Merthyr Tydfil

Much like various other test centres in Britain, Merthyr Tydfil test centre is situated in the middle of a local industrial park—meaning you can expect heavy traffic during rush hour. If you’ve decided to head here for your practical, peel back the veil of mystery by reading our handy guide below. We’ve got a step-by-step look at what the driving test entails, along with tips to help you increase your chances of success!


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Tests Offered at Merthyr Tydfil

  • Car
  • Motorcycle module 2
  • ADI part 3


No parking available at this centre


Male and female toilets are available

Disabled Access

Phone Number

0144 3699173

Check the book your driving test service for availability.

How To Get There

Heading to Merthyr Tydfil test centre for the first time doesn’t have to be a chore or trial by fire. Just use these directions with a sat nav and you can avoid any unnecessary detours. Once you’ve been there a few times, you can then try your hand at getting there without any help.

A Bit More About Merthyr Tydfil

As you move away from Merthyr Industrial Park, you’ll encounter a variety of challenging road types—from local A roads like the A4060 and A470 to the narrow roads around Penybryn. As you progress through your lessons, you’ll build up a familiarity with these very roads, which will come in handy when you finally take the test at Merthyr Tydfil test centre.

On the lookout for more general information about the local area? Way ahead of you! Check out the links we’ve compiled:

Merthyr Tydfild Test Pass Rates

If you’re anything like our other learners, you’re probably interested in driving test pass rates. It’s for this reason that we spend quite a lot of our time analysing the DVSA’s latest statistics for interesting trends to share with our learners!

Did you know, for example, that factors like age, transmission and test attempt number can affect your chances of success? Even your test centre choice can play a role! If you’re heading to Merthyr Tydfil test centre, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by their pass rates over the past five years...

2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20
54.9% 55.5% 53.2% 52.9% 52.0%

What If I Can't Go To Merthyr Tydfil? 

If you’re eager to take your practical test ASAP, you’ll want to avoid dealing with long test waiting times. The best way to do this is by picking a backup test centre option to increase your chances of nabbing an earlier test date. If you’re sticking close to Merthyr Tydfil, your nearest options are:

What To Expect On The Day

After spending what probably feels like years crying over gear changes and parallel parking, you’re finally at the point where your instructor considers you test-ready. Give yourself a quick round of applause—it’s a huge achievement to reach this point, so you should be more than proud of yourself.

On the day of your test, put your provisional in your pocket or purse/wallet. If you forget it, you won’t be allowed to take the test. Next, get to Merthyr Tydfil test centre ten minutes before your test starts.

Your forty minute driving test will then 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

PassMeFast does things a little differently to other driving schools and crash course providers. Rather than force learners to take time off work, or learn at such a sporadic pace that they don’t actually develop their skills properly, we give them full reins when it comes to their course structure.

Depending on your availability and how long you’d like to spend behind the wheel at a time, your lessons will be taken in two to five hour blocks. By increasing your lesson length (and decreasing the gaps between lessons), you’ll have more than enough time to master areas like clutch control and manoeuvres. We’ll even fast-track your test at Merthyr test centre so that you’re not waiting around!

We have a wide range of crash course packages for learners with any level of experience—you can compare them properly over on our course prices page. Once you’re ready to take the next step, you can book in over the phone on 0333 123 4949, or book online!

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