Intensive Driving Courses in the New Forest

Whether you’re in Lyndhurst or Lymington, Brockenhurst or Burley, New Milton or Milford-on-Sea, PassMeFast can help you to get your licence in just a few days here in the New Forest. Read on for the full scoop on what makes our driving school different, and see how thousands of learners have already got their licence thanks to our intensive driving courses.

Booking an Intensive Driving Course in New Forest

When looking online to book driving lessons, you’re likely to be bombarded with tempting offers, from a “guaranteed pass” to a “5 day course”. The reality is that many of these come with huge caveats, meaning you often end up paying over the odds for services that can’t be delivered. That’s why it’s important to invest in a driving school that puts its effort into things that really can help you to pass faster.

So, why is PassMeFast different? It’s simple: rather than offering gimmicks, we focus on our learners’ needs. This includes partnering with some of the best instructors in the local area, as well as taking the admin out of your hands, so you can focus on the driving. We’ll even fast-track your driving test, allowing you to get your licence well ahead of the usual waiting times.

Interested in automatic intensive driving lessons in the New Forest?

PassMeFast offers automatic courses here in the New Forest, meaning that you can get an auto licence fast. Select automatic transmission when booking in, and we’ll get things sorted for you.

Unlike some driving schools, we don’t simply offer a single course. Instead, we have a number of courses and prices, with options for learners of any experience level. You can even get a personalised quote by heading to our course recommender. And we don’t stop there: once you’ve booked in, you control the pace of your lessons, working with your instructor to create a timetable that suits you.

With our flexible approach, it’s no wonder that intensive courses are more popular than ever. Join the thousands who’ve already taken our courses and said those magic words: “I’ve passed!”. Call us on 0333 123 4949 to talk to a member of the PassMeFast team, or book your driving course online in a matter of minutes.

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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 the New Forest

Not sure where your closest practical test centre is? If you live in the New Forest, you’ll need to travel outside of the area to take your test. Southampton’s two test centres—Maybush and Forest Hills—are the nearest, with Lee-on-the-Solent proving a useful alternative.

Theory Test Centres in the New Forest

As is the case with the practical, the New Forest doesn’t have any theory test centres of its own. The nearest option for local learners is the Southampton theory test centre. If you’re looking to increase your chances of an early test date, you may wish to consider alternatives in Bournemouth and Andover.

Haven't taken your theory test yet?

Passing your theory test means you’re over one crucial hurdle, and means you won’t face further delays in booking your practical. Add a theory test onto your course, and we’ll book it in for you at a suitable date. For more information, visit the PassMeFast Blog, which has useful articles covering topics such as how long it takes to study for the theory test.

Driving in and around the New Forest

The lessons you take with your PassMeFast instructor will cover a vast array of driving knowledge, from understanding when you have priority to using the Mirror–Signal–Manoeuvre procedure regularly. Such skills will come in handy on any road across the country. However, to ensure you’re feeling ready on test day itself, there will also be a particular focus on the area surrounding your test centre.

Map showing New Forest within Hampshire

As a result, learners hailing from the New Forest are likely to split their lesson time between the local area and the location of their test centre, which is likely to be in Southampton. This will provide an insight into the differences between city and country driving, and help to ensure that you’ll be a well-rounded driver by the time your test comes about.

Driving Instructors in the New Forest

Most learners find driving instructors in the New Forest by searching online or through a recommendation. Many instructors use social media or websites to advertise themselves and some are listed on the DVSA website. It can be difficult to find an available instructor — they’re still in very high demand after lockdowns, with some waiting lists up to 4 months long! 

Need a driving instructor in the New Forest? PassMeFast do the hard work of matching you with an instructor that suits your availability. We have 150 driving instructors in and around Hampshire who’ll work around your schedule and help you get on the road in a flash. 

Wondering how fast you can pass? Our flexible but intensive driving courses mean you learn efficiently and boost your chances of passing ASAP. Instead of making you wait for ages for a test after your lessons, we fast-track your test before assigning an expert driving instructor to teach you. This goal-focused structure ensures your driving skills are fresh in your mind for your test so you’re more likely to pass. 

Over 50,000 people have taken the faster route to driving with PassMeFast — and you can be next! Enter your postcode here to find prices in your area.

Driving Schools in the New Forest

Instead of learning to drive with an independent driving instructor, some people choose to learn with a driving school. Driving schools tend to offer a slower, more traditional approach to learning to drive than intensive course specialists like PassMeFast.  

The major downside of the traditional 1- or 2-hour weekly lesson is that you don’t get to book a test until your instructor thinks you are ready — and with most test centres in Hampshire being fully booked months in advance, you could end up waiting a long time (and wasting money on lessons to stop your skills from getting rusty while you wait). 

PassMeFast works around you and your schedule, and your lessons will be at a pace that works for you in a modern, goal-focused way. PassMeFast is the faster and easier route to driving — we’ll do all the admin, our courses include a fast-tracked practical test date, and your driving instructor will pick you up from home or work.

New Forest Fact File

Famous for One of England’s largest areas of forest
Population 38,290
County Hampshire
Local council New Forest
Major local roads A31 to Bere Regis and Guildford
A326 to Fawley and Totton
A337 to Christchurch
A35 to Honiton and Southampton
A36 to Bath and Southampton
Railway station Brockenhurst train station
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Weather in the New Forest

Places in the New Forest


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  • The first recorded mention of Hythe was on a parliamentary roll from the thirteenth century
  • The Hythe Ferry has connected the town to the nearby city of Southampton for centuries
  • Hythe was home to a shipyard once owned by the British Power Boat Company
  • RAF Hythe operated in the area until 2006, and was once home to a US Army base


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  • The area that is now Lymington was first settled in the Iron Age, when the Buckland Rings fort was built here
  • The current settlement developed out of an Anglo-Saxon village
  • Lying directly opposite the Isle of Wight, ferry services operated by Wightlink operate from Lymington
  • The area has a history of smuggling, with local legends telling of tunnels in the town

New Milton

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  • Milton was mentioned in the Domesday Book, and became a market town in 1303
  • The local manor was held by families such as the Tyrrells and Burseys
  • New Milton came into being following the arrival of the railway in the area in 1888
  • As well as lying within the New Forest district, New Milton has its own town council


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  • In its early history, the area was home to an Iron Age hillfort now known as Tatchbury Mount
  • Totton became a town in 1974; before this, it claimed to be England’s largest village
  • The local football team, Totton & Eling FC, made it to the final of the FA Vase in 2007
  • The area is also home to a successful cricket club, in addition to a rugby club

Which Areas Does PassMeFast Cover?

Not in the New Forest? As long as you’re in Hampshire, you can still book with us! Read up on what we offer for learners in other parts of the county by clicking on the links below.

That new licence could be yours sooner than you think. Start now by ringing PassMeFast on 0333 123 4949, or by booking your driving course online simply by clicking the button below.

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What is the driving test pass rate in New Forest?

The driving test pass rate in New Forest is 51.9%. 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 New Forest?

Some of the test centres near New Forest include Southampton (Maybush), Newport (Isle of Wight) and Lee on the Solent. 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.