Being the big new Larian CRPG, Baldur’s Gate 3 is a pretty big game. Even in the Early Access state you will have to deal with a lot of travel time. That means you will want to learn how to fast travel in Baldur’s Gate 3 very early on. If you don’t take the time to learn this stuff, you’re going to feel lost pretty quickly.
So here are the basics of fast travel in Baldur’s Gate 3. You don’t fast travel to named locations or notable NPCs, instead, you use set points on the map. You will find one in each named zone on the larger map of the game world.
Each time you enter a new zone, check your map. You will want to look on the map for the little purple icons, they look like small hurricanes. These are the fast travel points dotted around the world. Fast traveling works by adding these locations to your overworld map. Once you have added them to it by simply interacting with them the first time, they should be available after that from any point. You can open up your map and instantly transport them around, provided you are not in combat. You select one of the Waypoints. Once selected, you will immediately fast travel to that location. You do not need to be at a waypoint in order to fast travel.
You can also use these to instantly jump back to your main camp. Here, you can have a chat with your party, settle down for a rest, and access your party storage.
This all means that to make the most of the system, you will want to head around the map of each zone and look for those icons. Be careful though, there’s lots of stuff hidden out in the wilderness. Be wary of wandering into an ambush or some powerful for before you trek haplessly out into the jungles and forests.