Intensive Driving Courses in Folkestone

Getting on the road in Folkestone shouldn’t take an age. PassMeFast’s intensive driving courses can help you to get your licence within weeks, without forcing you to take a one-size-fits-all course. Read on to find out what we have to offer to learners in this part of the Kent coast, including Hythe, Lydd and New Romney.

Booking Intensive Driving Lessons in Folkestone

Thousands of learners have already chosen a PassMeFast course—and we think we know a few reasons why. First off, all of our lessons are taught by DVSA-approved instructors. They’re the lifeblood of our driving school, and their local knowledge will ensure that you’re well acquainted with the roads on which you’ll be taking your test.

Speaking of your test, PassMeFast fast-tracks all of our students’ practical tests as standard. This means that, instead of having a huge gap between your lessons and driving tests, you’ll be able to take your test when your newly gained driving knowledge is fresh in your mind—giving you the best chance of passing, without having to fork out extortionate amounts for other companies’ “guaranteed pass” courses.

Interested in automatic intensive driving lessons in Folkestone?

Automatic cars have been on the up in recent years—and, with their lack of manual gear changes or clutch control, it’s easy to see why. If you’re thinking of learning in an automatic, we’ve got good news: all of our courses are available in both manual and automatic transmissions. Visit our prices page to compare.

Our courses are flexible, too, and fit around your schedule. If you book our ten-hour course, for example, you could opt for a fully intensive, 2-day structure to your course, or take just a couple of hours of lessons per day over a 5-day period in a more relaxed, semi-intensive course structure.

These benefits are just some of the reasons why so many learners have turned to us—and passed. To join them, call up the team on 0333 123 4949, or visit our online booking form by clicking the button below.

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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 Folkestone

We’ve covered what goes on in a PassMeFast course, but haven’t yet touched upon what happens when you reach the end of your driving lessons: your practical test. Thankfully, local learners won’t need to travel far when it comes to taking this test. That’s because there’s a practical test centre in Folkestone—right in the middle of town, in fact. Other test centres in the vicinity include Ashford and Canterbury.

Theory Test Centres in Folkestone

Of course, your practical test isn’t the only obstacle you’ll need to surmount. There’s also the small matter of the theory test—which, despite the myths, is actually a tough nut to crack. That’s why getting prepared is important—and where better to start than knowing exactly where to head? For learners in the Folkestone area, the New Romney test centre may be the closest, while better rail links mean that many learners shouldn’t discount Canterbury as an option.

Haven't taken your theory test yet?

Getting your theory test pass in the bank is a great way to ensure that your course will run as smoothly as possible. PassMeFast can arrange your theory test for you—all you need to do is add on a theory test to your course when you book in.

Driving Around Folkestone

With Folkestone being lucky enough to have its own driving centre, learners from the town can take their lessons here, safe in the knowledge they’ll be driving on the same roads both on their test and during everyday driving after passing. So, what exactly do candidates taking the driving test in Folkestone have to look out for?

Map of Folkestone within Kent

Well, learners here are likely to spend some of their test on the A20 dual carriageway, and may even face one of the few driving test routes that includes a tunnel. Elsewhere, you’re likely to encounter major roundabouts such as the Castle Hill Interchange. You’ll be able to practice driving on the nearby M20 during your lessons, but don’t worry—while learners are now allowed on motorways, practical tests don’t take place on these roads.

Folkestone Fact File

Famous for... Channel Tunnel
Population 46,698
County Kent
Local council Folkestone and Hythe
Major local roads A20 to London
A259 to Emsworth
A260 to Barham
Railway stations Folkestone Central train station
Folkestone West train station
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Weather in Folkestone

Places near Folkestone


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  • RAF Hawkinge was used in the Battle of Britain as the closest operational airfield to France
  • The site of the airfield has now been transformed for residential use, resulting in an expanding population
  • Also on the site is the Kent Battle of Britain Museum, the oldest museum dedicated to the battle
  • The A2 once ran through the village before being replaced by a bypass in 2007


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  • Hythe was, in mediaeval times, the central Cinque Port
  • The town was defended by two castles at Saltwood and Lympne
  • Mackeson Stout, a milk stout brewed for over a century, originates in Hythe
  • The Hythe Venetian Fete, a water carnival, takes place here every two years in August


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  • Lydd is the most southerly town in Kent
  • All Saints Church in Lydd is Kent’s longest parish church at 61m, and has one of the tallest towers in the county
  • The church formed one of the major trigonometric points in the Anglo-French Survey
  • Lydd’s London Ashford Airport was the first built in the UK following the Second World War

New Romney

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  • Along with Hythe, Dover, Sandwich and Hastings, New Romney was one of the Cinque Ports
  • The town was almost destroyed in a major flood in 1287, which redrew the coastline and ended the town’s port status
  • The New Romney constituency was one of the rotten boroughs in Parliament, until it was abolished in 1832
  • The Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway has its headquarters here

Which Areas Does PassMeFast Cover?

PassMeFast now covers a vast area including counties across Britain. This includes the whole of Kent—so, no matter which city, town or village you live in, you can pass fast with us. For information on some nearby towns, follow the links below.

Getting your licence doesn’t have to take forever. To get on the road, call us on 0333 123 4949, or visit our online booking form by clicking the button below.

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