Driving Lessons in Manchester 

Not sure where to start with driving lessons in Manchester? PassMeFast has done the hard work for you. Discover everything you need to know about transmission, pricing, and the essential details, all in one place.

Often called the London of the North, Manchester has great public transport links. But if you're sick of getting drenched in the rain while you wait for the bus, you're probably thinking it's about time you start learning to drive.

Why choose PassMeFast?

  • 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

Our Manchester driving Instructors

All of our courses in Manchester include one-on-one tuition from a DVSA-approved driving instructor, with fast-track practical tests available, too. So, say goodbye to old-style lessons and discover a new way to drive: PassMeFast. Call us on 0333 123 4949 to chat to the team, or click the button below to start booking your course.

We have a network of over 5,000 friendly and reliable independent driving instructors, they’re hand-picked to ensure that they meet the very highest standards. We offer both automatic and manual intensive driving courses across a range of different vehicle types. Whether you’re a first time learner or a day away from passing, we have a course for you in Manchester.

Interested in automatic intensive driving lessons in Manchester?

We understand - driving in a city like Manchester can be stressful. Traffic jams in the city centre and congestion on the M60 are, unfortunately, a common reality. Navigating these conditions can be even more challenging with constant gear changes. If you’d rather avoid the hassle (and the clutch control), then an automatic car could be a smart choice.

All of our lessons are taught on a 1:1 basis. Your instructor will give you honest and constructive feedback, so any areas for improvement can be worked on before your driving test.You can also track your progress after each lesson by using the PassMeFast Student Portal App.

Areas we serve in Manchester

Cheetham Hill

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  • Home to a thriving multi-ethnic community, including large numbers of Irish, Jewish, Indian and Caribbean people
  • Joseph Holt’s brewery is located here
  • The first Marks and Spencer headquarters was opened in Cheetham Hill in 1893
  • J.J. Thompson, winner of the Nobel Prize for discovering the electron, was born in Cheetham Hill


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  • The full name of the area is Chorlton-cum-Hardy, but locals shorten it to ‘Chorlton’
  • There was an Anglo-Saxon settlement here in the 9th century
  • Location of one of the most burgled postcodes
  • Birthplace of Damon Gough, a.k.a Badly Drawn Boy


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  • The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds was formed here
  • A major location for troop crossings during the English Civil War, as it was here that the River Mersey could be forded
  • Home to Fletcher Moss Park & Botanical Gardens
  • The first female Poet Laureate, Carol Ann Duffy, lives in Didsbury


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  • Once held the title for largest council housing estate in Europe
  • Home to 12 parks and 18 woodland areas, including Wythenshawe Park, which has been designated a Local Nature Reserve since 2011
  • Served as the outdoor filming location for the TV series Shameless
  • The boxer Tyson Fury was born and raised here


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  • Gorton Monastery known as the "Taj Mahal of the North," is a popular event venue in the area.
  • Once home to Belle Vue Zoological Gardens, a zoo, amusement park, and circus which closed in 1977.
  • Gorton is home to Beyer, Peacock & Company, which produced thousands of locomotives during the 19th century.
  • Many Gorton residents moved to the Hattersley Estate the 1960s for better housing.

Driving around Manchester

In a busy city such as Manchester, you’ll need to have your wits about you at all times when on the road. That’s because there are a wide range of static and developing hazards that you’ll need to be aware of—everything from a tricky multi-lane roundabout to the possibility of cyclists dodging in and out of traffic could have an impact on your driving.

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With PassMeFast, you’ll learn how to become a safe and considerate driver, with a sound knowledge of the local roads in Manchester, helping you to not only pass your test, but also to drive confidently from day to day after you’ve got your licence. For extra tips, check out our defensive driving tips and techniques.

Test centres in Manchester

Practical driving test centres in Manchester


There are two practical test centres to be found within the city of Manchester itself. In the north of the city, learners are likely to head to Cheetham Hill test centre; further south, West Didsbury test centre is a great option. Depending on your exact location, however, you may wish to head out of the city limits to take your test. Visit our guide to Greater Manchester’s driving test centres to see which one is right for you.

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 Manchester


Close to the city centre, the Manchester theory test centre is likely to be the best choice for any learners here still needing to take their theory test. Alternative options which may be suitable depending on your location include the Salford and Stockport theory test centres.

Make sure to add a theory test onto your course if you haven’t passed yet: you’ll need a valid theory pass to take your practical test! Keep revising and use our resources to top up your knowledge.

Driving lesson FAQs

How can I improve my driving lessons in Manchester?

It is important to communicate openly with your driving instructor about areas you find challenging or want to focus on. This will help your instructor tailor lessons to your specific needs when having your driving lessons in Manchester. In addition, you can continue to learn beyond the basics by reading driving manuals, watching instructional videos, or taking advanced driving courses. Continuous learning can improve your driving skills and increase your safety awareness. 

What is the driving test pass rate in Manchester?

The driving test pass rate in Manchester is 48.2%. 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 Manchester?

Some of the test centres in Manchester include Cheetham Hill (Manchester), West Didsbury (Manchester) and Chadderton. 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.

Is 20 hours of driving lessons enough?

If you've not been behind the wheel before, 20 hours of lessons is unlikely to be sufficient to get you test ready. The DVSA state that on average a candidate who passes their test has taken 48 hours of professional lessons, as well as completed 20 hours of private practice. So a 20 hour course is only suitable for a learner who has already had at least 20 - 30 hours behind the wheel. Try our course recommender to understand what the best course is for you.

How many driving instructors do PassMeFast work with?

We have a team of over 5,000 friendly driving instructors who will fill your brain with the driving skills you need to pass your test fast. Whether you want to learn to drive in a manual or automatic car, you’re in the best hands possible.

Do you help with theory test revision?

Yes! Jump on a PassMeTheory online revision session to get theory test prepped and ready to pass. Just pick a date and time that works for you and we’ll teach you the trickiest parts of the test to make sure you’re ready to go.

Why take driving lessons with PassMeFast?

We offer a wide range of intensive driving lessons designed to prepare you for any driving challenge you may face. Our DVSA-registered instructors are experts at navigating the various streets of the UK and will provide you with personalised lessons tailored to your individual needs. With our flexible scheduling, you can learn close to home and feel confident in your abilities. Our driving lessons are fast and flexible, allowing you to achieve your driving goals quickly.