Learner drivers heading to Crawley test centre will have to get accustomed to dealing with heavy traffic during rush hour thanks to the centre’s vicinity to the M23. Located on Brighton Road, Crawley test centre is only a ten minute drive from the town centre. If you’re looking to familiarise yourself with the local area and test centre, our essential guide might do the trick. We’ve got directionspass ratestest routes and everything else you might need below!


Unit 2 The Pavillions Brighton Road , Pease Pottage Crawley West Sussex RH11 9BJ

Tests Offered at Crawley

  • Car
  • ADI part 3


Parking is available at this centre


Male and female toilets are available

Disabled Access

Phone Number

0129 3525364

Check the book your driving test service for availability.

How To Get There

Local learners heading to Crawley test centre from the town centre simply have to follow Brighton Road. If you’re coming in from further afield, make use of A roads like the A23, A264 and A2011 and you’ll get there just fine. Need a bit of extra help reaching Crawley test centre? Follow these simple directions with your sat nav.

A Bit More About Crawley

The final step a learner needs to take before getting their hands on a full driving licence is the driving test. It’s important to make sure learners are ready to drive unsupervised, which is why the DVSA makes sure each test centre can provide examiners with a wide enough range of road and traffic systems. As your test progresses, you’ll move closer to the more compact roads surrounding the centre of Crawley itself. You’ll also have to deal with a variety of roundabouts, one-way systems and tricky junctions. Though you’ll practice motorway driving on the M23, you don’t have to worry about it featuring on your test.

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Crawley Test Route

Hoping to memorise the potential test routes for your practical at Crawley test centre? You’ll be disappointed to learn, then, that the DVSA stopped publishing its routes all the way back in 2010. This measure was put in place to ensure the practical is as unpredictable as real-life driving. Of course, that’s not to say you can’t make a few guesses as to which roads might show up on your big day. If you watch videos of Crawley test routes on YouTube, or download our sample Crawley driving test routes, you might notice a few patterns or recurring routes. Additionally, if you’re taking lessons with a local ADI, you’ll likely be familiar with most of the roads around Crawley by the time your test date rolls on by.

Crawley Test Pass Rates

There are two things we love here at PassMeFast. The first is helping learner drivers gain the confidence and skills they need to pass their driving test with flying colours. The second is driving test statistics! Though you might think them boring at first glance, they actually give us plenty of interesting insights—from how age impacts your chances of passing the test, to how pass rates vary depending on your transmission choice.

If you’re not as invested in stats as we are, however, we’ll keep things nice and simple for you. The current national average pass rate stands at 45.9%. As for learners heading to Crawley test centre, we’ve compiled pass rates from the last five years in the table below...

2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20
45.1% 44.8% 41.6% 39.8% 41.3%

With pass rates below the national average in recent years, we can see why Crawley might not seem like the most inspiring test centre choice. Before you start looking for a different test centre, we’d like to tell you why these pass rates don’t actually matter. There’s no such thing as a guaranteed pass. Even if Crawley had rates that surpassed 90%, it doesn’t automatically mean you’ll pass. What will increase your chances of passing, however, is paying attention during your driving lessons and working on your weaker areas. Put in the effort and it will pay off—trust us!

What If I Can’t Go To Crawley?

Think that the driving test waiting times at Crawley test centre are too long? Or are you looking to try the roads around another test centre instead? If you’re sticking close to West Sussex and Crawley, your closest option is Burgess Hill.

What To Expect On The Day

It might not seem like it, but once you’ve gotten to the end of your driving course, your learning journey is almost at an end. All that’s standing between you and your full licence is a 40-minute test. When you put it like that, it doesn’t sound half as terrifying, right? If you’re shaking your head emphatically, you might want to have a look at our top 10 tips to help you relax before your driving test.

Now, unless you want to have your test cancelled and wave goodbye to the test fee, you’ll want to triple-check you’ve got your provisional. Next, you’ll want to set off with enough time for you to get to Crawley with 10 minutes to spare. (Don’t get there any earlier, otherwise you could get in the way of other candidates.)

Your driving test will follow this basic 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 suffering under the scrutiny of your driving examiner for 40 minutes, you’ll finally be able to relax (mostly) once you park back up at Crawley test centre. You’ll only need to wait a few minutes before you get your result. Then, the examiner will walk you through any faults you made. You’ll receive either a physical feedback sheet covering this, or it will be sent to you over email via the driving test app.

But What If I Fail?

At least half of our learners, at some point, end up asking us what will happen in the event of them failing the test. It’s rather understandable. We always want to plan for the worst case scenario, just in case. If you do fail the test, it’s important that you get back behind the wheel as soon as possible. The longer you wait for your next attempt, the more likely it is that you’ll decide to give up. Additionally, your driving knowledge and muscle memory will likely decline after some time. A good way to get your confidence back up is to take a refresher course.

After failing, you’ll need to wait 10 working days until your next test. With DVSA waiting times lasting weeks or months, you’ll want to grab a test as soon as possible. If you don’t fancy doing it yourself, get PassMeFast to fast-track your test instead. To get this sorted out today, simply give us a call on 0333 123 4949, or contact us online.

Improve Your Chances With PassMeFast

If you opt for a traditional approach to learning to drive, it could end up being months, or even years, until you end up getting your driving licence. With long gaps between hourly lessons, it can be difficult to get to grips with a certain skill. More often than not, your lesson ends up being a rehash of the previous one. If you opt for one of PassMeFast’s intensive or semi-intensive courses instead, however, you could end up on the road in weeks, or days. Your lessons will last between 2 to 5 hours, depending on your preferences, and will be slotted around your schedule. With your PassMeFast instructor, you’ll get to grips with the roads around Crawley and be raring to go for your practical in no time!

Ready to get the ball rolling? Have a look at our crash course packages over on our course prices page. Once you’ve given the course descriptions a read, and you’ve picked out the relevant one for you, book in online. Alternatively, give us a bell on 0333 123 4949.

If you’ve had lessons in the past, but you’re not really sure how many hours you’ll need, give our course recommender a whirl. All you’ve got to do is answer a few questions and we’ll do the rest!