Driving Lessons in Reading

Pass faster with our top-rated driving instructors in Reading.

Prices start from just £30.35 an hour.


Why choose Midrive?

If you’re ready to get driving in Reading, that’s where we come in.

  • Highest pass rates: our learners are 38% more likely to pass first time.
  • Pass faster: our learners pass in 17 fewer hours than the UK average.
  • Top-rated driving instructors: we use only the best instructors in Reading.
  • Switch driving instructor at any time.
  • Free learner and theory apps.
  • Driving lessons from £30.35 an hour.
  • 100% money back guarantee: if you’re not satisfied after your first lesson, we’ll refund you in full.

Learning to drive in Reading

It’s well known that there are some quirky traffic systems in and around Reading, which can quickly lead to traffic build-ups in some areas and smooth driving in others. It’s safe to say that learners in Reading will need to keep their wits about them buy your Midrive instructor will be local and will guide you through them safely. Soon enough you will be as familiar with them as everyone else, which will put you in good stead when it comes to driving further afield.

Our top tip is to avoid the more challenging areas in Reading if you’re just starting out, in particular, the IDR on Castle Hill which is the most infamous of these quirks, where there are traffic lights very soon after exiting the dual carriageway, causing a very quick change in speeds. Once you’re more confident, ask your instructor to teach you the correct and safe way to use the IDR, both at Castle Hill and when exiting the Broad Street Mall shopping centre.


Where do we provide lessons?

Our instructors are local experts when it comes to driving in Reading, we’re there for you! Our top areas include:

Southcote, Aborfield Cross, Norcot, Shinfield, Chalkhouse Green, Cane End, Play Hatch, Gallowstree Common, Sandford, Wokingham, Winnersh, Earley, Mapledurham and Calcot.

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

Multiple cars

Manual and automatic driving lessons

We offer both manual and automatic driving lessons in Reading, we like choice!

Ok, so you’re ready to start driving lessons, but have you thought about which transmission style you’d like to learn? If you are still a little befuddled, then let us help. Some people find learning in an automatic car a little easier as there is a little less to remember compared to learning in a manual car. However, lessons tend to run a little higher and there aren’t as many available instructors compared to manual and, once you qualify you will only be able to drive an automatic car which can be more expensive than manual ones. Whatever you decide is right for you, our instructors are professional and patient and are waiting to start your journey to passing your driving test!

What learners say about our driving lessons in Reading

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

Francesca Houston
My instructor was so helpful and took the time to explain topics to me and I passed my test first time thanks to his patience!
Charlie Davies
Great service, useful apps, helpful and patient instructors, I’ve learned so much in my first few lessons I overtook my friends and passed before them