Driving Lessons in Aberdeen

Pass faster with top-rated driving instructors in Aberdeen.

Last updated: 12 Aug 2020

Looking for driving lessons in Aberdeen?

No matter where you are in Aberdeen, there is a driving instructor available for you! Top areas include:

Cove Bay, Craigiebuckler, Danestone, Hayton, Kincorth, Kittybrewster, Mannofield, Northfield, Torry and Woodside.

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Learning to drive in Aberdeen

Aberdeen’s as good as they come when you’re learning to drive. The city boasts a variety of roads that will make sure you develop into a well-rounded driver. From busy urban roads to winding rural lanes, Aberdeen’s got it all!

When you’re starting out you’ll want to practise on wide, quiet residential streets, where the pressure’s off. One example is Fairview Avenue. There’s only the odd parked car around, so it’s perfect for getting used to moving off and stopping, steering around obstacles, and getting to grips with gear changes. Nearby Fairview Grove is also handy for learning hill starts.

When you’ve got some confidence, the city centre provides plenty of busy urban roads to test your skills on, with roundabouts, box junctions, and dual carriageways galore. But if you’d rather stretch yourself on country roads, they’re never far from the edge of the city. Our favourite is the B999 which winds north. Be prepared for a narrow road with blind bends and hidden dips and rises.

Manual and automatic driving lessons

There’s a lot to think about when it comes to choosing between manual and automatic. A manual licence enables you to drive both manual and automatic cars once you pass. An automatic licence restricts you to automatics. Manual lessons also tend to be cheaper than automatic ones, but automatics can be easier to learn in, as there’s less to get your head around.

If you’ll be driving a lot in rush hour, an automatic might suit you best, so you don’t have to worry about gear changes in stop-start traffic. However, if you’re planning a lot of longer journies beyond Aberdeen, it might be better to go for a manual. You’ll have a greater sense of control with command over the gears. But we can only give you the info. It’s up to you to pick between the two!

Driving test centre locations

When you’re ready to book your practical driving test, your instructor will help you select the test centre that’s best for you. They’ll get you familiar with the area surrounding your test centre, and ensure you’re learning all the right routes in the lead-up to your test. You can search your postcode on the DVSA website for your nearest test centre, or check our list for test centres in the Aberdeen postcode area:

  • Aberdeen North: Cloverhill Road, Bridge of Don, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, AB23 8FE
  • Aberdeen South (Cove): Moss Road, Gateway Business Park, Nigg, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, AB12 3GQ
  • Inverurie: Garioch Indoor Bowling Centre, Harlaw Industrial Estate, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, AB51 4FR
  • Peterhead: Suite 21, Burnside Business Centre, Burnside Road, Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, AB42 3AW
  • Huntly: Huntly Fire Station, Depot Road, Huntly, Aberdeenshire, AB54 8JX