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Blue Fairy: You will never make it to that world.
Rumplestiltskin: Oh, I'll find a way. There must be other paths.
—The Blue Fairy and Rumplestiltskin src

World-crossing, also known as Portal Jumping in some cases, is a magical ability featured on ABC's Once Upon a Time and Once Upon a Time in Wonderland. It first appears in the first episode of the first season of Once Upon a Time.


Known Ways to Cross Worlds

Between Magical Worlds Only

Some methods are limited only to travel between magical worlds. However, travel to worlds without strong natural magic (such as the Land Without Magic) is possible if the location has strong magic (i.e. Storybrooke).

Between Magical and Non-Magical Worlds

Some methods can be accomplished regardless of whether the location is a magical world or a world without strong natural magic.

Between the Afterlife and the Mortal Worlds

Some methods allow travel

  • Ale of Seonaidh (a soul from the Underworld to another world for a short period)
  • Fiery Cave (from the Underworld to a "Worse Place" or Mount Olympus)
  • Furies ability (from the Underworld to wherever and back)
  • Sleeping Curse (sends victim's soul to the Netherworld)
  • Summoning Ceremony (a soul from the Underworld to any world)
  • Underworld portal combined with blood of someone who has come back to life (to the Underworld or back)

List of World-crossings

S Ep Portal From To Who Reason
1 1 Dark Curse Enchanted Forest
(Fairy Tale Land)
Storybrooke
(Land Without Magic)
Evil Queen
(and almost everybody in the Enchanted Forest)
Ruining everybody's happiness
Magic Wardrobe Enchanted Forest
(Fairy Tale Land)
Boston
(Land Without Magic)
Emma Sent away by her father
1 11 Genie's Wish Enchanted Forest
(Fairy Tale Land)
World Behind the Mirror Magic Mirror The Genie wished to look upon Regina's face forever. 
1 17 Looking Glass in Jefferson's Hat Enchanted Forest
(Fairy Tale Land)
Wonderland Jefferson and the Evil Queen Rescuing the Evil Queen's father
Wonderland Enchanted Forest
(Fairy Tale Land)
Evil Queen and her father Returning home
1 19 Magic Bean Enchanted Forest
(Fairy Tale Land)
London
(Land Without Magic)
Baelfire Baelfire's wish to be with his father in a realm without magic
1 20 Magic Wardrobe Enchanted Forest
(Fairy Tale Land)
Boston
(Land Without Magic)
Pinocchio and Emma Escaping the Dark Curse
1 21 Jefferson's Hat Enchanted Forest
(Fairy Tale Land)
Storybrooke
(Land Without Magic)
Poisoned Apple Regina needs the apple to use on Emma
2 1 Jefferson's Hat Storybrooke
(Land Without Magic)
Enchanted Forest
(Fairy Tale Land)
The Wraith, Emma and Mary Margaret Getting rid of the Wraith
2 2 Looking Glass Enchanted Forest
(Fairy Tale Land)
Wonderland Cora Pushed through by her daughter
2 4 Magic Bean Enchanted Forest
(Fairy Tale Land)
Neverland The Jolly Roger crew Hook living long enough to find a way to kill the Dark One
2 5 Jefferson's Hat Enchanted Forest
(Fairy Tale Land)
Oz Jefferson To retrieve the slippers for Rumplestiltskin
Land Without Color Jefferson and Victor Taking Victor home
2 7 Sleeping Curse Storybrooke
(Land Without Magic)
Netherworld Henry's soul Side-effect of being cursed
Sleeping Curse Enchanted Forest
(Fairy Tale Land)
Netherworld Aurora's soul Side-effect of being cursed
2 8 Sleeping Curse Enchanted Forest
(Fairy Tale Land)
Netherworld Mary Margaret's soul Reenacting the Sleeping Curse effects
Sleeping Curse Storybrooke
(Land Without Magic)
Netherworld David's soul Meeting Mary Margaret
Sleeping Curse Enchanted Forest
(Fairy Tale Land)
Netherworld Snow White's soul Side-effect of being cursed
2 9 Lake Nostos + Magic Wardrobe ashes + Enchanted Compass Enchanted Forest
(Fairy Tale Land)
Storybrooke
(Land Without Magic)
Emma and Mary Margaret Returning home
