Driving Lessons in Bournemouth

Pass with our learning to drive guide in Bournemouth.

Last updated: 12 Aug 2020

Driving lessons in Bournemouth

Some of the most popular areas to learn to drive in Bournemouth include:

Boscombe, Palmerston Mews, Iford, Moordown, Muscliff, Winton, Pokesdown, Tuckton, Holdenhurst, Westbourne, Southbourne, and Ensbury Park.

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Learning to drive in Bournemouth

There’s a fantastic range of places that you can go to for driving lessons in Bournemouth. Being so close to the beach, it’s well connected to dual carriageways and rural areas as well as having a busy town centre to practise in. Our excellent driving instructors know all the best spots to take you for your lessons!

Quiet residential areas such as Palmerston Mews and Muscliff are a couple of popular areas with our driving instructors. Boscombe is another suburban area popular for driving lessons, providing new drivers with a feel for a slightly busier area. Your instructor may take you there to gain experience with your lane positioning and parallel parking skills!

It’s a good idea to practise in between lessons. Bournemouth has so many sleepy residential streets for you to choose from, you’ll be spoilt for choice! Our suggestion is to practice driving to Poole from Bournemouth, but only once you’ve got more experience. The route takes in some nice dual carriageways and the suburban areas of Parkstone and Branksome, which are bound to have a variety of skills for you to practise.

Manual and automatic driving lessons

Unsure as to which transmission to choose from? Don’t worry! We cover both manual and automatic driving lessons in Bournemouth.

We understand the importance of choice, that’s why we make sure we can offer both manual and automatic driving lessons in Bournemouth! Before you make a booking with a Midrive instructor, have a think about which transmission style you want to learn.

There are pros and cons to both. You might opt for manual driving lessons as they’re normally cheaper and the instructors more available. As another plus, you’d be able to drive both manual and automatic cars after qualifying!

On the other hand, you might prefer to go automatic, because there is a bit less to remember. However, you’ll have to pay a bit more and will be limited to automatics after you get your licence. Still, when cruising down Bournemouth's city centre during rush hour or trying to hit the beach on the weekend driving automatic does have it’s benefits. Either way, we’re sure you’ll make the right choice!

Driving test centre locations

There are two driving centres located near you. Your driving instructor will help you select the one that suits you best. Have a look at the DVSA test centre page to find you nearest one. Good luck!

  • Bournemouth: 21 - 23 Gillam Road, Northbourne, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH10 6BW
  • Poole: 4 - 20 Harwell Road, Nuffield Industrial Estate, Poole, Dorset, BH17 0SA