Top LTO-Accredited Driving Schools In Manila

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“Filipinos are bad drivers”—we’ve heard enough of that. But in terms of proving that line wrong, and amid the existence of good driving schools in the country, there seems to be very little improvement going on.

We see the chaos every day. Whether you’re a driver, commuter, or regularly on the road, we don’t really need statistics to see the common lack of discipline and proper driving skills.

Top Driving Schools in Manila

In a 2017 road safety hearing held by the Senate committee on public service, Senator Vicente Sotto III stated that drivers here “are not only reckless but they are also stupid, that’s why they will surely fail.”

The comedian turned politician even estimated that “50 percent of drivers in the Philippines will fail,” if given proper driving examination.

Though not backed by factual reports, there’s some truth to what he said: Filipinos have a terrible attitude whenever they’re behind the wheel.

You may say that there are a lot of factors involved that’s beyond our control: think bottleneck roads and drivers not staying in lane, but we can always start with ourselves.

For one, there’s finding a proper driving school to correct our errant ways.

Driving schools, in partnership with the Land Transportation Office (LTO), will now have a bigger role to play in shaping drivers in the country.

According to Vernon Sarne’s articles on Visor and BusinessWorld, the LTO-accredited driving schools will become the entity to screen driver’s license applicants and conduct lectures and practical trainings.

It’s not yet official, but it’s good to know that the government is now serious about us having better, educated drivers.

Whether you’re a potential car owner learning the basics of driving, or a seasoned EDSA traffic warrior who needs a little refresher, it’s best to learn from qualified experts in these LTO-accredited driving schools.

A-1 Driving

Main office: A-1 Driving Building, 2 Sta. Lucia Street, Plainview, Mandaluyong City

Contact number: (02)532-2272

Basic five-hour course

  • Manual sedan – P2,500
  • Automatic sedan – P3,500
  • Manual AUV/MPV/pickup – P4,400
  • Automatic AUV/MPV/pickup – P5,400
  • Automatic compact SUV – P6,000
  • Automatic midsize SUV – P6,200

Branches in Metro Manila

Mandaluyong City

  1. Lower Ground Floor, Building A, SM Megamall – (02) 631-5802
  2. Raymond Tower Boni, Boni Avenue corner Sikap Street – (02) 532-1934
  3. 20 San Rafael Street, Plainview – (02) 584-2374

Makati City

  1. Ground Floor, Greenbelt 1 – (02) 871-9930
  2. 3rd Floor, Glorietta 5 – (02) 831-4409
  3. 569 J.P. Rizal Street corner J.B. Roxas Street, Olympia – (02) 899-1190

Quezon City

  1. Ground Floor, The Block, SM City North Edsa –(02) 928-5853 / (02) 929-9439
  2. Ground Floor, SM City Fairview – (02) 935-0708
  3. Ground Floor, SM City Sta. Mesa – (02) 715-0573
  4. Lower Ground Floor, SM Cubao–(02) 912-7918
  5. Savemore Market Sikatuna – (02) 263-7287
  6. Level 1, Robinsons Galleria – (02) 633-5887
  7. Ground Floor, Robinsons Magnolia – (02) 725-7393
  8. Ground Floor, Ever Gotesco Commonwealth –(02) 932-1253
  9. Ground Floor, Eastwood Cybermall, Cyber One Building–(02) 687-0803
  10. Circle C Mall–(02) 351-1825
  11. Lower Ground Floor, Fairview Central Mall – (02) 281-7763
  12. Xanland Place Condominium –(02) 426-3145
  13. 157 Tomas Morato Avenue – (02) 372-0676
  14. G101 Building – (02) 455-2398
  15. 329 N.S. Amoranto Sr. Avenue corner Kanlaon Street – (02) 703-7324
  16. 164 Rosal Street – (02) 427-0222 / (02) 283-2285

City of Manila

  1. Upper Ground Floor, SM City Manila – (02) 400-8634
  2. Lower Ground Floor, SM City San Lazaro –(02) 565-4599
  3. Level 1, Robinsons Place Manila –(02) 521-7616
  4. 4th Floor, Lucky Chinatown Mall – (02) 517-4751
  5. Ground Floor, Harrison Plaza – (02) 587-3812

Pasay City

  1. Ground Floor, South Wing, SM Mall of Asia – (02) 556-0203

Pasig City

  1. 2nd Floor, SM City East Ortigas – (02) 565-5895
  2. Unit C, 686 Shaw Boulevard – (02) 565-5895
  3. 15 Mercedes Avenue – (02) 263-0381