Lake Nostos + Dehydrated Magic Bean Cora Reuniting with Regina
Hook Finding the Dark One
2 21 The Shadow London
(Land Without Magic)
Neverland The Shadow, Wendy and Baelfire Taking kids to Peter Pan
Magic Bean Storybrooke
(Land Without Magic)
Enchanted Forest
(Fairy Tale Land)
Neal Forced into portal by Tamara
2 22 Magic Bean Storybrooke
(Land Without Magic)
Neverland Greg, Tamara and Henry Taking Henry to Peter Pan
2 22 Magic Bean Storybrooke
(Land Without Magic)
Neverland Emma, Mary Margaret, David, Regina, Hook and Mr. Gold Finding Henry
3 1
3 3 The Shadow Enchanted Forest
(Fairy Tale Land)
Neverland Neal Finding Emma and Henry
Unknown Enchanted Forest
(Fairy Tale Land)
Neverland Tinker Bell Unknown
3 4 Unknown Neverland Enchanted Forest
(Fairy Tale Land)
Hook and his crew Allowed by Pan to leave
The Shadow Neverland Land Without Magic Baelfire Trapped the Shadow in a coconut to escape the island
Unknown Neverland Enchanted Forest
(Fairy Tale Land)
Pan To recruit Lost Boys
Unknown Enchanted Forest
(Fairy Tale Land)
Neverland Pan and the Lost Boys Returning home
3 5 Pegasus sail Encahnted Forest
(Fairy Tale Land)
Neverland Liam Jones' crew Retrieving dreamshade for their king
Neverland Encahnted Forest
(Fairy Tale Land)
Liam Jones' crew Returning home
3 6 Mermaid Magic Unknown Neverland Ariel Summoning call from Regina
3 7 Mermaid Magic Neverland Storybrooke
(Land Without Magic)
Ariel In search of an item to defeat Pan
Storybrooke
(Land Without Magic)
Neverland Ariel To deliver Pandora's Box
3 8 Magic Bean Enchanted Forest
(Fairy Tale Land)
Neverland Malcolm and Rumplestiltskin Starting a new life together
The Shadow Neverland Enchanted Forest
(Fairy Tale Land)
Rumplestiltskin Malcolm abandons his son for immortal youth
3 9 The Shadow Neverland Storybrooke
(Land Without Magic)
David, Emma, Mary Margaret, Regina, Mr. Gold, Henry, Pan, Wendy, Neal, Tinker Bell, Felix and the Lost Boys Escaping the island
10
3 11 Dark Curse
(being undone)
Storybrooke
(Land Without Magic)
Enchanted Forest
(Fairy Tale Land)
Everyone in Storybrooke
(except for Emma and Henry)
To stop Pan's curse
Magic Bean[1] Fairy Tale Land New York City
(Land Without Magic)
Hook To find Emma
3 12 Unknown Oz Enchanted Forest
(Fairy Tale Land)
Zelena To find her sister
Unknown Either Oz or the Enchanted Forest (Fairy Tale Land) Land Without Magic Walsh To find Emma
3 16 Cyclone Enchanted Forest
(Fairy Tale Land)
Oz Zelena Abandoned by her mother
Unknown Kansas Oz Walsh Unknown
Silver Slippers Oz Enchanted Forest
(Fairy Tale Land)
Zelena Desire to learn about her sister
Enchanted Forest
(Fairy Tale Land)
Oz Zelena To escape from Rumplestiltskin
3 18 Summoning Spell Underworld Storybrooke
(Land Without Magic)
Cora's soul Summoned by Regina
Summoning Spell Storybrooke
(Land Without Magic)
Underworld Cora's soul Return to the Underworld
3 19 Dark Curse Enchanted Forest
(Fairy Tale Land)
Storybrooke
(Land Without Magic)
Snow White
(and almost everyone in the realm)
To find Emma
3 20 Cyclone Kansas Oz Dorothy Swept away by a cyclone
Silver Slippers Oz Kansas Dorothy Desire to return home
Teleportation Oz Enchanted Forest
(Fairy Tale Land)
Glinda Banished by Zelena
3 21 Time portal Storybrooke
(Land Without Magic)
Enchanted Forest
(Fairy Tale Land)
Emma and Hook Sucked into time portal by accident
Zelena Secretly followed Emma and Hook
3 22 Time portal recreated by Black Fairy's Wand Enchanted Forest
(Fairy Tale Land)
Storybrooke
(Land Without Magic)
Emma and Hook Returning home
Zelena
(disguised as Marian)
Taken with Emma and Hook to prevent further changes to the past
Elsa
(trapped in urn)
Sucked into portal by accident
4 1 Enchanted Mirror Storybrooke
(Land Without Magic)
World Behind the Mirror Sidney Glass Regina needed his help as her Mirror. 
4 5 Enchanted Mirror World Behind the Mirror Storybrooke
