The simplest mode of transportation includes walking, which is performed in real time. Certain controls can be used to toggle between walking, running, and sprinting. Respectively, these three modes of foot travel span from slowest to fastest.
The Dragonborn, optionally, can use the Fast Travel option to move between discovered locations quickly. Unmarked locations and undiscovered locations cannot be fast traveled to. Such as Riften to Whiterun
A third option includes the ability to pay a carriage driver to transport the Dragonborn to inaccessible or burdensome places to travel. For example, a carriage outside of a major city may transport the Dragonborn from that city, to a city they have never been before.
In The Elder Scrolls V: Dawnguard, the option to pay a ferryman for transportation to the coastal cities of Solitude, Dawnstar and Windhelm was introduced. The price is 50 Septims for each trip and 500 Septims for transportation to an island near the High Rock border. In The Elder Scrolls V: Dragonborn, a ferry is used for travel betweeen the port of Windhelm on the mainland and Raven Rock on isle of Solstheim.
Horses can be purchased, or in some instances stolen, from stables and rode around as a form of transportation. This method of transportation is quicker than walking, but may make navigating mountainous areas more difficult.