Intensive Driving Courses in Newcastle upon Tyne

If you’re looking for a driving school in Newcastle, there are plenty of reasons to choose PassMeFast. Our crash courses have it all, from high-grade instructors to fast-track tests. You’ll even have a dedicated team member looking after all the admin for you! So, if you live here in Newcastle, and want to get your full UK driving licence in a matter of weeks, read on.

Booking Intensive Driving Lessons in Newcastle upon Tyne

Long gone are the days when you had to drag your lessons out over months and months. Nowadays, intensive courses are here to stay. This means you can get your licence much quicker—but how do you choose the right one? It’s simple: come to a driving school that puts you first! Unlike some companies, we don’t simply cram all the tuition into a 5 day period, then leave you waiting around for ages to take your test. Instead, we create a structured plan that helps you prepare for the practical and get on the road quickly.

At PassMeFast, intensive doesn’t mean rushed. Our instructors will spend time helping you to build up new skills and iron out bad habits. You’ll also control the pace, with evening and weekend lessons available. Check out our full list of courses and prices, and you’ll notice there’s something for everyone. (If you’re not sure which is the right one for you, give our course recommender a go!)

Interested in automatic intensive driving lessons in Newcastle upon Tyne?

In a city like Newcastle, automatic cars can offer you a much smoother drive when you’re stuck in traffic. What’s more, you won’t need to worry about clutch control or gear changes! So, if you’d like to take your lessons in an automatic car, select this as your transmission when you book. We’ll then assign a local instructor to take you for your course.

Another thing that sets us apart is the way we plan our courses. We’ll typically book your practical in advance, giving you a date to work towards, and meaning you won’t be left in the lurch at the end of your course. What’s more, our team will also fast-track your test—so, no long waiting times to worry about! By the time your lessons with one of our top instructors come to an end, your test date will be right around the corner, and you’ll feel ready to pass.

Book with PassMeFast, and your new licence could be just weeks away. Give us a call on 0333 123 4949 to talk to our friendly team, 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 Newcastle upon Tyne

As the North East’s biggest city, it won’t come as too much of a shock to learn that Newcastle has more than one test centre. If you live in central or western Newcastle, you’ll want to head to Elswick, while those living to the north should opt for Gosforth. Alternatively, you could cross the Tyne and head to the Gateshead test centre instead.

Theory Test Centres in Newcastle upon Tyne

We’ve covered where you should take your practical test, but what about the theory? Well, as it so happens, the Newcastle theory test centre is conveniently located for any local learners, being less than 5 minutes on foot from the Central Station. If you need a backup, the only other option in the county is Sunderland theory test centre.

Haven't taken your theory test yet?

It’s important to get your theory test booked in early. You can’t bank on a guaranteed pass, after all, and will need to put in a fair few hours of revision to give yourself the best possible chance! Luckily, PassMeFast can take the hassle out of your hands by arranging it for you—just add it onto your booking.

Driving Around Newcastle upon Tyne

While taking your driving lessons with us, you’ll be building up more knowledge than you even realise. You’ll certainly be aware that you’re getting rid of any bad driving habits you previously had, and picking up important new skills. What you may not know, though, is that you’re also becoming familiar with the local area, and getting to know the roads you’ll soon be tested on.

Map showing Newcastle upon Tyne within Tyne and Wear

With two different test centres here in Newcastle, your lessons themselves will vary depending on your exact location. You could find yourself heading up the Great North Road towards Gosforth, with its mix of residential areas and high-speed dual carriageways. Alternatively, you could find yourself closer to the city centre in Elswick, where heavy traffic is a real possibility. No need to worry, though: your lessons will leave you with a solid knowledge of the rules of the road, meaning you’ll be prepared for whatever the test throws at you.

Newcastle upon Tyne Fact File

Famous for Newcastle United
Population 300,196
County Tyne and Wear
Local council Newcastle
Major local roads A1 to Edinburgh and London
A1058 to Tynemouth
A167 to Topcliffe
A186 to North Shields
A189 to Ashington
A193 to Bedlington
Railway station Newcastle train station
Tyne and Wear Metro station Central station
Haymarket station
Monument station
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Weather in Newcastle upon Tyne

Places near Newcastle upon Tyne


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  • Part of Hadrian’s Wall lay in the area where Byker is today
  • Once mostly made up of Victorian terraces, the area was largely demolished and rebuilt in the 1960s
  • One part of the area, the Byker Wall estate, was named the UK’s best neighbourhood in 2017
  • It is best known nationally as the setting for the TV series Byker Grove

City Centre

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  • Newcastle City Centre is the largest commercial centre in North East England, and is home to Newcastle University and Northumbria University
  • Part of the centre is known as Grainger Town due to the presence of Victorian-era streets built by Richard Grainger
  • Also present in the city centre is St James’ Park, the home ground of Newcastle United
  • The area is home to four bridges across the Tyne, of which the Tyne Bridge is the most famous


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  • Gosforth, whose centre lies on the Great North Road, is considered one of Newcastle’s most affluent areas
  • At the heart of Gosforth is Bulman Village, though many neighbourhoods make up the area
  • Local landmarks include Partnership House, within the Regent Centre, as well as St Nicholas Hospital
  • The area is home to Newcastle and England footballer Alan Shearer


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  • Local legend has it that the Virgin Mary appeared in the valley in the area
  • In recent years, Jesmond has become a popular area for students from the two local universities
  • The area is home to Osborne Avenue, the home venue for Northumberland CCC
  • Residents have included the actor James Scott and the golfer Lee Westwood

Which Areas Does PassMeFast Cover?

By now, you should know that our driving lessons are available here in Newcastle. But did you know that we cover all of Tyne and Wear, too? Take a look at some of the links below and see for yourself!

From our thousands of passes to our glowing customer reviews, there are plenty of reasons to book with PassMeFast. Why not see what all the fuss is about for yourself? Book your intensive driving course now by calling 0333 123 4949, or by clicking the button below.

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