Intensive Driving Courses in Southampton

Are you looking for a driving school that can help you to get your licence within weeks? Do you want to learn fast, but don’t want to be forced to take all your lessons in just a 5-day period? If so, then PassMeFast could be perfect for you. We have a range of intensive and semi-intensive driving courses available to all learners right here in Southampton. There’s something for everyone, and thousands have already passed with us. Read on to see what our crash courses can do for you.

Booking an intensive driving course in Southampton

For too long, crash courses from other providers haven’t lived up to their full potential. Sure, they sped up the journey of learning to drive—but they were also inflexible, and failed to take into account that learners often had to wait weeks to take their test. That’s why PassMeFast did a little fine-tuning to come up with courses that work for you.

To begin with, we don’t simply offer one type of package. Instead, we have a whole range of courses and prices to suit learners of all ability levels. You can choose that one that fits your needs best, and even take our course recommender if you’re struggling to make your mind up.

Interested in automatic intensive driving lessons in Southampton?

In a city like Southampton, an automatic car can take the stress out of bumper-to-bumper traffic, saving you from having to make countless gear changes and use clutch control for an interminable length of time. Interested in learning in an auto? Select this transmission when you book in, and we’ll match you to a suitable local instructor.

Then, once you’ve booked in, we’ll work behind the scenes to construct your perfect course. This includes securing a fast-track practical test for you, meaning you could get your licence well ahead of the usual waiting times. We’ll also assign one of our team of experienced male and female driving instructors to take you for your lessons and prepare you for your practical. By the time your course is finished, you’ll be raring to go!

The best part? Our courses work. Just ask the many thousands of learners who’ve already got their licence thanks to us! So, what are you waiting for? Your new licence could be closer than you think. All you need to do is give PassMeFast a call on 0333 123 4949, or book your driving course online. The road to driving doesn’t have to be long!

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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 Southampton

As one of the biggest cities in southern England, Southampton’s learners are lucky to have not one, but two test centres: Forest Hills and Maybush. If you’d rather head out of the city and look elsewhere, your nearest alternative is Lee-on-the-Solent. Nonetheless, the best option is usually to learn at the centre that’s closest to you. Though pass rates vary by test centre, even the highest-scoring centre can’t bag you a guaranteed pass. The truth is that it’s your own ability that counts—not the stats!

Theory test centres in Southampton

Though that the only learning you’d need to do was during your driving lessons? Not quite! There’s also the matter of the theory test to attend to. As you may have guessed, Southampton has its own theory test centre right in the heart of the city, making it easy for learners to get there. Interested in some alternatives? Check out Fareham and Andover.

Haven't taken your theory test yet?

From revising multiple choice questions to getting your hazard perception technique down, you already have plenty of get on with when it comes to the theory test. So, why not have us take the stress of making the appointment out of your hands? Add a theory test onto your course, and we’ll book it for you at a time, date and test centre to suit your requirements.

Driving in and around Southampton

When the practical looms, we all get nervous about a few things, from the prospect of getting stuck in traffic during your test through to hitting the kerb during your parallel park. One thing that shouldn’t be an issue, though, is knowing the local area. That’s why, during your lessons with PassMeFast, you’ll spend time practising your driving on road features that may appear on your test.

Map showing Southampton within Hampshire

With two different test centres in Southampton, your lessons will be tailored to the area where your practical will take place. If you’re heading to Forest Hills, the A27 is a dead cert to appear, while you’re also likely to drive around areas such as Itchen and Midanbury. Meanwhile, those at the Maybush test centre may find themselves heading south towards the A33, and facing junctions such as the multi-lane Millbrook Roundabout.

Driving Instructors in Southampton

Most learners find driving instructors in Southampton 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 Southampton? PassMeFast does the hard work of matching you with an instructor that suits your availability. We have 200 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 Southampton

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.

Southampton fact file

Famous for RMS Titanic
Population 269,781
County Hampshire
Local council Southampton
Major local roads A27 to Pevensey and Whiteparish
A33 to Reading and Winchester
A335 to Eastleigh
A35 to Honiton
A36 to Bath
Railway station Southampton Central train station
More local information Google Maps
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Places near Southampton


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  • A bridge was erected over the River Test by the Romans on the site of what is today Nursling
  • The village was once home to the prominent archaeologist G.S. Crawford
  • A prominent Grade I listed building in the area is Grove Place, which has variously served as a country house, lunatic asylum, school building and retirement flats
  • Today, the area forms part of the Nursling and Rownhams parish, which has its own council


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  • One of the town’s most notable buildings is the Grade I listed house Broadlands, whose architects were Henry Holland and Capability Brown
  • It’s also home to Hampshire’s largest parish church, Romsey Abbey
  • The only mill on the River Test, Sadler’s Mill, stands in Romsey; it was restored in 2005 and is now listed
  • Numerous events take place in Romsey each year, including the Mayor’s Picnic and the Beggars Fair

Which areas does PassMeFast cover?

As well as offering our courses here in Southampton, PassMeFast covers the entirety of Hampshire. So, if you live in a different part of the county and want to pass fast, check out local information by clicking on one of the links below.

Call the team now on 0333 123 4949 to speak to a member of the PassMeFast team, or click the button below to book online. We’re waiting to welcome you behind the wheel!

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What is the driving test pass rate in Southampton?

The driving test pass rate in Southampton is 42.5%. 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 Southampton?

The local driving test centre in Southampton is the Southampton (Maybush) test centre. Just pop SO16 9FP into the Sat Nav and head to Green Lane bright and early. It’s usually best to pick the test centre closest to you when you book your test. You’ll do your driving lessons in this area and become familiar with the route you’ll use during the test.