Intensive Driving Courses in Ipswich

From inflexible 5-day options through to slow traditional driving lessons, chances are that you’ve come across plenty of different driving schools before. Right now, you might be wondering what exactly it is that makes PassMeFast different. The answer is that we create our courses with learners in mind, with intensive driving courses fitting around your schedule, all while helping you to beat the usual waiting times. If that sounds good to you, then read on to learn more about our Ipswich crash courses.

Booking an intensive driving course in Ipswich

Here at PassMeFast, we’ve got something for every type of driver. So, whether you’re starting from scratch, have recently failed a test, or come from a country whose licences aren’t accepted in the UK, we can help you to pass your driving test within a matter of weeks. So, how does it all work?

To start off with, you’ll choose which of our courses and prices fits your requirements most closely. You can also get a quote via our course recommender. Once you know which one to go for, book in online or over the phone. At this point, our office team will look after all the admin for your course and secure an early practical test date for you.

Interested in automatic intensive driving lessons in Ipswich?

Though a quick comparison of manual and automatic pass rates reveals that autos aren’t necessarily easier to drive overall, this transmission can be a godsend for those struggling with a couple of sticking points in particular: clutch control and gear changes. So, want to go auto? Select it as your transmission when you book!

We’ll also pair you up with one of our DVSA-approved instructors based in the Ipswich area, and guarantee that all of your lessons will be taught one-on-one in a dual-control car. You’ll work together with your instructor to tackle any weak spots and build up experience with the manoeuvres that feature on your driving test.

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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

With an excellent success rate across the country, it’s little wonder that so many learners are coming to us to get their driving licence. To join them, just give us a call on 0333 123 4949, and chat to our team. You can also book your PassMeFast course online in just a few minutes!

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Practical driving test centres in Ipswich

Knowing the venue of your future practical test won’t secure you a guaranteed pass. It will, however, help you and your instructor to plan your lessons in the most efficient way possible, as you’ll have a good understanding of the kinds of roads to practise on. Not sure where you’re likely to go? The obvious answer is the local practical test centre in Ipswich. Backups can be found nearby in Colchester, Clacton-on-Sea or Bury St Edmunds.

Theory test centres in Ipswich

The theory test spans a range of topics, from alertness to vehicle handling. Once you’ve taken a close look at all of the required subjects, the last thing to concern yourself with is the location of your test. You needn’t travel far if you live in this area: Ipswich has its own theory test centre. Elsewhere in Suffolk, you may also wish to consider visiting Saxmundham or Bury St Edmunds.

Haven't taken your theory test yet?

Putting off taking your theory test might not seem like such a big deal, but any delays could have a serious impact on the smooth running of your course. That’s why we recommend that our learners add their theory test onto their booking. That way, we’ll be able to schedule it for you, ensuring that it fits with your lessons and future practical test.

Driving in and around Ipswich

No matter what time of year you take your test, the types of roads you’re likely to encounter on the big day will be very similar. To help you get used to things ahead of time, your instructor will balance your lessons between time spent closer to your pickup point and roads that commonly appear on your test routes. This way, you’ll feel confident going into your practical.

Map showing Ipswich within Suffolk

If you’re taking your test here in Ipswich, be aware that the local test centre is found to the south-east of the town itself, in the Warren Heath area. You can therefore expect to find yourself in nearby residential areas like Rushmere St Andrew and Kesgrave during your test, as well as venturing into the town centre.

Driving Instructors in Ipswich

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

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 Suffolk 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.

Ipswich fact file

Famous for Waterfront and historic dock
Population 133,384
County Suffolk
Local council Ipswich
Major local roads A1071 to Sudbury
A12 to London and Lowestoft
A1214 to Martlesham
A14 to Catthorpe and Felixstowe
Railway station Ipswich train station

Places near Ipswich


Cropped Google Map with pin over Kesgrave


  • Kesgrave lies on the eastern edge of Ipswich, and is home to two large estates
  • It was first recorded under the name Gressgrava, taking on its current name by the late fifteenth century
  • The local area is home to a Site of Special Scientific Interest, Sinks Valley
  • One of the town’s major landmarks is a statue dedicated to the development of the computer


Cropped Google Map with pin over Woodbridge


  • Evidence of settlement in Woodbridge dates back to the Neolithic age
  • The local area is home to key archaeological finds, including the Anglo-Saxon burial site at Sutton Hoo
  • During the Middle Ages, Woodbridge was known for its boat-building, rope-making and sail-making
  • Famous residents have included footballer Roy Keane and musician Charlie Simpson

How many practical driving lessons do I need?

There isn't a hard and fast rule on how many practical driving lessons you need in order to pass your driving test. Everyone is different, and some people need more, whilst other people learn quickly and can pass their test with fewer lessons.

However, the DVSA recommends that each person takes 45 hours of professional driving lessons and 22 hours of private practice before taking a driving test.

Which areas does PassMeFast cover?

Ipswich may be Suffolk’s county town, but it’s not the only place where PassMeFast has instructors. In fact, you can book our courses from anywhere in the county! Here are just a few nearby towns and cities we cover:

Ready to start your lessons? Call PassMeFast today on 0333 123 4949. You can also book your course online by clicking the button below.

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