Driving Lessons in Manchester

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Driving Lessons in Manchester

Where we provide lessons in Manchester

No matter where you live in Manchester, we’re here for you. Here are some of our top areas:

Moss Side, Blackley, Salford, Cheetham Hill, Didsbury, Fallowfield, Gorton, Hulme, Levenshulme and Longsight.

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


Learning to drive in Manchester

A great city to learn to drive in, there are tons of places to practise driving in Manchester no matter where you’re at in your learner journey. Our excellent Midrive driving instructors know all the best areas to take you for lessons! Luckily there are also some great areas for you to practice in between lessons!

If you’re looking for somewhere to get to grips with the basics or perfect the more intricate driving skills like parallel parking, try the quiet residential areas of Cheetham Hill, Ordsall in Salford and Alkrington in Middleton to name a few. There are lots of other quiet residential streets scattered across the city, and if you can find one that you’re familiar with then that’s a good place to start! Our top tip is to remember that the area around Manchester University will be particularly busy during term-time, so you might want to consider a quieter route if you’re just starting out.

With a variety of dual carriageways including Princess Road, Leeds offers plenty of opportunities to learn skills like changing lanes in traffic and driving at speed. Although you won’t get tested on motorways in your driving test, you can take motorway lessons with an instructor in a dual control car. If that sounds appealing then you’ve got the A57(M) motorway ring road right on your doorstep!

When you’re feeling confident behind the wheel, you’ll want to start thinking ahead to your practical driving test. Make sure that you get plenty of practice in the area where your test centre is based, and brush up on these top tips for passing the driving test in Manchester.

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Manual and automatic driving lessons

Manual lessons aren’t for everyone, so we offer a choice of manual and automatic lessons in Manchester.

At Midrive we offer both manual as well as automatic lessons, have a think about which one you'd prefer! Everyone’s different, so have a think about which licence would work better for you before you decide between the two. You might find it easier to drive an automatic car in heavy traffic, so if you plan on driving in Manchester city centre frequently, it could be a practical choice for you.

You can drive both types of car with a manual driving licence and lessons tend to be a bit cheaper and have shorter wait times compared to automatic lessons.


Driving test centre locations

There’s a big choice of driving test centres in Manchester. Once you’ve picked one, your driving instructor will teach you the right routes to prepare you for your practical driving test. Check out the DVSA test centres page to find the centre closest to you!

Atherton: Gibfield Park Avenue, Atherton, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M46 0SU

Bolton: Weston Street, Great Lever, Bolton, Greater Manchester, BL3 2AW

Bredbury: Lingard Lane, Bredbury, Stockport, Greater Manchester, SK6 2QT

Bury: Smith Street, Bury, Greater Manchester, BL9 6HH

Chadderton: 9 Broadgate, Broadway Business Park, Chadderton, Oldham, Greater Manchester, OL9 9XA

Cheadle: C/O Fire Station, Turves Road, Cheadle Hulme, Manchester, Greater Manchester, SK8 6AY

Cheetham Hill: Alderglen Road, Cheetham, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M8 0TD

Sale: 36 – 38 Poplar Grove, Sale, Greater Manchester, M33 7ER

Salford: Salford Fire Station, Liverpool Street, Salford, Greater Manchester, M5 4LE

West Didsbury: Unit 11, Christie Park, West Didsbury, Greater Manchester, M21 7QY

What learners say about our driving lessons in Manchester

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