How to Make An Elevator in Minecraft – Up To Date Step by Step Complete Guidelines | Edin Notes



This article discusses elevators for players. For item-specific Elevator in Minecraft, see Item Elevator.

This page lists ideas for elevators. An elevator, or elevator, in Minecraft, is a vertical transport system for transporting players, mobs, and items between floors of a structure. While some more advanced designs let the player be carried hundreds of blocks higher with merely the touch of a button or the flick of a lever, other Simpler designs demand that the player swim or walk.

This page is about gadgets; however, it’s important to note that recent versions of the game offer considerable competition from basic blocks and blueprints: stairs can placing along the side of a column; regular, red, or twisted vines can be sown on the side, bottom or top of a block and grow from there. Underwater or underground, bubble columns offer an even faster option. (They require a column of source blocks, but planting algae can quickly turn falling water into water fountains.) A simple fall can be cushioned by water, slime blocks, or a brush with honey blocks.


There are many models of piston elevators. In essence, they all employ pistons to raise or lower players.

TNT Cannon

Main Article: TNT cannons

This high-speed elevator uses gravity and water to compress the prepared TNT into a small area, creating a powerful blast force. It is challenging to use effectively because TNT is expensive, difficult to produce in large quantities, and dangerous to survival.

Multi-Story Elevator in Mi

These elevators can go up and down and can stop and start at desired floors, but they can be cumbersome and require more resources. These Elevators in Minecraft often use features from other designs and apply multi-story circuits to make them. They can be practical but take a long time to make and aren’t all that useful. Be patient when creating this strenuous build.

Ascent – The Descent of The Elevator

The maximum height of the up and down elevator is 12 units since a piston can only move so many blocks at once. This design is also relatively slow, but thanks to its small form factor and simple Redstone circuitry, it can be well suited for buildings.

This elevator provides a piston elevator with unlimited blocks, but it’s a little more complicated.


Fast Piston Lifts are shorter than traditional ways of gaining height, such as ladders and motorized minecarts. They are designed to be practical.


Zippered elevators feature vertically stacked pairs of pistons. The ladder version can be opened on two opposite sides and helps offer views above ground. The version without a ladder can only be opened from one side. They have one big drawback: the multiplayer mode can cause a time malfunction and cause the elevator to stop working. Also, adding a 1×2 piston at the top to push you onto a platform once you’ve reached the top to prevent the player from falling back can be beneficial.


Spiral elevators feature a spiral of vertically stacked pistons. As the pistons and wiring surrounding the player ascends, this type is unsuitable for giving a clear view. However, they are better suited for multiplayer as they don’t transport the player as quickly and are less likely to trap the player due to lag.


These elevators run at a reasonable, usable pace. Compared to most other elevators, they are built to give a more realistic look and functioning.

Piston Auger

Worm-piston designs use a set of alternating pistons to push the player or car up and down an axis. Often these projects are straightforward to use and simple to build.

Slime Block Flying Machine Lift

Flying Machines:

Designs for flying machines are quick, effective, and look like actual elevators. They use a two-way vertical flying machine to transport the player up or down. They are unique due to their ability to carry many players and mobs simultaneously and their safety. Foundation Compatible Design


These piston elevators are slower than more traditional forms of height gain, such as stairs and motorized Minecarts. They are not functional, yet they are aesthetically pleasing.

Single Column Elevator

Single-column elevators that reach the top faster are often short due to the need for complex Redstone wiring methods. Simplify it using sand or gravel as a floor and pistons to push the sand. However, this elevator is much slower.


Slime block lifts come in two primary forms, heel and mat style. These elevators are quick and may be built in a variety of ways. They use slime block features to move the player.


This project uses a mechanic that moves the slime blocks up and down on a conveyor belt, moving a platform the player is on. You can view the 3D schematic for this elevator here.


It is possible to create a high-speed multi-story elevator using the conveyor method.


These Elevators propel the player through a series of slime blocks.


Water is beneficial in elevators as they can carry players up and down and transport all mobs except the undead.

