North Pole Radio News
North Pole Radio News
Alternative Transportation Santa Uses

Santa Claus is known around the world for his iconic sleigh pulled by legendary reindeer. That aspect of Santa’s travels will never change. But did you know that Santa uses alternative modes of transportation as part of his merry journey every year.


He’s been known to make use of cars and trucks, trains, canoes, horses and even bicycles at times.

These alternative transportation options are used when and where a sleigh is not practical. They are usually only used in certain special circumstances or specific locations.

For example, in busy cosmopolitan areas such as Tokyo, London or New York City Santa frequently has to find different ways to get around in small, crowded streets. Yes, his sleigh can fly above but rarely can find a place to land in such places. That is when Santa might use an alternative vehicle or even set out on foot.

The Transportation Department at the North Pole is the group that arranges for these alternative vehicles for Santa. They spend the entire year researching locations, studying past Christmas trips Santa has made and placing Santa-approved vehicular options in key locations around the world.

For more information about Santa’s alternative travel options and how it all works, please listen to the North Pole Radio News report in the player above.

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3 replies
  1. Elf Ulan
    Elf Ulan says:

    Thank you, Elf Harold! Wonderful! Santa has a lot of licenses for vehicles! I wonder if the Transportation Department prepared the cars in advance there. And how does Santa transfer his toys to the vehicles from his sleigh? Sounds busy! Do the reindeer stay in the sky when Santa is getting in another car? XD

  2. Roger
    Roger says:

    I wonder if Santa takes the bus and if so does he have a magic PRESTO card that gives him free trips or does the driver just let him on for free?

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