Grand Theft Auto IV

Grand Theft Auto IV Achievements

It'll Cost Ya

Complete a taxi ride without skipping from one island to another.  

When you see a taxi drive past you, you can hail it by pressing , then enter it by walking up to it and holding down . Once inside, you choose your destination, and you are taken there. You have the option to skip the trip by pressing (much faster). For this achievement, pick up a taxi on one island, choose a destination on another, and sit there for the entire ride.

The shortest way to do this is to go to the map and set a way point (hit ) on end of a bridge. Get into a taxi, and have him take you there. Then get out, and immediately press again and get back in the cab. Now go into the map and set a way point for the other side of the bridge. Have him drive there, and the achievement will unlock.

You can also get this achievement on the bridge over to the other island. When the taxi goes to pay the toll, shoot at the car in front of you. The cabbie will get out, and the achievement should unlock.

**Can be done after completing story mode**

Rate this achievementAverage Rating (Based on 3 votes)
User Comments
Comment #1 by starwarsfan0402
Tuesday, July 05, 2011 @ 02:05:21 PM

i cant get this one can anyone help?

Comment #2 by Trooper45
Sunday, July 10, 2011 @ 07:36:38 PM

Hail a cab with LB, hold Y to get in as passenger, set a waypoint to a different island, and DO NOT push A to skip, just hold out til the driver gets you to your destination. You can push X to go faster, just complete the ride without skipping. You can go from any island to the next, as long as theyre unlocked.

Comment #3 by xKie
Friday, July 15, 2011 @ 06:43:53 PM

Start the journey close to the start of the bridge on one island and end it on the other side. Makes it faster

Comment #4 by JJMann27
Friday, September 23, 2011 @ 02:23:59 AM

I did this by accident. I have never skipped a taxi trip and I've played the GTA IV campaign for about 80 hours :P

Comment #5 by TOx I FaKiez
Sunday, December 25, 2011 @ 03:42:03 PM

can u press x to hurry him up and also do u have to whistle him down

Comment #6 by TheeChiv
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 @ 12:51:05 PM

Yeah it's real simple all you have to do is not skip, but you can speed it up.

Comment #7 by Death4life
Friday, February 10, 2012 @ 05:14:41 AM

Don't skip and just go to the bathroom or make something to eat while the taxi is still going.

Comment #8 by Discarded Youth
Thursday, July 19, 2012 @ 02:11:02 AM

Easy 10 GS. I just masturbated during the trip

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Game Info
Rockstar North
Rockstar Games


US April 29, 2008
Europe April 29, 2008
Japan October 30, 2008

HDD Space Required : 6.51 GB
Backward compatible on Xbox One: Yes
Price: $19.99USD
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