Learners on the north-east coast of Wales don’t have to head far to take their practical test—Rhyl test centre is located on Victoria Road, right near the seafront. You won’t have much time to enjoy the scenery if you’re learning here, however. Instead, you’ll be focusing your efforts on developing your driving skills and familiarising yourself with your test centre.

We can help you with that last part! Our comprehensive guide below covers all the vital information you could possibly need to know—from directions and pass rates, to what happens in the test and how you can improve your chances of success, we’ve got it all!


Victoria Road Rhyl Denbighshire LL18 2EL

Tests Offered at Rhyl

  • Car
  • Motorcycle module 2
  • ADI part 2
  • ADI part 3


There are car parking spaces available at the centre


Male and female toilets are available

Disabled Access

You can get into the test centre in a wheelchair

Phone Number

0174 5350175

Check the book your driving test service for availability.

How To Get There

If you’re taking lessons with a local ADI, they’ll take you to Rhyl test centre early on in your learning journey. This will give you the chance to build up a familiarity with the roads likely to crop up on your route. Of course, if your enthusiasm has gotten the better of you, and you’re looking to catch a peek before your lessons, use these directions!

A Bit More About Rhyl

There’s certainly plenty of road types and traffic conditions for learners to cut their teeth on in Rhyl. The test centre itself is surrounded by tight, busy roads that are likely to put your hazard perception skills to the test due to errant pedestrians. As you move away from the centre, you’ll encounter bustling A roads like the A525 and A547, which will test your ability to move between different speed systems safely. Quiet residential areas, like those around Prestatyn, are also likely to be the battleground for your manoeuvre demonstration.

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Rhyl Test Pass Rates

Wondering if the driving test really is as easy or as challenging as everyone says? Though it’s mostly down to individual opinion, you can get a rough idea by looking at driving test pass rates. For example, the current national average stands at 45.9%—meaning, the test isn’t a breeze, but it’s also not impossible. If you’re heading to Rhyl, pass rates stand near enough the same, as you can see...

2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20
44.7% 48.2% 47.9% 45.4% 46.4%

What If I Can't Go To Rhyl? 

Though Rhyl might be the only test centre in the county of Denbighshire, that doesn’t mean it’s your only choice. There are plenty of alternatives in neighbouring counties, including:

What To Expect On The Day

So the student is finally ready to become the master. We’d like to give you a virtual round of applause here—going from learner to an almost-qualified driver is no mean feat! Just think about how far you’ve come from when you first got behind the wheel!

The last thing you want to do is let your blood, sweat and tears over the last few weeks or months go to waste due to a cancelled driving test. So, triple-check that you have your provisional before you leave for Rhyl test centre—you can’t take the test without it. You’ll also want to arrive approximately ten minutes before your test begins, which will give you time to park up and sign a quick form.

Your driving test will then 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

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No matter where you are in Denbighshire, or how much driving experience you’ve had, PassMeFast can help you get your pink licence! Our courses are suitable for all types of learners, and are designed to put you in charge of your learning!

When you book onto one of our courses, we’ll take care of the admin side of things—booking your tests, matching you up with a local ADI and being on hand for any questions you might have along the way. In the meantime, you’ll work with your instructor to slot your lessons in around your schedule. Depending on whether you opt for an intensive or semi-intensive pace, you could become a fully qualified driver in days!

Don’t settle for anything less than the best! Start your PassMeFast journey today by looking at our tailored, crash course packages on our course prices page. Once you’ve picked out your dream course, give us a call on 0333 123 4949, or book online!

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