Guildford

Situated in the midst of a number of car showrooms, the area surrounding Guildford test centre will certainly put you in the right frame of mind to hit the road! Before you can pick out the latest model, however, you have the small matter of passing the practical test. If you’re biting the bullet and heading to Guildford for your practical, you should do some background reading. To make things easy for you, we’ve compiled our very own guide, complete with directionspass ratestest routes and much more.


Address

Slyfield Industrial Estate Off Moorfield Road Guildford Surrey GU1 1SA

Tests Offered at Guildford

  • Car
  • Lorries, large vehicles and buses
  • ADI part 2
  • ADI part 3

Parking

Limited parking is available at this centre

Toilets

Male and female toilets are available

Disabled Access

You can get into the test centre in a wheelchair

Phone Number

0148 3504333

Check the book your driving test service for availability.

How To Get There

Around 10 minutes from the centre of Guildford itself, right next to the River Wey and busy A3, Guildford test centre is an ideal option for many learners in the South East. To get to the centre with little to no fuss, all you’ve got to do is follow these directions. Please be aware that whilst parking is available, it is limited, so make sure you get there early.

A Bit More About Guildford

Guildford test centre is ideally located for driving tests. The industrial estate it’s situated in provides a constant stream of traffic and congestion—not great in normal driving, but it does allow an examiner to see how you perform under pressure! Local roads like the A25 and busier routes around the town centre also allow for enough variety in road conditions to put candidates through their paces on the test. Looking for more general information about Guildford itself? Check out the links below.

Guildford Test Route

The DVSA no longer publishes test routes in order to ensure that the driving test reflects real-world conditions and a learner’s driving ability. You can still get an idea of what might come up on your test by watching videos of Guildford test routes on YouTube or by downloading our sample Guildford driving test routes. If you’re taking lessons with an ADI, however, you’ll no doubt be familiar with most of the test route by the time you head in for your practical. After all, your instructor will know the area like the back of their hand—and they’ll take the time to show you around. 

Guildford Test Pass Rates

If you’re anything like our other learners, you’re probably curious about how others fare on their driving tests. On a general note, the national average in the UK is 47.0%. If you’re wondering how age, location and gender impact pass rates, head on over to our guide to driving test pass rates. As for those at Guildford test centre, check out the stats from the last five years below.

2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19
48.9% 46.4% 54.0% 52.7% 49.8%

As with other test centres in Surrey, those heading to Guildford test centre don’t have much to complain about—pass rates have been above the national average in the last couple of years. Of course, sometimes it takes a few attempts to pass the driving test. So, don’t concentrate on the stats too much!

What If I Can’t Go To Guildford?

If Guildford test centre is no longer a viable option for you, or you’re just in need of a back-up, the closest alternatives are Chertsey and Ashford.

What To Expect On The Day

Panicking about your driving test? It doesn’t matter where in the UK you’re taking your test; it will follow the exact same structure. In terms of preparation, you need to arrive at Guildford 10 minutes early with your provisional. Your test will then consist of:

  • 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:
    • Parallel parking
    • Bay parking
    • Pulling up on the right
  • Twenty minutes of independent driving, during which you’ll either follow sat nav directions or sign posts to reach a set destination

The test route will eventually lead you all the way back to Guildford test centre. Once you’ve parked the car, you’ll be told the results of your test. Regardless of the outcome, you’ll be given a feedback sheet that will list any faults you made. If you’re successful in your endeavour, you’ll also be handed a test pass certificate—perfect for showing off to your friends.

But What If I Fail?

As with any other test, failing isn’t uncommon with driving tests. If you’re unlucky enough to have failed your test, you should take a close look at your feedback sheet—you can concentrate on the areas you accumulated faults in. If you’re eager to get back behind the wheel, PassMeFast can speed up the process by fast-tracking your test. We can even offer refresher courses. To get started, ring us on 0333 123 4949 or contact us online.

Improve Your Chances With PassMeFast

Not interested in wasting months learning to drive in hourly instalments once a week? PassMeFast has designed its crash course packages to be taken at an intensive or semi-intensive pace. Working with one of our DVSA-approved instructors, you’ll slot your lessons around your schedule and overall availability. So, if you’re looking to become a qualified driver in the Guildford area ASAP, check out our course prices. Then, give us a call on 0333 123 4949, or book a course online.