- Author: Luxrah
- Date: March 28, 2023
- Updated: May 22, 2023
- Expansion: World of Warcraft
Stormwind is the human capital city and the main hub of the Alliance. Located in Elwynn Forest on the continent of Eastern Kingdoms, it will be the jumping off point for most of your adventures if you’re playing an Alliance character. In a sense, all roads lead to Stormwind: there are dozens of ways to get to and from the city, making travel between zones, continents, and even worlds a lot easier once you know where to go.
For this guide, we will focus on the four main transit centers in Stormwind. We’ll cover where to find them and where they go. These areas are:
- The Stormwind Portal Room
- The docks in the Stormwind Harbor
- The Deeprun Tram
- The Cataclysm portals
The Stormwind Portal Room
The Stormwind Portal Room is also called the Wizard’s Sanctum. It is the tallest tower in the southern corner of The Mage Quarter.
To ascend the tower without flying, you will have to climb the winding stone path around the building. When you reach the top, go through the large portal gate to enter the Wizard’s Sanctum.
If none of the portals are active, you may need to complete the Battle for Azeroth introductory quests. Check out our BFA Intro Guide for a detailed walkthrough.
Some portals will not be available until you complete certain quests.
Cataclysm Portals in Stormwind
The Cataclysm portals are located in the Eastern Earthshrine, which is in the center of the lake between the Stormwind Embassy and Stormwind Keep. All of these portals require level 30 to use, as that is the minimum level for the zones they connect to.
The Deeprun Tram
The Deeprun Tram is a train station located in the Dwarven District. Inside are two platforms where trains stop to carry you to Ironforge.
Riding the trains will take you through a long tunnel that goes underwater, giving you a view of the seafloor.
The Stormwind Boats
A few different boats dock in Stormwind Harbor on a regular schedule. You may also board some of the stationary boats for one-time quest transportation.
The regular boats dock at the southern and northern platforms.