Intensive Driving Courses in Oxford

Oxford’s university is world-beating—and when it comes to driving, PassMeFast aspires to the same standards of excellence. In fact, we’ve got a great track record, having already helped thousands of learners across the UK to get their licence. To see what all the fuss is about, and to start your own driving journey, read more about our intensive crash courses in Oxford and across southern Oxfordshire below.

Booking an intensive driving course in Oxford

If you’ve ever come across an intensive driving course before, you may have heard mixed reviews. Sure, they can be fast—but don’t you have to take all of your driving lessons in a 5-day window? Not with PassMeFast! Our courses offer you far more flexibility, giving you the option to take your lessons at a fully intensive or semi-intensive pace. This means that even those on a busy schedule can pass fast!

We take the stress out of finding a good instructor, as we only work with those who have the DVSA’s seal of approval and who’ve achieved good grades on standards check tests. This means that you’re in safe hands when you’re out on the roads, and can be sure that you’ll gain all the skills you need to become a confident driver in a matter of weeks.

Interested in automatic intensive driving lessons in Oxford?

Not every driving school offers its learners a choice of transmission—but at PassMeFast, we pride ourselves on giving our students the ability to learn in either a manual or an automatic car. Simply choose automatic transmission when you book in, and we’ll assign a suitable local instructor to take you for your lessons.

It’s not all about what happens on the road, though—some of the magic happens behind the scenes, too. You see, PassMeFast’s secret weapon is its office team. They’re the ones who’ll sort out all the admin for your course, including securing your fast-tracked practical test. This allows you to stay focused on the driving for a smooth ride to passing.

Now you know how our courses run—all that’s left to do is to get started! First, take a look at all of our courses and prices to find the best one for you, or get a quote via our course recommender. Ready to drive? Call us on 0333 123 4949, or book your driving course online.

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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 Oxford

At the end of your course, it’ll be time to put the skills you’ve learned to the test in the practical. If you’ve reached this point, it’s likely that you’ll be heading to the local Oxford Cowley test centre. Other alternatives in the vicinity include Aylesbury and Banbury.

Theory test centres in Oxford

Read up on your Highway Code, taken mock tests and studied our hazard perception test guide? Then it’s time for the theory test! Oxfordshire only has one theory test centre, but fortunately for local learners, that happens to be right here in Oxford. If you need a backup choice, consider the theory test centres in Reading or Aylesbury.

Haven't taken your theory test yet?

Thought that a theory test comes with a guaranteed pass? Think again! While many believe that it’s mere common sense, in reality, the theory test requires plenty of revision. With the theory test proving a stumbling block for so many learners, it makes good sense to take it as early as possible. PassMeFast can help make things easier—add a theory test to your booking, and we’ll arrange a suitable appointment for you.

Driving in and around Oxford

Though you may think that you know Oxford like the back of your hand, your driving lessons are sure to throw up some surprises. That’s because, if you’re taking your test at the local test centre, you’ll need to become familiar specifically with the Cowley area of town. In fact, the test centre is found down an unassuming cul-de-sac! So, what else is there to know about the local test routes?

Map showing Oxford within Oxfordshire

While it’s not possible to give exact details on routes, the proximity of the Eastern Bypass Road (A4142) to the test centre means you’re almost certain to take to this busy A road during your practical. Other aspects of your drive will be challenging in different ways—for example, you could find yourself heading out towards some of the rural areas to the south and east of Oxford. Master the varied roads of this area, and you’ll be well on the way to driving test success!

Driving Instructors in Oxford

Most learners find driving instructors in Oxford 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 Oxford? PassMeFast do the hard work of matching you with an instructor that suits your availability. We have 50 driving instructors in and around Oxfordshire 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 Oxford

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 Oxfordshire 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.

Oxford fact file

Famous for University of Oxford
Population 154,600
County Oxfordshire
Local council Oxford
Major local roads A34 to Salford and Winchester
A40 to Fishguard and London
A4074 to Caversham
A4142 to Headington
A420 to Bristol
Railway station Oxford train station

Places near Oxford


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  • Lying on the banks of the Thames, Henley sits at the border of Oxfordshire and Berkshire
  • Henley Bridge, which spans the Thames, and which was built in 1786, is today a Grade I listed structure
  • Henley is internationally recognised as a centre for rowing, with events such as the Henley Royal Regatta taking place here
  • Analysis from Lloyds Bank claimed that Henley was the second-most expensive market town in the UK


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  • Kidlington’s church is a Grade I listed building, and is home to a tower with an eight-bell ring
  • Despite its large population of over 13,000, Kidlington has maintained its status as a village
  • For two decades, the village was home to the Tom Walkinshaw Racing team
  • Kidlington is home to Oxford Airport, one of the UK’s largest business airports


Cropped Google Map with pin over Thame


  • Thame has an Anglo-Saxon history, and once formed part of the Kingdom of Wessex
  • It takes its name from the River Thame, upon which it sits—not to be confused with the nearby River Thames
  • Thame was home to a Cistercian abbey, some of which remains today
  • The town has served as a frequent filming location for the ITV series Midsomer Murders


Cropped Google Map with pin over Wallingford


  • Wallingford had royal status during the mediaeval period
  • The treaty that ended the period known as the Anarchy was signed here in 1153
  • In later centuries, Wallingford became known as a market town
  • Wallingford Bridge, which crosses the River Thames here, is of mediaeval origin

How can I improve my driving lessons?

There are lots of things you can do to help make your driving lessons more useful. You can work with your instructor to keep track of how you're doing in key areas of driving. This way, you can check at a glance to see what you need to work on and what's going well. Your instructor will also do some mock driving tests with you, which can help you prepare for the real thing.

Outside of your lessons, try to do some private practice in the car of a friend or family member. But most of all, have fun with your lessons. It's important to pay attention and be safe, but don't forget to relax and get to know your instructor too. It'll make the nerves feel less daunting.

Which areas does PassMeFast cover?

As well as offering our driving courses in Oxford, we cover the whole of the county that bears its name. Yes, you can book with us from any location in Oxfordshire! For information on our courses in just a few of the towns across the county, check out the links in the list below.

To join the many learners who get their licence with us each year (some with zero minors!), all you need to do is book. Call 0333 123 4949 to discuss your options with a member of the PassMeFast team, or book online by clicking the button below.

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What is the driving test pass rate in Oxford?

The driving test pass rate in Oxford is 46.3%. 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 Oxford?

The local driving test centre in Oxford is the Oxford (Cowley) test centre. Just pop OX4 2PY into the Sat Nav and head to James Wolfe Road 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.