Civilization V Hotkeys & Keyboard Shortcuts List

This Civilization V Hotkey Guide has been carefully crafted to help you find every key used in Civilization V on the PC platform.

Civilization V Hotkeys and Shortcuts

Hotkeys/Keyboard Shortcuts can make a big difference in strategy games, especially in multiplayer, when you are short on time.

The same goes in case of Civilization V, you obviously can save time using the shortcuts rather than dragging your mouse for each move, which ultimately slows you down.

Do note that you may be able to change your keybinds by going into the Settings menu. Following is a list of Hotkeys/Shortcuts that can be used in Civilization V on PC:

General Hotkeys

No. Hotkey Action Performed
1 F1 Civilopedia
2 F2 Economic info
3 F3 Military info
4 F4 Diplomacy info
5 F5 Social Policies Screen
6 F6 Tech Screen
7 F7 Notification Log
8 F8 Victory Progress
9 F9 Demographics
10 F10 Strategic View
11 F11 Quick Save
12 F12 Quick Load
13 G Hex Grid
14 Esc Menu
15 Enter End Turn
16 Period Next Unit
17 Comma Previous Unit
18 Zoom Out
19 + Zoom in
20 Insert Capital City View
21 Home Capital City View
22 End Capital City View
23 Page up Zoom in
24 Page Down Zoom Out
25 Ctrl+R Show Resources Icons
26 Ctrl+Y Yield Icons
27 Ctrl+O Game Options
28 Ctrl+S Save
29 Ctrl+L Load
30 Ctrl+Spcae End Turn

General Unit Hotkeys
Used to control General units in the game.

No. Hotkey Action Performed
1 M Move Mode
2 E Explore (Automated)
3 A Alert
4 F Sleep
5 Space Do Nothing

Action Hotkeys
Used to perform actions on, or from any units in the game.

No. Hotkey Action Performed
1 Delete Delete Unit
2 Ctrl+A Attack
3 Ctrl+B Ranged
4 S Set up Artillery
5 H Fortify Until Healed

Air Unit Hotkeys
Control units that fly/levitate in the air.

No Hotkey Action Performed
1 Alt+R Rebase Mode
2 S Air Strike Mode
3 Alt+S Air Sweep
4 I Intercept
5 N Nuke Mode

Civilian Unit Hotkeys
Control units that are the fundamental of Civilization: Civilians.

No. Hotkey Action Performed
1 B Found City
2 A Build Improvements (automated)
3 R Construct a Railroad
4 R Construct a Road
5 Alt+R Route to Mode
6 Alt+C Remove a Jungle
7 Alt+C Clear a Marsh
8 T Construct a Trading Post
9 H Construct a Camp
10 I Construct a Farm
11 N Construct a Mine
12 P Construct a Plantation
13 Q Construct a Quarry
14 P Construct a Pasture
15 F Construct a Fort
16 O Create a Well
17 F Create Fishing Boats
18 O Create Offshore Platform
19 Alt+C Remove Forest
20 Backspace Cancel Last Mission
21 L Construct a Lumber Mill
22 C Citadel