Cardiff Driving Test Centre

Provided are contact details for Cardiff Driving Test Centre, test route tips, test booking information and help passing the driving test in Cardiff.


Practical Driving Test Centre Address
Thornbury House
Unit 11 Lambourne Crescent
Cardiff Business Park

Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CF14 5GF

Test Centre Details:  Male and female toilets are available. Car parking available for test candidates. Access not available to test centre for wheelchair users. The examiner will meet you at your vehicle.
Test Centre Provides Tests For: Car, Taxi, Approved driving instructor – part two, Approved driving instructor – part three


Cardiff Driving Test Centre is situated around busy town roads. During the driving test, the driving examiner will instruct you to drive on test routes that include roundabouts, from small mini-roundabouts to large multi-lane, crossroads, junctions and possibly one-way-systems.

Having a good understanding of the test routes in and around the test centre at Cardiff will be beneficial. High speed ‘A’ roads such as the A469 are highly likely with the potential of rural roads (see the country road driving tutorial for tips on taking these roads).

Dual carriageway driving is likely at Cardiff Driving Test Centre as the test centre is situated close to the A470. A thorough understanding of all 4 driving test manoeuvres is essential as is the emergency stop procedure.

To gain a better understanding of the various road types and traffic systems that you are likely to encounter during your test from Cardiff Driving Test Centre, visit our driving test routes section.


Many of the Driver Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA previously called the DSA) test centres are situated in busy towns and cities. During peak traffic times, such areas are often subject to rush hour traffic. Avoid if possible to book your practical test during these peak periods to ensure you test goes as trouble-free as possible. Driving tests cannot be booked through the test centres directly. To book a driving test, there are 2 options; by phone or online.

Book a driving test by phone
To book a practical driving test at the Cardiff driving test centres by phone, visit the book a driving test section for all driving test booking telephone numbers. The above DVSA telephone number is an automated service. The option to speak to a DVSA assistant is available if required.

Book your driving test online
To book your driving test online for Cardiff Driving Test Centre, see the book a driving test section for all DVSA contact information.

Cancel or reschedule the driving test
A full refund is available if you wish to cancel the driving test in Cardiff provided 3 clear working days notice is given. The above conditions must also be met if rescheduling the test. The above contact information can be used for these purposes.

Cardiff Driving Test Centre
Cardiff Driving Test Centre


Driving test pass rates vary considerably depending on which test centre your practical is taken at. Browse the driving test pass rates section for information on your UK DVSA test centre pass rates.


Though it is possible to call driving test centres directly, if you wish to book or alter a driving test, this must be done via the DVSA (see above). Cardiff Driving Test Centre telephone number may be either located on this page or via the driving test centre contact numbers section. Test centres can be contacted only for an up to date status of tests, such as whether they are still being conducted in bad weather for example. See driving tests in bad weather for further information.


In order to help others that are taking their driving test, or to simply tell us whether you passed or failed your driving test, write a review of Cardiff Driving Test Centre. Rate this driving test centre based on your experience using them, what was your examiner like and how difficult were the test routes? It’s quick and simple – no signup necessary and only your nickname will be displayed. To ensure your review meets our guidelines, please read our Terms and Conditions prior to submission.

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Average rating:  
 7 reviews
 by Shocking

Got a serious driving fault for apparently not checking mirrors when pulling out from a parallel park even though I checked my blind spot and the mirror. Instructor was rude and failed to justify result of test after questioned. Also, when I tried starting a conversation with Tara, I only received 1 word answers.
I can accept failing, but only when it is fair.

 by Irritated beyond belief

Husband's test cancelled for the second time. No real explanation. No he won't pass his test before the birth of our baby. Avoid these incompetent $%^£s.

 by Tom

Tara was really professional and the test was carried out in an efficient way. Would recommend this test centre. Make sure your instructor is in the good books with the examiners and it'll all be fine.

 by Paul

Gareth is an absolute joke.

 by Luke

Passed yesterday with Elaine, she put me at ease straight away and made the whole experience rather enjoyable considering it was of course test conditions. She even accepted my offer of a hug when we got back to the test centre

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