Intensive Driving Courses in Bournemouth

Want to know the best way to pass your driving test here in the Bournemouth area? The answer is to come to a driving school that prioritises expert tuition and great customer service. That’s where PassMeFast delivers. Unlike companies that charge learners thousands for a “guaranteed pass”, a PassMeFast course is a real investment in a lifetime of safe driving. Find out more about our flexible intensive driving courses in Bournemouth below.

Booking Driving Lessons in Bournemouth

Wondering how long it takes to learn to drive? The answer depends on who you learn with! If you’re seeking a speedier way to learn to drive than traditional, slow lessons, but one that doesn’t involve packing all your lessons into a 5 day squeeze, then PassMeFast's intensive courses are exactly what you’re looking for.

Our courses and prices include something for all learners, no matter your experience level. You can find out which is best for you via our course recommender. What's even better is that we work around you, rather than expecting you to take a rigid crash course. After booking, we’ll assign you to one of our DVSA-approved instructors, and they'll work on creating a lesson plan that fits around your schedule.

Interested in automatic intensive driving lessons in Bournemouth?

In a busy area such as Bournemouth, stop-start traffic can, unfortunately, strike at any time. This can leave you stuck having to use clutch control for long periods, and deal with gear change after gear change. If the idea of this fills you with dread, then maybe an automatic is the right choice for you. We offer lessons in both transmissions, so if you’re looking for an automatic driving course in Bournemouth, then we’ve got you covered.

Our students typically take their course at either a fully intensive or semi-intensive pace, with the fastest options seeing learners pass their test just weeks after booking in! There’s another secret weapon in our arsenal too: our fast-tracking team, who’ll help to secure you a practical test well ahead of the usual waiting times.

If you’re ready to swap your L plates for P plates, then you know what to do. Book your PassMeFast driving course here in Bournemouth today by calling us on 0333 123 4949. A member of our team will be on hand to answer any questions and help you get booked in. Alternatively, you can simply book online.

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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 Bournemouth

For reasons known only to the DVSA, there is no town in Dorset that’s home to both a theory and practical test centre. If you live in Bournemouth, then, you’ll need to venture out of town in order to sit your practical test. Fortunately, it’s not much of a commute, as the nearest option available to local learners is in Poole. Need a backup? Try out Southampton Maybush, Salisbury or Dorchester.

Theory Test Centres in Bournemouth

Remember how we mentioned that no town in Dorset had both types of test centre? Well, this is where the situation improves for local learners: though you can’t take your practical test here, the Bournemouth theory test centre is right in the heart of town. If, however, you’d still like to look further afield, then why not give one of the other two Dorset theory test centres a go? There’s one to the north, in Blandford Forum, and one further along the coast in Weymouth. You could even head to nearby Southampton for yet another alternative!

Haven't taken your theory test yet?

Now you know that you can take your theory test right here in Bournemouth, the next step is to book it! You could sort this part out yourself… or simply add it onto your PassMeFast booking and let us take care of it for you! This leaves you extra time to study—so why not take a look at our guide to UK road signs?

Driving Around Bournemouth

When learning alongside your PassMeFast instructor, your lessons will cover aspects as wide-ranging as rush hour traffic through to driving at night. All of these will come in handy during your practical, when your focus will be squarely on impressing your examiner. Another useful arrow to have in your quiver is to have a good idea of the area where you’ll be taking your test. That’s why your instructor will ensure that you practise around your test centre of choice.

Map showing Bournemouth within Dorset

If, like most Bournemouth learners, you’ll be making the short journey to Poole to take your driving test, you may find yourself encountering many roads which could feature on your test route while taking your lessons. In fact, some routes even stretch into western suburbs of Bournemouth, such as Westbourne. This gives you a great head start on your test, as it means you’ll feel confident about tackling familiar roads.

Bournemouth Fact File

Famous for Seaside resort
Population 183,491
County Dorset
Local council Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole
Major local roads A3040 to Branksome and Wallisdown
A3049 to Boscombe and Fleetsbridge
A338 to Besselsleigh
A347 to Ferndown
Railway station Bournemouth train station
More local information Google Maps
Weather in Bournemouth

Places near Bournemouth


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  • The civil parish of Ferndown takes in several nearby villages, such as Trickett’s Cross and Hampreston
  • It is one of the largest inland towns in Dorset, second only to Dorchester
  • It lies along the A31 trunk road, linking the area to Guildford and Bere Regis
  • Ferndown is home to the largest industrial estate in East Dorset: Ferndown and Uddens BID

Cropped Google Map with pin over Kinson


  • Once a village in its own right, Kinson has been part of Bournemouth since 1931
  • Kinson almost became a part of Poole; the residents’ campaigning ensured it joined Bournemouth instead
  • Close to the area lies Kinson Common, a local nature reserve and SSSI
  • Kinson is known for smugglers, with one of the most famous being Isaac Gulliver

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  • Southbourne was developed in the nineteenth century as a health resort
  • The first ever international aviation meeting in Britain took place here in 1910
  • Charles Rolls, founder of Rolls-Royce, was killed in a plane crash during the same event
  • Today, Southbourne is best known for its beach, which has received Blue Flag certification
Wimborne Minster

Cropped Google Map with pin over Wimborne Minster


  • Wimborne Minster lies at the confluence of two rivers: the Stour and the Allen
  • The town takes its name from the local minster, which has existed for over 1300 years
  • It has one of the few surviving chained libraries in the world
  • Wimborne Minster also has a model town, where local buildings are displayed at 1:10 scale

What is a driving school?

There's no real official definition of a driving school, but it's generally considered to be a business that employs driving instructors. Learners will book courses with the driving school, who will then assign the course to one of their instructors.

PassMeFast are slightly different in that we don't employ instructors. Instead, we work with a pool of thousands of instructors nationwide. This way of working allows us to work with the best driving instructors across the country.

The way we work allows instructors to continue their current way of working, whilst having plenty of PassMeFast courses to choose from, should they need it. We're also more flexible than driving schools in terms of our hours, areas we cover, and pick-up locations.

Which Areas Does PassMeFast Cover?

PassMeFast’s driving lessons aren’t just available here in Bournemouth. In fact, you can find our instructors out and about across the county of Dorset! Follow the links below to jump to information about our courses in another nearby area.

If you’re looking for a licence, then there’s no time like the present to get started! Call us on 0333 123 4949 to talk to our sales advisors, or book your course via our online form by clicking the button below.

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