If you’ve decided to take the plunge at Lancing test centre, you’ll be able to find it just off Chartwell Road, next to several local businesses. Only a fifteen-minute drive from the centre of Worthing, and mere minutes from the seaside, Lancing has plenty of tricks up its sleeve—even if it doesn’t look like much at first glance. If you’d like to dispel some of the mystery revolving around practical tests and centres, our comprehensive guide is just what you need! Read below for directionspass ratestest routes and more!


49 Chartwell Road Lancing Business Park Lancing West Sussex BN15 8TU

Tests Offered at Lancing

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


Parking spaces are available


Toilets are available

Disabled Access

You can get into the test centre in a wheelchair

Phone Number

0190 3752943

Check the book your driving test service for availability.

How To Get There

If you’re located in or around Worthing, get onto the A259 and turn onto Western Road. Next, turn onto Winston Road, then Marlborough Road, finishing with Chartwell Road. Learners coming in from further away in West Sussex simply have to take advantage of A roads like the A27, A24 and A283 to reach Lancing test centre. If you’d like to have a look around the test centre before you start lessons, and you don’t want to get lost, just use these directions with your sat nav.

A Bit More About Lancing

Though the area around Lancing test centre is mostly residential, don’t let that trick you into thinking that your driving test will be nice and easy. Whilst the nearby narrow streets are ideal for manoeuvres and pulling over, the driving examiner will nudge you to move closer to the centre of Worthing. This means you’ll have to deal with busier roads and frequent changes in speed limits. You’ll want to keep your eyes peeled in the town centre, as there’s bound to be heavy foot and road traffic. The test route will also include A roads like the A24 and A27.

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Lancing Test Route

Been looking high and low for your Lancing test route? There’s a good reason why you’ve come up short. The DVSA stopped publishing test routes in 2010, which means you won’t be able to find any up-to-date ones for Lancing. Whilst this might be disappointing to hear, it is for your benefit. It makes the test more realistic and it also means you’re not dependent on your memory skills.

While we can’t give you exact routes, you can get an idea of which roads and features are the most prevalent on routes by watching videos of Lancing test routes on YouTube. If you’re taking lessons with a local ADI, bear in mind that they’ll have you practising on the very same roads that are likely to show up on your practical. By the time you go in for your test, you’ll probably recognise most of the route!

Lancing Test Pass Rates

Nothing quite catches the attention of learner drivers as much as driving test pass rates. Whether they’re wondering how their age might affect their chances of passing, or want to know how many attempts they might need, PassMeFast is here with all of the answers. The national average pass rate for those in the UK currently stands at 45.9%—but what about Lancing test centre? Check out the table below...

2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20
- - 53.6% 48.6% 47.4%

As Lancing test centre only started up a few years ago, we, understandably, don’t have a lot of statistics to go off of. The pass rates we do have show us that Lancing is above the national average. Of course, we don’t want you to get carried away here. Stats are an area of interest only. They will not determine the outcome of your test. Only hard work and determination will get you your full driving licence!

What If I Can’t Go To Lancing?

If Lancing test centre is no longer an option for you, or you’re just trying to increase your chances of finding an earlier test date, you’re in luck! There are plenty of test centres to choose from in West Sussex. If you’re sticking close to Lancing, then your nearest options are Burgess Hill and Chichester.

What To Expect On The Day

Though you probably thought you’d never make it to this point, what with all that stalling and struggling with clutch control, you’re finally here. All that’s standing in the way of you and your full driving licence is the driving test. Don’t feel ready? If your instructor truly thought you weren’t up to test-standard, they wouldn’t let you go ahead with it. So, try to stay positive!

Before we get into the actual format of the test, we’ve first got to get a couple of important points out of the way. First, you need your provisional licence in order to take the test. The examiner will ask to see it before your test begins. As such, you should check you have it before you leave the house. Second, punctuality is a must. Get to Lancing 10 minutes before your test is due to start.

Once you leave the waiting room with the examiner, the practical test will 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:
  • Twenty minutes of independent driving, during which you’ll either follow sat nav directions or sign posts to reach a set destination

Once you get back to Lancing test centre, you can finally give yourself a pat on the back. (After you’ve parked and stopped the car, of course!) You’ll need to be patient for a few minutes while the examiner finishes their feedback. Then, you’ll be told whether you’ve passed or failed. You’ll be given a breakdown of any faults you accumulated on either a physical feedback sheet, or over an email via the driving test app.

But What If I Fail?

As with any other test you take in life, there’s always a slim possibility of you failing. Though unfortunate, it’s a simple fact that you have to accept. If you do end up failing, it’s vital that you don’t give up. If you take too long of a break from driving, it’s likely that you’ll never get back behind the wheel. Alternatively, your driving knowledge and muscle memory could end up deteriorating. If your confidence is shot, a refresher course with a local ADI will get you back up to speed.

Ready to give the practical another try? Don’t spend months waiting for the next available test date. Get PassMeFast to fast-track your test! To get booked in today, simply give us a call on 0333 123 4949, or contact us online.

Improve Your Chances With PassMeFast

Ready to get out on the roads in Lancing or further afield in West Sussex? Hold onto your hats! PassMeFast’s intensive and semi-intensive courses are available in your area! Our courses are ideal for all learner drivers. We’ve got crash course packages for beginners and pros alike. It doesn’t matter how busy your schedule is: you’re in charge of the pace of your lessons, from 2 to 5 hours at a time. We’ll find a test date that matches your preferences and availability. Your PassMeFast instructor will then help you get to grips with the skills necessary to fly through your practical.

Convinced PassMeFast is the driving school for you? Great! Head on over to our course prices page and check out our course packages. Once one has caught your eye, you can either book it online, or do it over the phone on 0333 123 4949.

If you’ve already had driving lessons in the past, but you’re not entirely sure how many hours you’ll need, we’ve got the perfect solution: our course recommender. Simply answer a few questions and we’ll give you your ideal PassMeFast course!