How to make Rails in Minecraft (2022)

This Minecraft tutorial explains how to craft rails with screenshots and step-by-step instructions.

In Minecraft, rails are one of the many transportation items that you can make. The crafting process will create 16 rails at a time.

How to make Rails in Minecraft (1)

Let's explore how to make rails.

Supported Platforms

Rails are available in the following versions of Minecraft:

PlatformSupported (Version*)
How to make Rails in Minecraft (2)Java Edition (PC/Mac)Yes
How to make Rails in Minecraft (3)Pocket Edition (PE)Yes (0.8.0)
How to make Rails in Minecraft (4)Xbox 360Yes
How to make Rails in Minecraft (5)Xbox OneYes
How to make Rails in Minecraft (6)PS3Yes
How to make Rails in Minecraft (7)PS4Yes
How to make Rails in Minecraft (8)Wii UYes
How to make Rails in Minecraft (9)Nintendo SwitchYes
How to make Rails in Minecraft (10)Windows 10 EditionYes
How to make Rails in Minecraft (11)Education EditionYes

* The version that it was added or removed, if applicable.
NOTE: Pocket Edition (PE), Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch, and Windows 10 Edition are now called Bedrock Edition. We will continue to show them individually for version history.

Where to find Rails in Creative Mode

  • Java
  • PE
  • Xbox
  • PS
  • Nintendo
  • Win10
  • Edu

Minecraft Java Edition (PC/Mac)

Here is where you can find a rail in the Creative Inventory menu:

PlatformVersion(s)Creative Menu Location
How to make Rails in Minecraft (12)Java Edition (PC/Mac)1.8 - 1.19How to make Rails in Minecraft (13)Transportation

Minecraft Pocket Edition (PE)

Here is where you can find a rail in the Creative Inventory menu:

PlatformVersion(s)Creative Menu Location
How to make Rails in Minecraft (14)Pocket Edition (PE)0.14.1 - 1.1.3How to make Rails in Minecraft (15)Tools
How to make Rails in Minecraft (16)Pocket Edition (PE)1.2 - 1.19.0How to make Rails in Minecraft (17)Items

Minecraft Xbox Editions

Here is where you can find a rail in the Creative Inventory menu:

PlatformVersion(s)Creative Menu Location
How to make Rails in Minecraft (18)Xbox 360TU35 - TU69How to make Rails in Minecraft (19)Redstone and Transportation
How to make Rails in Minecraft (20)Xbox OneCU23 - CU43How to make Rails in Minecraft (21)Redstone and Transportation
How to make Rails in Minecraft (22)Xbox One1.2.5 - 1.19.0How to make Rails in Minecraft (23)Items

Minecraft PS Editions

Here is where you can find a rail in the Creative Inventory menu:

PlatformVersion(s)Creative Menu Location
How to make Rails in Minecraft (24)PS31.26 - 1.76How to make Rails in Minecraft (25)Redstone and Transportation
How to make Rails in Minecraft (26)PS41.26 - 1.91How to make Rails in Minecraft (27)Redstone and Transportation
How to make Rails in Minecraft (28)PS41.14.0 - 1.19.0How to make Rails in Minecraft (29)Items
(Video) The Minecraft Guide - 10 - Rails

Minecraft Nintendo

Here is where you can find a rail in the Creative Inventory menu:

PlatformVersion(s)Creative Menu Location
How to make Rails in Minecraft (30)Wii UPatch 3 - Patch 38How to make Rails in Minecraft (31)Redstone and Transportation
How to make Rails in Minecraft (32)Nintendo Switch1.04 - 1.11How to make Rails in Minecraft (33)Redstone and Transportation
How to make Rails in Minecraft (34)Nintendo Switch1.5.0 - 1.19.1How to make Rails in Minecraft (35)Items

Minecraft Windows 10 Edition

Here is where you can find a rail in the Creative Inventory menu:

