Learner drivers taking the practical in Ayr don’t have to worry about sorting through test centre options—their town has only one practical test centre available. You can find Ayr test centre on Boundary Road, right in the middle of Heathfield Industrial Estate. If you don’t know much about the test centre yet, or you’re completely in the dark about what happens in the driving test, you might want to have a look at our guide below.

We’ll walk you through everything you might need to know before your big day arrives. From directions and pass rates, to a look at what happens in the driving test and how you can improve your chances of success, we’ve got it all!


40 Boundary Road Heathfield Industrial Estate Ayr South Ayrshire KA8 9DJ

Tests Offered at Ayr

  • Car
  • Motorcycle module 1
  • Motorcycle module 2
  • ADI part 2
  • ADI part 3


No parking spaces are available at the test centre


Male and female toilets are available

Disabled Access

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How To Get There

Having trouble pinpointing Ayr test centre’s location in your head? If you’re looking to get a quick peek at it before you start your lessons with a local ADI, avoid getting lost or showing up at the wrong test centre by using these directions with a sat nav. Trust us—it’s better to be safe than sorry!

A Bit More About Ayr

Your test route will likely begin with the examiner guiding you around the town of Ayr. You’ll be expected to confidently meet oncoming traffic, manoeuvre around parked vehicles and show good clutch control during stop-start traffic. Eventually, you’ll be guided away from the town centre and onto one of the nearby A roads, like the A70 and A77—make sure you’re confident with roundabouts, as there are quite a few scattered along these roads.

Depending on the manoeuvre you’ll be asked to demonstrate, you’ll either be directed towards a car park in Ayr, or a quieter, residential area like Belmont.

Want to learn more about Ayr in general? Way ahead of you! Check out these resources:

Ayr Test Pass Rates

If you’re on the lookout for driving test pass rates, you’ve come to the right place! PassMeFast loves statistics almost as much as we love helping learners pass. So, let’s get into it, shall we?

Learners in the UK have a 45.9% chance of passing the practical. This figure then fluctuates, depending how old you are, which county you’re in and even what transmission your car is! You can see how learners have fared at Ayr test centre by having a look at the table below...

2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20
40.3% 43.9% 45.5% 47.0% 47.5%

What If I Can't Go To Ayr? 

Stuck with long test waiting times at Ayr test centre? One of the best ways to increase your chances of getting an earlier test date is by picking a backup test centre. If you’re sticking close to South Ayrshire, your nearest options include:

What To Expect On The Day

It doesn’t matter where you take the driving test in the UK; the overall format will remain the same. Before we get into that, however, we’re going to quickly breeze through what you need to do before you take the test.

For starters, you’ll need to check that you’ve got your provisional. The examiner needs to check this before the test starts. If you don’t have it, your test will be cancelled and you won’t receive a refund. You’ll also need to arrive at Ayr test centre ten minutes early, so that you have enough time to park up and meet the examiner.

Once all of that’s out of the way, your driving test will 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

Despite what you might think, hourly lessons aren’t the only way you can develop your driving skills and earn your licence. If you’re keen on becoming a fully qualified driver ASAP, intensive and semi-intensive courses might be the way to go.

With PassMeFast, you can wave goodbye to taking lessons on an as and when basis. We start by booking your fast-track practical test so that you have a date to work towards—meaning, you’ll know exactly when you’ll (hopefully) pass your test. You’ll work side-by-side with your instructor to fit your lessons in around your schedule, taking to the roads around Ayr in two to five hour blocks.

Ready to try the PassMeFast approach? Check out our course prices page to see our full range of beginner, intermediate and advanced courses. You can then book in over the phone on 0333 123 4949, or book online!

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