In Felwood, become not hostile to the Timbermaw Furbolgs. Then travel through Timbermaw Hold in the north of Felwood (alternatively, can be accessed from Moonglade). Take the East tunnel to Winterpring.
- Non-druids: from northern Darkshore, swim east until you get into Moonglade waters, drown, resurrect there (safest).
- Silithus 55-60
- From Un'Goro Crater, head west.