(Land Without Magic)
Sidney Glass Ingrid freed him as a reward for his services. 
4 8 Apprentice's Magic Door Arendelle
(Fairy Tale Land)
Boston
(Land Without Magic)
Ingrid Searching for the third sister
4 9 Wishing Star Enchanted Forest
(Fairy Tale Land)
Storybrooke
(Land Without Magic)
Anna and Kristoff Elsa's wish to see her sister again
Gerda's note to Anna and Elsa Pulled in by the wishing star's portal
4 11 Magic Door Storybrooke
(Land Without Magic)
Arendelle
(Fairy Tale Land)
Anna, Elsa and Kristoff Returning home
4 15 Mermaid Magic Enchanted Forest
(Fairy Tale Land)
Storybrooke
(Land Without Magic)
The Jolly Roger and, by chance, Ariel Needing an item from the Jolly Roger
Mermaid Magic Storybrooke
(Land Without Magic)
Enchanted Forest
(Fairy Tale Land)
Ariel Finding Poseidon
Unknown Enchanted Forest
(Fairy Tale Land)
Storybrooke
(Land Without Magic)
Poseidon Reuniting with Ursula
Unknown Storybrooke
(Land Without Magic)
Enchanted Forest
(Fairy Tale Land)
Poseidon and Ursula Returning home
4 16 Apprentice's portal spell Enchanted Forest
(Fairy Tale Land)
Minnesota
(Land Without Magic)
Lily Banished by the Apprentice because of Lily's infused darkness
Cruella and Ursula Fallen into portal by accident
4 17 Oz Curtains Portal in Jefferson's Hat Enchanted Forest
(Fairy Tale Land)
Oz Robin Hood Searching for an elixir for Rumplestiltskin
Oz Enchanted Forest
(Fairy Tale Land)
Robin Hood Going home
4 18 Unknown Enchanted Forest
(Fairy Tale Land)
1920s England Isaac Writing stories
Unknown 1920s England Enchanted Forest
(Fairy Tale Land)
Isaac Returning home
4 19 Unknown Enchanted Forest
(Fairy Tale Land)
Land Without Magic Apprentice Telling Lily the truth about herself
4 20 Rabbit Hole Wonderland Enchanted Forest
(Fairy Tale Land)
Cora Reuniting with Regina
Unknown Enchanted Forest
(Fairy Tale Land)
Wonderland Cora Returning home
4 21 Appentice's Magic Door New York City
(Land Without Magic)
Enchanted Forest
(Fairy Tale Land)
Apprentice and Isaac Becoming the Author
Heroes and Villains book + magic quill Storybrooke
(Land Without Magic)
The Heroes and Villains book version of the Enchanted Forest
(Fairy Tale Land)
Everyone in Storybrooke plus Black Beard (except Isaac and Henry) To make villains win and heroes lose
Heroes and Villains book + magic key New York City
(Land Without Magic)
The Heroes and Villains book version of the Enchanted Forest
(Fairy Tale Land)
Henry and Isaac To undo Isaac's stories
4 22 Heroes and Villains book + magic quill The Heroes and Villains book version of the Enchanted Forest (Fairy Tale Land) Storybrooke
(Land Without Magic)
Those in the Heroes and Villains book To restore everyone's original stories
Darkness Storybrooke
(Land Without Magic)
Enchanted Forest
(Fairy Tale Land)
Emma To be reborn as the Dark One
5 1 Unknown Camelot
(Fairy Tale Land)
Land Without Magic Merlin's soul To communicate with Emma
Cyclone
(summoned by Apprentice's Wand + Zelena's darkness)
Storybrooke
(Land Without Magic)
Enchanted Forest
(Fairy Tale Land)
Granny's Diner with Hook, Regina, Mary Margaret, David, Leroy, Granny, Roland, Robin Hood, Zelena, Belle, Henry, Doc, Happy and Neal inside To find Emma
Dark Curse Enchanted Forest
Camelot
Storybrooke
(Land Without Magic)
Hook
(and everyone in Granny's Diner and Camelot)
To get revenge on Mr. Gold.
5 2 Fury ability Underworld Storybrooke
(Land Without Magic)
A Fury To collect the unpaid price of magic
5 9 Magic Bean Storybrooke
(Land Without Magic)
Enchanted Forest
(Fairy Tale Land)
Ruby To reunite with her pack
5 10 Dark Curse Enchanted Forest
Camelot
Storybrooke
(Land Without Magic)
Hook
(and everyone in Granny's Diner and Camelot)
To get revenge on Mr. Gold
Storybrooke Heritage Park pond + Mr. Gold's blood Underworld Storybrooke
(Land Without Magic)
Deceased Dark Ones To snuff out the light
5 11 Cyclone
