Newton Abbot

If you’re learning to drive in South Devon, you’ll probably end up taking your driving test at Newton Abbot test centre. Before you go in for your test, however, you should take some time to familiarise yourself with the test centre so that you’re prepared for whatever might come your way. You can do this by making your way through our comprehensive guide below!


Vander House Brunel Road Newton Abbot Devon TQ12 4YQ

Tests Offered at Newton Abbot

  • Car
  • ADI part 3


There are parking spaces at this centre


Male and female toilets are available

Disabled Access

Phone Number

0162 6354889

Check the book your driving test service for availability.

How To Get There

Can’t quite visualise Newton Abbot test centre in your head? Not familiar with the local area? If you’re learning with a local ADI, they’ll take you around the area and help you build up your knowledge. If you’d rather not wait, however, you can head over to the test centre using these directions with a trusty sat nav!

A Bit More About Newton Abbot

Though it’s important that you get to know the road types and features around Newton Abbot, that’s not all there is to the area. Get to know more about Newton Abbot in general with these resources:

Newton Abbot Test Pass Rates

Nothing quite fascinates learner drivers (and us, for that matter) as much as driving test pass rates. That’s why we always include a nifty pass rates table in all of our essential test centre guides. Below, you can see how well learner drivers have done at Newton Abbot test centre in the last five years!

2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20
58.8% 54.4% 50.5% 49.5% 49.0%

What If I Can't Go To Newton Abbot? 

Looking to get your hands on an early test date? One of the best ways to increase your chances is by considering more than one test centre. The closest alternative options to Newton Abbot test centre are:

What To Expect On The Day

Panicking about your big day? Relax! It couldn’t be more straightforward! All you’ve got to do is arrive at Newton Abbot test centre 10 minutes before your test starts. You’ll then need your provisional to hand so that you can show it to your examiner. Once that’s out of the way, your test will follow this 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

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Ready to get things started today? Head on over to our course prices page to get a better look at what each course package entails. Once you’ve figured out which one is right for you, you can give us a bell on 0333 123 4949, or book online!

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