Driving Lessons in Birmingham

Learn to drive with an approved, top-rated driving instructor in Birmingham.

Prices start from just £24.20 per hour


Learning to drive in Birmingham

Learning to drive can be pretty daunting, so you might be a little apprehensive about letting somebody else choose your instructor for you. But don’t worry, you’re in safe hands!

We only work with the best rated driving instructors in Birmingham, who we’ve cherry-picked to work with based on their qualifications, experience and feedback from other learners. We’ll only match you with an instructor who’s able to work to your schedule, in your requested area, who has agreed that they’d like to teach you!


Prices & Packages

We know the purse strings can be pretty tight for most learner drivers, so we try our best to make sure we’re always offering competitive rates, with promotional offers frequently available for redemption for those who of you on the lookout for a discount.

You can choose from any of our 5, 10, 20 and 30 hour packages to begin with and once you’ve used these up, you’ll be able to pay-as-you-go, making top up purchases through your Midrive learner dashboard. The best value will always come from our larger lesson packages, since once you’ve used these hours up, your lesson prices will revert to your instructor’s standard hourly rate, which will vary from one to another. We keep a close eye on what our instructors are charging, so we’ll always try our best to ensure you don’t get ripped off!

Our driving lessons in Birmingham currently start from just £25 per hour. Simply enter your postcode in the search bar here to have a look at the different packages we have available for both manual and automatic lessons.


The availability calendar in our checkout process allows you to select the days and times that work best alongside your other commitments. It will also help us find the most suitable instructor in your area for your chosen times!

Don’t worry, these choices are by no means set in stone; we get that plans change and some of you have flexible work rotas, so get in touch before you book to let us know if yours is a bit complicated!

We'd strongly advise selecting weekday daytime availability if you're looking to get on the road soon, as evenings and weekend slots get booked up super fast!

Other benefits of choosing Midrive

You’ll also get access to the Midrive learner app, theory practice app and digital lesson reports, which will help you learn faster and ensure things are as smooth and easy for you as possible along the way.

We’ve found that on average, a Midrive learner is 38% more likely to pass their test first time than with another driving school, whilst they’ll also require 17 hours less tuition than with other driving schools. Think of all the time and money you could save!

But don’t just take our word for it - here’s what some of our previous learners have had to say...


Learning in Birmingham

Learning to drive shouldn’t just be about regular lessons with your instructor! It’s advised that you rack up plenty of driving experience outside of tuition hours too.

At Midrive, we don't just provide driving lessons; you can also get a learner insurance quote with Anytime, our by-the-hour learner insurance product! Anytime is a completely separate fully comprehensive policy so you can hop in the driver’s seat of a friend or family member’s car without risking their no claims bonus!

Our instructors suggest that the outer areas of Birmingham such as Solihull, Selly Oak, Sutton Coldfield and Acocks Green are great areas to learn to drive due to their close proximity to a variety of urban streets, busy city roads, dual carriageways and some more rural lanes. The variety will be representative of the roads you’re likely to be using on your test and day-to-day once you’ve passed!

It’s important that at some stage during the learning process, you decide with your instructor which location you’re going to take your driving test in. Each instructor will have their personal preferences, whilst there may be certain areas you’re familiar with yourself. The test centres in Birmingham are listed below, so have a word with your instructor and make sure you’re learning the right routes before your test!

Birmingham test centres

  • Shirley: 374 Stratford Rd, Shirley, Solihull, B90 4AQ
  • South Yardley: Clay Ln, Birmingham, B26 1EA
  • Sutton Coldfield: 110-116 Boldmere Rd, Sutton Coldfield, B73 5UB
  • Kingstanding: 205 Birdbrook Rd, Birmingham, B44 9UL
  • The Pavillion: The Pavilion, Moor Lane Sports Ground Uce, Birmingham, West Midlands, B6 7AA
  • Garretts Green: Granby Avenue, Garretts Green, Birmingham, West Midlands, B33 0SD
  • Cocks Moors Woods: Cocks Moors Woods Leisure Centre, The Lodge, S. King’s Heath, Birmingham, B14 6ER
  • Kings Heath: 955 Alcester Road South, Birmingham, West Midlands, B14 5JA

Automatic driving lessons in Birmingham

We get that driving a manual vehicle isn't for everyone, so we also have plenty of partner instructors teaching automatic driving lessons in Birmingham.

It is worth noting that having an automatic driving license doesn’t allow you to drive a manual car, whereas having a manual license allows you to drive both.

You may also notice that our automatic lesson packages are a little more expensive than manual. This is standard across the industry, as there are fewer automatic instructors around to cope with the demand from learners. This also means it's likely to take a little bit longer for you to get out on the road for your first lesson if you go for automatic, so think carefully before choosing!


Driving Instructors in Birmingham

We’ve cherry-picked the best instructors from the Birmingham area based on their qualifications, experience and learner feedback. If you make a booking with Midrive in Birmingham, you might get matched with one of these friendly faces!

  • Ali - Manual lessons across all areas of Birmingham
  • Gillian - Manual lessons across north, north-east and east Birmingham
  • Abdul - Provides both manual and automatic lessons across all areas of Birmingham

Which areas of Birmingham does Midrive cover?

In short: we've got the whole city covered!

We have built up relationships with a long list of manual and automatic driving instructors across Birmingham, so regardless of where you're based within the area we should be able to help you get on the road.

Once we have the details of where you are based and your availability, you can sit back and let our team hand-pick a driving instructor that we think suits your requirements. Nothing is set in stone; we are as flexible as you need us to be, so if your circumstances change, let us know and we can try and shift things around.

Midrive has extensive instructor coverage in the following areas:

Acocks Green, Alum Rock, Aston, Balsall Heath, Billesley, Bordesley, Bournville, Camp Hill, Cotteridge, Deritend, Digbeth, Druids Heath, Edgbaston, Erdington, Five Ways, Four Oaks, Garretts Green, Gravelly Hill, Great Barr, Hall Green, Hamstead, Handsworth, Harborne, Hawkesley, High Heath, Highgate, Hockley, Jewellery Quarter, King's Heath, Kings Norton, Kingstanding, Kitts Green, Ladywood, Longbridge, Lozells, Maypole, Moor Green, Moseley, Nechells, Northfield, Pelham, Perry Barr, Quinton, Roughley, Rowley Regis, Rubery, Saltley, Selly Oak, Shard End, Small Heath, Smethwick, Smithfield, South Yardley, Sparkbrook, Sparkhill, Springfield, Stechford, Stirchley, Sutton Coldfield, Tile Cross, Tipton, Tyseley, Wednesbury, Weoley Castle, West Bromwich, West Heath, Winson Green, Witton, Yardley, Yardley Wood.

Our learners love us!

Having helped over 300,000 learners pass their driving test since we started, we're pretty confident that Midrive makes learning to drive an easy, stress-free and enjoyable experience.

It can be difficult to choose from all the different driving schools out there, so here's what a few of our learners have to say about learning with us to help you decide!

The top up feature is great too as it means you dont have to mess about with cash when paying for your lessons :)
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Tim Duffy ,04 Dec 2017
4.5 out of 5
The instructor was quickly assigned to me, and I started within the same week. The feedback system helped me track what I have learned each lesson and how I did!
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Xiaoya Ma ,11 Aug 2017
5 out of 5