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Best Driving
Schools in
San Jose

Why These Driving Schools?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored San Jose 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. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

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

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

A Deluxe Driving School

A Deluxe Driving School teaches students in late-model Honda Civics, which have great crash ratings. The school teaches one-on-one lessons and will pick up and drop off students anywhere in the area. The business is open seven days a week and hosts classes for teens and adults. Students have given positive feedback for A Deluxe Driving School's calm, patient, friendly staff and easy scheduling procedure.

Mountain View, CA 94043


A Precision Driving School

A Precision Driving School has been serving the San Jose area since 1989. The school gives free pick up and drop off within the area and is open seven days a week. The bonded, licensed, and insured business runs its instructors through full background checks. The school holds online and in-person classes for teens and adults. Students have praised A Precision Driving School for its kind, friendly, and experienced instructors. The business is accredited by the Better Business Bureau with an A+ rating.

San Ramon, CA 94583


A-1 Truck Driving School

A-1 Truck Driving School runs classes such as demolition dump truck programs, wheeler dump truck training, tractor trailer programs, and safety classes on DOT regulations. The business partners with local trucking companies and aims to place its graduates in jobs right out of school. A-1 Truck Driving School has served the San Jose area for more than 35 years. Students give positive feedback for the school's patient, friendly instructors.

Hayward, CA 94545



Launched in 2019, A-Z Driving School provides online and behind-the-wheel driver education in the San Jose metro area. Professional, highly trained instructors conduct two-hour, in-vehicle lessons, teaching students basic maneuvers as well as defensive driving techniques. Clearly marked training vehicles are equipped with safety features as well as dual brakes, internal and external mirrors, and built-in navigation systems. Customers can choose single lessons or various service packages. A-Z Driving School belongs to the DSAA (Driving School Association of the Americas).

177 Park Ave Ste 200
San Jose, CA 95113


Ann's Driving School

Ann's Driving School holds adaptive driving classes for drivers with special needs and is a member of the Association for Driver Rehabilitation Specialists. The business runs classes for a variety of needs, including first-time drivers, mature drivers, and license renewal. The school teaches full courses that cover speed control, parallel parking, driving under difficult conditions, freeway driving, lane changes, and all other aspects of driving. Students have given positive feedback for Ann's Driving School's calm, helpful teachers who give helpful tips and run easy, informative classes.

San Francisco, CA 94107


ARS Driving School

ARS Driving School has been teaching San Jose students for more than 25 years. The school provides one-on-one lessons, gives free pick up and drop off services, and is open seven days a week. The bonded and insured business issues six-hour certificates, special circumstance permits, and provisional licenses. The school is a member of the National Driving Association. Students praise ARS Driving School for its fun, informative lessons and accommodating, knowledgeable instructors.

San Jose, CA 95125


Bay Area Driving School

Bay Area Driving School has been serving the San Jose area since 1949. The school teaches teens through in-person and online driver's ed classes, and holds specializes classes for adults including freeway lessons, phobia lessons, and programs for people with disabilities. The business uses late-model Honda Civics in its driving lessons. Bay Area Driving School is accredited by the Better Business Bureau with an A+ rating and is a member of the Driving School Association of California. Students attest to the school's quick, easy classes and professional, helpful instructors.

Hayward, CA 94541


Bay Cities Driving School

Since 1982, the DMV-licensed instructors at Bay Cities Driving School have been teaching teens and adults in the San Jose area. The driving school, based in Menlo Park, runs online traffic school courses, behind-the-wheel training, and DMV test preparation. The business is open seven days a week to work with any type of schedule. Students give positive feedback for Bay Cities Driving School's kind, helpful teachers and positive, fun classes.

Menlo Park, CA 94025


Blue Ribbon Driving School

The founder of Blue Ribbon Driving School has taught thousands of students during his 20 years in the industry. The San Jose driving school provides online driver's education, behind-the-wheel training, adult lessons, and lessons for nervous drivers. The business holds lessons seven days a week. Students have praised Blue Ribbon Driving School for its reasonable prices and patient, honest, friendly teachers.

