Driving Lessons Swansea

6 Swansea driving instructors found in the Swansea area.

Swansea driving instructors are made up of independent instructors and local Swansea driving schools covering Swansea. 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 Swansea

Driving in Swansea offers a mix of urban driving challenges and stunning coastal routes, providing a diverse and rewarding experience for motorists. Whether you’re navigating the city centre or exploring the scenic coastline, here’s what you need to know about driving in Swansea:

City Center Navigation

Swansea’s city centre can be busy, especially during peak hours. Be prepared for heavy traffic around landmarks like Swansea Castle and the Quadrant Shopping Centre. Utilize GPS navigation or maps to navigate through the city’s streets and pay attention to signage for parking facilities.

Coastal Roads and Scenic Routes

One of the highlights of driving in Swansea is the opportunity to explore the beautiful coastline of the Gower Peninsula. Enjoy scenic drives along the Gower Coastal Path, passing through charming villages and stunning beaches such as Rhossili Bay and Three Cliffs Bay. Take your time to soak in the breathtaking views and practice safe driving on coastal roads.

Road Layout and Junctions

Swansea has a mix of road types, including major roads, roundabouts, and junctions. Familiarize yourself with key routes, such as the A483 and A4067, and be prepared for varying road conditions. Pay attention to road signs and markings to ensure safe navigation, especially at complex junctions.

Parking Facilities

Parking in Swansea city centre is available in multi-storey car parks, on-street parking spaces, and designated parking areas. Be aware of parking restrictions and time limits to avoid fines. Consider using park-and-ride facilities if travelling from outside the city centre, and plan your parking arrangements in advance.

Public Transport and Bus Lanes

Swansea has a network of buses serving the city and surrounding areas. Be mindful of designated bus lanes and give way to buses when merging or changing lanes. Keep an eye out for tram tracks, especially around the city centre and Swansea’s waterfront.

Cultural Awareness

Swansea is a diverse city with a rich cultural heritage. Show respect for other road users, be tolerant of different driving styles, and adhere to the rules of the road. Patience, courtesy, and understanding contribute to safe and harmonious driving experiences.


Driving in Swansea offers a mix of urban exploration and scenic beauty, providing a unique and memorable experience for motorists. By staying informed, remaining vigilant, and adapting to local traffic conditions, you can navigate Swansea’s roads safely and confidently. Whether you’re commuting to work, visiting attractions, or exploring the coastline, embracing the diversity of Swansea’s road network enhances the journey and promotes responsible driving.

Practical Driving Test Statistics in Swansea

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.

Swansea’s Driving Test pass rate compared to other cities across the UK is a touch lower than the national average sitting at 49.3%.

The test centres in Swansea are Burrows Road which has a pass rate of 49.3%, Llanelli at 50.8%, Barry at 63.7% and Bridgend at 56.4%

The nearest additional driving test centres for Swansea are Carmarthen with 57.3%, Merthyr Tydfil with 58.3%, Brecon with 60.1% and Llantrisant which has a higher pass rate of 62.5%.

Swansea’s Practical Driving Test Centres

  • Barry, (Cardiff), Unit 16, Business Support Centre, Hood Road, Innovation Quarter, The Waterfront, Barry CF62 5QN
  • Brecon, (Swansea), Camden Road, Brecon LD3 7RT
  • Bridgend, (Cardiff), Crown Building, Angel Street, Bridgend, CF13 4AD
  • Carmarthen, (Swansea), (wheelchair accessible), Ty Myrddin, Crown Building, Old Station Road, Carmarthen SA31 1LP
  • Llanelli, (Swansea), (wheelchair accessible), Toft Place, Llanerch, Llanelli, SA15 3SB
  • Llantrisant, (Swansea), (wheelchair accessible), School Road, Miskin, Llantrisant CF72 8YR
  • Merthyr Tydfil, (Cardiff), Merthyr Industrial Park, Pentrebach, Merthyr Tydfil, CF48 4DR
  • Swansea, (Swansea), Burrows Road off Langdon Road, Kings Dock, St Thomas, Swansea SA1 8QY

Swansea’s Theory Test Centres

  • Bridgend, (Cardiff), Second Floor, Brackla House, Brackla Street, Bridgend, CF31 1BZ
  • Carmarthen, (Swansea), Unit 15 Second Floor, Darkgate Centre Offices, Red Street, Carmarthen SA13 1QL
  • 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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Swansea – did you know?

  1. Swansea was founded by Norman Lords in 1106 and populated it with English settlers. Up until the 1800s, Swansea was a tiny village and considered mostly as an English town.
  2. Swansea castle was enormous and only around 10% of it still stands today. Some of the 14th Century architecture can be seen at the top of Wind Street, much more of it was lost to bombing in the Blitz.
  3. Swansea began as a riverside town on the banks of the Tawe. Rather than building docks, boats would load directly from the river bank before sailing down the estuary and out to sea.
  4. South Gower used to speak their own dialect influenced by the West Country. Up until the 1700s the area was considered to be very poor and engaged in significant trade with Devon and Somerset.
  5. In the 14th Century, Swansea was completely enclosed with high walls. Gates to the north, south and west allowed for entry and exit to the settlement.
  6. In 2016, Swansea was voted the most beautiful city in the UK thanks to its close proximity to some of the UKs best beaches and the picturesque Mumbles. Plymouth came second in the same poll.
  7. Swansea has 32 miles of coastline and a beach or cove for every week of the year. The stunning coastline includes marinas for pleasure boating and docklands for trade.
  8. In the mid-19th Century, Swansea exported 60% of the worlds copper from factories and mines in the Tawe Valley.
  9. Swansea has the largest indoor market in Wales with over 100 independent stalls selling a wide range of products from fresh produce to handwoven baskets.
  10. The Meridian Quay Tower on Swansea’s marina is the tallest residential building in Wales. A bar and restaurant at the top offers panoramic views of Swansea Bay.