How Many Portals Are There in Minecraft? [ANSWERED]


Minecraft is one of the most popular games in the gaming industry. 

When a player first plays the game, numerous questions come to the player's mind.

One of the most common questions that comes to the minds of most Minecraft players is regarding the portals in the game. 

In the game, portals are structures that can be used to travel to special parts of the Minecraft world such as the Nether, the End, etc. 

So, how many portals are there in Minecraft? 

In Minecraft, there are exactly four portals: the Nether portal, the End portal, the Exit portal, and the End Gateway. 

Out of the four portals, only the Nether portal can be built by a player. The End portal can be made by the player in the creative mode. 

But, in the survival mode, the End portal, the Exit portal, and the End Gateway cannot be built by the player. They will be automatically spawned in the game.

In this article, I've explained this in more detail. 

I've also elaborated on the four portals available in Minecraft. 

So, without any further ado, let's start! 

Portal #1: Nether Portal 


The first portal is the Nether portal. 

This portal can be built by the player both in the survival and the creative mode in the game. 

In basic terms, it is a structure built with obsidian blocks.

Use of the Nether Portal

The Nether portal can be used to travel to the Nether in Minecraft. 

Formation of the Nether Portal 

To make a Nether Portal, you'll need a maximum of fourteen (14) obsidian blocks as well as Flint and Steel. 

Using the obsidian blocks, you need to build a frame as shown in the following image: 


Then, you'll require Flint and Steel to activate the portal. 

Take the Flint and Steel in your hand and move closer to the obsidian frame. Position the pointer on a block of obsidian located at the bottom and then, use the Flint and Steel. 

Then, the Nether portal gets activated and you can use it to travel to the Nether. 

Portal #2: End Portal


The second portal is the End Portal. 

You can build this portal on your own in creative mode.

However, if you're in survival mode, you'll have to search for it using an eye of ender.

Use of the End Portal

The End Portal can be used to travel to the End. 

The End is where you can challenge the Ender dragon. 

Formation of the End Portal 

If you want to make an End portal in creative mode, you'll require 12 End portal frames and 12 Eyes of Ender. 

Build the frame for the portal by placing the End portal frames as shown in the following image: 


Then, click on each of those frames with an eye of ender in your hand.  

This will activate the End portal.

Note: This can only be done in creative mode. 

If you want to know how you can find the End portal in survival mode in the game, you can check out this article by Wikihow. 

Portal #3: Exit Portal 


The third portal is the Exit portal. 


This portal is generated in the End once you defeat the Ender Dragon. 

The Exit portal is framed in bedrock. 

It should be noted that a player cannot build or make an Exit Portal (even in creative mode). 

The Exit portal is automatically spawned in the End. 

Use of the Exit Portal 

The Exit portal can be used to return to the Overworld from the End. 

Portal #4: End Gateway


The fourth portal is the End Gateway. 

This portal is framed in bedrock. 

It cannot be built by a player in any mode in the game. 

It is automatically spawned/generated in the End. 

Use of the End Gateway

The End Gateway can be used to travel to the outer islands of the End.



In this article, I've answered one of the most common questions regarding the number of portals in Minecraft.

I've also elaborated on the four portals present in the game. 

Now, I'd like to hear from you: 

Have you ever defeated the Ender Dragon? If yes, what did you do next? 

Or, you might have a question.

Either way, feel free to let me know by dropping down a comment below! 


Raj Oberoi

Raj Oberoi

Raj Oberoi is a gaming enthusiast who plays a wide variety of games. When not playing games, he loves to share his views and opinions about different games.

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