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How much is a private driving instructor?

Updated: Feb 13

Here's our comprehensive guide on how much it costs to get a driving license in Singapore, and how to save money on the process.


Obtaining a driving license in Singapore can be an expensive affair, and it's important to be aware of all the associated costs upfront to avoid any nasty surprises. In this guide, we'll take a detailed look at the costs involved and suggest some tips to save money along the way.

Cost Breakdown

  1. Basic Theory Test (BTT) The first step in obtaining a driving license in Singapore is to take the Basic Theory Test (BTT). This test costs $6.50 and covers basic traffic rules and regulations, road signs, and safety guidelines.

  2. Final Theory Test (FTT) Once you pass the BTT, you need to take the Final Theory Test (FTT). This test costs $6.50 and covers more advanced traffic rules and regulations, including road safety, defensive driving techniques, and hazard perception.

  3. Provisional Driving License (PDL) Before you can start practical driving lessons, you need to obtain a Provisional Driving License (PDL). This license costs $25 and is valid for six months.

  4. Practical Driving Lessons To obtain a driving license, you need to complete a minimum of 20 practical driving lessons. The cost of these lessons varies depending on the driving school you choose, but it can range from $60 to $80 per lesson.

  5. Final Driving Test Once you've completed your practical driving lessons, you'll need to take the Final Driving Test. This test costs $195.80 and covers all the skills you've learned during your practical lessons.

  6. Driving License Fee After passing your Final Driving Test, you'll need to pay a driving license fee of $50. This fee is valid for five years.

Total Cost Based on the breakdown above, the total cost of obtaining a driving license in Singapore can range from $1,100 to $1,500, depending on the driving school you choose and how many times you need to retake any of the tests.

Tips to Save Money

  1. Choose a reputable driving school with competitive prices.

  2. Practice your driving skills outside of lessons with a family member or friend who has a valid driving license.

  3. Study for the theory tests thoroughly to avoid having to retake them, which will incur additional costs.

  4. Schedule your tests during off-peak hours to save on test fees.

  5. Take advantage of promotions and discounts offered by driving schools and the Traffic Police.


Obtaining a driving license in Singapore can be an expensive and time-consuming process, but it's a necessary investment for those who want to drive. By understanding the costs involved and following our money-saving tips, you can make the process more manageable and affordable. If you're determined to become a licensed driver, don't let the costs deter you from achieving your goal.

We hope this guide has been helpful in providing you with the information you need to obtain your driving license in Singapore. Good luck on your journey to becoming a licensed driver!

WhatsApp us at 8118 0135 to begin your driving lessons with one of our highly experienced, licensed Private Driving Instructors today.




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