The Vapid Taxi is a Service vehicle featured in Grand Theft Auto V and GTA Online.

The Taxi is a variant of the standard Stanier base model.

This vehicle also appears in GTA Online, Grand Theft Auto IV, GTA San Andreas, GTA Vice City, Grand Theft Auto III, GTA Vice City Stories and GTA Liberty City Stories.

How to get the Taxi in GTA 5 Story Mode:

In GTA V Story Mode, the Taxi can only be found and stolen (see the spawn locations in the "Appearances" section below). It is not available for purchase.

The Taxis are operated by the Downtown Cab Co. taxi company, appearing in a yellow and blue scheme.

A Taxi can be called at any time to come to the player's current location, and can be used to fast travel across the map by skipping the trip.

How to get the Taxi in GTA Online:

The Taxi can be obtained in GTA Online as a Bonus Reward, or it can be purchased for a price of $650,000.

The Taxi is stored as a Pegasus Vehicle. It cannot be customized.

Once acquired, you can request the delivery of the Taxi from the Pegasus Concierge, Phone.

How to unlock the Taxi Trade Price?

A trade price of $487,500 (Discounted)* can be unlocked for the Taxi.

*The discounted Trade Price for the Taxi can be unlocked by completing 10 fares in a row during Taxi Work. After being exclusively an Arena War reward, the Taxi was made available for purchase on January 19, 2023.

A special Red variant of the Taxi, called "Taxi Custom", can be unlocked in GTA Online as Pegasus Vehicle after December 11, 2018 as an exclusive reward when reaching Sponsorship Tier 25 in Arena War. It comes with pre-installed performance upgrades, making the red Taxi faster than the regular one.

GTA Online: New Fast Travel Service (PS5 / Xbox Series X|S)

On January 19, 2023, Rockstar implemented a new Fast Travel service in GTA Online, that allows players to instantly travel around the map.

This new feature is exclusive to players on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S.

The GTA Online Fast Travel service works similarly to Story Mode, by simply entering a Taxi Cab and skipping the ride to teleport to the chosen location.

However, unlike single-player, in GTA Online you can't skip the trip to any specific waypoint: you can only fast travel to a list of 10 fixed destinations across the map, called "points of interest".

Skipping the Taxi trip costs $1,000 for regular players, while it's free for GTA+ members. There is also a 48-minute cooldown between Trip Skips, which is lowered to only 5 minutes for GTA+ members.

Vapid Taxi in Real Life:

The design of the Vapid Taxi is based on a real life Ford Crown Victoria.

Vapid Taxi Top Speed:

The actual top speed of the Taxi in GTA V is 102.00 mph (164.15 km/h), as it's been accurately tested in-game by Broughy1322.

Can you sell the Taxi in GTA Online?

No, you cannot sell the Taxi. Unfortunately in GTA Online it's not possible to sell Special Vehicles, Pegasus, or Facility Vehicles.

Taxi: GTA V Vehicle Info

Vehicle Class Service
Manufacturer Manufacturer: Vapid Vapid
Vehicle Features Has Variants
Acquisition Bonus RewardWarstock Cache & Carry
How To Unlock Reach Sponsorship Tier 25 in Arena War
Base Model


GTA Online Price $650,000
Trade Price $487,500 (Discounted)*
Storage Location Pegasus Vehicle
Delivery Method Pegasus ConciergePhone
Pegasus Category Services
Modifications Cannot be modified
Variant / Liveries
  • Taxi: Standard Taxi
    Variant Standard Taxi
  • Taxi: Taxi Custom (Red)
    Variant Taxi Custom (Red) Arena War Reward
Sell Cannot be sold
Race Availability Transform Races Only
Top Speed - Game Files 88.86 mph (143.00 km/h)
Based on (Real Life) Ford Crown Victoria

Seats 4
Mass / Weight 1,400 KG
Drive Train RWD
Gears 5

Taxi: GTA V Performance

Top Speed - Real 102.00 mph (164.15 km/h)
Lap Time 1:17.011
Bulletproof No
Explosive Resistance

Amount of explosives required to destroy the Taxi, with 100% armor, and occupied by a player:

Explosive Weapon Amount
Homing Launcher / Oppressor Missiles / Jet Missiles 1
RPG / Grenades / Sticky Bomb / MOC Cannon 1
Explosive Rounds (Heavy Sniper Mk II) 2
Tank Cannon (Rhino / APC) 1
Anti-Aircraft Trailer Dual 20mm Flak 1

Taxi: GTA V Statistics

Overall 58.50

Note: The above statistics are coming from the Rockstar official website.

Taxi: GTA V Appearances

Release Date September 17, 2013
DLC / Title Update 1.01 Game Launch
Game Edition Game Edition: GTA Online GTA Online Game Edition: GTA V Story Mode GTA V Story Mode
Platforms PCPlayStation 4Xbox OnePlayStation 3Xbox 360

Taxi Spawn Locations in Grand Theft Auto V Where to find the Taxi in GTA Online and GTA V Story Mode:

Story Mode:

  • Downtown Cab Co.
  • Los Santos
  • Oriental Theater
  • Los Santos International Airport
  • Downtown Los Santos
  • Taxi Side Missions
Appearances in Story Missions:
Similar Vehicles

Model ID taxi
Default Radio Stations East Los FM, West Coast Talk Radio (WCTR)
Notes *The discounted Trade Price for the Taxi can be unlocked by completing 10 fares in a row during Taxi Work. After being exclusively an Arena War reward, the Taxi was made available for purchase on January 19, 2023

Taxi: GTA V Screenshots

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