Learning to drive in Carmarthen? You’ll be pleased to know, then, that you’ve got your own convenient test centre to head to for your practical test! Carmarthen test centre, one of only two test centres in Carmarthenshire, can be found on Old Station Road, not far from Carmarthen Castle and the River Towy. It’s centrally located, so it’s easy to reach for both locals and visitors.

If you’ve decided to take your test here, get ahead of the curve by taking advantage of our comprehensive test centre guide below. We’ve got information on what happens in the driving test, how learners can improve their chances and more!


Ty Myrddin Crown Building, Old Station Road Carmarthen Carmarthenshire SA31 1GS

Tests Offered at Carmarthen

  • Car


Car parking spaces are available


Male and female toilets are available

Disabled Access

This test centre has no wheelchair access

Check the book your driving test service for availability.

How To Get There

If you’re learning with a local ADI, you don’t have to worry about finding Carmarthen test centre all by yourself—they’ll take you around the area during your lessons. If you’re heading there with a supervisor instead, however, and you’re a bit shaky with following road signs, just use these directions instead.

A Bit More About Carmarthen

During your driving test, the examiner will make use of the various road types and traffic conditions surrounding Carmarthen test centre, in order to find out if you’re truly ready to become a fully qualified driver.

Your test route will begin in the town centre, which is bustling with traffic due to the proximity of places like St Catherine’s Walk Shopping Centre and the like. You’ll want to pay close attention to your speed during this part of the test, as you’re bound to encounter pedestrians and cyclists around the roads near the University of Wales Trinity St David. Don’t forget to make frequent observations too, as the examiner will be watching you closely.

You’ll most likely be taken onto the nearby A40, which is chock full of challenging roundabouts, so we hope you’re confident with them. If not, get your instructor to take you on a few mock tests to get some practice in. Depending on the route chosen, you might be taken down the A40 towards an area like St Clears, or down the A48 towards Cross Hands—which might be where you demonstrate one of the manoeuvres.

Want to balance out your knowledge of Carmarthen’s roads with some more general information? Way ahead of you! Check out these handy resources:

Carmarthen Test Pass Rates

Some learners calm themselves down on the approach to the test by practising outside of lessons. Others prefer to measure themselves up against other learners in an attempt to gauge how well they might do on their big day. If you belong in the latter group, we’ve got just the thing for you: driving test pass rates!

Learners in the UK currently have a 45.9% chance of passing their test. As for those taking the plunge at Carmarthen, pass rates from the last five years indicate that they tend to fare slightly better than the national average...

2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20
53.5% 52.2% 55.2% 54.6% 54.2%

What If I Can't Go To Carmarthen? 

Not completely sold on the idea of taking your practical at Carmarthen? Or are you trying to avoid long test waiting times with a backup test centre? You’re in luck—there’s one other test centre to head to in your county:

What To Expect On The Day

If it’s your first time taking the driving test, you’re probably in full panic mode. Relax—it’s completely normal to worry about something that’s unfamiliar to you. Hopefully, we’ll be able to alleviate some of this stress by pulling back the curtain and revealing what the driving test actually entails. Trust us, it’s nowhere near as bad as you might think!

Before we show you what happens in the test, we’ve first got to walk you through what happens beforehand. For starters, you’ve got to get to Carmarthen test centre ten minutes before your test is due to start. After parking up, the examiner will ask to see your provisional so that they can confirm your identity, and then get you to sign a form.

Once that’s out of the way, your test will begin! No matter where you take it, it will follow this exact 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

Learning to drive doesn’t have to be a trial by fire. If you pick the right driving school, it could be an enjoyable experience that sets you up for a future of safe and happy driving. And if you pick PassMeFast, you could have your pink licence in your hands in mere weeks!

We don’t mess around when it comes to helping learners pass their driving test. The minute you book in, we find out when you’d ideally like to pass, what your schedule is like and how intensively you’d like to learn. One of our customer experience team members will then match you up with a Carmarthen ADI and fast-track your test so that you’re not stuck with long waiting times!

Working side-by-side with your instructor, you’ll fit your lessons in around your schedule, whether that’s in the evening, on a weekday or at the weekend. You’ll develop a keen familiarity with the roads around Carmarthen and master all of the skills needed to pass the driving test. By the time your test date arrives, you’ll be raring to go!

To get your PassMeFast journey started today, decide how many hours you need on our course prices page. Then, book in over the phone on 0333 123 4949, or book online!

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