Driving Lessons Cardiff

9 Cardiff driving instructors found in the Cardiff area.

Cardiff driving instructors are made up of independent instructors and local Cardiff driving schools covering Cardiff. All driving instructors listed are qualified to provide you with the best driving lessons to help you pass your driving test in the most efficient way.

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Learning to Drive in Cardiff

Learning to drive in Cardiff is an exciting journey that opens up a world of freedom and independence. Cardiff, the capital city of Wales, offers a diverse range of roads and driving experiences, from navigating through bustling city streets to exploring scenic routes in the surrounding countryside. Here’s what you need to know about learning to drive in Cardiff:

Choosing a Driving School

The first step in learning to drive in Cardiff is selecting a reputable driving school or instructor from the listings shown above. Look for instructors who are experienced, patient, and knowledgeable about the local roads and driving regulations. Also, it’s good practice to ask for recommendations from friends or family members who have recently learned to drive in Cardiff.

Understanding the Theory

Before you can hit the road, you’ll need to pass the theory test, which covers topics such as road signs, traffic regulations, and hazard perception. Study the Highway Code and practice with official DVSA (Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency) theory test materials to ensure you’re well-prepared.

Navigating City Streets

As Cardiff is a bustling city with a mix of narrow lanes and busy intersections, learning to navigate urban streets is essential. Practice manoeuvring through traffic, making turns, and mastering parallel parking in residential areas and city centre locations.

Dealing with Traffic

Cardiff’s traffic can be heavy, especially during rush hours and on weekends. Learning to anticipate traffic patterns, merge safely, and maintain a safe following distance is crucial for driving in the city. Take lessons during different times of the day to gain experience in various traffic conditions.

Embracing Scenic Routes

One of the perks of learning to drive in Cardiff is the opportunity to explore scenic routes in the surrounding area. Take drives along the coast, through the Brecon Beacons National Park, or to nearby towns and villages. These routes provide valuable experience and offer stunning views along the way.

Building Confidence

Learning to drive can be daunting, but with practice and perseverance, your confidence will grow. Don’t be afraid to ask questions or request extra practice in areas where you feel less confident. Your instructor is there to support you every step of the way.

Practicing Safe Driving Habits

Safety should always be a priority when learning to drive. Practice defensive driving techniques, obey speed limits, and always wear your seatbelt. Remember to stay focused and alert behind the wheel, and never drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs.


Learning to drive in Cardiff is an exciting and rewarding experience that equips you with the skills and confidence to navigate the roads safely and independently. With the right instruction, practice, and dedication, you’ll soon be cruising through the streets of Cardiff with ease, ready to embark on new adventures and explore all that Wales has to offer.

Practical Driving Test Statistics in Cardiff

The national average driving lessons required to pass the practical driving test is 47 hours with a driving instructor and an additional 22 hours of private practice with a family or friend are recommended.

Cardiff’s Driving Test pass rate compared to other cities across the UK is slightly higher than the national average, at 57.1%.

The test centres in Cardiff are Llanishen which has a pass rate of 59.2%, Barry at 59.9% and Bridgend at 47.0%.

The nearest additional driving test centres for Cardiff are in Merthyr Tydfil with 57.7% and Abergavenny which has a higher pass rate of 61.8%.

Cardiff Practical Driving Test Centres

  • Abergavenny, (Cardiff), Station Road, Abergavenny, NP7 5HT
  • Barry, (Cardiff), Unit 16, Business Support Centre, Hood Road, Innovation Quarter, The Waterfront, Barry CF62 5QN
  • Bridgend, (Cardiff), Crown Building, Angel Street, Bridgend, CF13 4AD
  • Llanishen, (Cardiff), (no wheelchair access), Thornbury House, Unit 11 Lambourne Crescent, Cardiff Business Park, Cardiff, CF14 5GF
  • Merthyr Tydfil, (Cardiff), Merthyr Industrial Park, Pentrebach, Merthyr Tydfil, CF48 4DR

Cardiff Theory Test Centres

  • Bridgend, (Cardiff), Second Floor, Brackla House, Brackla Street, Bridgend, CF31 1BZ
  • Cardiff, (Cardiff), Third Floor, Limerick House, 23 Churchill Way, Cardiff, CF10 2HE
  • Merthyr Tydfil, (Cardiff), Ground Floor, Ty Keir Hardie, Riverside Court, Avenue de Clichy, Merthyr Tydfil, CF47 8LD
  • Swansea, (Cardiff), Second Floor, Grove House, 3 Grove Place, Swansea, SA1 5DF

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Cardiff – did you know?

  1. Cardiff is known as the city of Arcades, the High Street is home to a Victorian Arcade that was once home to Cardiff’s fortune tellers and palm readers. Today over 100 independent shops, cafes and bars are found in this part of the city.
  2. Cardiff has more green space per resident than any other UK city. There are more than 18 different parks to choose from, some feature historic castles while others include picturesque lakes to create blue-green spaces for visitors to enjoy.
  3. Wales may be proud of their heritage and even insist on using Welsh on the road signs and other official documents, however, only 10% of the population regularly speak Welsh.
  4. Bristol are vying for the cycling city crown, but for now, Cardiff holds this honour. It’s Britain’s best city for cyclists with miles of bike-friendly paths connecting interesting sites around the city.
  5. Principality Millennium Stadium in Cardiff is the second largest stadium in the world with a fully retractable roof. The stadium employs falcons to scare pigeons and other small birds from the area!
  6. Music buffs will love Cardiff for being home to the world’s oldest record store. Spiller’s records opened shop in 1894 selling the very first wax records for the newly invented Phonograph.
  7. The famous writer, Roald Dahl was born in Cardiff and grew up in Llandaff where he is said to have placed a dead mouse in a jar of sweets at his corner store when the sweet shop owner was unkind to him.
  8. Cardiff is one of Europe’s newest capital cities. It was named the capital of Wales in 1955, before that, Machnlleth was the place that Owain Glndwr held parliament.