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Located in a city known for its rich history and heavy tourism, York test centre can be found on Murton Way. Small in size, the centre is next to The Stable Company, William Anelay and Varlink Limited. Though perhaps not as popular as York's tourist attractions, York test centre gets plenty of learner drivers visiting it each year. If you're one of the many learners heading here, why not get to know it better? Read on for directionspass ratestest routes and much more about York.


Murton Way Osbaldwick North Yorkshire York North Yorkshire YO19 5UN

Tests Offered at York

  • Car
  • Motorcycle module 2
  • ADI part 3


Parking is not available at this test centre


Only male and disabled toilets are available

Disabled Access

Disabled access is available at this test centre

Phone Number

0190 4424743

Check the book your driving test service for availability.

How To Get There

York test centre is a 15 minute drive from central York, not from from the University of York Campus East, near the bustling A64. To arrive there hassle-free, simply use the directions found here. Please note that York test centre does not provide parking facilities, so you'll have to make other arrangements. 

A Bit More About York

Driving test centres are carefully chosen to ensure they are located near a wide variety of road conditions. The York area has a wide mix of rural roads and urban areas, making it an ideal location for York test centre. With local A roads like the A64 and tricky rural lanes, York test centre will test candidates to their fullest ability. Want to know more about York in general? Follow the links below. 

York Test Route

Test routes are no longer published by the DVSA. While this does mean you can’t practice for an exact route, you can still get a rough idea of what to expect by watching videos of York test routes on YouTube or by downloading our sample York driving test routes. If you're learning with a local ADI they'll introduce you to the roads most likely to feature on your test, so that by the time your test takes place, you'll be familiar with most of the route. 

York Test Pass Rates

Want to know what the chances of learner drivers passing their practical in the UK are? The national average pass rate is 45.8%. This stands almost exactly the same in Yorkshire and the Humber with 47.1% of learners passing. If you want a more magnified look at pass rates, check out driving test pass rates by area. If you’d rather look at York test centre, take a look at the pass rates from the last five years below...

2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19
57.1% 54.5% 51.7% 50.7% 54.0%

With pass rates higher than the national average, you should feel rather at ease with York test centre. If you’re not entirely confident with statistics, however, remember that it’s your driving ability that will get you through your practical. Try to work on your weakest areas with your instructor before you take your practical.

What If I Can't Go To York?

Learners in North Yorkshire can head over to a wide variety of practical test centres. If you can’t go to York, the nearest alternate centres are Knaresborough and Malton.

What To Expect On The Day

Your driving lessons are meant to prepare you for anything that could go your way on the day of your practical. With that in mind, by the time of your test date you should be more than ready. On the day of the test, there are only two things you need to do: get to the centre 10 minutes early and bring your provisional. The test will be formatted 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

You won’t have to wait long to get your results—you’ll get them as soon as you get back to York test centre. It doesn't matter what the verdict is, the examiner will walk you through any faults you made by using a feedback sheet. If you're successful, you'll receive your test pass certificate and send off for your shiny new licence. 

But What If I Fail?

If you fail your practical, it’s as simple as learning from your mistakes and booking another test. PassMeFast can get you back behind the wheel in no time by fast-tracking your test. So if you're determined to ditch those L plates, give us a call on 0333 123 4949, or contact us via our website. 

Improve Your Chances With PassMeFast

If you’ve ever taken traditional driving lessons, you might have found that you spend most of your time refreshing your knowledge from the previous lesson. If this is an issue you’ve faced in the past, you might be better suited to an intensive or semi-intensive course courtesy of PassMeFast. Our grade A and B instructors are experienced and ready to help you learn how to be a confident driver. 

With PassMeFast you could be on the road in no time at all. Don’t wait—take a look at our course prices and book a course online or get in touch today on 0333 123 4949 to find out more about our courses.