(summoned by Apprentice's Wand + Regina's darkness and belief)
Storybrooke
(Land Without Magic)
Oz Zelena To banish Zelena and protect Robin
Storybrooke Heritage Park pond + Mr. Gold's blood Storybrooke
(Land Without Magic)
Underworld Emma Swan, David Nolan, Mary Margaret Blanchard, Regina Mills, Henry Mills, Robin Hood and Mr. Gold To rescue Hook
5 12 Fiery Cave Underworld "Worse Place" Blacktooth Forced by Cora
Mount Olympus Valet Completing his unfinished business
Looking Glass Wonderland Enchanted Forest Cora To steal Snow White's heart
Looking Glass Enchanted Forest Wonderland Cora and Henry Cora kidnapped Henry
5 13 Fiery Cave Underworld Mount Olympus Hercules and Megara Completing their unfinished business
5 15 Divine Magic Underworld Enchanted Forest Hades Making a deal with Liam
Fiery Cave Underworld Mount Olympus Liam, 6 Members of Captain Silver's Crew Completed their unfinished business
5 16 Silver Slippers Oz Storybrooke
(Land Without Magic)
Zelena To reclaim her daughter
Hades' magic + Mr. Gold's magic + Spun gold + Mr. Gold's blood Storybrooke
(Land Without Magic)
Underworld Robin, Belle and Zelena Hades' need for Zelena's baby
Silver Slippers Kansas Oz Dorothy To return to Oz and defeat Zelena
5 17 Cyclone + Locator Spell Oz Underworld Ruby To save Dorothy.
5 18 Unknown Enchanted Forest Oz Ruby and Mulan To find Ruby's pack
Silver Slippers Underworld Oz Mary Margaret and Ruby To save Dorothy.
Oz Storybrooke
(Land Without Magic)
Mary Margaret To return to Neal
5 19 Unknown Enchanted Forest
(Fairy Tale Land)
Oz Cora To find Zelena
Oz Enchanted Forest
(Fairy Tale Land)
Cora and Zelena To bring Zelena to the Enchanted Forest
Enchanted Forest
(Fairy Tale Land)
Oz Zelena Forced by Cora
Fiery Cave Underworld Mount Olympus Cora Completing her unfinished business
5 20 Hades' heart restart + Underworld Portal Underworld Storybrooke
(Land Without Magic)
Hades, Zelena, Robin, Mr. Gold, Belle, Robin Hood, Henry, Regina, David and Emma To return to the world of the living
5 21 Acheron Cave Entrance Underworld Mount Olympus Hook Completing his unfinished business
Zeus's Divine Magic Mount Olympus Storybrooke
(Land Without Magic)
Hook Helping defeat Hades
5 22 Magic Door
(summoned by Apprentice's Wand)
Storybrooke
(Land Without Magic)
Camelot
(Fairy Tale Land)
Everyone from Camelot (except Sir Morgan and Violet), Merida and the Merry Men Returning home
Storybrooke
(Land Without Magic)
Land of Untold Stories Zelena, Hook, Mary Margaret and David The disruption of magic in Storybrooke
Magical Portal
(summoned by Apprentice's Wand)
New York City
(Land Without Magic)
Land of Untold Stories Belle Mr. Hyde wanting to make a deal with Mr. Gold
5 23 Belief + Wishes + New York City Fountain Land of Untold Stories New York City
(Land Without Magic)
Zelena, Hook, Mary Margaret, David and Dr. Jekyll Henry bringing back magic and returning his family back home
New York City
(Land Without Magic)
Land of Untold Stories Mr. Gold To get Belle back
Unknown Land of Untold Stories Storybrooke
(Land Without Magic)
Mr. Hyde and his "friends" To take over Storybrooke and play out their untold stories
6 1 Magic Door
(summoned by Apprentice's Wand)
Temple of Morpheus Storybrooke
(Land Without Magic)
Mr. Gold and Belle To return to Storybooke
6 2 Key to the Land of Untold Stories + castle door Royal Castle Land of Untold Stories Count of Monte Cristo and Charlotte To pause Charlotte's story and save her life
6 3 Key to the Land of Untold Stories + guard tower door Enchanted Forest
(Fairy Tale Land)
Land of Untold Stories Lady Tremaine and Clorinda To pause their stories
6 6 Key to the Land of Untold Stories + unknown door Enchanted Forest
(Fairy Tale Land)
Land of Untold Stories Captain Nemo, Liam and Nautilus Crew. To pause Nemo's story and save his life