Tube Design

  • Due to the aquatic upgrade, these elevators are much faster and safer because the player can now swim much faster in the descending water. It is advisable to create several of them on a staircase if you want multiple levels, as it can be difficult to exit the elevator via an intermediate exit.
  • Bricks are suitable for doing this. Glass is another option for keeping it cool.
  • Build a base four blocks wide and six blocks high.
  • Start building your 2nd floor.
  • If you haven’t already, build 3 blocks from the 2nd floor. Then seal the top of the thing.
  • Break a hole on the 1st Floor 3 blocks high and two blocks wide. Same on the second floor
  • Break the ceiling and put water in every corner or just lava


  • A simple waterfall can be climbed or slowed down to a safe speed. Make a waterfall by placing a fountain in a one-block gap in the ground or on a ledge in a box that keeps the flow in a single-block space on the way down. If possible, drill a one-block hole at the bottom of the waterfall to prevent water from spilling onto the ground. Water leaving the landing site keeps mobs at bay, allowing for a safer landing in occupied territory.
  • As the player ascends or descends, careful movement must be used to move until one is far enough away from the vertical flow for air to be available. One can tell why the breath meter disappears. So, there is no limit to how high or low one can go in the water. It’s also possible to stay centered in the flow but move sideways enough that the breath meter resets now and then. Of course, this requires precise movement control.
  • Mobs that fall into the creek descend safely but cannot climb on one of them.
  • A temporary waterfall can be used to make a safe descent from any height. If one places a water source near or on the edge of a long fall, the stream of water needs to be left flowing for just a few seconds so it can safely descend. One can use the empty bucket to get the fountain back and immediately walk off the edge into the creek to be carried to the edge and down safely. This is also a safe landing spot, even on lava, but be aware that once you land on obsidian, you will have to move upstream or risk being carried to the edge of the stream in the lava.

Java Breathable Water Lift

A basic water lift that works well in survival mode can be made in any two blocks by one vertical block pit.


  • Signals
  • bucket(s)
  • infinite water fountain
  • The axis for this project is two blocks deep and one block wide.

Bottom-Up Construction

Starting at the bottom, the entrance to the pit must be in a wall at least one block thick. The entry should be an opening two blocks high with a door placed in the space of the last blocks before the two deep holes for the elevator. The gate prevents the two bottom water sources from leaking through the opening. Now enter the pit and place the zigzag signs on one of the two block walls as high as you can reach. Then fill in the gaps between the boards with water fountains, forming a zigzag of water blocks. Refill water buckets, ride the elevator as high as possible, place more signs as you swing up and down the top water block, and then put more fountains. Repeat until you reach the top.

Top-Down Construction

  • When starting this procedure, have at least two full buckets of water in stock.
  • Stand on the line between the two blocks that form the top of the elevator shaft. Dig a block under each foot (note 1). Place a board on a block on the wide two-block wall in front of you. It doesn’t matter which one. Dig another block depth for both leagues. Place a sign on the same wall as the first but the other block, and repeat this so that you have a four-block bottomless pit with a zigzag of symbols on one of the side walls. Looking up, place two water fountains in addition to the first and second boards you set. You are now in a safe breathing space at the bottom of a working elevator that you can use to return to the top to refill buckets of water, get more signals, or whatever.
  • We go up in the elevator swimming. Going down is just falling.
  • As someone goes up or down, the breath gauge may flicker in and out of sight unless you can ideally stay in the middle of the alternating blocks of water, but it doesn’t matter as you’re never more than a few ticks away. Your next “breath.”
  • This lift is faster than a falling water stream due to the swimming action between the water source blocks.
  • Note 1: You stand between two blocks because one cannot fall when at least one foot is on a block, i.e., when any part of its bounding box is on a solid block. Digging two or three blocks on one side, then the other, allows the intrepid miner to realize that a ceiling has been breached before falling into space.

Fast Water Bubble Drop Elevator And Pit (Soul Sand)

A brief Minecart Elevator for any height with no throttling issues, with a quick drop pit. (1.13+)


  • One block of Soul Sand
  • Bucket(s) and water source


Dig down (or build up) a single block column to the desired depth or height surrounded by the solid block of your choice. Dig a block at the bottom of the column and place a block of soul sand as the ‘ground.’ To make an entrance, replace the two lower blocks on two adjacent sides with a fence or glass panels, creating a diagonal entry. Fill as many buckets as you can with water, and starting with the bottom space above the soul sand, place a block of fountain water on each level (bubbles don’t go through a gap) until your column is filled to the top. Once completed, step on the diagonal entrance of the water column (breathable), and you shoot to the top.

