Darlington Driving Test Centre

There are two practical test centres in Darlington. A test centre that provides multipurpose tests and a LGV test centre. Situated on the edge of Darlington, Darlington multipurpose Driving Test Centre will cover a wide variety of road conditions.

The testing examiner ‘will require a good knowledge of junctions, roundabouts from large multi-lane to residential mini roundabouts, crossroads and possibly one-way-systems. High speed ‘A roads to include the A66 dual carriageway are likely as are rural roads. These type of road conditions fail a large degree of driving test so require a good amount of practice. See the country road driving tutorial for further advice.

At least one driving test manoeuvre will be required by the examiner. Around a 1 in 3 chance of the emergency stop procedure. All practical driving test now include approximately 20 minutes of independent driving. The independent driving guide explains this in detail.

Good tips for the driving test at Darlington is to check if the test centre provides weekend Saturday driving tests. Traffic is often reduced over the weekends making the test easier. It’s also worth checking the driving test availability times between 10am and 3pm. Booking the driving test within this time periods will miss out on any rush hour.

By browsing the Darlington driving test routes section, you will gain a good understanding on the various road types and traffic systems that the examiner will take you on.

Where are the driving test centres in Darlington

Below details the address and services offer by the practical test centres in Darlington.


  • Practical Driving Test Centre Address
    Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency
    High Point Business Park
    Yarm Road

    Darlington, Durham
    DL1 4PW
  • Test Centre Details:  Ramp access to Darlington driving test centre for wheelchair users. Male, female and disabled toilets available.
  • Test Centre Provides Tests For: Car, Taxi, Motorcycle Module 1, Motorcycle Module 2, Lorries, large vehicles and buses, Car and trailers, Approved driving instructor – part two, Approved driving instructor – part three
Darlington Driving Test Centre
Darlington Driving Test Centre


  • Practical Driving Test Centre Address
    Vosa Site
    Banks Road 


    DL1 1YE
  • Test Centre Details:  Ramp access to Darlington LGV Driving Test Centre for wheelchair users. Male, female and disabled toilets available. Car parking spaces available.
  • Test Centre Provides Tests For: Lorries, large vehicles and buses, Car and trailers


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
The book a driving test section contains the DVSA telephone numbers for booking a practical driving test at either of the Darlington driving test centres by phone. This telephone number directs you to an automated test booking line, although if you browse the option you can talk to a assistant.

Book your driving test online
To book your driving test via the internet for either of the Darlington Driving Test Centres, see the book a driving test section for all DVSA online test booking information.

Rescheduling or cancelling the driving test
3 working days notice is required to cancel the driving test at Darlington if you require a full refund. The same conditions apply if you wish to reschedule. Cancellations and rescheduling can be done via the contact details above.


Driving test pass rate statistics 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.


You can call a practical driving test centre to inform them that you may be late. An examiner will typically wait for around 5 minutes for you to arrive before cancelling the test. Or the test centre manager can be contacted to see if a test is still going ahead, usually due to bad weather.  See driving tests in bad weather for further information. Test centres cannot be contacted directly to book or amend tests however, and this must be done via the DVSA (as above). Darlington Driving Test Centre may be listed in the driving test centre contact numbers section.


We all like reviews these days. Reviews provide an invaluable insight into a product or service. Write a Darlington Driving Test Centre review to tell everyone what your experience was like at this test centre, whether you passed or failed your test, what the test routes were like and what your examiner was like. 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.

Submit your review

Create your own review

Average rating:  
 4 reviews
 by Reggie

Failed. Examiner was rude and lied about three things that happened on my test. Horrible old man who needs to retire. He set me on edge the minute I got in the car. Rebooked at other test centre.

Darlington Driving Test Centre review

 by Jim

Impossible to get a pass, i would not recommend.

 by Ben

No recommend. You never pass

 by Dan

Naf, 10/10 would not recommend.