Best Driving Schools in San Diego

Why These Driving Schools?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored San Diego Driving Schools on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 2. Qualifications

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 4. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Read more about our selection process

Golden State Driving School

Golden State Driving School in San Diego offers bilingual driver’s education courses both in the classroom and online. The school offers behind-the-wheel instruction for adults and teenagers. All driver’s education classes are held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays and weekdays during the summer. Golden State Driving School offers pickup services and the use of its vehicle for students going to the DMV to take their driving test. An instructor from the school picks up the student an hour before his or her test to allow for transportation time and a bit of practice before the test.

San Diego, CA 92117


Poway Mira-Mesa and Palomar Driving Schools

Poway-Mira Mesa and Palomar Driving Schools have locations in Poway and Escondido, respectively. The school offers classroom-based driver’s education courses for $65 and behind-the-wheel training with one of the business’s state-licensed driving instructors. The Poway-Mira Mesa and Palomar Driving Schools are family-owned and operated and have over 30 years of experience teaching driver’s education. The school’s website has a page that displays answers for a list of frequently asked questions from both a student’s and a guardian’s perspective.

Poway, CA 92064


West Coast Driving School

West Coast Driving School in Carlsbad offers online courses and behind-the-wheel lessons that will teach students defensive driving skills to ensure they are properly prepared to drive in and around urban areas Students can take their DMV tests with the driving school. West Coast Driving School offers student pickup services from home or school and never has more than one student in the car with an instructor.

Carlsbad, CA 92008


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