Starfield - Best cheap ships

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For any proper space explorer, their Starship should be their source of pride and joy. However, the Starship economy in Starfield can be challenging for new players, and you'll need a lot of credits to purchase most ships. However, there are some ships that you can get your hands on for cheap. So here's our list of the best cheap ships in Starfield.

While you can ultimately enter New Game Plus for a Starborn-style ship, you will be hoping for good bargains early on. The ships on this list provide the best price-to-performance ratio for their respective categories. So be on the lookout for these best cheap ships in Starfield.

Best Cheap Ships in Starfield

Check out our advanced shipbuilding guide if you're not content with pre-built ships. You also want to level up your Commerce skill for the best prices possible.

Galileo III

The Galileo is an excellent ship with a high crew capacity and some good weapon systems on board.

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It's fairly accessible, and we would suggest this as your first actual upgrade from the Frontier. It has good Reactor Power and a decent Grav Jump distance to last you the early game.

Category
Information
Price
132850 (depending on commerce skill)
Location
Ship Services – New Atlantis Stroud Eklund Stroud-Eklund Showroom - Neon
Ship class
A
Reactor Power
18
Crew capacity
4
Gravity jump distance
21 LY
Shield
405
Laser weapon strength
None
Ballistic weapon strength
40
Missile weapon strength
36
Particle beam weapon strength
8

Razorleaf

The Razorleaf is one of the best ships in Starfield. It comes with a shielded cargo hold for smuggling contraband, and the ship is fast enough to chase and outrun any enemy ships.

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This means you can engage and disengage from space combat at your leisure. The only caveat is that you can only get the ship by completing the Mantis quest.

Category
Information
Price
Free
Location
Mantis Quest
Ship class
A
Reactor Power
19
Crew capacity
2
Gravity jump distance
16 LY
Shield
468
Laser weapon strength
6
Ballistic weapon strength
None
Missile weapon strength
36
Particle beam weapon strength
16

Mule II

As the name suggests, the Mule II is meant to be a cargo capacity-focused ship. Perfect for storing all those things you've picked up, making you over-encumbered.

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While its other features don't stand out, if you're looking to speed up your outpost building and are looking to set up automated production facilities such as greenhouses, then this ship is well worth the investment and will save you countless extra loading screen trips that players have come to hate.

Category
Information
Price
157,000 (depending on commerce skill)
Location
Ship Technicians in: Cydonia Deimos Staryard Neon New Homestead
Ship class
C
Reactor Power
24
Crew capacity
6
Gravity jump distance
28 LY
Shield
805
Laser weapon strength
38
Ballistic weapon strength
44
Missile weapon strength
None
Particle beam weapon strength
None

War Horse

The War Horse is a ship you can purchase for roughly 130k Credits, which means just 3-4 rotations of the infinite credit glitch.

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While the ship has no standout feature, it's well-balanced overall. It has good fuel storage and cargo space; the shields and weapons will get you through most combat scenarios.

Category
Information
Price
132975 (depending on commerce skill)
Location
Ship Services – Neon
Ship class
A
Reactor Power
28
Crew capacity
2
Gravity jump distance
18 LY
Shield
550
Laser weapon strength
8
Ballistic weapon strength
None
Missile weapon strength
40
Particle beam weapon strength
18

Kepler R

The Kepler R is the best early-game Starship you can get for practically free. To get it, speak to Walter Stroud in The Lodge several times until he gives you a quest. The end of that quest will net you the Kepler R.

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This Class C ship will outperform any other ship you can get in the early game for cheap.

Category
Information
Price
433570 (depending on commerce skill)
Location
Overdesigned side quest
Ship class
C
Reactor Power
24
Crew capacity
6
Gravity jump distance
28 LY
Shield
805
Laser weapon strength
38
Ballistic weapon strength
44
Missile weapon strength
None
Particle beam weapon strength
None

That concludes our guide on the best early ships you can get cheap in Starfield. While you're here, check out our ship of the week and how to make a space truck.

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