San Jose, CA 95128


Cupertino Driving School

For more than 30 years, Cupertino Driving School has been teaching teens and adults how to drive. The school provides adult behind-the-wheel training, teenage behind-the-wheel practice, online driver's ed classes, special permit instruction, and a driving instructor training program. The business has been using hybrid vehicles since 2012 and mainly uses Toyota Prius models. Students have praised Cupertino Driving School for its helpful lessons and useful driving tips.

San Jose, CA 95129


Economic Driving School

Economic Driving School has been teaching San Jose students for more than 40 years. The licensed, bonded, and insured company teaches online driver's ed classes, classroom driver's ed classes, behind-the-wheel courses, mature driver online courses, and online traffic schools. Students have praised Economic Driving School for its knowledgeable, prompt instructors and straightforward, effective classes.

San Jose, CA 95123


Excel Driving School

Excel Driving School is a licensed, bonded, and insured school that uses dual-controlled Honda vehicles to instruct its students. The business' services include driver education, behind-the-wheel training, driver training for adults, and driving school car rental. The company's online driving course features 10 units and a 30-question final required to receive the Certificate of Completion. Students say the the driving school has reasonable prices and patient, calming, professional instructors.

San Jose, CA 95117


Krupa Driving School

Krupa Driving School, based in Gilroy, has more than 20 years of experience in the area. The school runs tailored driving classes such as refresher driving lessons, intensive express license classes, programs for older drivers, classes for anxious drivers, and pre-drive test assessments. Students give positive feedback for Krupa Driving School's helpful teachers who provide simple and efficient tips.

Gilory, CA 95020


Olson’s Silicon Valley Driving School

Olson's Silicon Valley Driving School serves the San Jose area. Since 1998, the driving school has offered behind-the-wheel training for first-time drivers. The family-owned and operated business provides classroom driver education and defensive driving courses with state-licensed instructors. Lessons for teens and adults cover basic driving skills such as following traffic lights, adhering to speed limits, and understanding parking rules. Experienced driving instructors also teach students how to check their blind spots, use passing lanes, and pull over safely.

7280 Blue Hill Dr Ste A
San Jose, CA 95129


One Nation Driving School

One Nation Driving School has been serving the San Jose area since 2009. The driving school runs behind-the-wheel lessons, adult driver training programs, and senior driving assessments. The insured and bonded company provides free pick up and drop off services and provides driving test preparation, freeway driving, and safety driving techniques. Students have given positive feedback for One Nation Driving School's affordable prices and kind, helpful, responsive instructors.

Fremont, CA 94536


Roadrunner Driving School

Roadrunner Driving School, based in Morgan Hill, has been teaching teens and adults since 1980. The driving school holds in-person and online classes. The business runs senior programs, refresher programs, drive programs, and stick shift lessons, and holds behind-the-wheel lessons courses in the mornings, evenings, and weekends. The family-owned and operated school has received praise for its professional and personable instructors.

Morgan Hill, CA 95037


SAM Driving School

SAM Driving School holds driving classes for teens and adults in the San Jose area. The school also runs an online driver's ed class. Based in Campbell, the driving school is licensed by the California Department of Motor Vehicles, and its teachers are fully accredited. The business' insured vehicles are given a 32-point safety inspection every day. Students have praised SAM Driving School for its competent and accommodating instructors.

Campbell, CA 95008


Success Driving & Traffic School

Success Driving & Traffic School has been serving the San Jose area since 1996. The driving school, based in Fremont, is open seven days a week and gives free pick up in the area. The business provides special driving programs, driving lessons, six-hour behind-the-wheel certification, and DMV road test preparation. The instructors speak English, Cantonese, Mandarin, and Vietnamese. Students have praised Success Driving & Traffic School for its fast, easy courses and helpful, professional staff.

Fremont, CA 94539


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