If York is your chosen test centre, you might be wondering where to start. Located in North Yorkshire, York is a city known for its rich history. As you’d imagine, it’s also rich with tourism. But what else is there to know about the York area and the test centre itself? With our comprehensive guide below, you can read about everything ranging from details about the York area, test routes and what happens if you’re unfortunate enough to fail your test.


Murton Way Osbaldwick North Yorkshire York North Yorkshire YO19 5UN

Tests Offered at York

  • Car
  • Motorcycle module 2


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

As you progress through your chosen course or lesson plan, you should become more familiar with the area surrounding York test centre. You can find the exact directions for the centre here if you’re unsure. The beauty of driving around the centre is that you’ll be less likely to be surprised by anything that comes your way on the day of your test. So bear that in mind. York test centre doesn’t have parking, and only male and disabled toilets are available. It is, however, accessible by wheelchair.

A Bit More About York

The York area has a wide mix of rural roads and urban areas—your instructor should take you around an even mix throughout your course, however. Pay close attention to local A routes like the A64 and keep an eye out for the different types of pedestrian crossings. Want to know more about York? You can find links to trains, buses and much more below...

York Test Route

One of the first things learner drivers try to do before their practical is look for their test route. You won’t be able to do this for York test centre—test routes are no longer published by the DVSA. While this does mean you can’t practice for an exact route, it shouldn’t impact your results too much as long as you’ve completed your course. Remember the feedback from your instructor and you should be more than prepared for your practical when you come to face it. Want more information on the practical test or PassMeFast courses? Take a look at our compiled list of resources.

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 47%. 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...

2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18
57.2% 57.1% 54.5% 51.7% 49%

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 there 10 minutes early
  • Bring your provisional licence

You’ll start things off nice and easy with a quick eyesight test. The examiner will then move onto “show me, tell me” questions, e.g., “Show me how you’d check that the horn is working”. One question will be asked prior to you getting into the car and the other whilst you’re driving. The independent driving section involves you following a route using a sat nav—1 in 5 candidates will be asked to follow traffic signs instead however—lasting 20 minutes overall. The examiner will expect you to demonstrate manoeuvres from the following list:

  • Parallel parking
  • Bay parking
  • Pulling up on the right

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. You’ll receive your test pass certificate and send off for your new licence if you pass. If you fail, you’ll be given vital feedback relating to your driving mistakes—you can use this to smooth out your bad habits next time you take your test. You should only be at the centre for approximately 40 minutes.

But What If I Fail?

Is failing your practical test all you can think about? Are you convinced you won’t be able to pass? While these are understandable concerns, they’re not something you should concentrate on when preparing for your practical. If you fail your practical, you can simply book another one. It’s all about learning from your mistakes and moving forward in a positive manner.

Instead of rebooking a practical yourself after you fail, PassMeFast can take it out of your hands entirely—booking you in as soon as two weeks later after the 10 working day limit. We can even give you more tuition with a discount. No matter how long it takes, PassMeFast is determined to help you ditch those L plates. Still got a few queries? They’ve probably been answered in our handy crash courses guide. To get the ball rolling, you can contact us via our website or talk to us directly on 0333 123 4949.

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. By the end of your course, you should be more than ready for your fast-track practical test.

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.