Tunbridge Wells

Located on Upper Grosvenor Road, Tunbridge Wells test centre is based right next to the Canterbury Christ Church University. A convenient option for learners living in Royal Tunbridge Wells, this test centre oversees its fair share of practicals every month. If you’re taking the plunge and heading here for your test, get to know more about the centre with our essential guide. You’ll find directionspass ratestest routes and much more about Tunbridge Wells below.


8 Upper Grosvenor Road Tunbridge Wells Kent TN1 2ES

Tests Offered at Tunbridge Wells

  • Car
  • Motorcycle module 2
  • ADI part 3


Limited parking spaces available


Male and female toilets are available

Disabled Access


Phone Number

0189 2522531

Check the book your driving test service for availability.

How To Get There

Situated on the doorstep of Royal Tunbridge Wells itself, Tunbridge test centre isn’t difficult to get to. Indeed, with the nearby London Road (A26), learners will be able to head there with relative ease. If you’ve not found the time to visit the centre just yet, just use these directions. Please be aware that parking is limited, so don’t get there too early—you don’t want to get in the way of other learners on their tests.

A Bit More About Tunbridge Wells

If you’re looking to become a qualified driver in Tunbridge Wells, you’ll have to prepare yourself to face a range of challenging road and traffic conditions. From the bustling A26 and high streets to the trickier narrow roads further away from the centre, learners have every newfound driving skill put to the test during their final hurdle. Want to know more about the local area? Take a look at the resources below.

Tunbridge Wells Test Route

While we can’t give you an up-to-date test route for Tunbridge Wells—due to the DVSA no longer publishing them—we can instead point you towards videos of Tunbridge Wells test routes on YouTube and our sample Tunbridge Wells driving test routes. Don’t worry if none of it is sinking in. If you’re learning with a local ADI, they’ll have you building up your experience on the very same roads likely to appear on your test. Indeed, you’ll likely recognise most of the roads on your test route by the end.

Tunbridge Wells Test Pass Rates

If you’re anything like our other learners, you’re probably dying to see how others fare on their driving test—or, at least, what your chances of passing the practical test are. By using the latest statistics released by the DVSA, we can tell you that the national average pass rate in the UK stands at 45.9%. As for learners heading to Tunbridge Wells test centre, you can see pass rates from the last five years below…

2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20
52.8% 52.6% 50.7% 47.7% 50.5%

As you can see, Tunbridge Wells has enjoyed pass rates comfortably above the national average. This should provide you with some level of comfort! That being said, it’s important to remember that these pass rates won’t actually affect the outcome of your test. Your result isn’t pre-decided—it’s entirely up to you.

What If I Can’t Go To Tunbridge Wells?

If you’re looking for a second test centre in order to increase your chances of finding that perfect practical test date, there are plenty of options in Kent. The centres closest to Tunbridge Wells include Sevenoaks and Maidstone.

What To Expect On The Day

It’s so easy to work yourself up over your driving test. After putting in so much effort, you want to make sure everything goes according to plan. Fortunately, the practical test can sometimes be the most straightforward part of learning to drive. In fact, it doesn’t matter where you take your test in the UK: the format remains the same. For starters, you’ll need to get to your test centre 10 minutes early with your provisional. Then, the test will proceed as follows:

  • 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

Your test should last approximately 40 minutes, ending once you’re back at Tunbridge Wells test centre. The examiner will then give you a feedback sheet and tell you your result. No matter the outcome, you should pay attention to the feedback given to you in order to improve your driving. If you do pass, you’ll also get a test pass certificate—perfect for showing off to friends and family.

But What If I Fail?

If the section on pass rates didn’t clue you in, not all learners pass first time. Some make silly mistakes due to nerves and others just need extra lessons to iron out bad habits. Instead of dwelling on it, you should look ahead to your next test. If you feel it necessary, you might want to look into a quick refresher course to get yourself test-ready again.

If you’re ready to get back on the road ASAP, get PassMeFast to fast-track your test. To get this sorted, give us a call on 0333 123 4949 or contact us online.

Improve Your Chances With PassMeFast

It doesn’t matter what level of driving experience you have, we’ve got a course to suit all learners in the Tunbridge Wells area. Whether you want to take lessons intensively or semi-intensively, you won’t have to drop any of your commitments—our instructors are flexible and will work with you to arrange lessons around your schedule. With PassMeFast, you could get that full driving licence in weeks or even days!

Don’t want to wait around? See what’s on offer on our course prices page and give us a bell on 0333 123 4949. Alternatively, it’s as easy as booking a course online.