Shipbuilding is very popular in Starfield for good reason, but something that’s not talked about enough is where the best place to build a ship is. There are a lot of shipyards in Starfield and all of them sell slightly different merchandise. To find the best place to build a ship in Starfield, you’ve come to the right guide.
Note: As you’re looking for the best place to build a ship, you should check out every ship hab and which ones are the best.
Where is the best place to build a ship in Starfield?
From my personal experience and research on Reddit, the consensus for the best place to build a ship in Starfield is on your own landing pad. I recommend building an outpost on one of the best planets and moons in Starfield and then building your landing pad there.
There are many great shipyards and ship manufacturers in Starfield, but you get access to 90% of them at your own landing pad. If you’re looking for the best place that has access to almost every ship part in the game, then your own personal landing pad is the place to be.
You need to build the “landing pad with shipbuilder” to access shipbuilder, but you don’t need to level up your Tech or Science skill trees to unlock special access to landing pad ship parts. To build the advanced landing pad, all you need is 20 Iron and eight Aluminum, and if you need help getting resources, we’ve got guides to help you out.
If you’re looking for something specific, then you might consider building your ship at specific shipyards. I’m referring to places like the Deimos shipyard found on Deimos in the Sol system or Taiyo Astroneering found on Neon. Specific shipyards like those can offer unique ship parts.
However, if you’re looking to get your feet wet with ship building in Starfield, create an advanced landing pad and use the shipbuilder there. After learning more about other manufacturers, you can branch out by looking for specific ship manufacturer shipyards.