Automated teller machines, more commonly known as ATMs, are computerised machines that can be used to complete monetary transactions such as balance check or withdrawal. In the Grand Theft Auto series, ATMs have seen very limited use, being interactive in Grand Theft Auto IV, Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online.


Although ATMs have been featured since Grand Theft Auto III, they serve as non-interactive props commonly found inside or outside banks.

Grand Theft Auto IV


An ATM in GTA IV when the player "uses" it. The ATM can only display the amount of money the player carries.

In GTA IV, ATMs are interactive devices, but only serve as a means to show the player how much money the player has - despite the fact that the player's money is already displayed in the game's HUD. ATMs in GTA IV can be found in various locations throughout Liberty City, such as near shopping complexes, hospitals and other areas useful to the player, and are implied to be operated by the Bank of Liberty. ATMs can be found in standalone form or wall-mounted form, but function identically.

Grand Theft Auto V


Fleeca ATMs.

In GTA V, ATMs play a more important role. Michael, Franklin and Trevor can visit an ATM to deposit or withdraw their money into their bank accounts and view their purchase history. The player has five options to deposit money, ranging from a few dollars to all the money the player has collected. Since places like Ammu-Nation stores and real-estate brokers accept debit cards, it is not necessary to extract big stacks of cash from ATMs in order to make big purchases. The player can also use their in-game cell phone or laptop to deposit or withdraw money via the Internet.

In the game, there's also an Random Event that involves the player pursuing a robber after he steals the wallet of a pedestrian while he was withdrawing money from the ATM.

ATMs can be found in many locations throughout San Andreas, outside FleecaMaze Bank or Lombank branches, and in places like the Vanilla Unicorn, Maze Bank Arena, or the ground floor of some buildings in Los Santos.

Grand Theft Auto Online

In GTA Online, the player can visit an ATM to deposit their collected money into their bank account to prevent it from being stolen by other players. The player can also use ATMs to view their purchase history like in GTA V. It is best to visit ATMs when not around many other players in GTA Online, for if the player visits an ATM, they are vulnerable to attacks. The player's money can then be stolen from other players, making the use of ATMs in the game very risky. The safest option is to deposit and withdraw money using the cell phone or a laptop, from Maze Bank's website.

The player can find the closest ATM with the Quick GPS option of the Interaction Menu, holding the Select button (PlayStation 3), the Back button (Xbox 360) or the List button (Xbox One), or by pressing in the touchpad (PlayStation 4).

Types of ATMs


Grand Theft Auto IV


Grand Theft Auto V

Downtown Los Santos
Little Seoul
Del Perro
Rockford Hills
South Los Santos
Paleto Bay
Sandy Shores



  • Occasionally, if the player kills a pedestrian who just used an ATM, massive amounts of money will spawn repeatedly on the ground. This will happen even with cops, who normally only drop their pistol.