How To Make Rails in Minecraft

This Minecraft tutorial explains How To Make Rails in Minecraft with detailed screenshots and step-by-step instructed process.

Rails are one of the most common and used transport tools. Making the rails is really easy and requires few materials! On the rails you can insert a Minecart and use it to move quickly, carrying a lot of things with you.

They can be made everywhere, outdoors as underground and even on the slopes of the hills to exploit them and speed up the journey. They are really very useful for surviving in Minecraft and making a fantasy world. In this guide I’ll explain how to make them in a few simple steps. Here’s how to get the rails:

Required Materials to make rails in Minecraft:

Image Name Quantity
Iron Ingots 6
Stick 1

Creating Rails in Minecraft is very simple: you can choose crafting if you are in survival mode, so follow the first option. If you are in creative mode, go directly to the second option.


1. Open the workbench grid

First, lay a workbench along the ground and right-click on it. A crafting grid similar to the one you see in the photo will open for you:

All you have to do is place the different materials inside the grid squares in the right order.

2. Place the materials in the fabrication grid

Now follow carefully how to insert the different materials into the manufacturing grid. You can help you by referring to the photo you see below:

First insert a stick in the central square of the manufacturing grid; then insert six iron ingots vertically three to the right and three to the left. You will see sixteen units of rails appear in the largest quadrant on the right!

3. Collect the item

Now you just have to click on rails and drag them to your inventory so you can use them when you need them. Really easy!


You can find Rails in different sections depending on the device used :

   Java Edition 1.8 – 1.19      Transportation
   Pocket Edition 0.14.1 – 1.1.3      Tools

1.2 – 1.18.10    Items

    Xbox 360 TU35 – TU69 Redstone and Transportation
     Xbox One CU23 – CU43 Redstone and Transportation

1.2.5 – 1.18.10               Items

       PS3 1.26 – 1.76 Redstone and Transportation
       PS4 1.26 – 1.91 Redstone and Transportation

1.14.0 – 1.18.10          Items

     Wii U Patch 3 – Patch 38 Redstone and Transportation
  Nintendo Switch 1.04 – 1.11 Redstone and Transportation

1.5.0 – 1.18.10 Items

  Windows 10 Edition 0.14.1 – 1.1.3 Tools1.2 – 1.18.10 Items
    Education Edition 0.14.2 – 1.0.18 Tools

1.0.21 – 1.17.30 Items

Well done! Now you know how to make rails. Really that simple!

All screenshots are taken from Dreamtastix YouTube Channel