Note: to complete survival mode, do not place soul sand before filling the column with water blocks, as you cannot swim down through a column of bubbles. Be careful not to drown!

Alternatively, pour a single bucket of water from the top and, starting from the block where the soul sand goes, swim around, putting seaweed on each block until the top of the elevator is reached; the kelp converts the water that falls into water sources. Then swim down, remove the seaweed block from the bottom, and put the soul sand block in its place.

Fall Axis

Dig or build another 1-block column near your elevator. Make your entrance two blocks high and place a two-block level (eye level) sign below the column. Place a water fountain block two leagues above, creating a two-block flowing water column. You can now descend from the top of the column, and the water slows you down to safely drop past the sign to a ground level.

They can combine the drop shaft with a bubble lift by tapping the corners of the posts for a vertical 2×2 block square up/down the pit for deep mining. Looking at the 2×2 block from a diagonal, place the drop axis on the ‘front,’ Glass or fence on the two side blocks two blocks high, then the bubble axis on the ‘back.’ You can drop down the drop axis, exit, and then walk down the drop axis to the bubble column to get back up.

A more expensive alternative is a descending bubble column made from a magma block. This has the downside of being slower and hurting the player when they hit rock bottom; however, it saves space in certain floor situations.

Adding Floors

  • A common problem with bubble elevators is that players can travel too fast to get off the right floor. Solutions include:
  • We are making the elevator gates taller. A 3-block gap in the wall is simpler to cross than a 2-block gap.
  • Replace the walls with tinted glass panels on each floor. The glass panels block the water flow, but the gap left by each diagonal pair is just enough for people to walk through. In essence, the gate is the entire floor. (Unstained glass panels arranged in a column are invisible!)

Breathable Water Lift

An expensive water elevator that works well in survival mode.


  • Conduit(s) activated
  • bucket(s)

This Elevator is a Regular Tube Elevator Connected to Conduits.


Build your conduit activation structure in a water box next to your pipe elevator. Multiple frames can be necessary, depending on the size and quantity of tubes. Add to your conduit or add more conduit structures until you can breathe through the entire elevator.

Someone goes up on water elevators by swimming. Going down by falling can drown you in a standard elevator and waste time in a breathable one.

Moving between multiple standard elevators is dangerous without allowing your breath meter to recharge out of the water. However, conduit elevators cannot be built with current versions of Minecraft

Alternative Water Elevator Java

A water signal lift can also be made in a one-block pit, which is cheaper if a standalone column is created. For survival mode, construction notes are written.


  • Signals
  • bucket(s)
  • infinite water fountain
  • the building block of your choice

Place a 1×1 Vertical Axis With Your Building Blocks on All Four Sides, and Corners are Unnecessary.

Top-Down Construction

This method is most useful when building a standalone elevator from one floor. One can raise a tower from the ground by placing blocks on all four sides on each jump on the way up. Then start putting signs and water back.

Start by placing your safety net on the ground – drill a hole out of a block and fill it with a water source. When you fall from the top of the pit, a single block of water is enough to break the fall, so you don’t take any damage.

Once you are at the intended top of the elevator, place signs two and four blocks below your feet. You can’t go down six blocks, so now you can start with the water fountains. Place one on top of each sign, then get your characters ready, more buckets full, and jump. Use the swim action to stand on the most profound water block and place signs further down the well, then place another bucket of water above this last sign (depending on the size, you may have to go back to the top to refill your buckets and repeat until you reach the bottom).

The last sign can be placed more easily from the elevator opening at the bottom of the second block from the floor. This keeps the “incoming” water block above the entrance in the first block of the well itself. It doesn’t matter if you have two blocks of water at the bottom of the well, as players and mobs climb through them fast enough that breathing isn’t an issue.

Bottom-up Construction

Leave an aperture for the entry at the bottom two blocks high (measured from the floor). Start placing signs on the opposite pit wall, starting with the second soil block. Above it, put a water fountain, jump into the water and swim up. Place signs and alternating water sources until you reach the top. The swimming action you need to use to keep yourself on top of the to p water block makes you swing up and down, but some practice makes it easier to work that way.

If you need an opening with more than two blocks, place the stairs on the back wall of the pit to the highest block in the beginning. The lowest block of water is then at the top of the stairs.

Using glass blocks to wrap your water elevator gives it a cool look and helps monitor a mob mover.

