Newry Driving Test Centre

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


Practical Driving Test Centre Address
51 Rathfriland Road
Northern Ireland
BT34 1LD

Test Centre Details:  Contact number for Newry Driving Test Centre (028) 302 6 2853
Test Centre Provides Tests For: Cars, Motorcycles, Minibus Cat D1, Extended Practical driving test (category B)


The practical driving test from Newry Driving Test Centre will be challenging due to the varied road types involved. Each test centre incorporates the most challenging test routes in the area. these test routes are developed by the driving examiners who work at the centre.

Within the 30 to 40 minute test from Newry Test Centre, high speed dual carriageways such as the A1 and A2 may feature. Such roads will also feature busy, multi-lane roundabouts. In contrast, the test may take you outside of Newry via rural country roads and into villages.

Within Newry, back, residential areas are often the focus of examiners as they involve many small and closed junctions. Such small junctions and crossroads can be a challenge due to lack of visibility and dealing with meeting oncoming vehicles.

Such areas are also an ideal location for one of the possible four driving test manoeuvres. Such areas also feature many mini roundabouts. The emergency stop procedure isn’t compulsory on each driving test and has around a one-in-three possibility of being requested by the examiner. Practice on all road types and systems in and around Newry. Road directly around the driving test centre often fail many driving tests in particular.


How successful the outcome of a practical driving test is can depend on the time your test is booked. Traffic conditions vary depending on the time of day. Often booking a driving test that doesn’t coincide with rush hour is beneficial as other motorists are less stressed outside of these hours. Booking a driving test in between the hours of 10am and 4pm is often beneficial. Alternatively, some driving test centres offer test bookings on Saturdays. Driving test fees at the weekend are increased.

Book a driving test by phone
The book a driving test section contains the DVSA Northern Ireland telephone numbers for booking a practical driving test at Newry 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 Newry Driving Test Centre, 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.


Your practical driving test centre contact telephone number (including Newry Driving Test Centre) may be located on your test booking email confirmation, or found within the driving test centre contact numbers section. Test centres must not be contacted to book, cancel or amend a driving test however (see above), and only to contact the centre manager if you have any questions or concerns regarding your test, for example if a test is still going ahead due to bad weather (See driving tests in bad weather for further information).


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 by Anastasija

Very friendly staff and examiners.