PlatformVersion(s)Creative Menu Location
How to make Rails in Minecraft (36)Windows 10 Edition0.14.1 - 1.1.3How to make Rails in Minecraft (37)Tools
How to make Rails in Minecraft (38)Windows 10 Edition1.2 - 1.19.0How to make Rails in Minecraft (39)Items

Minecraft Education Edition

Here is where you can find a rail in the Creative Inventory menu:

PlatformVersion(s)Creative Menu Location
How to make Rails in Minecraft (40)Education Edition0.14.2 - 1.0.18How to make Rails in Minecraft (41)Tools
How to make Rails in Minecraft (42)Education Edition1.0.21 - 1.17.30How to make Rails in Minecraft (43)Items

Definitions

  • Platform is the platform that applies.
  • Version(s) is the Minecraft version numbers where the item can be found in the menu location listed (we have tested and confirmed this version number).
  • Creative Menu Location is the location of the item in the Creative menu.

Required Materials to make Rails

In Minecraft, these are the materials you can use to craft a rail:

How to craft Rails in Survival Mode

1. Open the Crafting Menu

First, open your crafting table so that you have the 3x3 crafting grid that looks like this:

How to make Rails in Minecraft (46)

2. Add Items to make Rails

In the crafting menu, you should see a crafting area that is made up of a 3x3 crafting grid. To make rails, place 6 iron ingots and 1 stick in the 3x3 crafting grid.

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When making rails, it is important that the iron ingots and the stick are placed in the exact pattern as the image below. In this first row, there should be 1 iron ingot in the first box and 1 iron ingot in the third box (the second box should be left empty). In the second row, there should be 1 iron ingot in the first box, 1 stick in the second box, and 1 iron ingot in the third box. In the third row, there should be 1 iron ingot in the first box and 1 iron ingot in the third box (the second box should be left empty). This is the Minecraft crafting recipe for rails.

How to make Rails in Minecraft (47)

Now that you have filled the crafting area with the correct pattern, sixteen rails will appear in the box to the right.

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3. Move the Rails to Inventory

Once you have crafted rails, you need to move the new item to your inventory.

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Congratulations, you have made rails in Minecraft!

Item ID and Name

  • Java
  • PE
  • Xbox
  • PS
  • Nintendo
  • Win10
  • Edu

Minecraft Java Edition (PC/Mac)

In Minecraft, rails have the following Name, ID and DataValue:

ItemDescription
(Minecraft ID Name)
Minecraft
ID
Data ValueStack SizePlatformVersion(s)
How to make Rails in Minecraft (50)Rails
(minecraft:rail)
66064How to make Rails in Minecraft (51)Java Edition (PC/Mac)1.8 - 1.12
How to make Rails in Minecraft (52)Rails
(minecraft:rail)
6664How to make Rails in Minecraft (53)Java Edition (PC/Mac)1.13 - 1.19.1

Minecraft Pocket Edition (PE)

In Minecraft, rails have the following Name, ID and DataValue:

ItemDescription
(Minecraft ID Name)
Minecraft
ID
Data ValueStack SizePlatformVersion(s)
How to make Rails in Minecraft (54)Rails
(minecraft:rail)
66064How to make Rails in Minecraft (55)Pocket Edition (PE)0.16.0 - 1.19.0

Minecraft Xbox One

In Minecraft, rails have the following Name, ID and DataValue:

ItemDescription
(Minecraft ID Name)
Minecraft
ID
Data ValueStack SizePlatformVersion(s)
How to make Rails in Minecraft (56)Rails
(minecraft:rail)
66064How to make Rails in Minecraft (57)Xbox One1.6.0 - 1.19.0

Minecraft PS4

In Minecraft, rails have the following Name, ID and DataValue:

ItemDescription
(Minecraft ID Name)
Minecraft
ID
Data ValueStack SizePlatformVersion(s)
How to make Rails in Minecraft (58)Rails
(minecraft:rail)
66064How to make Rails in Minecraft (59)PS41.14.0 - 1.19.0
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Minecraft Nintendo Switch

In Minecraft, rails have the following Name, ID and DataValue:

