Driving Lessons in Glasgow

Pass faster with our complete guide to driving lessons in Glasgow

Last updated: 12 Aug 2020

Driving Lessons in Glasgow

#Some of the most popular areas include:__

Balornock, Bridgeton, Dennistoun, Hillhead, Kelvindale, Lambshill, Milton, Partick, Shuttleston, and Springburn.

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Learning to drive in Glasgow

Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland (the third largest in the UK), which means the potential for packed roads. Glasgow has seen an increase in vehicular traffic over the past decade, but fear not, local instructors will ensure you’re able to tackle those busy roads.

For beginners there are the wide, quiet streets around Maxwell Park, ideal for manoeuvre practice, so long as they’re avoided during the school rush. There are plenty of other quiet spots a short way from the city such as Lenzie, Torrance, and Dougalston. A trip north from Glasgow towards Lenzie, via the A806, can also help build early confidence on dual carriageways.

For further practice, head towards the river Clyde and drive along the A814 which runs parallel to the river. When you’re feeling advanced, you can book a lesson with your instructor and tackle the great motorway connections that feed Glasgow. The M8 crosses the river Clyde via the Kingston Bridge, the busiest bridge in Europe, carrying on average 150,000 vehicles a day. With us, you’ll be cruising across the bridge in no time.

Manual and automatic driving lessons

Make sure that you think about which type of licence you’d like before taking lessons. A manual licence allows you to drive both manual and automatic cars, but an automatic licence only allows you to drive automatic cars. Still, there’s a bit less to get your head round if you’re taking automatic driving lessons, so you might pass faster. Just bear in mind that automatic lessons tend to be pricier as there are fewer instructors around.

Driving test centre locations

Once you’re getting used to being behind the wheel, your instructor will help you to pick a driving test centre. It’s important that you get plenty of practise on the routes that could come up in your practical driving test, and your instructor will make sure that you’re learning the right routes. Check out the DVSA driving test centres page to find the one nearest to you!

  • Anniesland: Practical Driving Test Centre Address, 351 Anniesland Road, Strathclyde, Glasgow, City of Glasgow, G13 1XS
  • Baillieston: 341 Springhill Parkway Business Park, Glasgow, City of Glasgow, G69 6GA
  • Shieldhall: Bogmoor Road, ShieldHall West, Lanarkshire, City of Glasgow, G51 4TH
  • Springburn Park: 14A Balornock Road, Springburn Park, City of Glasgow, G21 3UH