Booking the Practical Test:

Car practical driving test appointments can be booked online, by phone and at a test centre. The current rates are £45.50 for weekday tests and £62.50 for evening/weekend tests.

The quickest and easiest way to book your official Driver & Vehicle Agency (DVA) practical driving test is online. When you book using this official service, you only pay the cost of the test – there’s no extra booking fee. Please visit nidirect.gov.uk. To book a test online you will need: a valid UK driving licence, a theory test certificate number and a valid debit or credit card for payment (Visa, Mastercard, Delta, Visa Electron, Switch/Maestro and Solo cards are accepted).

If you wish to book an appointment for a practical driving test for a private car or motorcycle, you can book by phone. Lines are open from 8.00 am to 7.00 pm Monday to Friday, and 9.00 am to 1.00 pm on Saturday. Calls are charged at local rate. Phone: 0845 247 2472

You may book any category of test in person. You will need to complete an application form and take it with the appropriate fee to the DVA test centre at which you would like the test to be carried out.