Boat Lifts

The Above Design Works on Java Edition 1.12+. For Earlier Versions, See Below.

This boat launcher/lift demonstrates the ability to connect two different bodies of water. This design works automatically; simply mount a boat on the gadget to be launched upwards to a maximum height of 11 blocks. Because it is simple and compact, this construction is similar in concept to the real-world water locks used worldwide (e.g., the Panama Canal).

The main component of this build is a wire-hook-powered slime block launcher that launches the boat and its pilot straight up into another body of water. Unlike other boat lifts, this design uses Redstone to launch a boat from one water source to another at a higher elevation, giving the pilot a quick and easy means of transport.

Honey Block Elevator

This elevator project uses the honey block’s hitbox mechanics to make a two-way elevator. In the diagram below, H is honey, S is soul sand, A is air, W is a water source, and B is any other block.

To go up, you simply go to the corner of the two honey blocks. As the honey block’s hitbox is slightly smaller than the texture itself when you go to the corner, the player’s hitbox touches the stream of bubbles that it goes up, and you go up quickly, and to go down, just tap anywhere on the honey block that isn’t in the corner.


Simple Minecart Elevator

This elevator mainly depends on your ability to collect iron ingots, craft minecarts, and make trapdoors.

To create the elevator, all you need is a 1×1 pit, down (or up) to where you want to go. Once the axis is complete, you need to divide the number of blocks by four if you are in single-player mode or five if you are in multiplayer mode. This is to find out how many minecarts and trapdoors you need.

Once you have all the necessary blocks, continue to the next set of instructions.

  1. Fill the pit to the top by rising. Make sure there is room for you to exit the elevator after the tour is over!
  2. Go down slowly, placing open trapdoors in the wall and minecarts on top of them. Important! Make sure the minecarts are close enough that you can transfer to the one above you without moving!
  3. When you get to the bottom of your shaft, place a ladder under the last minecart, and that’s it!
  4. OPTIONAL: Instead of placing a ladder under the last cart, place water at the bottom.

To trade, stand under the bottom mine card, look up and hold down the right mouse button. If you did it right, you should go straight to the top. To go down a minecart elevator, just walk on it; you must fall through the minecarts to the bottom, and the ladder or water will break your fall.


For Other Purposes, Pigs With Saddles Also Function as an Elevator in Minecraft.

Boat in a Minecart Elevator

This section demonstrates the use of MC-113871 to make a gadget. Bugs of this nature can be fixed at any time without notice. When this happens, the device will stop working.

Use at your own risk.

This elevator works on a recently discovered bug that allows a minecart to be picked up and occupied by a boat. Players and some mobs can also occupy the ship and be transported by minecart.

The design allows a boat (occupied or empty) to be transported by rail. Because of how the rails work, you can move a ship similarly, allowing for more flexibility in transport. Because of the way entities work, a boat on a skid steer loader has infinite thrust. An example would be when two bodies of water are at different elevations. The design in the video above can transport the player and their boat between the two bodies of water without leaving the ship, creating a sort of elevator.


Elytra launchers don’t look like any real-life elevator, but they can transport the player hundreds of blocks in the air instantly. They are an end Games transport method as you need elytra to use them. The player equips the elytra and jumps onto the elytra launcher to use one.


Note: These elevators use command blocks that cannot be legitimately obtained in survival mode. These elevators are intended for server operations and adventure map building.

Besides the minecart elevator, command block elevators can be made with special effects and are the fastest of all elevators. The principle is that you can push a button connected to a command block with the /teleport @p command. (Alternatively, you can replace @p with your username, creating a player-specific elevator.) The most basic design is to have the command block behind the button. You need more room or repeaters to become a little more complicated. The primary goal is to have a command block with the command /tell @p Going to [floor name] and then a few moments later have a command block with the command /teleport mentioned earlier to do the central part of going to a to walk. Note that if you are using this with a tall building,

Another technique is to have two command blocks per floor, one sending the user one floor up and the other sending the user one floor down. Align all the x and z coordinates so the player stands at one point with the two columns and can simply click repeatedly to go up or down multiple floors.


You can use scaffolding to make space-saving Elevators In Minecraft and move them up and down. Placing doors around a scaffolding tower can make it look like a real-world elevator. Use the stealth key to go down and jump to go up.


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