Cardiff (Llanishen)

If you’re a learner driver in the Cardiff area, you’re likely going to take your test at Cardiff Llanishen test centre. We wouldn’t recommend going in blind to this test centre, however! If you want to pass your test with flying colours, you’ll want to know the ins and outs of Cardiff Llanishen test centre. You can do this by making your way through our handy guide below!


Thornbury House, Unit 11 Lambourne Crescent Cardiff Business Park Cardiff Cardiff CF14 5GF

Tests Offered at Cardiff (Llanishen)

  • Car
  • ADI part 2
  • ADI part 3


There are car parking spaces available at the centre


Male and female toilets are available

Disabled Access

You cannot get into the test centre in a wheelchair - the examiner will meet you at your vehicle

Phone Number

0292 2075 1200

Check the book your driving test service for availability.

How To Get There

If you’re unfamiliar with the area around Cardiff Llanishen test centre, or you’re simply a bit shaky with your directions, you’ll want to get yourself a sat nav to ensure a smooth journey. Then, all you’ve got to do is follow these simple directions and you’ll get there without a hitch!

A Bit More About Cardiff Llanishen

Through your driving lessons, you’ll get to know the road types around the area of Cardiff. If you’re looking for more general information about the area, however, you’ll need to do some research yourself—start off by checking out these handy resources:

Cardiff Llanishen Test Pass Rates

Wondering what your chances of passing the driving test are? Though there’s no way of knowing for sure, a good indicator is usually a test centre’s pass rates. With that in mind, we’ve compiled pass rates from the last five years for Cardiff Llanishen test centre in the table below. Enjoy!

2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20
48.4% 47.5% 50.1% 50.5% 52.3%

What If I Can't Go To Cardiff Llanishen? 

If you’re no longer certain that Cardiff Llanishen test centre is a good fit for you, or you’re trying to increase your chances of getting your hands on an earlier test date, your closest alternatives are:

What To Expect On The Day

If you’ve been focusing all of your attention on your driving lessons, you might not have devoted any time towards what will happen on your big day. For starters, you’ll need to bring your provisional with you if you want to actually be able to take the test. You’ll also need to get to Cardiff Llanishen test centre 10 minutes before your test starts. Your practical will then follow this 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

If you’re keen on getting your hands on your driving licence so that you can jet round the roads of Cardiff, PassMeFast might be your best bet. Our intensive and semi-intensive courses are flexible and put you at the helm. You get to decide the pace and intensity of your lessons, working side-by-side with your assigned DVSA-approved instructor. We’ll even fast-track your practical so that you’re not waiting around!

If you’d like to know more, you can head over to our course prices page. Once you’ve picked something out, simply give us a call on 0333 123 4949, or book in online.

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