Driving Lessons in Oxford

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Where we provide lessons in Oxford

When it comes to getting learner drivers onto the road, we’ve got the whole of Oxford wrapped up. Our top areas in Oxfordshire include:

Abingdon, Banbury, Bicester, Chinnor, Chipping Norton, Cowley, Headington, St Clemens, Thame, and Witney.

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Learning to drive in Oxford

Oxford is a bustling city made up of dual-carriageways, bus and cycle lanes, and multi-lane roundabouts. The city is notoriously bad to drive in as there are lots of traffic restrictions and severely limited parking. Don’t let that put you off though - there are some great places around Oxford to take your driving lessons as long as you stay clear of the city centre and Oxford University! Our excellent instructors know all the best areas to take you for driving lessons.

The best areas to start practising the basics of driving are the quieter towns surrounding Oxford, including Abingdon and Banbury. Here, you’ll be able to get the hang of moving off and stopping, clutch control and steering with ease.

Once you're more comfortable behind the wheel, you’ll be ready to take on driving in the city. You should definitely practise in Cowley, as the roads around there are often covered in the test. Additionally, St Clemens Street and Iffley Road, packed with shops and student homes, are our top choices if you're looking to get a feel for driving in busier residential areas.

If you're really looking for a challenge, try out your skills on the A34 slip roads or the Headington Roundabout. With its four exits and busy traffic coming in from London, it’s sure to get you equipped to tackle any roundabout come test day. Before you know it you’ll have aced your test with us and be cruising around Oxford like a pro!

Manual and automatic driving lessons

Whether it’s manual or automatic lessons that float your boat, we offer both in Oxford.

Take your time to think about which licence would work best for you. Both automatic and manual transmissions have their pros and cons. You might find when driving in Oxford’s rush hour or around the city centre that an automatic may suit you better as you won’t have to worry about changing gears.

Bear in mind that with a manual licence you’ll be able to drive both manual and automatic vehicles. If you choose automatic, however, you’ll only be able to drive automatic cars. Automatic instructors tend to be in higher demand and so automatic lessons are normally more expensive. Having said that, learning automatic means there’s less to get your head around and so you may be able to pass your test quicker.

Either way, both are excellent choices, so we’re sure you’ll pick the one that’s best for you.

Driving Test Centre Locations

There are several test centres in Oxford and its surrounding areas. Cowley Test Centre is the most centrally located. However, a lot of people book their test there so waiting times can be long. Head to the DVSA website to find out which test centre is your closest. Additionally, have a chat with your instructor, they’ll be familiar with the test centres in your area and will help you find the one that’s best for you! Here are the centres in the Oxford postcode area:

  • Oxford (Cowley): James Wolfe Road, Cowley, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX4 2PY
  • Oxford (Kassam Stadium): Kassam Stadium, Grenoble Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX4 4XP
  • Culham LGV: No 1 Site, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 3DA
  • Banbury: 3 West Bar Street, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX16 9SD

What learners say about driving lessons in Oxford

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