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The Hogwarts Carriages[1] transported Hogwarts students between Hogsmeade Station and Hogwarts Castle.[2][3][4]


They were black in colour, with headlamps attached to the front. During inclement weather, hoods are attached to the top of the carriages, but in fair weather, the tops were left open. They were pulled by Thestrals, skeletal winged horses that only people who had seen death could see.[2][4]

However, they only transported second- to seventh-years, as the first-years traditionally travelled across the Black Lake by boat with Professor Hagrid.[5]

Behind the scenes

A Hogwarts carriage as seen in Harry Potter: Wizards Unite


Notes and references

  1. Pottermore (see this page)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Chapter 5 (The Dementor)
  3. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 11 (Aboard the Hogwarts Express)
  4. 4.0 4.1 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 10 (Luna Lovegood)
  5. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Chapter 6 (The Journey from Platform Nine and Three-Quarters)