Londonderry Driving Test Centre

There are two practical driving test centres in Londonderry, Northern Ireland. One is located in Altnagelvin and the other located in New Buildings, Derry.

Both driving test centres address and telephone information can be obtained below. Both the driving test centre of New Buildings, Ballyore and Altnagelvin are located within 3.5 miles of each other and will feature a similar practical test, both likely to involve a combination of town and rural country road driving. Driving examiners design and plan each test route so to feature as many diverse roads and traffic systems as is possible.

Each practical test can expect to take candidates through various roundabouts, both large and busy, through to small mini roundabouts often located in residential areas. Other types of junctions and crossroads will involve small closed or ‘blind’ types to the busier multi-lane versions. Through either the back-streets and residential streets, examiners often request one of the possible four driving test manoeuvres.

The choice of manoeuvre is the examiners choice, although the turn in the road and left corner revers is the more common. The emergency stop procedure isn’t a requisite on each test and from every three practical tests conducted, one emergency stop is requested by the examiner. The practical driving test in Londonderry will take a total of around 40 minutes. From this 40 minutes, approximately 10 minutes is reserved for independent driving.

Londonderry Driving Test Centre (Altnagelvin)

  • Practical Driving Test Centre Address
    Unit 4
    Glenaden Complex
    Altnagelvin Industrial Estate
    BT47 2ED
  • Test Centre Details:  Contact number for Londonderry, Altnagelvin Driving Test Centre (028) 7134 3674
  • Test Centre Provides Tests For: Cars, Motorcycles, ADI Part 2, Extended Practical driving test (category B)


  • Practical Driving Test Centre Address
    New Buildings Industrial Estate
    Victoria Road
    BT47 2SX
  • Test Centre Details:  Contact number for Londonderry, New Buildings, Ballyore Driving Test Centre (028) 7134 3674
  • Test Centre Provides Tests For: Car & Trailer, LGV Cat C1 (& trailer), Buses Cat D (& trailer), LGV Cat C (& trailer), Minibus Cat D1 (& trailer), LGV Cat C Module 4 – verbal theory & practical demonstration, Bus Cat D Module 4 – verbal theory & practical demonstration, Off Road Motorcycle Manoeuvres


The time that you choose to book your practical driving test can have an impact of the overall outcome of your test. If the area located around your test centre is typically busy during peak rush hour times, it may be of benefit to you if you schedule your test to avoid such times. Rush hour times are usually early morning and late afternoon.

Booking your test between 10am and 4pm should help to avoid rush hour. Alternatively, certain test centres offer weekend, Saturday test bookings. If traffic conditions are quieter over these periods, it may be of benefit, although a slightly higher test fee applies. To book a practical driving test in Londonderry, you have two available options to do so. These are by telephone or online.

Book a driving test by telephone
The book a driving test section contains the DVSA Northern Ireland telephone numbers for booking a practical driving test at any of the Londonderry driving test centres by phone. This telephone number directs you to an automated test booking line, although if you listen to the options provided, you can talk to an assistant.

Book your driving test online
To book your driving test online for any of the Londonderry Driving Test Centres, see the book a driving test section for all DVSA Northern Ireland contact information and details for online bookings.

Unfortunately if you have any special requirements or disabilities you cannot use the online service to book. Please book by telephone. Alternatively, you can call into your local test centre.

Rescheduling or cancelling the driving test
Driving Tests can be rescheduled or cancelled. Changing your driving test date can be done providing three working days’ notice is given. To cancel your test and receive a full refund from DVSA bookings, three working days’ notice must also be provided. Saturdays are also classed as a working day.


A member of staff can be contacted at your test centre to enquire on any general driving test questions you may have, for example if a test is still going ahead due to bad weather (See driving tests in bad weather for further information). Practical driving test can only be booked, cancelled or amended via the DVSA directly however. See above for details. The Londonderry Driving Test Centre contact telephone number may be located within the driving test centre contact numbers section or obtained from your driving test confirmation letter or email.


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 by Mark

Examiner made me feel nervous and constantly writing on the notepad Had never done the test route ever before - not sure if my instructors fault or if the examiner just decided to pick a really difficult route