Whether you’re a 17 year old who’s just received their provisional license or an adult in their autumn years who never got around to learning to drive, there’s never a wrong time to start your driving journey.
But however old you are, it’s fair to say that cost is probably a concern for you. We’re always told that learning to drive (especially in and around London) is a notoriously expensive prospect.
If you’re a student or working part time, you may worry about your ability to afford lessons. Even if you work full time you may worry about the impact that the cost of driving lessons might have on your household finances.
In this post, we’ll find out how much it really costs to learn to drive as well as sharing some tips to help you get the most value out of your lessons and hopefully reduce the cost of learning to drive.
How much does it cost to learn to drive?
Let’s break down the cost of learning to drive. Firstly there’s the cost of your provisional license, the cost of taking your theory test and the cost of learning resources (like a package containing a highway code, DVD and revision book).
According to Compare The Market, the national average cost of an hour long driving lesson is £29.20 and the average learner requires 45 of these lessons to get pass-ready. This puts the cost of tuition at £1,314. Then, of course, there’s the cost of your practical test itself which will cost more for evenings, weekends and Bank Holidays.
Altogether, learner drivers can expect to pay a little short of £1,500 on average assuming that you apply for your provisional license online and take your test on a weekday.
Can you reduce the cost of driving lessons?
Fortunately, at Wimbledon Driving School, our prices are lower than the national average and significantly more reasonable than many of our London competitors at just £26 per hour for a manual vehicle or £28 per hour for automatic. That’s an instant saving on the national average right there for both manual and automatic drivers!
We also offer a range of intensive courses that get you test-ready faster and saving you significantly in the long run. We have a wealth of 12 and 24 hour courses to help you start your learning journey with momentum. You can check out our prices here and find out more about our London FastTrack Intensive Driving Courses on our YouTube channel.
Our FastPass 36 hour course gives you everything you need to pass your test with flying colours and costs just £900 when paid for in advance, potentially saving you just shy of £600 on the average cost of learning to drive.
Try us out for just £10!
If you’re looking for a driving instructor in London or Wimbledon, why not see for yourself what we can offer you? We are rated excellent on Trustpilot and have a wide range of glowing reviews from happy customers. What’s more, we’ll give you your first lesson for just £10 with no obligation whatsoever.
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NB: Prices correct as of March 2020