If you’re looking to earn your pink licence in or around Thurso, you’ll be taking your practical at Thurso test centre. You can find it in Naver House, on Naver Road, right in the middle of a local business park. It’s centrally located, so it’s easily accessible for both local learners and visitors.

Before heading in for your test, we’d recommend getting ahead of the competition by reading our comprehensive test centre guide below. We’ll walk you through what happens in the test, how PassMeFast can help you improve your chances of success and much more!


Naver House Naver Road, Naver Business Park Thurso Highland KW14 7QA

Tests Offered at Thurso

  • Car


Parking spaces are available


Male only toilets available

Disabled Access

This test centre has no wheelchair access

Check the book your driving test service for availability.

How To Get There

Not sure where Thurso test centre is? Don’t worry! You’ll build up your familiarity and confidence with the area during your lessons. In the meantime, use these directions with a sat nav to make sure you end up in the right place!

A Bit More About Thurso

So, what can you expect from your Thurso test route? Well, for starters, it’s a pretty busy town, so you’ll want to be prepared for a lot of stop-start traffic. Though it might seem frustrating, just think of it as a way for you to show off your great clutch control. Make sure you keep your eyes peeled as you proceed through Thurso—with local schools like Thurso High School, changes to the speed limit are to be expected.

Depending on the route, and how busy the roads are, the examiner might direct you towards the residential roads near Thurso East, or Burnside, so that you can show off your skills with one of the driving test manoeuvres.

There are a couple of local A roads in close proximity to Thurso, which will give the examiner a perfect opportunity to see how well you adjust to a different speed system. They might take you on the A9, towards Halkirk, or on the A36 towards Castletown.

Looking for more general information about Thurso? Try out these resources:

Thurso Test Pass Rates

Love to look at statistics? Us too! The minute the DVSA drops a new batch of driving test pass rates, we’re there, ready to discover new patterns and trends. If you’re interested, you should head over to the PassMeFast Blog. We’ve got everything from the average number of attempts it takes to pass the test, to why it’s easier to pass at certain test centres.

If time is of the essence, we’ll keep it brief. Learners in the UK have a 45.9% chance of passing the driving test. Those heading to Thurso, however, seem to do much better than this, as you can see in the table below...

2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20
65.6% 71.6% 64.5% 61.6% 65.8%

What If I Can't Go To Thurso? 

If you’re keen on passing your driving test as soon as possible, you should consider picking a backup test centre so that you can get your hands on an earlier test date. If you’re staying close to Thurso, your nearest options include:

What To Expect On The Day

After what probably feels like a lifetime of toiling under the judgemental gaze of your driving instructor, you’re finally able to bay park without crying and you no longer stall the car on the approach to a roundabout. Congrats! All that’s left for you to do is tackle the driving test. Piece of cake!

On your big day, you’ll need to get to Thurso test centre ten minutes early, with your provisional licence. You’ll then park up and meet the examiner. Before the test starts, you’ll need to show them your provisional and sign a form.

Once that’s out of the way, your driving test 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

Improve Your Chances With PassMeFast

There’s a good reason why intensive driving courses are so popular nowadays, and that’s because they work. Instead of spending your lessons refreshing what you covered in the previous one, you’ll be given more time to fully master key driving skills. Plus, by lessening the gap between lessons, you’ll be able to earn your licence weeks, or even months earlier than you would with traditional driving lessons.

And that’s just the tip of the iceberg with PassMeFast! When you book onto one of our courses, you’ll get to decide whether you learn in a manual or an automatic car, where you’ll get picked up/dropped off and even how many hours you’ll spend behind the wheel (between two and five hours at a time). We’ll fast-track your test at Thurso and match you up with a local ADI who will help you build up a familiarity with the local roads and beyond.

Ready to get started? Get a closer look at our tailored crash course packages over on our course prices page. Once you’re ready, you can give us a call on 0333 123 4949, or book online!

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