Intensive Driving Courses in Newbury

This area may be well known for its racecourse, but getting around on horseback isn’t the only way to travel here in Newbury. If you’re looking to explore the West Berkshire area by car, then PassMeFast can help you to get your driving licence in weeks. Read on to learn more about our intensive and semi-intensive courses, and see why so many crash course learners have rated our driving school five-star.

Booking Intensive Driving Lessons in Newbury

Want to learn to drive quickly, but don’t fancy the idea of booking one week off work to take all of your lessons? We’re with you. That’s why PassMeFast offers a range of courses that fit around your life, while still helping you to get on the road within just a few weeks of booking.

With options ranging from short refresher courses up to comprehensive packages for beginners, every learner can find something just for them at PassMeFast. (And we mean every learner: you’re never too old to pass!) Once you book, we’ll work on arranging a course that suits your needs, with fully intensive and semi-intensive options available. This means that you could complete our 25-hour course, for example, in a 5 day window—or spread lessons out over a longer period, while still passing fast.

Interested in automatic intensive driving lessons in Newbury?

Automatic cars provide a way to get on the road without clutch control and gear changes. This means that, while they won’t bag you a guaranteed pass, they can help make the road to driving a little smoother for some learners. If that sounds good to you, be sure to book an automatic course with PassMeFast. Please note that prices vary by transmission.

Our courses are taught by experienced instructors with a near-encyclopaedic knowledge of the roads of West Berkshire. They’ll imbue you with the skills and confidence you need to breeze through your practical test and become a newly minted driver. During your course, you’ll also have your very own dedicated Booking Agent working behind the scenes to ensure everything’s going to plan—including securing you a fast-track test.

You can check out everything we have to offer simply by heading to our prices page—or get your own personalised option by heading to our course recommender. Made your mind up? Super! Book in over the phone by calling us on 0333 123 4949, or by clicking the big green button below.

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Why choose PassMeFast for your intensive driving course?

  • Courses to suit all drivers
  • Flexible driving lessons to fit any schedule
  • Learn with experienced instructors
  • Home and workplace pickups
  • Pass in as little as one week

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Practical Driving Test Centres in Newbury

When you first start your lessons, you’re likely to feel pretty nervous—but, over time, you’ll gain in confidence, and, before long, will feel ready to take your practical test. Great news—but where will you actually be taking it? If you live here in West Berkshire, the answer is likely to be the Newbury Hambridge Lane test centre. Alternatively, you also have the option of heading to Berkshire’s largest town to take your practical at the Reading test centre.

Theory Test Centres in Newbury

Newbury may be fortunate enough to have its own practical test centre, but its luck runs out when it comes to theory test centres. Berkshire only has two of them, after all—and neither are in Newbury. (This won’t get you out of having to take it, though—so be sure to swot up using our theory test revision resources!) Your best option is to hop on the train to Reading, with other nearby choices including Andover and Oxford.

Haven't taken your theory test yet?

Not only do you need to pass your theory test in order to book a practical, but it’s even advised that you bring your theory test certificate to your driving test. As you can imagine, then, it’s a good idea to get this sorted out in plenty of time. To do just that, remember to add a theory test onto your PassMeFast course when booking in.

Driving Around Newbury

When compared with Berkshire’s two other test centres, Reading and Slough, Newbury offers learners a decidedly more rural drive. Of course, this doesn’t mean it’ll be sleepy country lanes all the way—Newbury is also home to its fair share of busier roads, including the A339 dual carriageway which traverses the town north to south.

Map of Newbury within Berkshire

One important factor to note here is that the Newbury test centre is found on Hambridge Lane, a couple of miles east of the centre of town. In fact, it’s quite close to the Newbury Racecourse—so watch out for extra traffic on race days. All in all, you can certainly expect varied conditions on both your driving lessons and when taking to the road after passing!

Newbury Fact File

Famous for... Newbury Racecourse
Population 41,075
County Berkshire
Local council West Berkshire
Major local roads A339 to Alton
A343 to Winterslow
Railway station Newbury train station
More local information Google Maps
Weather in Newbury

Places near Newbury

Burghfield Common

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  • Burghfield Common has a long history, with archaeological sites dating back to the Bronze Age
  • In the Norman era, Burghfield was home to no fewer than three manors
  • The main church is St Mary’s; initially built in the 12th century, it was later reconstructed in the 1840s
  • Today, the town is home to the headquarters of the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association


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  • Hungerford has existed since at least the 12th century, with John of Gaunt once lord of the manor
  • It sits close to the rivers Dun and Kennet, with the Kennet and Avon Canal additionally passing through the town
  • Hungerford is the westernmost town in the county of Berkshire, lying near to the border with Wiltshire
  • In 1688, Hungerford is the site at which William of Orange was offered the Crown of England


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  • The Guinness Book of Records listed Thatcham as the town with the strongest claim to being Britain’s oldest continuously inhabited place
  • Thatcham became very prosperous in the Middle Ages, but declined after the arrival of the Black Death
  • The Manor of Thatcham was given to the Abbey of Reading in 1121 by Henry I
  • The town was hit by heavy flooding in the summer of 2007, receiving three times the monthly average rainfall in just one day

Which Areas Does PassMeFast Cover?

You’ll be pleased to learn that we don’t just cover West Berkshire, but the whole of Berkshire. It’s true! Just click on one of the links below to find out more about the courses available in different parts of the county.

We’ve already helped thousands of learners to get on the road. Book today, and you could join the PassMeFast alumni within just a few weeks! To get started, give the team a call on 0333 123 4949, or click the button below to visit our online booking form.

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