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Driving Lessons in Walsall with Rio Driving School

If you’re looking for a high quality elite driving school or a driving instructor local to you that will cater to your specific needs, you don’t need to look any further; Rio Driving School is for you. We pride ourselves in providing candidates with the best driving lessons possible from one of the best driving schools the Midlands have to offer. Our experienced instructors have excellent local area knowledge and offer lessons in Walsall, Willenhall, Cannock, Featherstone, Lichfield, Wolverhampton, West Bromwich, Sutton Coldfield, Hednesford, Wednesbury and surrounding areas.

We teach everyone to drive including:

  • People who are extremely ANXIOUS/NERVOUS about learning to drive

  • People who have taken their driving test more than 5 times and not succeeded in passing yet

  • People who need evening/weekend driving lessons

  • People with some kinds of learning difficulties

  • People who need driving lessons in a foreign language

Manual & Automatic Driving Lessons in Walsall

Learning to drive in a manual car is not for everyone, so we give you the option to choose to take lessons in a manual or automatic car. People choose to learn in an automatic for a variety of reasons from those who have had lessons before and struggle with the gears, to people with disabilities or those who are nervous. Learning in an automatic car is often considered easier and may make it quicker to get ready for your test. We provide automatic driving lessons in the Walsall area at this current time.

What we do is

Provide a short training course (typically 45 hours for complete beginners or less for more experienced novice drivers). We use the latest driver coaching skills and some psychological training, so that even by the end of your first driving lesson with us, you’re already feeling much calmer and looking forward to your next driving lesson with us.

And this means

You can drive confidently and remain safe on the road. Typically 9 out of 10 people pass their test first time with us. Just imagine all the benefits of being able to drive WHERE you want, WHEN you want!

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Covid-19 and driving lessons

Covid-19 Safety Masks are worn by all of our driving instructors in every driving lesson. Please wear yours too unless you are medically exempt. Learn more about our Health & Safety Measures here

Customer Reviews

Don’t just take our word for it, take a look at our customer reviews.

Gary is very relaxing and makes you feel completely comfortable while learning to drive. He makes you feel at ease and confident when learning, which makes a massive difference. I only had around 20+ hours of driving and gained only 3 driver faults while sitting my test. I would highly recommend Gary as he is a fab instructor and a genuine, down to earth person.

Livvy H, March 2020

I had my first driving lesson with Sarbjit (Roy) yesterday. After having 2 previous instructors from other driving companies, I am already at ease and less nervous. Looking forward to more lessons. Thank you Roy.

Hannah S, March 2020

Rio has really helped me to develop as a young driver and gain in confidence when driving and in preparing me for driving once I’ve passed my test. They do this in a calm and caring way and take you through at your own pace and take you through your mistakes and make sure that you improve from them.

Thomas D, February 2020

Had an amazing instructor Sarah. She supported me with the drive and also made me feel relaxed while I was driving. I am happy that I passed with her help.

James W, February 2020

I want to thank my instructor Lee for helping me to pass my test! After two failed tests I decided to find a new instructor and Lee was able to improve my confidence immensely in just a few weeks with his excellent teaching and patience. I highly recommend this driving school for new drivers or drivers like me who had needed a new instructor after losing confidence. Again thank you to Lee for getting me through it.

Lara S, October 2020
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Our Awards

We have won the award “UK’s Most Loved Driving School” every year since 2014!!

The Best Of Top 100 Business 2020
The Best Of - Category Winner 2020
Three Best Rated
The Best Of - Gold Award 2019
The Best Of - Category Winner 2019
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Driving Lesson Costs in Walsall


If you’re completely new to driving then why not take advantage of our special “Beginners Deal” – 5 hours of driving lessons for just £115.* This offer is excellent value and provides a superb introduction to driving, helping you understand the basics and getting the car on the move.

Please note that £115 must be paid upfront to take advantage of this special offer.  If you’re already experienced at driving, then please refer to our standard prices or block book with us and receive our best deal!

Standard Lesson Prices

If you’re not block booking your lessons with us, then the standard price for a lesson is £28 for one hour of tuition in a manual vehicle.  This price is a lot less than other national driving schools.

Block Book & Save £££

We are committed to providing value for money and if you are completely new to driving we would like to offer you our “Beginners Deal“. You get your first 5 hours of driving lessons for just £115.*

Our standard rate for 1 hours tuition after this is just £28 pay as you go (manual lessons).  
If you are a savvy shopper then you may like to book a block of lessons and prepay them in exchange for a discounted price.

If you prebook a block of lessons then you will save £1.50 per hour and with the DVSA recommending 45 hours of driving lessons for new drivers you could save a lot of money on your driving course.  Gift vouchers are also available.

*Manual driving lessons only. Novice driver must not have had any driving experience whatsoever.

Driving lesson prices (correct at 01 September 2020):
* “Beginners Deal” for complete beginners to driving (never driven at all before) – First 5 hours for £100, then…
* £28 for 1 hour
* £42 for 1.5 hours
* £55 for 2 hours
* £265 for 10 hours (lessons are £26.50/hr this way)
* £30 for 1 hour
* £45 for 1.5 hours
* £60 for 2 hours
* £285 for 10 hours (Lessons are £28.50/hr this way)
Cost of Driving Lessons in Walsall

Are you looking for a high quality, local driving school?

We understand that having driving schools or driving instructors close to you is an important factor when choosing an instructor; this is why Rio Driving School aims to provide driving tuition to many individuals across a number of locations. All of our instructors match the high standard of teaching that we promise you, and every driving lesson is backed with our “No shouting Guarantee”!!

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