How to Find a Village in Minecraft (Working Methods)

Unearth Minecraft's Charming Villages!

Ryan Day
Ryan Day
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Are you an avid player looking to embark on a new adventure? One of the most exciting aspects of Minecraft is stumbling upon a village, bustling with life and full of opportunities. 

In this guide, we’ll walk you through the process of finding a village in Minecraft. Whether you are a veteran player or a beginner, we’ll provide you with simple and easy-to-follow steps on how to find a village in Minecraft.

Finding A Village in Minecraft

Minecraft Village

There are various ways to find a village in Minecraft: 

  • Manually explore your world
  • Use a village finder tool
  • Use /locate command

Any of these methods will get you to a village one way or another. However, using commands may not be as fulfilling as exploring your world to find a thriving village where you can farm crops, trade items, and more. 


Exploring Your World to Find A Village

The hardest or slowest way to find a village in Minecraft is by embarking on an adventure without any assurance that you’re going to stumble upon a community soon. 

Explore Minecraft to Find Village

However, you don’t need to roam the overworld aimlessly. You can manually search for a village efficiently by taking these pointers: 

  • Villages spawn in Desert, Plains, Meadows, Savannas, Snowy Plains, and Taiga. If you are not in these biomes, there’s no point in looking for a village. Continue traveling until you come across the biomes mentioned. 
  • You may spot wandering villages, zombie villagers, or iron golems as you get closer to a village. 
  • Pathways and decorative lamp posts can generate near villages. Depending on the biome, these paths are either made of sandstone or dirt in desert villages. 

Villages are the only area type that spawns multiple buildings. Most buildings will appear as small houses, but you can also find stone towers, market stalls, and farm patches. 

To speed up your travel, you can also use Potion of Swiftness. This increases your speed and jump distance by 20 to 40% depending on the level. 


Find Villages Using Village Finder

There are different tools available to find a village in Minecraft. For this guide, we’re going to use Chunk Base. 

Here’s what you need to do: 

  • First, you’ll need to know your world’s seed. Type /seed in the console. 
World Seed
  • Go to Chunk Base Village Finder and enter your seed. 
  • Change the version to match the version of Minecraft you’re playing. 
World Seed and Minecraft Version
  • Look at the map. Villages will be shown as green dots. Point your cursor on a green dot to know the village’s coordinates. Take note of the coordinate or write it on a piece of paper. 
Chunk Base Coordinate for Village
  • Go back to Minecraft and access your console and type /teleport followed by your username then the X coordinate~’ then Z coordinate
  • Hit Enter to execute the command. This should teleport you to the village. 
Teleport Command


  • /teleport <playername> -3161.4 ~ 838.6
  • /teleport <playername> -1941.3 ~ -207.2


Find Villages Using /Locate

You can also find Villages using the /locate command in Minecraft. This way, you don’t have to use a village finder tool which saves you the time of finding your seed. The /locate command also gives you the option to find a village in your preferred biome. 

Find Villages Using Locate

Use /locate in Java Edition: 

  • /locate structure <VillageID>

The <VillageID> will indicate the biome where the village is located. You can refer to the list below for the village ID of each village biome:

  • Minecraft:village_desert
  • Minecraft:village_plains
  • Minecraft:village_savanna
  • Minecraft:village_snowy
  • minecraft:village_taiga

Use /locate in Bedrock Edition:

  • /locate village

After executing the command, the coordinates for the nearest village will show up in the console. 

You can then use /teleport to go to the location instantly or manually travel your world until you reach the coordinates. 

Use Teleport Command:

  • /teleport <playername> -3123.4 ~ 438.6
  • /teleport <playername> -2341.3 ~ -337.2

Finding a village in Minecraft is an exhilarating adventure that adds some depth and excitement to your gameplay. Whether you choose to use a village finder tool, employ the /locate command, or manually explore the world, there are various ways to discover these bustling communities. 

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Ryan is an experienced gaming writer who specializes in CS:GO, Valorant, and World of Warcraft. He combines his love for writing and gaming to provide insightful, informative content for his readers.
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