San Juan City

  1. Ground Floor, Shoppesville Arcade, Greenhills Shopping Center – (02) 624-6990

Taguig City

  1. Services Row, Fiesta Market Extension, Market! Market! – (02) 847-0582
  2. Unit 7, Karport Car Plaza – (02) 818-2835
  3. Ground Floor, Sunshine Plaza Mall, FTI Complex – (02) 263-7288
  4. 160 General Luna Street – (02) 263-0530

Marikina City

  1. Ground Floor, SM City Marikina – (02) 477-1574
  2. Garcia Hospital, 40 Bayan-Bayanan Avenue – (02) 475-0183

Caloocan City

  1. Ground Floor, Victory Mall –(02) 293-1877

Muntinlupa City

  1. Lower Ground Floor, Alabang Town Center – (02) 772-2731
  2. Ground Floor, Unit E, 108 National Highway – (02) 847-4315
  3. 35 National Road – (02} 861-1189

Las Piñas City

  1. Lower Ground Floor, SM Southmall – (02) 806-2694
  2. SM Center Las Piñas – (02) 874-6845
  3. 4965 Naga Road – (02) 847-2416

Parañaque City

  1. Lower Ground Floor, SM City Bicutan – (02) 821-1943
  2. 3rd Floor, SM Supercenter Sucat – (02) 820-5590
  3. Ground Floor, SM City BF – (02) 861-6610

Smart Driving School

Main office: Makalintal Building, 701 Boni Avenue, Mandaluyong City

Contact number: (02)534-7152

Basic five-hour course

  • Manual sedan regular course – P2,200
  • Automatic sedan regular course – P5,000
  • Manual Innova/Crosswind course – P4,300
  • Automatic Innova course – P5,800
  • Manual Hilux course – P5,000
  • Automatic Fortuner/Montero Sport course – P6,800

Branches in Metro Manila

City of Manila

  1. 2136 España Boulevard – (02) 242-9319 / (02) 781-6567
  2. 3390 New Panaderos Street – (02) 940-9964
  3. CNT Arcade, 3333 New Panaderos Street – (02) 501-4230
  4. Ground Floor, Harrison Plaza – (02) 559-1099
  5. 4096 R. Magsaysay Boulevard – (02) 516-2209
  6. Unit 65 CTC Building – (02) 940-9964
  7. 409 Juan Luna Street – (02) 480-0480

Quezon City

  1. Ali Mall – (02) 709-4286
  2. 1118 E. Rodriguez Avenue – (02) 949-2103
  3. Commonwealth Avenuecorner Regalado Highway – (02) 431-2443
  4. Ground Floor, Circle C Mall – (02) 373-4544
  5. Unit A, 18 Mindanao Avenue Extension – (02) 453-5485
  6. C1188 Quirino Highway –(02) 417-4638
  7. 645 Quirino Highway – (02) 939-6286
  8. Second Floor, Citimall Building –(02) 920-3714
  9. 735 Kennedy Street – (02) 456-5012
  10. 151 Roosevelt Avenue – (02) 415-7521
  11. 2 Anonas Street Extension –(02) 434-9228

Mandaluyong City

  1. 77 Maysilo Circle Street – (02) 531-4326
  2. Ground Floor, St. Francis Square –(02) 631-1663
  3. Level 1, Robinsons Forum – (02) 631-9063
  4. 40 Apo Street – (02) 534-7152

Pasig City

  1. 41 Dr. Pilapil Street –(02) 642-4391
  2. G4 San Buena Building – (02) 634-0552
  3. Unit 103, 63 Ortigas Extension – (02) 949-1891
  4. SM Center Pasig – (02) 470-3332

Parañaque City

  1. Cristabel Building, President’s Avenue – (02) 828-0145
  2. 103 Doña Soledad Avenue – (02) 239-7564
  3. 433 Quirino Avenue – (02) 851-0183
  4. 8232 Dr. A. Santos Avenue – (02) 401-7598

Marikina City

  1. Marcos Highway – (02) 477-9229
  2. 167 Buenviaje Street – (02) 942-2595
  3. Bagumbayan Avenue Extension – (02) 941-8479

Makati City

  1. 730 J.P. Rizal Street – (02) 890-1513
  2. 1653 Evangelista Street –(02) 889-9372
  3. SM Jazz Mall, Jazz Residences –(02) 806-7077

San Juan City

  1. 59 N. Domingo corner C. Olazo Street – (02) 722-0003
  2. Unit BS-54, Bridgeway Shops,Greenhills Shopping Center – (02) 283-1001

Caloocan City

  1. 456 Mabini Street – (02) 288-3784

Valenzuela City

  1. 218 McArthur Highway – (02) 443-2561

Las Piñas City

  1. 1825 Pilar Road – (02) 831-1325

Muntinlupa City

  1. 125 National Road – (02) 551-8146

Pasay City

  1. 537 Arnaiz Avenue –(02) 869-7217
  2. Libertad Street corner Taft Avenue – (02) 534-0112

