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Best-in-class 1:1 Driving Lessons

International Drivers Academy provides the best-in-class learning experience for students of all ages and skill levels. With experienced instructors and a one-on-one personalized approach, IDA allows you to choose a learning path that best suits your needs. We offer lessons in English, Mandarin, and Cantonese.

IDA's office hours are Monday to Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM. Appointments outside these hours and on holidays incur a $20 per hour fee. 24-Hour urgent appointments are available by email only, for an additional fee of $40 per hour.

 

Can't commute to Bellevue?

We are now offering a new meet-up point for lessons-only in Seattle on selected dates:

4555 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105

Trader Joe's 2nd Floor Parking Lot

PACKAGE DEALS

Driving School

6hr+ Lessons & Driving Test

$35 OFF

apply promo code IDA35 at checkout

with a minimum order of $556+

Learn the basics, driving foundations, driving habits, parallel parking, backing around the corner, and hill parking.

Driving School

12hr+ Lessons & Driving Test

$85 OFF

apply promo code IDA85 at checkout

with a minimum order of $1112+

Demonstrate self-reliance and full control of the vehicle. Independently apply road rules, understand right-of-way, interpret road signs, navigate controlled and uncontrolled intersections. Drive in THREE of the following environments: city, highway, mountain curvy roads, and at night.

Driving Lesson

9hr+ Lessons & Driving Test

$60 OFF

apply promo code IDA60 at checkout

with a minimum order of $834+

Improve and establish good driving habits and a strong foundation. Understand road rules and road signs. You can choose to drive in ONE of the following environments: city, highway, or mountain curvy roads.

Driving

15hr+ Lessons & Driving Test

$120 OFF

apply promo code IDA120 at checkout

with a minimum order of $1390+

Achieve enhanced self-reliance and vehicle control. Demonstrate a deeper understanding of road rules, right-of-way, road signs, and handling controlled and uncontrolled intersections. Drive in ALL types of environments: city, highway, mountain curvy roads, complex road condition and at night.

How to book your package:

1. Visit the booking page and select your preferred session duration (1 hour, 1.5 hours, 2 hours, and/or Driving Test).
2. Fill out the booking form and click "Add to Cart", then "Continue Browsing".
3. You'll return to the booking page.
4. Keep adding your desired session(s) to the cart until you reach the minimum purchase amount.
5. At checkout, remember to apply any promo codes to enjoy discounts.

6. We understand that plans can change. If you wish to reschedule your session(s), please reply directly to your confirmation email at least 48 hours before your appointment day.

PLEASE NOTE:​​​​

  • Promo codes are valid only when the minimum purchase amounts are met.

  • Current students have FREE access to our observation lessons. During these sessions, students can sit in the back and observe an instructor teaching another student. For every 1-hour lesson booked, students are eligible for 1 hour of observation. Please email us to inquire about availability.

How many hours of driving lessons should I take?

 

For Experienced Drivers: Scheduling a 2-hour lesson is advisable for a more in-depth exploration of additional driving fundamentals and to allow sufficient time for practical practice. The 1-hour lesson, on the other hand, is intended to help you assess your compatibility with the instructor's teaching style.

For New DriversWe recommend a minimum of 12 to 15 hours of practice before the driving test. Students who experience nervousness on the road may find it beneficial to allocate additional hours for preparation.

What to bring for the Driving Lessons?

  • A physical valid WA Instruction Permit; or

  • A physical valid non-photo WA Instruction Permit AND a government-issued photo ID; or

  • A physical valid out-of-state Driver's License; or

  • A physical valid out-of-country Driver's License if you have been in the United States for less than a year AND you have passed the WA Knowledge Test within 2 years.
     

  • A physical valid out-of-country Driver's License IS NOT acceptable if you have been in the United States for more than a year. You must obtain a WA Instruction Permit AND have passed the WA Knowledge Test within 2 years.

  • Out-of-state Instruction Permit IS NOT acceptable. 

  • An electronic copy of a Driver's License IS NOT acceptable.

  • An electronic copy of WA Instruction Permit or non-photo WA Instruction Permit IS NOT acceptable.

 

What sets us apart?

Same-instructor

1:1 sessions

Same instructor from start to finish to ensure a consistent understanding of your progress and areas for improvement. You are welcome to switch instructors anytime to find the right fit without affecting your progress. 

Flexibility &

Personalization

Tailor your learning path to your needs with flexible scheduling that suits your availability. You can conveniently select your preferred date and time through our online booking system.

Observation

Hours

The opportunity to learn from observing fellow student drivers on the road. This hands-on experience helps you pick up common mistakes, learn essential maneuvers, and enhance your defensive driving skills at a rate of $20 per hour (Coming Soon!)

What is the refund policy?

​IDA enforces a 48-hour minimum cancellation notice requirement. Late cancellations or reschedules will incur a $50 per hour rescheduling fee. No refunds will be provided for late arrivals exceeding a 10-minute grace period from the appointment time. To request rescheduling or cancellation, kindly reply directly to your booking confirmation email.

Ready to take the Driving Lessons?

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