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Start Your Driving Lessons with National Driving School.

Time to kick start your driving lessons Dublin with one of the highest rated driving schools around.

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Become a confident safe driver with our expert driving lessons Dublin.

Time to kick start your driving lessons Dublin with one of the highest rated driving schools around town and Dublin City.

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How it works

It’s pretty simple to get started with your driving lessons Dublin just follow these steps.

Start with us Start with us
We will see and assess your starting point and then start with your required driving lessons.
Find your instructor Find your instructor
Once you have made contact we will pair you with a local National driving instructor.
Pass the test Pass the test
You will have the same driving instructor all the way from EDT to passing your full driving test.
First Lesson

Before your first driving lessons you must have the following in order

So your all geared up for your fist driving lesson with your National driving instructor!

To help get you on the road to passing your test and becoming a safe driver for life, we need to make sure you have everything in order. Find out below!

1. Learner Permit 1. Learner Permit
A learner permit allows you to learn to drive on public roads with your driving instructor.
2. Tax & Insurance 2. Tax & Insurance
If you want to learn to drive within your own vehicle you will need to make sure your tax & insurance is valid.
3. Good Attitude 3. Good Attitude
We love our learners and strive to give them the best learning experience there is.
What people say

Our Happy Pupils

We take great pride in our customer reviews across all platforms! Please take the time to read some if you are seriously considering been thought to drive!

