If you're in north Cheshire, it's likely you'll be heading to the Warrington practical test centre to take your driving test. This test centre can be found on Festival Avenue in Orford, a little to the north of Warrington town centre. Around 5,000 candidates take their tests here each year—if you're planning on joining them, or just want to find out more about the test centre, read on. We've compiled information on directionspass ratestest routes, as well as much more about Warrington.


Warrington Borough Council Orford Day Centre Festival Avenue Cheshire Warrington Cheshire WA2 9EP

Tests Offered at Warrington

  • Car
  • ADI part 3


Parking is available at this test centre


Male and female toilets are available

Disabled Access


Phone Number

0192 5573537

Check the book your driving test service for availability.

How To Get There

Located around 10 minutes away from the centre of Warrington itself, the test centre isn't hard to get to—especially given the closeness of A roads like the A49 and A50. If you'd like to take a look at Warrington test centre before your test, simply follow directions here

A Bit More About Warrington

Learners definitely have a variety of challenges up ahead of them when it comes to taking the driving test in Warrington. There's a mix of road types and features to tackle, ranging from busy A roads—including the roundabout on the A57—to the narrow residential streets closer to the centre. If you’d like to know more about the Warrington area, simply check out the links below...

Warrington Test Route

Exact test routes are no longer published by the DVSA; however, this won’t be an issue for you. You can get an idea of what might crop up on your practical by looking at videos of Warrington test routes on YouTube or by downloading our sample Warrington driving test routes. Additionally, whilst taking lessons with a local instructor, you'll be shown around the Warrington area and introduced to most—if not all—of the roads that will feature on your test. As such, you should be more than familiar with the test route that the examiner takes you on. 

Warrington Test Pass Rates

As a popular driving school offer courses across the UK, we’re asked a lot of questions by curious learner drivers. A familiar running theme is driving test pass rates. So if you’re interested, this section is for you. The current pass rate average in the UK is 45.9%. For learners in the North West, this stands almost the same at 47.3%. But what about Warrington test centre? Look below to see...

2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20
50.9% 48.3% 52.2% 53.4% 54.0%

Learners at Warrington test centre seem to have a relatively good chance of passing. Slightly higher than the national average, Warrington’s pass rate is certainly nothing to be disappointed by. If you’re feeling a little bit underwhelmed, just check your progress with your instructor—there’s always something to be improved upon.

What If I Can't Go To Warrington?

There are plenty of test centres in Cheshire to choose from. If you’re looking for those closest to Warrington, you can head to Widnes or Northwich.

What To Expect On The Day

We all like to make sure we’re prepared—especially for exams. Fortunately, once you’ve completed your driving lessons, you’ve not got to worry about much. In fact, all that’s left to do is to get to Warrington 10 minutes early with your provisional licence. Then, the practical will proceed with: 

  • 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

As with your theory test, you’ll get your results as soon as you’ve finished your test. The examiner will tell you their verdict and give you a feedback sheet detailing any driving test faults you made. If you pass your test, you’ll be given your test pass certificate and the option to send off for your new licence. You’ll be at the centre for around 40 minutes and your instructor will usually drive you back afterwards.

But What If I Fail?

Failure isn’t something we like to think about, but it happens nonetheless. Whether it’s due to a few bad habits or an unexpected situation on the day of your test, it’s not the end of the world. It’s easy enough to retake your practical—especially when you make use of the feedback sheet given to you by your examiner. PassMeFast can get you booked back in ASAP. Simply give us a ring on 0333 123 4949 or contact us online.

Improve Your Chances With PassMeFast

When it comes to learning to drive, you need to pick the right learning method. PassMeFast's selection of intensive and semi-intensive courses, for example, is ideal for students who want to learn with experienced instructors and get on the road as soon as possible. And with our fast-track practical tests, you don’t have to wait long!

Get on the road quickly with PassMeFast. Check out our course prices and get in touch directly on 0333 123 4949 to get things moving. Alternatively, book a course online yourself.