Headstart in subway surfers is a start booster. Player have the right to choose either boost for the round or not by tapping on the bottom left headstart icon shows on the beginning round. Once the player tap on the headstart, player will be riding a jetpack and fly through all over the tracks and the trains for a distances.
There is two headstart provided which is headstart 250 and headstart 1000. The headstart 250 can be purchase in shop for 400 coins each and 2000 coins for headstart 1000 or a chance to get both free by opening the mystery box.