Folkestone Driving Test Centre

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


Practical Driving Test Centre Address
Palting House
Trinity Road


CT20 2RH

Test Centre Details:  Folkestone driving test centre on first floor. Arrangements can be made to meet at ground floor security point. There is no wheelchair access to the centre. Tractor tests not available on Fridays. Limited car parking available at the rear of the building. Male and female toilets
Test Centre Provides Tests For: Car, Taxi, Motorcycle module 2, Motorcycle module 2, Approved driving instructor – part two, Approved driving instructor – part three


Folkestone Driving Test Centre is situated in busy town roads where the examiner will require you to demonstrate a sound knowledge of roundabouts, junctions and crossroads. Rural roads can often be difficult due to judging the correct speed around bends.

The country road driving tutorial offers advice on this. High speed ‘A’ roads such as the A259 being likely. A minimum of one driving test manoeuvre required and a 1 in 3 chance of the emergency stop procedure.

By browsing the Folkestone 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 that you sit your practical test can have an impact on the outcome. Try choosing a time that is the quietest time of day to avoid stressful rush hour traffic. There are two ways in which your test can be booked.

Book a driving test by phone
The book a driving test section contains the DVSA telephone numbers for booking a practical driving test at Folkestone 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
Often the preferable method to book a driving test at Folkestone Driving Test Centre is via the internet. This option displays to you all the available test slots allowing you to choose a time and day that is suitable for you.

Rescheduling or cancelling the driving test
3 working days notice is required to cancel the driving test at Folkestone 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.


The pass rates vary depending on which driving test centre that you take your practical test with. Once you have found a test centre closest to you, the driving test pass rates section will provide you with an indication of the statistics for that test centre.


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). Folkestone Driving Test Centre may be listed in the driving test centre contact numbers section.


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 15 reviews
 by Ab

Gary is without doubt, missing a personality. His
reasoning to fail you is purely subjective. Any
right thinking individual with common sense would pass a person
where he fails you for reasons like “overly hesitant” when you are pulling out of a roundabout junction and the car from the right suddenly changes his mind and decides to exit out of the exit to my left so I have to wait. Gary calls it being hesitant. !! He needs a different job as from what I’ve been hearing it’s a face thing too

 by Abigail

I had Ian, i had heard a few bad reviews about him and was dreading it. But i think if you havent passed you are going to have something bad to say. He was lovely. Made me feel comfortable, spoke to me, asked me about different things. Had a laugh here and there and was overall a very pleasant passenger in the car. I dont know why people are so hung up on him being such a bad examiner but he knows his stuff and just wants you to drive safely.

 by Kai

I had Ian and don't understand why he gets a bad rep. Everyone in Folkestone hopes you don't get him as your examiner but I found him to be polite and pleasant. But that's just my experience. Pleased to say that I passed

 by J

Ian is so rude and a terrible examiner. He needs to get the sack. Has no people skills and actually makes you feel so uncomfortable in the car with his weird behavior. He seems to get a power trip out of failng people too. Go to any other town to take a test to avoid this strange, rude, poor excuse of a man.

 by Inka

Unfortunately I must agree with previous feedbacks. Egzaminers are rude and not very approchable. Ian - no words how rude he is. It seems they get pleasure in knocking ppls confidence. Its interesting to observe their body language, even as they approach you before the egzam you can sense the ego and superiority feeling. This is not new and even driving instructors say that both Ian and Gary are not great.

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