National Driving School
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giselle mendesgiselle mendes
17:52 13 Jul 24
I am so happy to have passed on my first attempt today in Tallaght. I had driving lessons with Thamiris and she was extremely important in this achievement. Thamiris is an excellent professional who quickly identified the mistakes I kept making. She made me feel confident and well-prepared for the test! I highly recommend her and NDS ✨🚗
Erica WhelanErica Whelan
20:30 12 Jul 24
I recently done my 12 EDT's with Aureliusz at the the national driving school and I couldn't recommend more!Over the past 12 lessons, Aureliusz helped me develop my confidence behind the wheel with his clear instructions, and friendly and calm demeanor
Aine McCannAine McCann
20:19 12 Jul 24
I did my 12 edt lessons with another driving school and they were absolutely shocking. I came out knowing nothing, so I contacted National Driving School to look into doing pre test lessons to get some advice. Jackie booked me in with Chris and it was the best thing that ever happened to me. He taught me everything I know about driving, I went from constant coasting and no observation to passing my test with only 2 marks😁 Chris has such an eye for detail and makes learning easy! Anyone who gets Chris as an instructor is very lucky
Veaceslav TacuVeaceslav Tacu
09:18 12 Jul 24
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Mayela RiveraMayela Rivera
06:49 12 Jul 24
Yesterday, I successfully passed my driving test at Tallaght test centre, thanks to Seweryn's invaluable advice. He is an excellent instructor who displays professionalism, honesty, and directness. Seweryn gives all the necessary recommendations for the test, and I highly recommend him if you are considering taking 12 lessons or a pre-test. He supports you from the first lesson until the day of the test. Great person! Thank you, Seweryn!
Chloe CallananChloe Callanan
14:36 11 Jul 24
Having passed my test first attempt yesterday, I am so grateful that I chose National Driving School. I done my EDT with Thiago last summer, who was an absolute star and gave me so much confidence on the road. He really put my mind at ease from the get go and was so competent in his training. After a long haul on the waiting list I finally got a date for my test and done a pretest with Chris. Chris had so much faith in me and I genuinely don't think I could have done so well without his guidance that day. He really put in extra effort to make sure I understood everything required for the test and was so quick to answer any of my queries over WhatsApp. If you want to pass first go then choose NDS 💥
cameron Mccarthycameron Mccarthy
19:47 10 Jul 24
Keith is a fantastic and patient teacher. I hadn't driven in quite a few years but he got me back up to standard in very few lessons and helped me pass my test first time. Couldn't recommend enough
Ali MacIntyreAli MacIntyre
13:02 10 Jul 24
I did a pretest with Chris a few days before my test and it was the perfect way to prepare! He knows the test so well and helped me correct any mistakes that put me at risk of failing. Delighted to have passed first time with NDS’ support 😃
Derville LinehanDerville Linehan
11:53 10 Jul 24
Trevor was a really great instructor for my son who passed his test today. He was very obliging and accommodating re the practice sessions and use of his car for the driving test. I'd highly recommend him and the National Driving School.
Sikkander AzarudeenSikkander Azarudeen
10:11 10 Jul 24
I passed my exam last week. without Chris, it can't be done. best place and best instructor
Cybi Nic GearailtCybi Nic Gearailt
15:41 09 Jul 24
Chris was a great instructor, passed my test first time and could not have done it without him! Thanks Chris and NDS !!
Darach Ó GiolláinDarach Ó Giolláin
12:08 09 Jul 24
Passed my driving test first time last week. I had a pretest lesson with Chris a few days before the test. Very safe to say I wouldn’t have passed without his guidance. I would recommend anyone who wants to pass their test to the Driving School. He gave me so much confidence and great tips for the test. Again, I couldn’t recommend enough.
kingdomcraig mlambokingdomcraig mlambo
06:05 09 Jul 24
I recently passed my driving test on the 8th of July 2024, First attempt, first driving only after 2 weeks training and I couldn’t have done it without my Driving Instructor Clodagh @ National Driving School. Clodagh exceptional skills, keen alertness & attention to detail made all the difference. Her thorough observations and guidance were extremely helpful. Clodagh’s flexibility and support were crucial in building my confidence and competence on the road. I cannot express how grateful I am for her support. She is incredibly patient, knowledgeable and encouraging. Clodagh taught me all the skills and techniques I need for safe driving, pushing me to give my best! She was professional and supportive, making the learning process smooth.I highly recommend Clodagh @ National Driving School to everyone. She is truly the best! 🎉🎉Thank you Clodagh @ National Driving School!
esther bradyesther brady
19:39 08 Jul 24
passed my test first go, I couldn't of done it without the help of Dave and Steve. I took two pre test before my driving test believing I wouldn't pass and they both gave me the confidence I needed! Over the moon. Thank you NDS!
Tine DubeTine Dube
15:09 07 Jul 24
Aureliusz was the best instructor I could ever wish for. He was patient, very clear in explain and great guidance on what to expect in the test. He is highly professional, courteous and the car drives perfectly. It's top class for me. Highly recommend 👌.
Emily CreightonEmily Creighton
22:44 06 Jul 24
Cristina in NDS....where do I even begin. It's been a journey and a half, yet right near the final hurdle (out of pure luck) Cristina arrives in. She put me at ease right away and was so kind and warm, I actually felt like I was going for a drive with a friend. She has a lovely demener about her and gave me just the right amount of tips and tricks...slow it all down and breath! I recommend her tenfold, as I passed my test today 🥳. Thanks again Cristina, you're a gem!!
Adetunji IbikunleAdetunji Ibikunle
18:21 06 Jul 24
I contacted the National Driving School , and I was assigned to Kevin Veeren, he prepared me adequately for the test. He was even sending me materials to prepare myself with.The guy is patient and detailed, and He really boosts my confidence, and today, I am gladI passed the driving test.I will definitely recommend Kevin Veeren of NDS for Driving Test Prep 👌. He is a perfect plug.Thanks, Kevin.Thanks, NDS.
Armin VelicArmin Velic
13:14 06 Jul 24
Lads this place is quality if you want to pass your test I haven’t done a lesson since 2020 and all it needed was 3 lessons with TOMAS and it was a straight pass, I couldn’t recommend Tomas anymore. He goes threw everything from top to bottom he is a great man thanks for everything TOMAS👌🏼👌🏼🔌
Vishal PatwardhanVishal Patwardhan
20:43 05 Jul 24
Chris, thank you for your thorough and insightful examination. Your detailed feedback and clear explanations were very helpful in preparing us for the test. Great job!
Ben MurrayBen Murray
19:29 05 Jul 24
Passed first time today in Tallaght thanks to Alan! Could not have asked for a better instructor, from the 12 EDT lessons to the pre tests after.Alan was friendly and straight forward with great ways to teach and explain, I would reccomend him for anyone. Could not have passed without him.
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Our Locations

We have a network of driving instructors that are located in all corners of Ireland. Below are the best areas to get your driving lessons started in:

Why Choose Us

We are not just your normal run of the mill driving school providing driving lessons Dublin. We are a driving school of excellence. We ensure our pupils get the best value for money for the best driving instruction in the business. This is how:



Our level of experience in the driving instructor industry spans over 30 years. We have been there and done that.



Our driving instructor trainers are some of the best trained instructors in Ireland that we bring to our training courses.



Been an approved training organisation with the RSA you can be sure your training is safe guarded.



We provide free Phone, Text and Email support during the entire process of becoming a driving instructor.

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Learn to drive Driving Lessons Dublin

Learn to drive with Driving Lessons in Dublin

You must be seeing others finding difficulty in either learning to drive or passing the test later. But why does that happen? What are the shortcomings that create issues which further restricts us to get on the road?

