Driving school

In English

International Driving School Hakaniemi Basic phase, Practise phase and Advanced phase course for B license

Do you want to get your first ( B ) Driving Licence in Finland, for driving a normal passenger car and van?

All our teaching, rehearsals, office service and tests are in English and are according to the Traffic Laws and Regulations in Finland. We have had students from 110 countries around the world.

Welcome to Hakaniemi Driving School 

Our driving school is one of the first driving schools in Helsinki to teach driving in English. Approximately 50 % of our customers are non-Finnish-speakers.

Our school has three driving instructors: Seppo, Osmo and Paavo. Occasionally, we also have extra instructors when needed.

Our office is open on Mondays 12 - 5 PM and from Tuesday to Thursday from 1 PM - 4:30 PM. The most convenient way to contact us is by email and we are more than happy to answer any questions you may have.


Next course starts at the driving school Mon 28.10.2019 at 5:00 PM

Following courses:

Mon 4.11 at 5:00 PM

Mon 11.11 at 5:00 PM

Mon 18.11 at 5:00 PM

Mon 25.11 ar 5:00 PM


Course structure

B-course (normal car licence)

The course includes 8 theory lessons in the classroom, 14 practical driving lessons in a car. These lessons include risk awareness course of 4 theory and 4 driving lessons.

The course price is totally 1490 € Total price includes value added tax 24%.. Payments are divided into 4 instalments. This price includes the minimum amoun of lessons. Extra driving lessons are 80€ / h. Car rental for the test retake is 120€.

To get a drivers licence in Finland we make an application to the TRAFI on your behalf. You must have a permanent adress and a social security number. For the permit papers, we need to include two passport photographs and a permit fee of 40 € paid to Trafi / Ajovarma.

Theory lessons are always at the driving school on Wednesdays at 16.30 The Introduction Lecture to start the course is every Monday at 17.30.  Lessons are 2 x 45 min. In which order you do the class is not important.

Timetable of theorylessons Jul-Aug-Sep

Timetable of theorylessons Oct-Nov-Dec

We hope you will be a part of our driving success!

Sign up for the course here.

Holding a licence outside of European Union (EU) ?

If you already have a driving license from another than EU country, you might also want to get a Finnish License. Contact our office for further information.

Want to have some practice with a car and Finnish Teacher in Helsinki local traffics?

If you already have a Driving licence, but are a bit unsure in driving in Helsinki area, we can help you in rehearsing locally. Come to the school, take your valid Driving license with you and we can book the 1st rehearsal time with teacher ( typically 50 minutes ).