If you’re a learner driver situated in or around the Carlisle area, the most obvious test centre option for you is Carlisle. Rather than go in completely blind on your big day, we’d recommend that you take some time to get to know Carlisle test centre a bit better. Using our handy guide below, you can get acquainted with the centre’s location, pass rates and much more!


Port Road Business Park Port Road Carlisle Cumbria CA2 7AF

Tests Offered at Carlisle

  • Car
  • Motorcycle module 1
  • Motorcycle module 2


Car parking spaces are available


Male, female and disabled toilets are available

Disabled Access

You can get into the test centre in a wheelchair

Phone Number

0122 8558846

Check the book your driving test service for availability.

How To Get There

If you’re just starting out on your learning journey, or you’ve switched test centres, you might not have the foggiest idea of where Carlisle test centre actually is. Fortunately, we’re way ahead of you! All you’ve got to do is input these directions into a trusty sat nav and you’ll get there just fine!

A Bit More About Carlisle

Keen to know more about the Carlisle area? Well, your instructor will help you familiarise yourself with the road types and features in Carlisle. As for more general information, you can have a look at these handy resources:

Carlisle Test Pass Rates

Almost every learner driver wonders what their chances of passing the driving test are. Though there’s no way of knowing for sure, a good indicator is usually the centre’s pass rates. That’s why we’ve put together Carlisle’s pass rates from the last five years in the table below. You’re welcome!

2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20
55.3% 57.8% 47.3% 44.0% 45.2%

What If I Can't Go To Carlisle? 

Not sure if you want to head to Carlisle test centre anymore? Or are you struggling with long test waiting times? Fortunately, Carlisle isn’t the only test centre available in your area! Your closest alternatives are:

What To Expect On The Day

Not entirely sure what happens on a driving test? Well, for starters, you need to get to Carlisle test centre 10 minutes before your test starts. The examiner will want to look at your provisional before you start, so make sure you bring it. The test itself will then follow this basic structure:

  • 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 not keen on spending months or even years learning to drive, PassMeFast might just be the driving school for you. Our crash course packages are designed to be taken at an intensive or semi-intensive pace, depending on your preferences and availability. We’ll match you up with a local ADI who will help you fit your lessons around your schedule and have you ready to take the practical in no time at all.

Ready to take the first step on your learning journey? Head on over to our course prices page to read more about what our courses entail. Then, once you’re ready, give the sales team a call on 0333 123 4949, or book online!

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