Charter ship

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The Charter System
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Charter Jingle
The song that plays when riding on a charter ship.

The Charter Ships (often simply called charter) are a fleet of merchant ships which form a fairly extensive shipping transport infrastructure which includes popular docks as well as ports in remote locations, run by a wealthy merchant named Trader Stan and his crew. Players must pay a fee ranging from 200 to 3,200 coins for transportation on the charter ships. The fee is dependent on the destination - destinations which are further away or more remote than others have a higher cost. As with all nautical travel in RuneScape, the transportation time is only a few seconds, during which a map of Gielinor with the destinations labelled is displayed, and an animation of a ship travelling from the point of embarkment to the destination is played. The short duration of the travel and the variety of destinations - the more remote of which having few alternate methods of transportation - make the charter ships favourable to other transportation systems, although some charter ship routes have higher costs than other transportation methods.

Trader crewmembers stand at the docks of each destination in the charter ships network, and Trader Stan himself is present at the Port Sarim dock. In addition to allowing players to charter the shipping network, the crewmembers also run Trader Stan's Trading Post, a more versatile and exotic form of a general store, which sells many items of interest as well as a few commodities which aren't stocked in specialty stores, such as Tyras helms, which are unavailable anywhere else.

Getting to the charter ships[edit | edit source]

While travelling by charter ship can be convenient for players who can afford it, it can be a bit time consuming to get to the ship in the first place, as there is no teleport that goes right next to a ship. Some of the quickest ways to get to the ships are:

Fares[edit | edit source]

  • After completing the Cabin Fever quest, the price between two locations, as displayed below, will halve the charter costs to 50%.
  • The ring of charos(a) also halves the charter costs to 50%.
    • These cost reductions can be combined to reduce the costs to 25%.
  • Keep in mind the variance between destination fares. Similar to a layover, chartering to another destination first or using a non-charter ship like from Port Sarim to Musa Point can net significant savings. For example, the 2,900gp cost to travel from Port Phasmatys to Brimhaven can be reduced by first chartering to Musa Point for 1,100gp, then to Brimhaven for 200gp.
    • The only exception to this is Port Tyras, which has the same fare to and from every other port.
Fare table Destination
Brimhaven Catherby Corsair Cove Musa Point Mos Le'Harmless Port Khazard Port Phasmatys Port Sarim Port Tyras Ship Yard Prifddinas
Origin Brimhaven N/A 480 680 480 1,950* 400 2,900 1,600 3,200 400 3,450
Catherby 480 N/A 1,000 480 1,750* 1,600 3,500 1,000 3,200 1,600 3,560
Corsair Cove 680 1,000 N/A 800 2,040* 600 4,040 1,200 3,200 800 1,420
Musa Point 200 480 800 N/A 550* 400 1,100 N/A 3,200 200 4,400
Mos Le'Harmless 1,450* 1,250* 2,040* 2,050* N/A 550* N/A 650* 1,600* 550* 2,475*
Port Khazard 1,600 1,600 600 1,600 2,050* N/A 4,100 1,280 3,200 1,600 2,800
Port Phasmatys 2,900 3,500 4,040 1,100 N/A 4,100 N/A 1,300 3,200 3,200 5,200
Port Sarim 1,600 1,000 1,200 N/A 650* 1,280 1,300 N/A 3,200 400 4,800
Port Tyras 3,200 3,200 3,200 3,200 1,600* 3,200 3,200 3,200 N/A 3,200 3,200
Ship Yard 400 1,600 800 200 550* 720 1,100 400 3,200 N/A 4,000
Prifddinas 3,450 3,560 1,420 4,400 2,475* 2,800 5,200 4,800 3,200 4,000 N/A
* Since travel to and from Mos Le'Harmless requires Cabin Fever to be completed anyway, the cost is already halved.

Quest requirements[edit | edit source]

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
22 September 2021

The 'previous destination' option on the charter ships no longer enables free travel via routes that those ships don't otherwise offer, nor does it quote incorrect fees for routes.