GTA San Andreas Side Missions Guide

GTA San Andreas Missions List & Guide - All Story Missions Walkthrough

In this section you find the complete list and guide to all the Side Missions available in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, as well as in GTA San Andreas: The Definitive Edition.

These include Asset Missions, the driving Schools, the classic vehicles-based Sub-Missions (such as Vigilante, Paramedic and Taxi Driver), Races, various Challenges, and more.

Out of the 26 total Side Missions featured in GTA San Andreas, 20 are required for 100% completion of the game, while 6 are entirely optional - which are noted in the list below.

Vehicles Sub-Missions

Burglar Missions



Pimping Missions

Taxi Driver


GTA San Andreas Schools

The Schools in GTA San Andreas allow you to improve your ability with every type of vehicle, including cars, bikes, boats, planes and helicopters.

The Flying School (or Pilot School) is the only mandatory school to progress through the main storyline, but completing the other schools is also required to achieve 100% in the game.

Driving School

Bike School

Boat School

Side Missions & Challenges

Beat the Cock! (Triathlon)

Beefy Baron

BMX Challenge

Exports & Imports

Freight Train Challenge

Lowrider Challenge

NRG-500 Challenge

Race Tournaments

Stadium Events

The Chiliad Challenge

Asset Missions

The following are missions related to the acquisition of Assets, properties and businesses across San Andreas.

Courier Missions

Courier Missions

Quarry Missions

Trucking Missions

Valet Parking Missions

Story Asset Missions

These are additional Asset Missions intertwined with the GTA San Andreas Story Mode, which are all required for 100%:

Missable Side Missions (Time-Sensitive)

These are special missions only available at a certain point during the GTA San Andreas Main Story, between the missions King in Exile and Yay Ka-Boom-Boom.

Being time-sensitive, they are missable missions, but they are entirely optional and not required for 100% completion of the game.

Big Smoke's Cash

Yay Courier

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