Fast travel isn’t immediately available in Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown, and even when you do get the option, it’s not exactly the most convenient system.
There are 10 navigable biomes in The Lost Crown, ranging from the picturesque Hyrcanian Forest to the dreary Depths (the barely lit sewer area that’s requisite for this type of game). As of this writing, we’re not sure how many fast travel locations there are in total, but they’re fairly few and far between, usually just one or two per biome. Note too that you cannot fast travel to the Wak-Wak trees that serve as checkpoints.
Here’s how to unlock fast travel in Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown, plus a list of all the fast travel locations we’ve found so far.
How to unlock fast travel in Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown
You can’t unlock fast travel in The Lost Crown until you head toward the Sacred Archive biome, but it’s technically in the Lower City. And you can miss it if you’re rushing.
As you approach the Sacred Archive, instead of heading up toward the waypoint (which you’ll see on your map when playing on Guided Mode), hang a left. You’re looking for this room:
You’ll see a purple orb in front of a broken plinth:
Smashing the orb will repair the plinth. Interacting with it will pull up a list of fast travel locations you’ve unlocked.
When you’re exploring, you’ll know you’re near a fast travel spot when your screen gets a purple overlay. If your screen starts looking like this...
...then search the surrounding area until you find a fast travel spot. It’s usually near a Wak-Wak tree.
Fast travel locations in Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown
So far, we’ve found fast travel locations in Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown. Here they are:
Lower City — The Haven fast travel location
You’ll reach the Haven early on, but you can’t use it as a fast travel spot until you’ve unlocked the fast travel spot en route to the Sacred Archives.
Lower City — Scholar’s Area fast travel location
Though it’s technically in the Lower City, the Scholar’s Area fast travel spot is essentially your access point to the Sacred Archives.
Sacred Archives — Sacred Archives fast travel location
The actual Sacred Archives fast travel spot is a ways into the biome, located on the west side of the map.
Sacred Archives — Temple of Knowledge
You can only reach the Temple of Knowledge fast travel spot after you’ve unlocked the Clarivoyance ability.
Upper City — Day Temple fast travel location
Before riding the lift to the top of the Upper City, make sure to activate the Day Temple fast travel spot in the biome’s spacious al fresco area.
Upper City — The Clockwork fast travel location
You’ll pass The Clockwork fast travel spot after solving the clock puzzle in the Upper City. In the chamber immediately after the puzzle, Instead of heading right toward the objective, turn left.
Upper City — Hanging Gardens fast travel location
You can’t access the Hanging Gardens fast travel spot until you’ve unlocked the Gravity Wings (aka, the double jump).
The Depths — Shallows fast travel location
Not sure why you’d ever want to return to the Depths, but Shallows, the biome’s primary fast travel spot, is a bit west of where you first arrive in the Depths.
The Depths — Catacombs
The Catacombs fast travel spot is near the Giant Crab boss fight, and servers as a good checkpoint to prepare for the battle.
Sunken Harbor — Pirate Village fast travel location
The Pirate Village fast travel spot is likely the first fast travel spot you’ll stumble upon after leaving the Depths. Freedom!
Sunken Harbor — Landmines fast travel location
As its name implies, yes, you will have to dodge some landmines en route to the Landmines fast travel spot in Sunken Harbor.
Soma Tree — Soma Tree fast travel location
Though it appears adjacent to the Hyrcanian Forest, you’ll need to access the Soma Tree fast travel spot by way of Sunken Harbor.
Soma Tree — Forest Ruins fast travel location
The Forest Ruins fast travel location connects the Soma Tree with the Hyrcanian Forest.
Soma Tree — Brambles Tower fast travel location
You’ll come across the Brambles Tower fast travel spot while scaling the Soma Tree.
Pit of Eternal Sands — Sealed Lair fast travel location
You’ll pass the Sealed Lair fast travel location on the way to the Azhdaha boss fight.
Pit of Eternal Sands — Sentinel’s Road fast travel location
The Sentinel’s Road fast travel spot is due east of the Sealed Lair.
Raging Sea — The Holds fast travel location
The Holds is located in the small room to the east of the second Wak-Wak tree you come across in the Raging Sea.
Raging Sea — The Galleon fast travel location
Keep going east through the Raging Sea and you’ll come upon The Galleon fast travel spot.