A city portal is permanent version of the Portal spell used by mages that appears in a fixed spot in a city. They tend only to appear in cities possibly due to the potentially large power requirements. The exact mechanism of how they work is not known. However, some fixed portals can be seen to have mages actively maintaining them.

Most city portals connect to other cities, but some connect to well traveled points of interest.

Portals destinations
by region
Azeroth
Eastern Kingdoms
  Blasted Lands
   World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Twilight Highlands
Kalimdor
   World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Mount Hyjal
   World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Uldum
The Great Sea
   World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Vashj'ir
The Maelstrom
   World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Deepholm
World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Northrend
World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria Pandaria
World of Warcraft: Legion Broken Isles
Outland
World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade To Hellfire Peninsula
Draenor
World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor From Draenor

Locations of city portals

Added in Burning Crusade

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In Terrace of Light, Shattrath City:

Added in Wrath of the Lich King

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In Alliance The Silver Enclave,

[40, 62]

Dalaran:

In Horde Sunreaver's Sanctuary,

[0, 0]

Dalaran:

In Neutral The Violet Citadel, Dalaran:

Added in Patch 3.2

In World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.2. all major cities added a portal to the Blasted Lands near the location of mage trainers. These portals lead to a ravine right in front of the Dark Portal. Further, portals to Stormwind City and Orgrimmar were added on the other side of the Dark Portal. The result is that it is now possible to port from any city to Orgrimmar/Stormwind City using the chain of portals in about 1-2 minutes.

Portal to the Blasted Lands in Alliance Alliance capital cities:

Portal to the Blasted Lands in Horde Horde capital cities:

At the Neutral Stair of Destiny in Hellfire Peninsula:

Added in Cataclysm

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For some reason there are no portals in Vashj'ir, so swim to the surface or find the seahorse route to Sandy Beach which has flight paths for both factions.

New zone hubs

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Unlocked by quests at the Eastern Earthshrine

[74, 18]

(Alliance Stormwind City) or Western Earthshrine

[50, 37]

(Horde Orgrimmar):

Tol Barad

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Alliance Alliance
  • Between Deepholm and Vashj'ir portals by Eastern Earthshrine,[73, 8]
    Stormwind City.
Horde Horde
  • Near Western Earthshrine,[47, 39]
    Orgrimmar.

Twilight Highlands

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Activating each portal requires completing the related quest chain.

Alliance Alliance

The quest chain to activate starts with A [84] Welcome to Highbank! and ends with A [84] Any Portal in a Storm.

  • Portal to Stormwind City from Highbank courtyard of keep.
Horde Horde

The quest chain to activate starts with H [84] Stalled Negotiations/H [84] Emergency Aid and ends with H [84] Return to the Highlands.

Mount Hyjal to Firelands

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To activate the portals to Molten Front, Firelands from Mount Hyjal and back, you must be level 85, have completed the N [85] Guardians of Hyjal: Call of the Ancients quest chain, and get the short quest chain that starts with N [85] Calling for Reinforcements and ends with N [85] Through the Gates of Hell. Though to complete this quest chain, you must accumulate 20+150 Inv misc markoftheworldtree.png [Marks of the World Tree] which requires a several days of completing Regrowth subzone daily quests.

As of Patch 4.2:

Added in Mists of Pandaria

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To Jade Forest

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Shrines in Vale of Eternal Blossoms

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Added in Warlords of Draenor

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Ashran to capitals

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Garrison to Tanaan Jungle

Requires a level 3 garrison:

Ashran to Tanaan Jungle

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Portal to Hellfire Peninsula

Added in Legion

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Dalaran mostly just moved, so has mostly same portals unless otherwise noted.

In Alliance The Silver Enclave,

[40, 62]

Dalaran:

In Horde Sunreaver's Sanctuary,

[0, 0]

Dalaran:

In Neutral The Violet Citadel, Dalaran:

Quest-based

These portals will only be active while on related quests.
B [??] Calling of the Council

Just to the right of the southwest exit of Horde Cleft of Shadow,

[36, 70]

, Orgrimmar:

Southwest side of the Alliance Petitioner's Chamber,

[80, 34]

Stormwind Keep, Stormwind City:

Patch changes

References

  1. ^ a b c d Blizzard Entertainment Bashiok 2011-04-27. portals in shattrath/dalaran?. World of Warcraft official game site (US). Archived from the original on 2011-04-27. 
    We had a number of instances where people were coming back to the game after not playing for a long period, in some cases years, and having a really difficult time finding their way to where they should be.
    Stormwind and Orgrimmar portals now exist in Dalaran and Shattrath to help them get to the relevant cities in Cataclysm; one for each faction, and only those two portals exist to facilitate that intent.
  2. ^ Available since Patch 2.4, after Shattered Sun Offensive: Phase 2.

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