ItemDescription
(Minecraft ID Name)
Minecraft
ID
Data ValueStack SizePlatformVersion(s)
How to make Rails in Minecraft (60)Rails
(minecraft:rail)
66064How to make Rails in Minecraft (61)Nintendo Switch1.6.0 - 1.19.1

Minecraft Windows 10 Edition

In Minecraft, rails have the following Name, ID and DataValue:

ItemDescription
(Minecraft ID Name)
Minecraft
ID
Data ValueStack SizePlatformVersion(s)
How to make Rails in Minecraft (62)Rails
(minecraft:rail)
66064How to make Rails in Minecraft (63)Windows 10 Edition0.16.0 - 1.19.0

Minecraft Education Edition

In Minecraft, rails have the following Name, ID and DataValue:

ItemDescription
(Minecraft ID Name)
Minecraft
ID
Data ValueStack SizePlatformVersion(s)
How to make Rails in Minecraft (64)Rails
(minecraft:rail)
66064How to make Rails in Minecraft (65)Education Edition1.0 - 1.17.30

Definitions

  • Description is what the item is called and (Minecraft ID Name) is the string value that is used in game commands.
  • Minecraft ID is the Internal number for the item.
  • Data Value (or damage value) identifies the variation of the block if more than one type exists for the Minecraft ID.
  • Stack Size is the maximum stack size for this item. While some items in Minecraft are stackable up to 64, other items can only be stacked up to 16 or 1. (NOTE: These stack sizes are for vanilla Minecraft only. If you are running a mod, some mods may change the stack size for an item.)
  • Platform is the platform that applies.
  • Version(s) is the Minecraft version numbers that the Minecraft ID and Name are valid for.

Give Command for Rails

  • Java
  • PE
  • Xbox
  • PS
  • Nintendo
  • Win10
  • Edu

Give Command in Minecraft Java Edition (PC/Mac)

In Minecraft Java Edition (PC/Mac) 1.13, 1.14, 1.15, 1.16, 1.17, 1.18, 1.18.1, 1.18.2, 1.19 and 1.19.1, the /give command for Rails is:

/give @p rail 1

In Minecraft Java Edition (PC/Mac) 1.8, 1.9, 1.10, 1.11 and 1.12, the /give command for Rails is:

/give @p rail 1 0

Give Command in Minecraft Pocket Edition (PE)

In Minecraft Pocket Edition (PE) 0.16.0, 1.0, 1.1, 1.2, 1.4.0, 1.5.0, 1.6.0, 1.7.0, 1.8.0, 1.9.0, 1.10.0, 1.11.0, 1.12.0, 1.13.0, 1.14.0, 1.16.0, 1.17.0, 1.18.0, 1.18.31 and 1.19.0, the /give command for Rails is:

/give @p rail 1 0

Give Command in Minecraft Xbox One

In Minecraft Xbox One 1.6.0, 1.7.0, 1.8.0, 1.9.0, 1.10.0, 1.11.0, 1.12.0, 1.13.0, 1.14.0, 1.16.0, 1.17.0, 1.18.0, 1.18.31 and 1.19.0, the /give command for Rails is:

/give @p rail 1 0
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Give Command in Minecraft PS4

In Minecraft PS4 1.14.0, 1.16.0, 1.17.0, 1.18.0, 1.18.31 and 1.19.0, the /give command for Rails is:

/give @p rail 1 0

Give Command in Minecraft Nintendo Switch

In Minecraft Nintendo Switch 1.6.0, 1.7.0, 1.8.0, 1.9.0, 1.10.0, 1.11.0, 1.12.0, 1.13.0, 1.14.0, 1.16.0, 1.17.0, 1.18.0, 1.18.31 and 1.19.1, the /give command for Rails is:

/give @p rail 1 0

Give Command in Minecraft Windows 10 Edition

In Minecraft Windows 10 Edition 0.16.0, 1.0, 1.1, 1.2, 1.4.0, 1.5.0, 1.6.0, 1.7.0, 1.8.0, 1.9.0, 1.10.0, 1.11.0, 1.12.0, 1.13.0, 1.14.0, 1.16.0, 1.17.0, 1.18.0, 1.18.31 and 1.19.0, the /give command for Rails is:

