Intensive Driving Courses in Bristol

Considered taking an intensive driving course before, but thought that you'd be forced to take all of your lessons in a 5 day period? Think again. PassMeFast offers a new breed of driving crash course: one that’s tailored to your needs and availability. We’ve got instructors available across the Bristol area to help you get your licence in just weeks. Learn more about our intensive driving courses in Bristol below.

Booking Intensive Driving Lessons in Bristol

Never sat behind the wheel of a car before, need some polishing up, or simply want to learn the differences between driving in Europe and the UK? No matter what stage of the motoring journey you’re at, PassMeFast can help with your Bristol driving lessons. We have a vast selection of courses and prices, so there's something for every driver, regardless of how much experience you’ve had.

Whether you're looking for manual or automatic driving lessons, Bristol is a great place to learn to drive. PassMeFast courses have a few key differences. First off, we fast-track our learners’ tests. This means that you can get an appointment months earlier than is normally possible, all without ever having to lift a finger. This level of customer service extends into everything we do, as a member of our office team will personally oversee all the admin throughout your course.

Interested in automatic intensive driving lessons in Bristol?

For learners who are having difficulty knowing when to change gear or getting to grips with clutch control, taking driving lessons in a manual car may not be the best option. Instead, why not take one of our automatic courses? By learning to drive in an automatic, you can get your licence without the gear stick! We offer automatic lessons here in Bristol—just select this as your transmission when you book.

On the road, you’re guaranteed to learn with a pro, as all of our Bristol driving instructors are DVSA-approved. The lessons you take will focus on the skills you need to gain or improve upon, ensuring steady, lasting progress. Once you've finished your crash course, Bristol and its roads will be within reach. When heading towards one of the Bristol driving test centres, you’ll have grown into a confident driver with safe habits that last a lifetime.

Thousands of them have already gone on to become fully licensed drivers. Want to join them? All you need to do is call us! Ring 0333 123 4949 to speak to the PassMeFast team now. You can also book online in just moments!

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Why choose PassMeFast for your intensive driving course?

  • Automatic and manual 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 Bristol

As the South West’s premier city, it’s little surprise to learn that Bristol is home to multiple test centres. The closest to the city centre is the Brislington test centre. Meanwhile, those in Bristol’s western suburbs should check out Avonmouth, while those in the east should head to Kingswood. If you fancy leaving Bristol altogether, then travel down the coast to the seaside town of Weston-super-Mare.

It's normal to feel nervous about your driving test, but we have a whole host of resources that will leave you feeling confident and ready to pass.

Theory Test Centres in Bristol

With every major city in the country having its own theory test centre, it won’t be a shock to learn that there’s one here in Bristol, too. Want to combine your test with a trip out of the city? Take a look at the test centres in Frome, Yeovil or Newport. Better yet, go in forewarned and forearmed by reading through our list of the top theory test revision resources!

Haven't taken your theory test yet?

Too many learners make the mistake of believing the rumour that the theory test is easy. The reality is far from a guaranteed pass! A word to the wise: get plenty of studying done before taking your test, and leave good time between your theory and preferred practical test date. An even better solution is to let us handle the booking part for you—just add it onto your course, and we’ll get it sorted.

Driving Around Bristol

Taking lessons in a city like Bristol offers you the opportunity to learn how to tackle a diverse range of roads. Together with your instructor, you’ll soon get to grips with the key differences between city and country roads, and may even have the opportunity to try out some motorway driving on the nearby M32 or M4. When it comes to avoiding test day nerves, though, one of the best remedies is to see what will feature on your test.

A map of Bristol

The exact route your test will follow will vary depending on which of Bristol’s test centres you attend, with multiple options available at each. While the DVSA don’t release the official routes, your instructor will know much of what’s likely to appear on the big day, and will help you to prepare as best as possible. By the end of your course, you’ll have all the skills you need to ace the practical!

Driving Crash Courses in Bristol

Crash course is another name for an intensive course. In other words, it's the faster alternative to learning to drive the traditional way, spread out over several months — or even years! Want to get your licence ASAP? Then a crash course (or intensive course — you pick the phrase you prefer) is the way to go!

Bristol Fact File

Famous for Naval exploration
Population 463,400
County Bristol
Local council Bristol
Major local roads A369 to Portishead
A370 to Brent Knoll
A37 to Dorchester
A38 to Bodmin and Mansfield
A4 to Avonmouth and London
A420 to Oxford
A432 to Old Sodbury
Railway station Bristol Temple Meads train station
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Weather in Bristol

Places in Bristol


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  • Avonmouth has a relatively short history, first being developed in 1860
  • Originally part of Gloucestershire, the importance of Avonmouth Dock resulted in the town being incorporated into Bristol in the early twentieth century
  • It is notable as the western terminus of the A4, which connects the South West to London
  • The town also lies a short distance from the Second Severn Crossing, which connects the area to Wales


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  • Bedminster lies on the Malago, and has been inhabited since Roman times
  • It is separated from Bristol city centre by the New Cut, a canal constructed in the early nineteenth century
  • The local St John’s Lane ground was the original home of Bristol City Football Club
  • Bedminster is also home to one of Bristol’s two city farms


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  • Brislington was home to one of England’s first purpose-built lunatic asylums
  • Though now a suburban area of Bristol, it was once a picturesque village
  • In the eighteenth century, it became a centre for the production of English delftware pottery
  • The area is home to the regional television studios of ITV West


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  • The area is best known as the home of the landmark Clifton Suspension Bridge
  • A more modern landmark is the late-brutalist style Clifton Cathedral
  • Bristol Zoo, the world’s oldest provincial zoo, has operated here since 1836
  • It is also known locally for Clifton Down, an open space forming part of Bristol’s Downs

Which Areas Does PassMeFast Cover?

Don’t live in Bristol itself, but still want to learn to drive with PassMeFast? We’ve got fantastic news: we cover the counties bordering Bristol too, including Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire. Click on the links below to learn more about what we offer in a few nearby locations:

Your new licence isn’t far away. Head to our course recommender to discover your best option, and call 0333 123 4949 to book in with us. You can also book online—just click the button below.

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What is the driving test pass rate in Bristol? 

The driving test pass rate in Bristol is 55%. It’s understandable that some people choose their test centre based on the pass rate, but it’s not as important as you’d think. There are lots of factors that can influence a pass rate, such as the number of tests taken in the area. Whether or not you pass simply depends on how you perform on the day.

Where is the local driving test centre for Bristol?

Some of the test centres in Bristol include Bristol (Avonmouth) and Bristol (Kingswood). It’s usually best to pick the test centre closest to you. You’ll do your driving lessons in this area and become familiar with the route you’ll use during the test.