Based in Eastbank House on Eastbank Street, Southport test centre can be found just off the busy A570. Nearby businesses include Southport Carpet Centre, Southport Motorcycles and Kwik Fit. If you're one of the many learner drivers choosing to take your practical at Southport test centre, we'd recommend getting to know it a bit better. Read on for directionspass ratestest routes and much more about Southport.


Eastbank House, Eastbank Street Southport Merseyside PR8 1HE

Tests Offered at Southport

  • Car
  • Motorcycle module 2
  • ADI part 3


Parking is available at this test centre


Toilets are not available at this test centre

Disabled Access

You can get into the test centre in a wheelchair

Phone Number

0170 4530616

Check the book your driving test service for availability.

How To Get There

Ideally located in the centre of Southport itself—right next to the A565 on Lulworth Road—learners will be able to find Southport test centre with little-to-no effort at all. If you've not had the chance to visit the centre yet, simply follow directions here and you'll get there just fine. 

A Bit More About Southport

Driving around this popular seaside town can be a pleasant experience. When it comes to the driving test, however, it can get a bit challenging. With a steady mix of narrow, residential streets and busy A roads, Southport test centre will put any learner driver—regardless of their confidence level—through their paces. Want to know more about the Southport area? See the links below...

Southport Test Route

The DVSA no longer publishesup-to-date test routes. You don’t have to worry, however. You can get an idea of which specific roads might feature on your practical by looking at videos of Southport test routes on YouTube or by downloading our sample Southport driving test routes. While test centres are different, examiners tend to use the same types of road features on their routes. If you're learning with a local ADI, they'll be able to introduce you to these roads and ensure you're completely test-ready by the end of your course. 

Southport Test Pass Rates

We all know how much learner drivers love to check pass rates. That’s why we’ve put together a few just for you. The national pass rate for the UK is currently 45.9%—rising slightly to 47.3% for learners in the North West. So what about learners at Southport test centre?

2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20
48.5% 49.0% 49.0% 50.3% 50.7%

Southport’s been resting comfortably above the national average pass rate in the last 5 years. Not won over? That’s fine. Instead of concentrating on statistics and chance, you should instead concentrate on improving your individual driving ability in time for your practical test.

What If I Can't Go To Southport?

With a nice selection of test centres available in Merseyside, you don’t have to worry—Southport’s not your only option. The closest alternate centres are Norris Green and St Helens.

What To Expect On The Day

Finished your driving course? Great—you’re finally ready for your practical test. All that’s left for you to do on the day is to get to Southport test centre 10 minutes early with your provisional. The 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

Once you’ve made your way back to Southport test centre, you’ll be told your result. The examiner will walk you through any driving faults you made by using a feedback sheet—offering any additional verbal feedback as they see fit. If you're successful, you'll get a test pass certificate. Your provisional licence won’t be valid anymore, so you’ll have to send off for your new licence. 

But What If I Fail?

Do you like to prepare for the worst? If the answer is yes, we’ve got you completely covered. Failing your practical doesn’t have to be the end of your learning journey—it’s only a temporary setback.

PassMeFast can get you back on the road with a fast-track practical test and one of our refresher courses (if necessary). To get started, simply contact us on our website or give us a call on 0333 123 4949.

Improve Your Chances With PassMeFast

Looking to get passed in a matter of weeks or even days? PassMeFast offers intensive and semi-intensive courses with experienced instructors that will take you through everything you need to know quickly and efficiently. You don’t even need to worry about long waiting times because all of our courses come with a fast-track practical test

Don’t waste your time with single lessons—check out our course prices and contact PassMeFast on 0333 123 4949 today to enjoy the wonders of a crash course. Alternatively, book a course online to get the ball rolling.