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Driving Lessons in Swindon

Learn to drive with an approved, vetted driving school in Swindon. Prices start from just £23 per hour

Where we provide lessons in Swindon

Looking for a top-rated local driving instructor in Swindon? We'll help you! Some of our top areas include:

Common Platt, Devizes, East Wichel, Haydon, Heavily, Marlborough, Purton, Purton Stoke, Rodbourne, West Leaze.

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

Learning to drive in Swindon

Swindon’s got it all: dual carriageways, a thriving town centre, country roads, a nearby motorway, and quiet, residential streets. The area has plenty to offer a learner driver, no matter what you’re looking for.

Grange Park is a great area to start out in. It’s full of generous residential streets where you can get familiar with moving off, stopping, signalling, and clutch control. You can make a good loop of Sudeley Way and Grange Park Way which features two roundabouts. They aren’t often busy, so it’s a great introduction to them.

The A4198 provides good dual carriageway experience and can take you round the north of Swindon. It becomes three lanes when it reaches the Orbital Shopping Centre, so your positioning is doubly important on the road. Our best tip is to take it slowly so you can stay alert to signs, road markings, and any traffic lights.

Wanting to practise at higher speeds? You can take the A4198 onto the A419 and head north towards Gloucester. There’s also the M4 that runs past Swindon. You can take it west to Bristol or east to Reading. Just remember, you’ll need to have your instructor with you or to have passed your test. As a plus, you can keep all your routes on the Midrive app if you want to the practise them again. We’re sure with us you’ll passing in no time!

Manual and Automatic driving lessons

We underdtand that not everyone likes to go manual, so we provide automatic lessons in Swindon too!

Before you book your first lesson you’ll have to decide whether you want to drive a manual car or an automatic one. Manual lessons are often cheaper, and a manual licence allows you to drive both manual and automatic cars. An automatic licence limits you to automatic cars, and the lessons are generally more expensive, because there are less automatic instructors around.

Think what’ll suit you best around Swindon. If you expect to travel during rush hour you might prefer an automatic, as you won’t have to worry about gear changes. However, it’s often the case that automatic cars are more expensive to buy than manual, so bear that in mind if you’re on a tight budget. What you go for is your choice to make.

Driving test centre locations

You want to be getting as much practice as possible on your chosen centre’s test routes. Our instructors will help you with that, and they’ll help you pick your test centre based on what’s best for you. Have a look at the DVSA page on driving test centre locations. There are two test centres in the SN postcode area:

  • Swindon: 1 Fenn CLose, Peatmoor, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN5 5BL.
  • Chippenham: Unit 11, Cavalier Court, Bumpers Farm, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN14 6LH

What our learners say about our driving lessons in Swindon

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

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