I KEEP HEARING DRIVING INSTRUCTORS CHARGE TOO MUCH

Time to put the world to rights.....

  1. The national average for the cost of a Taxi is £5.59 for a 2 mile journey with £2.74 added for each mile after that......
  2. The national average for a pint of larger is £2.90
  3. The national average for a round of drinks tops in at £13......
  4. The national average
     cost per person for a meal out is £20.92.....
  5. The national average hourly rate for a plumber is £40
  6. The national average hourly rate for an auto mechanic is £78
  7. The national average hourly rate for a cleaner is £12.50
  8. The national average hourly rate for a full time non-professional is £7.01
  9. The national average hourly rate for a full time professional is £26.75

  • The average UK "Learner" Driving Tuition cost is around £24p/h, and Includes:
  • An Experienced Qualified Personal Tutor (who is tested & graded on a regular basis by the DVSA)
  • Instructor CPD (in order to keep up with new techniques, laws, & developments in driving)
  • Driving School's Membership To Professional Bodies
  • Training Materials (such as lesson planners, copies of DVSA's publications etc)
  • Marketing
  • Pupil Hand Outs
  • A Sign Written Modern Vehicle Fitted Power Steering, Climate Control, ABS, ESP & Dual Controls
  • Daily Cleaning Of The Training Vehicle (inside & out)
  • Minor Damage (this includes wheels, tyres, minor damage to the paint work)
  • Wear & Tear (such as the abuse of the clutch & gears)
  • Car Insurance
  • Fuel (each 2 hr lesson covers approx 25 - 45 miles)
  • The Cost Of Running Both Winter & Summer Tyres To Help Insure Pupil Safety
  • Free Mentoring Service Via Facebook (to all pupils that complete their training with us)


After taking into consideration the unsociable hours, dead time between lessons, traveling time and costs, lost income through unreliable lesson bookings or cancellations etc, there's not much left from £24p/h for an instructor to call a wage.


Those of you that believe that driving lessons are too expensive, or think that a Driving Instructor is putting £24p/h straight into his/her pocket should sit down and do the maths taking into account all the costs - your hourly take home rate is most likely higher than that.

A more realistic charge for Driver Tuition taking into account rising costs, means lesson prices should be set nearer £40 p/h.  
The UK is considered one of the cheapest places in Europe to learn to drive.

Per-hour EU driving lesson costs:

1. Liechtenstein – £77
2. Italy – £55
3. Luxembourg – £54
4. Norway – £51
5. Sweden – £50
6. Austria – £49
7. France – £46
8. Denmark – £44
9. Finland – £40
10. Netherlands – £38
11. Romania – £32
12. Belgium / Germany – £31
13. Spain – £30
14. Ireland / Greece / Czech Republic – £29
15. Lithuania – £24
16. United Kingdom / Estonia / Portugal – £24
17. Cyprus – £22
18. Latvia – £20
19. Slovenia – £19
20. Bulgaria – £18
21. Hungary / Slovakia – £12


The above information was correct a time of publication - April 2012