Burgess Hill

If you’re a local to the Burgess Hill area, you might have found yourself going past the test centre without even knowing it. In fact, it’s situated just off Charles Avenue, right next to the A273. This test centre has been a challenging final hurdle for hundreds of learner drivers each year. If you’re taking the plunge here, give yourself an edge by preparing properly. Read our test centre guide below for directionspass ratestest routes and more!


Off Charles Avenue Victoria Industrial Estate Burgess Hill West Sussex RH15 9AG

Tests Offered at Burgess Hill

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


Parking spaces are available


Toilets available

Disabled Access

You can get into the test centre in a wheelchair

Phone Number

0144 4248612

Check the book your driving test service for availability.

How To Get There

If you’re heading to the test centre from Burgess Hill, start off by getting onto Station Road. Next, turn onto the B2036, then the A273. Carry on driving until you make a turn onto Charles Avenue. Meanwhile, Burgess Hill test centre is easily accessible for all learners in West Sussex thanks to nearby A roads like the A23 and A273. If you don’t fancy getting lost on your first trip, we’d recommend that you use these handy directions with your sat nav.

A Bit More About Burgess Hill

Learner drivers heading to Burgess Hill test centre for their practical had better tread lightly—the area’s got a range of tricks up its sleeve. We hope you’re not too scared of roundabouts if you’re biting the bullet here, as there’s a series of them scattered along the nearby A273. The test centre happens to be close to a few local schools, so you’ll need to keep an eye out for pedestrian crossings and changes in speed limits. Your route will also lead you towards a quieter residential estate or car park in order for you to demonstrate one of the driving test manoeuvres.

Want to get to know more about the local area? Read the resources we’ve compiled below…

Burgess Hill Test Route

Planning on practising your potential test routes before you go in for your practical? Well, contrary to what you might have heard, the DVSA no longer publishes its routes. This is to ensure that candidates are focusing entirely on driving in the moment, as opposed to trying to memorise every road they have to drive on. Whilst you won’t be able to find out which exact roads will show up on your test, you can make a few educated guesses by watching videos of Burgess Hill test routes on YouTube. Alternatively, you can try downloading our sample Burgess Hill driving test routes.

Burgess Hill Test Pass Rates

If you’ve been wondering what the likelihood of you passing your driving test is, you’re certainly not alone. Driving test pass rates are a popular area of interest amongst learner drivers. It’s for this reason that we keep our eyes peeled for the latest stats released by the DVSA and highlight any interesting findings on our blog. From manual vs automatic pass rates, to pass rates by area to why pass rates are higher at some test centres, we cover it all.

If you’ve not got the time to delve properly into these stats, we’ll give you a quick summary. Learners in the UK currently have a 45.9% chance of passing the driving test. As for learners heading to Burgess Hill, have a gander at how they’ve performed within the last five years in the table below…

2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20
50.0% 48.9% 45.9% 41.1% 41.8%

Pass rates have been decent at Burgess Hill within the last few years. They’re certainly nothing to turn your nose up at! Of course, even if they were drastically lower, we’d still recommend that you head here for your test if you’re local to the area. Firstly, you should always take your test in an area that you’ll be driving around when you pass. Second, pass rates aren’t the be-all and end-all. The examiner will pass or fail you depending on your performance, not according to the pass rates of your test centre.

What If I Can’t Go To Burgess Hill?

If you’ve decided against taking your test at Burgess Hill, or you’re just looking for a backup in order to get your hands on that perfect test date, you’ve got plenty of options. If you’re sticking to West Sussex, your nearest test centres are Crawley and Lancing.

What To Expect On The Day

Though it might have seemed like you’d never get to the point where skills like clutch control and observations at junctions were a walk in the park,  here you are. You’ve got one final step to take before you can get your hands on a full driving licence. Woo hoo! The pressure might be on, but try to keep a cool head and treat your test like you would a lesson. (Remember that your instructor won’t be able to help you if you make a mistake, though!)

No matter how excited you might be to get out of the house and on your way to Burgess Hill, don’t forget to check that you’ve got your provisional licence. Also, try to keep an eye on the clock—you need to be at the test centre 10 minutes before your test is due to start.

Your driving test will follow this simple format:

  • 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

After around 40 minutes, your test route will lead you back to Burgess Hill. Once you park back up and stop the car, the examiner will ask you to wait a few minutes for them to complete their feedback sheet. After they’ve finished, they will finally give you your test result. Whether you pass or fail, you’ll get a detailed rundown of any faults you accumulated. This will either be in the form of a physical feedback sheet, or emailed over to you via the driving test app.

But What If I Fail?

With the amount of time, effort and money that goes into learning to drive, failing can be heartbreaking. Of course, it’s for that reason that you can’t simply give up if you don’t get it right the first time. Instead of taking a break, you should instead focus on what you can do to make sure you don’t fail again. One of the best ways to do this is by taking a refresher course with an ADI—concentrating on the areas you picked up the most driving test faults in.

As soon as you feel ready to give it another go, get in touch with PassMeFast. Instead of waiting weeks, or months, for the next available test date, we can fast-track your test and get you passed in no time. Simply give us a bell on 0333 123 4949, or contact us online to get started.

Improve Your Chances With PassMeFast

Looking to get your full driving licence? Don’t fancy dragging it out over months? PassMeFast is the answer to your prayers! Our intensive and semi-intensive courses are available across West Sussex. We’ll help you secure a test date that’s ahead of standard DVSA-waiting times and match you with a local PassMeFast instructor. Working with your instructor, you’ll build up your driving skills and confidence on the roads around Burgess Hill. The intensity of your lessons will depend entirely on your preferences and availability—with lessons ranging from 2 to 5 hours long.

Ready to get behind the wheel? Have a look at our tailored crash course packages over on our course prices page. Once you’ve picked one out, you can choose to book in online, or talk to us directly on 0333 123 4949.

If you’re torn between courses, we’ve got the perfect solution: our course recommender. All you’ve got to do is answer a few questions and we’ll give you your ideal PassMeFast course.