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Driving Lessons in Cardiff

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Where we provide lessons in Cardiff

Wherever you’re based, we’ve got a local instructor for you. Some of our popular areas in Cardiff are:

Butetown, Cardiff Bay, Cathays, Cyncoed, Grangetown, Pentwyn, Plasnewydd, Portlanna, Splott and Thornhill.

Enter your postcode above to check lesson pricing in your local area of Cardiff.

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Learning to drive in Cardiff

As far as learning to drive in the city goes, you can’t get much better than Cardiff.

There are plenty of quiet residential streets for beginners, particularly in areas north of the city centre like Cathays. Or alternatively you could head to one of Cardiff’s many industrial estates on a weekend. Portmanmoor Road Industrial Estate is our favourite if you’re still getting the hang of things or hoping to perfect those pesky three-point turns.

Once you get more confident, take a spin around some of Cardiff’s carlined residential streets in Riverside and Victoria Park. Lewis Street is a particularly challenging one to navigate, with only enough room for one car to pass at a time. It’s also a great spot to have a go at parallel parking in a tight space!

If dual carriageway practice is the order of the day, then you have plenty of options with both the A48 and the A4232 on your doorstep. Make sure that you also get some practice on the bustling A469. Riddled with traffic lights, lane changes and a challenging box junction, it’s sure to put you through your paces and is likely to feature on your test route too!

Manual and automatic driving lessons

Whether you’re after manual or automatic lessons, we’ve got you covered in Cardiff.

Make sure that you take your time when it comes to picking between the two. If you’re going to be stuck at traffic lights on a regular basis, you might prefer an automatic licence, whereas a manual licence might be handier if you’re often going to be driving long distances.

Bear in mind that a manual licence will allow you to drive both manual and automatic cars, whereas an automatic licence will only qualify you to drive automatics. Plus automatic lessons tend to be more expensive as there are fewer instructors out there.

Driving test centre locations

Once your practical driving test is in sight, your instructor will show you the routes that are likely to crop up in your practical driving test. It’s important to get lots of practice around your test centre location so that you’re all clued up on some of the trickier parts of the area. Have a look at the DVSA page on driving test centre locations to find the one close to you!

  • Cardiff: Thornbury House, Unit 11 Lambourne Crescent, Cardiff Business Park, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, CF14 5GF

What learners say about our driving lessons in Cardiff

We’ve helped over over 300,000 learners pass their driving test so far. Imagine how many are in Cardiff! Why not take a look at some of the lovely things they’ve said about us?