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    Learn to drive in Manchester

    Manchester is often ranked as the UK’s biggest city after London, and it can certainly feel that way when you are learning to drive on its popular and often busy roads!

    From the ever-popular city centre streets around Piccadilly Station, and from Whalley Range to the leafy streets of suburbs like Flixton, Manchester has plenty of challenges for learner drivers.

    To help you with these complicated roads you need a driving instructor who helps instil safe skills but also confidence behind the wheel.

    Bill Plant Driving School believes in helping Manchester’s learner drivers to pass their test as quickly and as affordably as possible, while consciously ensuring they are learning at the right pace, and in a manner that best suits them.

    Finding driving lessons in Manchester doesn’t have to be difficult. With the right instructor, you’ll be navigating the busy roads of the city in no time. This makes us the right choice for both anxious learners and anyone who is already confident at driving in the Manchester area.

    Awarding winning expertise

    This personalised approach is one reason we were awarded the accolade of National Driving School of the Year 2023.

    It also comes from our highly professional – as well as friendly and supportive – instructors, alongside our fleet of regularly maintained Volkswagen driving instruction vehicles.

    This level of trust has earned us many glowing testimonials from previous students in and around the Manchester area!

    Learn with our affordable Manchester driving school

    Naturally, the quicker you pass your test with a reliable Manchester driving school the more money you save!

    Bill Plant Driving School provides introductory offers for Manchester learner drivers, as we want you to experience how comfortable and confident you can be with our local instructors.

    We offer affordable fees for this level of expertise, and attractive block booking discounts for those looking to commit to a regular schedule of lessons.

    Offers are available for our Manchester driving lessons, including Greater Manchester suburbs and boroughs across the city like Heywood, Middleton, Whitefield and Audenshaw.

    Test Centre Locations in Manchester

    Manchester has a number of different driving test centres. The location you take your Manchester driving lessons will generally dictate which centre you use, however, some instructors may suggest a different test centre based on the availability of tests.

    There are several driving test centres in Manchester, but it is always best to book your test in an area that is familiar to you, to give yourself the best chance of success. Remember, you should only book your test when you are ready – don’t rush it!

    Once your instructor feels you’re ready, you can book in for your driving test at one of the Manchester test centres. You’ll find these at:

    Bury Test Centre

    Pass Rate38.9%
    AddressSmith Street Bury Greater Manchester BL9 6HH
    Disabled AccessN/A

    Cheetham Hill Test Centre

    Pass Rate46.8%
    AddressAlderglen Road Cheetham Hill Manchester Greater Manchester M8 0AL
    Disabled AccessYes

    Hyde Test Centre

    Pass Rate57.1%
    Address23 Perrin Street Hyde Manchester Greater Manchester SK14 1JE
    Disabled AccessYes

    Rochdale Test Centre

    Pass Rate39.8%
    AddressMoss Bridge Road Rochdale Greater Manchester OL16 5EB
    Disabled AccessN/A

    Sale Test Centre

    Pass Rate53.9%
    Address36 – 38 Poplar Grove Sale Trafford Greater Manchester M33 7ER
    Disabled AccessYes

    West Didsbury Test Centre

    Pass Rate44.1%
    AddressUnit 11 Christie Park West Didsbury Manchester Greater Manchester M21 7QY
    Disabled AccessN/A

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    How much do driving lessons cost in Manchester?

    The cost of driving lessons in Manchester varies depending on the instructor in your area. Fill in the form, and you’ll get a quote in seconds from a Bill Plant Driving School instructor in Manchester. We offer discounts when you block book your driving lessons.

    Do you teach driving test routes in Manchester?

    Test routes aren’t made available to the public. The DVSA’s mission statement is ‘safe driving for life’ and that’s something we agree on. This means that while our lessons do incorporate the Manchester test area, our main focus is on improving your driving and your overall familiarity with the roads in Manchester. Your instructor will take you driving through areas of Manchester around your test centre, and help you learn what could be potential routes, but this is all part of your wider journey in learning to drive. There is never any guarantee that certain routes come up during your test, so the main focus is on improving your driving skills.

    Which Manchester test centre should I choose?

    While some test centres have better pass rates than others, we usually recommend taking your driving test at the centre nearest to you. This is because you’re likely to be driving on those roads more frequently. It also means you won’t have to book lengthy lessons to learn other Manchester test routes. If you choose a test centre that’s a long way from your home you may have to spend considerable time reaching it as part of your lessons.

    Roundabouts in Manchester

    The main roundabout to be aware of is the Greengate roundabout in New Moston. This roundabout has six exits and three lanes and makes for a great practice tool for students that are learning to drive in Manchester. The road signs on approach will help you to prepare which lane you need to be in, and good observation and forward planning is key to mastering this roundabout.

    Another great place to practice roundabouts is Kingsway in Rochdale. This road consists of a number of smaller roundabouts leading to a larger one with a much heavier traffic flow, as cars will be joining it from the M62.

    Local roads in Manchester

    Like in many cities, Manchester does have areas and time periods of heavy traffic, especially during the morning and evening rush hour or when the football is on. Bury New Road is certainly one to avoid during busy periods, as it is statistically the fifth most congested road outside of London!

    Although practising in traffic is a necessary requirement, as it gives you time to prepare for upcoming hazards and helps with your observations/mirror work when changing lanes, a more quiet area for you to practice on would be around Buile Hill Park, for those starting their learn to drive journey.

    Motorways in Manchester

    It’s always a good idea to ask your instructor for motorway lessons. The M60 is Manchester’s ring road which stretches 36 miles long and links most of the major areas of Manchester. It extends to areas including Stockport, Audenshaw and Ashton-under-Lyne. The M60 enables you to access the majority of the outskirts of the city and so it is vital that any learner driver in Manchester is familiar with this motorway.

    Part of this motorway is made up of a “smart motorway” system, which means that it uses various traffic management methods to increase capacity and reduce congestion when necessary, particularly in busy areas and time periods. It’s always a good idea to familiarise yourself with how these types of motorways work, as they are becoming more popular within major cities.