Well, we know the answer. It is different for everyone. Everyone learns with driving lessons Dublin at a different pace and speed, some are quick to learn others not so quick.

Here, we work on that basis and make you learn every bit of what is required. We identify the shortcomings and then help you solve it and then excel. Be quicker than others and pass the driving test in least amount of time.

Book Your Driving Lessons Dublin

Book your driving lessons in Dublin

We have the most professional instructors to help you with the excitement of driving for the first time. We make sure that you are updated with all the latest features of a car and know how to use them as well.

We provide you with the vehicle most suitable for you to learn which would comfort you coupled with a friendly instructor who will keep you relaxed and will instruct you each step of the way.

Book your driving lessons today in Dublin and get started now with your EDT driving lessons which will eventually make you pass the test easily, with a greater score and at your first attempt.

Become a Driving Instructor

Become a Qualified RSA ADI instructor and Change Your Life

We have a specially designed driver training program who all who are aspiring to become driving instructors. Our program is fully RSA accredited for which you need to qualify.

Also, there are many requirements that you need to fulfil to become an instructor like the person must have the clean driving license experience for at least 2 years and have tax clearance.

But if you are not aware of the specifications then don’t worry, we will guide you for the procedure and even help you get through all the criteria.

Frequently Asked Questions

You can find our most popular frequently asked questions around driving lessons below

Why choose National Driving School?
National Driving school has gained a reputation and excelled way beyond industry standards. From day one of attending your first lesson in our National driving school car to passing your driving test, we are more professional than most others in this industry. Pass your driving test after you learn to drive with us and you will find that we work constantly to offer higher passing rates at National Driving School. We work closely with you to match your pace at a budget that suits you.
How soon can I take my driving lessons?
At National Driving School, we aim to connect you with a qualified National Driving School instructor within an hour of your enquiry. Once we assign you a National Driving School instructor, he/she will coordinate with you to schedule a particular date and this way your lesson is booked with us. From then on all communication will be carried out between you and your driving instructor. If you are Looking at loads of bookings for our National driving instructors, we would recommend you to pre-book your lessons a couple of weeks beforehand.
Can I pick the car I want to learn in?
Our driving instructors are free to decide, but we maintain a stringent policy regarding their vehicles. Almost 99% percent of our driving instructor cars are Ford Fiestas from 171 to the latest year. We make this mandatory so that the instructors teach in updated and dual-controlled cars. The cars used by instructors are clean, maintained, and ready to go! We also help you avail car hire facility for your driving test with your preferred instructor.
Can I check the reviews for the driving instructors?
For sure! We have over 600 hundred 5 star reviews that we are proud of all over the internet. You can view a lot of reviews we have shown with our particular National driving instructors’ names to help you locate the individual ones closest to your location. You can also find our latest reviews on our Facebook and Google.
How many driving lessons do I need?
It is a common question raised by most learners. Well, it depends. Our students take 30 hours of driving lessons on average before passing their practical exam – 17 hours fewer than the national average! If you are a newbie, we would suggest you book our 30-hour package. If you pass the exam faster, we will refund the number of hours unused (provided you have used a minimum of 20 hours). On the other hand, if you need some extra hours of learning, you can top up on an hourly basis to train until you appear for your driving test. If you book a smaller learning package to begin with, no worries- you can top by on an hourly basis once you are done with your 1st package to be test-ready.
What are the prices for driving lessons?
To know about the driving lesson prices, simply click here and enter your details and raise an enquiry. We will send you an email with the price details. You can rest assured and leave everything else to our crew here at National Driving school. We will ensure that we connect you with the most suitable driving instructor. After connecting with an instructor, you can schedule and begin your journey towards being a fully licensed, safe driver.
How can I pay for my driving lessons?
You can pay your allocated National driving instructor directly. We do not manage any payments except gift vouchers for driving lessons through our website. You can discuss the payment structure with your driving instructor. Our driving instructors offer discounts, easy payment plans, and special offers for bulk bookings.
Where would be my pick-up & drop point?
We connect you with a National driving instructor from your nearby locations, so your pick up and drop off point will be at your house or agreed central location. If you want to change your pick up & drop off location, for example, work and school, our instructors will make the necessary arrangements provided these locations are within their driving lessons’ vicinity.
What documents do I need to bring along to the driving lessons?
You should bring your learner permit for every driving lesson you attend. When you get the EDT logbook after the very first EDT lesson, do not forget to carry it with you during every driving lesson.
Do you offer booking schedules that suit my schedule?
Do not worry as we offer flexible booking schedules at National Driving school. Our driving lessons are available during weekdays, weekends, and on days that are convenient for you.

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