Hamilton locals will be happy to hear that they won’t have to travel far to take their practical. Hamilton test centre, located on Selkirk Street, is ideal for local learners and those who live on the outskirts of Glasgow. Keep reading to find a plethora of vital information including directions, a step-by-step look at the driving test itself and much more!


30 Selkirk Street South Hamilton South Lanarkshire ML3 6RQ

Tests Offered at Hamilton

  • Car
  • Motorcycle module 2


Car parking spaces are available


Male and disabled toilets are available

Disabled Access

You can get into the test centre in a wheelchair

Phone Number

0169 8284104

Check the book your driving test service for availability.

How To Get There

If you’re not a Hamilton local, and you’re coming in from slightly further afield, you might not have a clue where Hamilton test centre is situated. In that case, rather than struggling with road signs, you should use these directions with a sat nav to enjoy a smoother, hassle-free journey.

A Bit More About Hamilton

As there’s no way of knowing which exact test route you’ll be taken on in your practical, your instructor will work hard to ensure you build up a comfortable familiarity with the roads around Hamilton test centre. By the time your big day rolls around, you’ll be able to take to the A725 and the quiet roads around Hillhouse Industrial Estate without breaking a sweat!

Want to know more about Hamilton than just its road types? Get a load of these resources:

Hamilton Test Pass Rates

If you’re getting towards the end of your driving lessons, you might have started to panic about the driving test. You wouldn’t be the first learner to do so. Almost all learners who come to us are preoccupied with figuring out what their chances of passing the test are. Though there’s no way of knowing for sure, you can get a rough idea by looking at pass rates.

Below, you can see how other learners have performed at Hamilton test centre in the last five years.

2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20
48.8% 47.4% 46.5% 46.7% 43.8%

What If I Can't Go To Hamilton? 

Unlike learners in some of the more remote areas of the UK, you don’t have to worry too much if Hamilton test centre is no longer a viable option for you. There are plenty of alternative test centres near South Lanarkshire, including:

What To Expect On The Day

So your test date is finally upon you. It’s now time to see if your blood, sweat and tears have been shed in vain or not. If you’re having second thoughts, just try to stay positive—your instructor wouldn’t let you go in for the test if they thought you weren’t ready.

There are a couple of things you’ll need to do to make sure your test goes smoothly. Firstly, you’ll need to bring your provisional, as the examiner will want to confirm your details beforehand. Secondly, you’ll need to get to Hamilton test centre 10 minutes before your appointment so that you’ve got time to park up.

Once the pleasantries have been exchanged, your 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

Looking to get out onto the roads around Hamilton? With PassMeFast, you could be taking to the roads as a fully qualified driver in mere weeks! Instead of spreading lessons out over months, you’ll be able to speed up the process by taking things at an intensive or semi-intensive pace. Working with your DVSA-approved instructor, you’ll fit your lessons in around your schedule and spend two to five hours behind the wheel at a time. We’ll even fast-track your test at Hamilton test centre so that you’re not waiting around!

Ready to make your dream a reality? Check out our course prices page and carefully read through the crash course packages we’ve got on offer. If you’re struggling to pick one, give our course recommender a whirl. Then, give our friendly sales team a call on 0333 123 4949, or book online!

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