Luton test centre can be found on Adelaide Street, just off the A505, near the Magistrates’ Court. Right in the town centre, this test centre is ideal for local learners. Though it might look unassuming enough, don’t let Luton test centre deceive you—you’ll need to keep your wits if you want to pass your test here. Another thing that might help your endeavour is taking the time to get to know Luton properly. Read our essential guide below to get directionspass ratestest routes and much more!


6 - 10 Adelaide Street Luton Bedfordshire LU1 5BT

Tests Offered at Luton

  • Car
  • ADI part 2
  • ADI part 3


There are parking spaces available at this centre


Male and female toilets are available

Disabled Access

Arrangements will be made at this test centre if you have a disability

Phone Number

0158 2725741

Check the book your driving test service for availability.

How To Get There

With Luton test centre being so centrally located, you could probably walk there if you live in the town centre. (Of course, you will need a car in order to take your test!) If you’re heading in from further out, you’ll be pleased to find that you can easily get to Luton test centre using one of the many nearby A roads—from the A505 to the A1081 to the A5. If you want to make sure you don’t get lost along the way, simply use these directions with your trusty sat nav.

A Bit More About Luton

In order to make sure learners are fully prepared for the prospect of driving unsupervised once they pass, test routes are designed to include some of the local area’s most challenging road types and features. Of course, if you’ve taken lessons in the area, this shouldn’t be a problem. With the test centre being right in the middle of town, you can expect conditions to remain relatively busy at any time of day. Add in the proximity of the University of Bedfordshire and the A505, and you’ll also find yourself dealing with swift changes in traffic and road conditions. The examiner will also, however, take you around quiet, residential areas.

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Luton Test Route

If you’re at all like other learner drivers, you’ve probably been wondering whether it’s possible to get your hands on the Luton test routes. You’ll be displeased to hear, then, that the DVSA no longer publishes its routes in order to make sure the driving test is realistic and reflective of independent driving. Of course, you can still get a rough idea of what might crop up by watching videos of Luton driving test routes on YouTube or by downloading our sample Luton driving test routes. If your nerves are still getting the better of you, remember that if you’re learning with a local ADI, they’ll make sure you’re familiar with the local area before you go in for your test. By the time your test date arrives, it’s likely that you’ll recognise most of the test route.

Luton Test Pass Rates

We’re willing to bet that the moment you started learning to drive, all of your friends and family that drive were letting you know how easy or difficult their driving test was. If you’re looking for a more concrete idea of how hard the practical test might be, you can’t go wrong with official driving test pass rates from the DVSA. On a general scale, learners in the UK have a 45.9% chance of passing. As for those taking the plunge at Luton, you can look at pass rates from the last five years in the table below...

2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20
39.1% 38.3% 33.5% 34.9% 36.4%

It’s easy to see why you might not be entirely impressed by Luton’s pass rates. After all, they’ve been well below the national average for the last five years. However, you’ve got to bear in mind that it’s located in the town centre, which can get quite hectic in rush hour. You’ve also got to remember that it’s your own performance on the day that will determine whether you get your hands on a full licence, not pass rates.

What If I Can’t Go To Luton?

No longer able to go to Luton test centre? Want to find yourself a backup test centre just in case you can’t find that perfect test date at Luton? Not to worry! You’ve got plenty of local test centres to choose from. The closest test centres to you include Leighton Buzzard in Bedfordshire and Hemel Hempstead in Hertfordshire

What To Expect On The Day

After spending hours behind the wheel, perfecting every driving skill, it’s finally time for you to put yourself to the test. Yup, that’s right. All that’s left for you to do is take the driving test. Then, if you’re successful, you can pose with your test certificate and brag to all of your friends and family.

If you want to make sure you can actually take your driving test, of course, you’ll need to make sure you’ve got your provisional. Your examiner will ask to see it before you start the test, so there’s absolutely no way you can avoid bringing it. To make sure you’ve got enough time to park and sign forms, you’ll need to get to Luton 10 minutes before your practical is supposed to start.

Your driving test will consist of:

  • 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

The driving test route will finally finish once you’ve parked back up at Luton test centre. The driving examiner will ask you to turn off the ignition and wait for a minute or so whilst they complete their paperwork. Once they’re done, they’ll let you know whether you’ve passed or failed. You’ll be able to look at what your driving test faults were (if you actually received any), with a physical feedback sheet. Alternatively, you’ll be sent this breakdown over email via the driving test app.

But What If I Fail?

Whether you’re just preparing for the worst case scenario, or your nerves have got the better of you, you shouldn’t worry too much about failing your driving test. If it happens, it won’t exactly be unusual—plenty of learners end up failing. Instead of dwelling on it, we always advise learners to get back behind the wheel and give it another try. If you’re in need of a confidence boost, or need to work on a particular area, a refresher course should do the trick.

Once you feel ready to give the test another try, you’ll need to book your test. If you’d rather not spend weeks, or even months, waiting for your next attempt, give PassMeFast a shout. We can fast-track your test for you! Simply give us a call on 0333 123 4949, or contact us online to get started.

Improve Your Chances With PassMeFast

Got a need for speed? Eager to get your hands on your full licence? PassMeFast might be the perfect driving school for you. Our range of crash course packages are designed to be taken at an intensive or semi-intensive pace, depending entirely on how you’d prefer to learn. If you’ve got a free schedule, you could finish your course in a week. If, however, you’re a busy bee with hardly any spare time, your instructor will work with you to fit your lessons in around your availability. With PassMeFast, you’re the one in charge. We’ll even book you a fast-track practical so that you’re not waiting around long.

If you’ve decided PassMeFast might be the perfect fit for you, head on over to our course prices page to see what we offer. Whether you’re a beginner or pro, there’s a course to suit you. Once you’ve got one picked out, book it online, or give us a bell on 0333 123 4949.

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