/give @p rail 1 0

Give Command in Minecraft Education Edition

In Minecraft Education Edition 0.14.2, 1.0, 1.0.18, 1.0.21, 1.4.0, 1.7.0, 1.9.0, 1.12.0, 1.12.60, 1.14.31 and 1.17.30, the /give command for Rails is:

/give @p rail 1 0

Other Transportation

You can make other transportation in Minecraft such as:

Transportation RecipesHow to make the ElytraHow to make an Oak BoatHow to make a Spruce BoatHow to make a Birch BoatHow to make a Jungle BoatHow to make an Acacia BoatHow to make a Dark Oak BoatHow to make a Mangrove BoatHow to make an Oak Boat with ChestHow to make a Spruce Boat with ChestHow to make a Birch Boat with ChestHow to make a Jungle Boat with ChestHow to make an Acacia Boat with ChestHow to make a Dark Oak Boat with Chest
How to make a Mangrove Boat with ChestHow to make a MinecartHow to make a Minecart with ChestHow to make a Minecart with FurnaceHow to make a Minecart with HopperHow to make a Minecart with TNTHow to make a Minecart with Command BlockHow to make a SaddleHow to make a Carrot on a StickHow to make a Warped Fungus on a StickHow to make Powered RailsHow to make Detector RailsHow to make Activator RailsHow to make the Enchanted Elytra
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FAQs

Why can't I Craft rails in Minecraft? ›

If you mean vanilla minecraft rails, that recipe has been disabled by railcraft, You have to use the rolling machine to make rails. If that doesn't work, reinstall and/or update FTB.

How do you make rails and rails in Minecraft? ›

How to Craft Powered Rails in Minecraft - YouTube

How do you make a rail in Minecraft survival? ›

How To Use Minecarts And Rails! The Minecraft Survival Guide [Part 222]

How do you make a Minecart track? ›

Minecraft Tutorial: How to Build a Minecraft Minecart Track - YouTube

Does any villager sell rails? ›

Railroaders (black apron) are the simplest. They sell rails and Minecart related things.

Do rails stop mobs from spawning? ›

Mobs can no longer spawn in blocks containing rails, powered rails, detector rails, or activator rails.

Can villagers walk over rails? ›

Villagers can walk over rails if theres a open trapdoor in the corner.

Can you make a minecart train in Minecraft? ›

To create a minecart train, lay down some regular track with one open end. On the open end of rail, place a furnace minecart and a passenger or chest minecart on the other end. To activate the train, right click the furnace while holding coal or charcoal and the carts will move in that direction.

What do Activator rails do? ›

Activator rails cause any minecart that runs over them to drop off any player or material that is being transported. Detector rails act as pressure plates, which can be used to create signals and other functions when minecarts pass over them. They can also be used to send a minecart from one detector rail to another.

How do you make a rail in Minecraft 2021? ›

How to Craft Rails in Minecraft - YouTube

Can you make rails in the nether? ›

It is important to stock up on as much rail as possible, because constructing a nether transportation system will require a lot of it. Rail can be obtained pre-crafted in abandoned mineshafts, or it can be crafted using iron ingots and sticks. Powered Rail is also required to ensure quick travel without any lulls.

How do I activate Redstone rails? ›

Once your gold ingots are done smelting, take your ingredients into a crafting table to make the powered rails. Place the gold ingots in the left and right column, a stick in the middle, and a piece of redstone dust below the stick to make powered rails. That's it!

Can you build rails on stairs Minecraft? ›

Rails can now be placed on upside-down slabs and stairs.

Videos

1. Minecraft - Powered Rail and Minecart Basic Track Setup
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3. How To Use Minecarts And Rails! ▫ The Minecraft Survival Guide [Part 222]
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4. My Longest Minecart Rail System in Minecraft Survival Ever (Over 20 Minutes Long)
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