Socialites Driving Institute

Basic five-hour course

  • Manual Vios/Altis course – P2,500
  • Automatic course – P3,500
  • Automatic CR-V course – P4,000

Branches

Makati City

  1. 816 Arnaiz Avenue –(02) 833-2043
  2. Jupiter Street corner Makati Avenue – (02) 425-7383
  3. Chino Roces Avenue corner Kamagong Street –(02) 833-2043

Quezon City

  1. Mayon Street corner Maria Clara Street – (02) 741-7185 / (02) 448-5137
  2. Shopwise Araneta Center – (02) 439-4485
  3. Domingo Street corner Quezon Avenue – (02) 732-4618
  4. Lower Ground Floor, Fairview Terraces – (02) 938-1236
  5. Dahlia Avenue corner Falcon Street – (02) 417-1938
  6. Elliptical Circle corner Quezon Avenue – (02) 924-0137

Pasig City

  1. Puregold San Joaquin – (02) 710-6798

Las Piñas City

  1. Starmall Alabang –(02) 872-5751

Parañaque City

  1. PuregoldSucat – (02) 497-9450

Marikina City

  1. Robinsons Supermarket, Graceland Plaza – (02) 263-8139

City of Manila

  1. 1580 Taft Avenue corner Pedro Gil Street – (02) 215-1225
  2. España Boulevard corner Lacson Avenue – (02) 731-9346
  3. Cartimar Shopping Center – (02) 833-2043

Mandaluyong City

  1. Mandala Park – (02) 703-8734

 Xcel Driving School

Basic five-hour course

  • Manual sedan course – P2,000
  • Automatic sedan course – P4,000
  • Manual Innova course – P3,500
  • Automatic SUV course – P6,000

Branches

Quezon City

  1. Second Floor, Tandang Sora Arcade – (02) 455-8550
  2. 71 Don Mariano Marcos Avenue –(02) 430-2171
  3. Block 56 Lot 7 Samapa Street – (02) 514-1056
  4. Upper Basement, Fisher Mall – (02) 514-0741

San Juan City

  1. Second Floor, AVV Building – (02) 744-9704

Mandaluyong City

  1. 314-B Maysilo Circle Street – (02) 470-2934

Pasig City

  1. 3 Dr. Sixto Avenue – (02) 470-5996
  2. 198 Ortigas Avenue Extension – (02) 919-3305

City of Manila

  1. Third Floor, 304 UC Building – (02) 254-8815

Makati City

  1. Third Floor, Rudex Building – (02) 893-1329

Honda Safety Driving Center

Basic 20-hour course

  • Automotive learners safety course – P4,200

Main office: KM 17, East Service Road, South Superhighway, Parañaque City

Contact number: ( 0917) 562-5984

Universal Driving School

Basic five-day course

  • Special manual course – P2,500
  • Manual Innova course – P3,500
  • Altis automatic course – P4,500
  • Montero Sport automatic course – P5,500

Branches

Makati City

  1. 789 J.P. Rizal Street – (02)898-2493
  2. 015 J.P. Rizal Street Extension – (02)882-6859
  3. 9594 Kalayaan Avenue – (02)729-7288
  4. 58-B Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue – (02)889-4941

Pasig City

  1. 16-C M. Concepcio Avenue – (02)628-3168

City of Manila

  1. 1647 A. Francisco Street – (02)484-3532
  2. 2119 Pedro Gil Street – (02)563-4446
  3. 1400 Paz Street corner San Gregorio Street – (02)561-3501

Taguig City

  1. 152 Gen. Luna Street – (02)643-6369

RED1 Driving School

Branches:

Pasig City

  1. Unit C, 686 Shaw Boulevard – (02)261-7869
  2. 15 Mercedes Avenue – (02)263-0381

Mandaluyong City

  1. Third Floor, Shaw Center Mall – (02) 225-7659
  2. Unit G, 641 Boni Avenue – (02) 225-6428

Quezon City

  1. 329 N.S. Amoranto Sr. Avenue corner Kanlaon Street – (02) 703-7324

City of Manila

  1. 2128 España Boulevard – (02) 493-0300

Taguig City

  1. 160 Gen. Luna Street – (02) 263-0530
  2. Ground Floor, Sunshine Plaza Mall, FTI Complex – (02) 998-5853

Parañaque City

  1. 44D President’s Avenue – (02)826-3448

Prestige Driving School

Main office: 1935 España Boulevard corner Craig Street, Sampaloc, Manila

Contact number: (0917) 301-2132 / (02) 218-9496

Other sources: Business World

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