Learner drivers situated in Oban will be pleased to know that this is the location of one of Argyll and Bute’s practical test centres. This means you won’t have to worry about travelling far to earn your pink licence. Instead, you’ll head to Cameron House on Albany Street to put your skills to the test.

To learn more about Oban test centre, and the practical itself, you can read our handy guide below. We’ve included a step-by-step look at what happens in the driving test, driving test pass rates and more!


Cameron House Albany Street Oban Argyll and Bute PA34 4AE

Tests Offered at Oban

  • Car


No parking spaces are available at the test centre


Male and disabled toilets are available

Disabled Access

You can get into the test centre in a wheelchair

Check the book your driving test service for availability.

How To Get There

Unless you’re a local who knows the roads like the back of their hands, you probably won’t be able to head to Oban test centre without any assistance. Fortunately, we’re here to help! Just use these directions and you’ll be taken directly to Oban test centre’s doorstep!

A Bit More About Oban

Oban test centre is situated near a range of local businesses, a Tesco Superstore, Oban train station and Glencruitten Golf Club. So, it won’t really matter when your driving test is due to start, as the area itself remains busy throughout the day. This means that you might face a lot of stop-start traffic during your test, so your clutch control will need to be on point. It also means that the examiner will be closely monitoring your observations, to ensure you’re aware of what’s going on around you.

You’ll likely be taken around the tricky, residential roads around Oban Community Fire Station, which might be where you demonstrate one of the manoeuvres. There are a few roundabouts in the area, but if you’ve taken lessons here, you’ll already be more than familiar with them. Eventually, the examiner will nudge you onto the local A816, where you’ll build up your speed and highlight your proficiency with tackling different speed and traffic systems.

Looking for more general information about Oban? Way ahead of you! Check out these handy resources:

Oban Test Pass Rates

Though driving test pass rates shouldn’t be taken too seriously, they are fascinating to look at. It’s why we’ve dedicated a lot of our time towards dissecting the DVSA’s latest stats in order to determine whether there are any trends. If you’ve got the time, we’d recommend heading over to the PassMeFast Blog, where you can read more about how factors like test attempt number and age can affect a learner’s chances of passing.

If you’ve not got the time, or you simply don’t like stats (wash your mouth out!), we’ll keep it short and sweet. Learners in the UK have a 45.9% chance of passing the driving test, but those heading to Oban test centre seem to do much better, as you can see in the table below...

2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20
57.3% 55.4% 52.7% 60.6% 59.5%

What If I Can't Go To Oban? 

Casting your net wider in the hopes of snatching up an earlier test date? Smart thinking! It’s always a good idea to have a backup test centre. If you’re sticking close to Oban, your nearest test centre is:

What To Expect On The Day

After spending weeks, or months, getting to know the area of Oban and refining your driving skills, you’re finally test-ready. Give yourself a big pat on the back! It’s a great achievement! All that’s standing in your way now is a forty minute driving test, which really doesn’t sound that bad when we word it like that, does it?

You’ve only got to do two things in terms of preparation: bring your provisional and get to Oban test centre 10 minutes early. Once you’ve parked up, you’ll meet your driving examiner. They’ll quickly check your provisional and ask you to sign a form.

Your practical will then follow this straightforward format:

  • An eyesight test, where you’ll need to read a number plate from a distance of 20 metres
  • Two “show me, tell me” questions covering vehicle safety and maintenance
  • Twenty minutes of general driving, where you’ll be guided by the examiner, and will also need to perform one of the following manoeuvres:
  • Twenty minutes of independent driving, during which you’ll either follow sat nav directions or sign posts to reach a set destination

Improve Your Chances With PassMeFast

Whether you’re a complete beginner or almost test-ready, if you live in the Oban area, PassMeFast can help you earn your pink licence. Unlike other driving schools, our courses don’t follow a one-size-fits-all approach. Instead, they’ve been carefully designed to suit learners with any level of driving experience.

When you book in, we’ll immediately start by booking your practical test. With our fast-tracking department, we can get you a test date that’s weeks, or even months ahead of standard waiting times. Once that’s sorted, we’ll match you up with a local instructor in Oban. Together, you’ll decide how intensively you’d like to learn and fit your lessons in around your schedule. After that, you’ll work on becoming a safe and confident driver!

Want to find out more? Check out our course prices page for a better look at our crash course packages. You can then book in over the phone on 0333 123 4949, or book online!

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