The Minecart is a vehicle that you can craft using 5 iron ingots in an upside down helmet shape on a Crafting Table. It is used for transportation, without the player giving manual effort. Minecarts are the fastest way to move between places on ground—however, they require rails pre-placed in order to move. Thus, minecarts are more effective for transporting players across commonly traversed ground. You may also propel a train of minecarts from behind with the use of a Minecart with Furnace, or also make a Minecart with Chest as a way of transporting items between two different places.