Durham Driving Test Centre

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


Practical Driving Test Centre Address
1st Floor Enna House
Whitfield Court Industrial Estate
St Johns Rd

Meadowfield, Durham

Test Centre Details:  Male and female toilets available at this test centre.
Test Centre Provides Tests For: Car, Taxi, Approved driving instructor – part two


Durham Driving Test Centre is situated around rural roads where bends may be difficult to navigate due to oncoming vehicles. Although rural roads are usually quiet, they in fact represent some of the most dangerous road types. Read the country road driving tutorial for further guidance on these types of roads.

Small village roads may have narrow and difficult areas which is a common area to fail driving test. High speed ‘A’ roads are also present. Busy town driving in the city of Durham will assess your ability at traffic systems such as roundabouts, junctions and crossroads.

By browsing the Durham 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.


The time of day in which you book your practical test can influence the outcome of your practical. It’s often best to avoid peak traffic times (rush hour) as this often involves frantic drivers trying to get home. There are two options for booking a practical driving test. Either by telephone or via the internet.

Book a driving test by phone
The book a driving test section contains the DVSA telephone numbers for booking a practical driving test at Durham 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 online for Durham Driving Test Centre, 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 Durham 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). Durham Driving Test Centre may be listed in the driving test centre contact numbers section.


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 5 reviews
 by Anonymous

I have chosen to stay anonwith this as I don’t want the examiner to be biased against my daughter. against my daughter. The test centre insists that in order to cancel a test you must give at least 3 days notice, however, they contacted my daughter less than 24 hrs before her test to inform her that her test would not be going ahead due to corona virus, no apology either, the person was very abrupt. If this is the case then why are tests being carried out on Monday, surely they should shut down completely if it is due to COVID-19. This is absolutely disgraceful and I will be contacting the press about it. Youngsters have put so much hard work in to get to a standard and these work shy examiners have seen this as an opportunity to take a little time off.

 by KS

My examiner was a nice, yet I feel a little cheated, as I was told to pull up on the left Infront of a silver car yet explained I can't as id be blocking and entrance and there's a deep drain. The examiner repeated for the purpose of the test discount the entrance and pull up on the left Infront of the silver car. So I did and she marked me down for obstructing an entrance and steering into a drain which come under "control" in the test sheet. I am now wondering if trick questions forms part of the test

 by cj

Passed my test first time this morning and the examiner was absolutely lovely, made me feel so at ease. Couldn't have been better

 by CB

My driving inspector was a prick and was so arsey with my on my test. If I get him the next time I am defiantly going to refuse to do my test. He made me feel so venerable and like I was nothing. In my opinion he shouldn't be a driving examiner.

 by Shaz N

Hi I passed my driving test this morning and my examiner was lovely gentlemen,very polite I cudn't have getting a better one thanks very much.