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Coastline Driving School

We teach safe and confident drivers for life.

Learn to drive with Coastline and gain the skills and confidence you need for life, whether you're a first time driver or need a refresher before your test.

Get started by choosing in-car lessons or an online course:

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Driving Lessons Backed by Over 75,000 5-Star Reviews

I wish I could give more stars. He was on time, very professional, yet with a wonderful sense of humor which made my learning alot fun and easy.
Philomena, Oakland
As a mom, I am thrilled that my son is working with a qualified instructor that is teaching him to be a safe confident driver.
Catherine, Los Gatos
Very patient and easy to understand. Made my driving experience much easier and less scary knowing I had an amazing teacher to guide me.
Hailey, Morgan Hill
My instructor was so easy to drive with and he made me feel so safe and capable!
Jahanavi, San Francisco
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Over 125,000 Students Have Chosen Coastline Academy As Their Driving School

See why 98% of students across the country rate their driving lesson with us 5-stars.

Certified driving instructors

Every instructor is certified and licensed and has completed an intensive training course

Cutting-edge technology

Online booking, secure payments and digital lesson reports—we leverage the latest tech to provide an experience you will love

Free pickup and dropoff in most states

We come to your house, school or work—and can even drop you off at a convenient location within 5-10 minutes of your pickup address, or meet in convenient public locations

Customers first

Our instructors don't run errands during your driving lessons—your time behind the wheel is your time

Customized lesson plans

Our driving lessons aren't for everyone, they're for you—our instructors customize every lesson to your precise needs

Transparent availability

Our online booking system shows you all available time slots, so you can book packages knowing when we're available

Driving Test coaching

We teach you the skills you need to be a great driver, and also prepare you for your road test, so you can test with confidence

Dedicated support team

Our highly trained customer support staff can answer any question—from scheduling help to the licensing process, we're here for you

Safety Lives At Our Driving School

We go above and beyond expectations to provide a safe learning experience.

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Driving instructors you can trust

We're one of the only driving schools to do independent background and drug screens on every employee

Marked cars with a second brake

Every Coastline car has a second instructor brake, is clearly marked as a driving school vehicle and is inspected by a BAR-certified mechanic

Dashcam in every car

We record video and audio inside and outside the car for everyone's safety
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The Coastline Guarantee

A great experience or we'll make it right.

If for any reason you are unsatisfied with your driving lesson, we will make it right. We can redo your lesson either with the same instructor or a different one, at your option. Or, if you prefer, you can get a full refund.

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Driving School Serving Thousands of Cities in Eight States Across America

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How Can we Help?

Our customer service team is available from 7am to 8pm Pacific Time, 7 days a week.

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Text us at (800) 489-1896.

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Steps to Getting Your License

Use this guide to make sure you are in the right place in your licensing journey.
Choose your state to get started:
Our team of certified instructors serve 95% of California and many more locations in other states. Enter your address here to see if we offer driving lessons near you.
The short answer is it depends. Each state has different rules and regulations which will affect what age you are allowed to drive, how long you must hold a permit, and when you can take your state road test. You can learn more about these requirements here. On the human side, it can also vary a lot. Some people learn to drive quickly and may have access to many lessons beyond the required amount and are able to practice for longer amounts of time. Others might be less comfortable behind the wheel and will take longer to build their skill set. Whatever your skill or comfort level, Coastline instructors are available to work with you to become a safe and confident driver for life.
At Coastline we serve customers in hundreds of cities across eights states. In each area the available packages and costs are slightly different. Our most common package includes three, 2-hour lessons, although we encourage families to consider extra time behind the wheel. We also offer several “buy now, pay later” options with any package, making lessons even more accessible. To see how much driving lessons are near you, click here!
You will need to undergo formal training with Coastline and then be licensed by your state driving agency (usually the DMV). We provide everything you need to become an instructor and will even pay you as you learn! Learn more.