- Sold by the Undead Female Merchant for 500 souls.
- Sold by Oswald of Carim for 500 souls.
- Sold by Vamos for 500 souls.
- Sold by Hawkeye Gough (AotA) for 300 souls.
- Sold by Marvelous Chester (AotA) for 600 souls.
- Dropped from most bosses.
- Six are in a chest in Firelink Shrine.
- Obtained after leaving the Painted World of Ariamis.
Homeward bones have a short casting time, but may be interrupted if the player is staggered while using it.
If the Homeward Bone is used immediately after killing an enemy, yet before said enemy's souls have been collected, the souls will not be given to the player upon loading at the last bonfire. One should always make note to allow time for the souls to collect before teleporting, especially after boss fights.