6 8 Enchanted Mirror Storybrooke World Behind the Mirror Emma and Regina Banished by Evil Queen (Serum)
World Behind the Mirror Storybrooke Brought back by Henry
6 9 Black Fairy's limited ability Dark Realm Enchanted Forest
(Fairy Tale Land)
Black Fairy Summoned by Rumplestiltskin to answer why he was abandoned
6 10 Genie's Wish Storybrooke Wish Realm Emma Evil Queen's wish for Emma's desire to not be the Savior to come true
Regina Her wish to follow Emma
Agrabah Jasmine and Aladdin To find out what happened to Agrabah
Dark Realm Storybrooke Gideon David's wish for the Evil Queen to get what she deserves
6 14 Kraken's Blood Storybrooke
(Land Without Magic)
Enchanted Forest Hook, Liam, Captain Nemo, and Nautilus crew. Sent away by Gideon
15
6 16 Hrunting + Emma's magic Dark Realm Storybrooke
(Land Without Magic)
Black Fairy To allow Gideon to open a portal for the Black Fairy
6 18 Cyclone
(summoned by Zelena with a dark fairy crystal)
Oz Storybrooke
(Land Without Magic)
Crimson Heart To remove Zelena's magic and restore the Fairy Dust crystals
6 19 Savior's wand Enchanted Forest
(Fairy Tale Land)
Dark Realm Black Fairy Banished by the Blue Fairy
6 20 Dark Curse Storybrooke
(Land Without Magic)
Enchanted Forest
(Fairy Tale Land)
Snow, David, Regina, Hook and Neal To separate them from Emma and break her Savior spirit
Oz Zelena and Robin
6 21 Portals in Jefferson's Hat Oz Enchanted Forest
(Fairy Tale Land)
Zelena, Robin and several munchkins To escape the destruction of their worlds
Agrabah Aladdin, Jasmine and some citizens of Agrabah
Various locations Countless people
W 1 Rabbit Hole Wonderland Victorian England White Rabbit Unknown
Victorian England Wonderland White Rabbit Returning home
Victorian England Wonderland Alice Following the White Rabbit
Wonderland Victorian England Alice Returning home
Wonderland Storybrooke
(Land Without Magic)
White Rabbit To find Will
Storybrooke
(Land Without Magic)
Victorian England White Rabbit and Will To find Alice
Victorian England Wonderland Alice, Will and the White Rabbit To rescue Cyrus
W 2 Genie's Wish Agrabah
(Fairy Tale Land)
Wonderland Cyrus His master's wish to send him away from Jafar
W 5 Looking Glass Enchanted Forest
(Fairy Tale Land)
Wonderland Anastasia and Will Starting a new life together
W 6 Rabbit Hole Wonderland Victorian England Jafar and the White Rabbit Looking for Alice's father
Rabbit Hole
(presumably)
Wonderland Victorian England Alice Going home after losing Cyrus
W 7 Rabbit Hole Victorian England Wonderland Edwin, Jafar and the White Rabbit Jafar's wish to use Edwin as Alice's weakness
Genie's Wish Wonderland Victorian England Edwin Alice's wish to keep Edwin safe
Unknown Agrabah
(Fairy Tale Land)
Wonderland Jafar, his father, Amara (in staff form), Taj and Rafi (trapped in bottles) To get the third genie
W 11 Rabbit Hole Wonderland Storybrooke
(Land Without Magic)
Alice, Cyrus and the White Rabbit Searching for Will's heart
Storybrooke
(Land Without Magic)
Wonderland Alice, Cyrus and the White Rabbit To hide Will's heart from Jafar
W 13 Rabbit Hole Wonderland Victorian England Anastasia, Will, Mrs. Rabbit, the White Rabbit, Taj and Rafi Attending Alice and Cyrus' wedding
Victorian England Wonderland Anastasia, Will, Mrs. Rabbit and the White Rabbit Returning home
Rabbit Hole
(presumably)
Wonderland Victorian England The White Rabbit To check on Alice, Cyrus and their daughter
C OOTP
Jefferson's Hat Enchanted Forest
(Fairy Tale Land)
Wonderland Jefferson To steal the Clock of Evermore from the March Hare
Rabbit Hole Enchanted Forest
(Fairy Tale Land)
Wonderland Priscilla Rescuing Jefferson
Jefferson's Hat Wonderland Enchanted Forest
(Fairy Tale Land)
Jefferson Returning home

Appearances

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References

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