Aylesbury Theory Test Centre

The Aylesbury theory test centre is fairly new on the scene, having only opened in September 2016. You’ll find it located in a business park on the outskirts of the town. While it isn’t exactly central, it’s still a reasonable distance from the heart of town and major transport hubs, making it a convenient option for locals and visitors alike. There are also plenty of local amenities situated nearby, to make your visit a pleasant one.

Keep reading to find out plenty of useful facts about this test centre. We’ve included pass rates, contact details, directions and much more!


Address

Unit 2a, Ground Floor Midshires Business Park Smeaton Close Aylesbury Buckinghamshire HP19 8HL

Phone Number

0333 200 1122 Please note: no direct phone number is available for this theory test centre.

Waiting Times

3-4 weeks Waiting times as recorded at the time of writing. Exact waiting times may vary.

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Arriving at Aylesbury Theory Test Centre

By public transport

Now that you know where the test centre is, let’s talk about how you’re going to get there. If you’re not lucky enough to either live in Aylesbury or have someone offer you a lift to the test, it’s likely that public transport is on the agenda. Luckily, you have a couple of options to pick from here.

Let’s start with rail travel. From Aylesbury train station it will take you just over half an hour to walk to the test centre. While this is a fine choice for some, we understand that some of you may not be up for spending that much time on foot before a big test.

Never fear—there are also buses here! The Brimmers Way bus stop is only a 5-minute walk from the test centre. Alternatively, you can also hop off at the Arncott Way or Griffith Lane Roundabout stops for a still-fairly-reasonable 7-minute walk.

To find out more about transport in and around Aylesbury, head over to the Aylesbury Town Council website.

By car

If you don’t need to consider public transport because someone is driving you to your theory test, then this is the section for you. Get things off to a good start by having the driver enter the postcode HP19 8HL into a sat nav.

Following the instructions should be fairly straightforward and problem-free, but it’s still worth keeping an eye out for signs directing you to the Midshires Business Park. Once you spot the Tesco Extra store, you’re in the right place!

Parking

As soon as you arrive at the Aylesbury theory test centre you’ll notice that it’s surrounded by a large number of parking spaces. Don’t get your hopes up, though, because these spots are actually not available to the public.

To make matters worse, the nearest car park available for theory test takers is a 37-minute walk away. That’s the Friarscroft car park (HP20 2SE), where you’ll be charged £3 for 2 hours of parking. At least the price is reasonable!

If you’re willing to risk it, you could take advantage of the free parking spaces available at the nearby Tesco, but these are intended for customer use only. Your other option is to have whoever’s driving you drop you off and come back to pick you up once the test is over.

Pass Rates by Year

Sure, the pass rates at the Aylesbury test centre recently took a dip, but they're heading in the right direction again and sit above the national average! It should also be noted that most test centres across the UK experienced a drop in their pass rate during the 2018-19 period.

As we always say, how you do on the theory test has little to do with the centre’s pass rate and a lot to do with how much revision you do beforehand. Focus more on your studying than the stats!

2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20
N/A 52.5% 49.9% 48.7% 50.5%

*In November 2017 then Aylesbury theory test centre changed location. The latter stats are based only on that test centre, despite a brief overlap.

Guides and Tips

Speaking of studying, there are plenty of resources out there that can make preparing for the theory test a doddle. Whether you like books, apps or mock tests, there’s something out there for everyone. Revising for this test is a vital part of the process of earning your licence. While the theory test is nothing to get stressed about, it’s not as easy as a lot of people think!

Check out some of the study aids we recommend below.

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Nearby Theory Test Centres

Milton Keynes
Cropped Google Map with pin over Milton Keynes theory test centre

Tempus House
249 Midsummer Boulevard
Milton Keynes
MK9 1YA

15.3 miles away

By rail: Milton Keynes Central

2018/19 pass rate: 47.1%

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Reading
Cropped Google Map with pin over Reading theory test centre

Havell House
62-66 Queens Road
Reading
RG1 4AZ

26.0 miles away

By rail: Reading

2018/19 pass rate: 50.5%

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Hotels

Getting a good night’s sleep is a great way to ensure you’re in the best mood to sit your theory test. So, if you’re travelling to Aylesbury from out of town, it’s worth considering booking a night at a local hotel, rather than commuting in on the day. Check out some nearby options:

Travelodge Aylesbury ★★☆☆☆

For those on a tight budget this Travelodge is probably the best option. It’s a 10-minute drive from the test centre (taxi time!) and the room rates won’t break the bank. You’ll also find it a quick walk from the train station, so perfect for those travelling in and out by rail. As for your room, you can expect a large, comfy bed, Freeview TV and your very own desk (perfect for that last-minute revision you were planning on doing!).

Best Western Garden Court ★★★☆☆

If you’re happy to loosen the purse strings just a little more, you could instead head over to the local Best Western. It’s a similar distance from the test centre as the Travelodge above, but boasts slightly more desirable amenities. We’re talking free WiFi, an on-site restaurant and bright, clean rooms.

Hartwell House Restaurant & Spa ★★★★☆

Finally, to inject a bit of luxury into your Aylesbury visit, you could always book a room at Hartwell House. Located in a stunning stately home with beautiful garden surroundings, this place is still only a 6-minute drive from the test centre. While there you can enjoy fine dining, spa facilities and an elegantly decorated room with all the trimmings. Just don’t get so relaxed that you forget about the theory test!

Places to Celebrate

Depending on the result of your test, it could be time for celebrations or commiserations. Either way, we all like to indulge in a bit of food and drink. The town of Aylesbury has plenty to offer in this regard, so be sure to stick around long enough to treat yourself to something nice. Here’s a few places we recommend:

Honey Bee

This place is particularly hard to pass up, given that it’s a mere 4-minute stroll from the test centre. Inside you’ll find everything you need for a quick refresher or even a great night! There’s a pizza kitchen, full bar, pool table and even an ice cream station. What are you waiting for?!

The Snug Bar

If you’re heading back into the centre of town, be sure to pay this charming bar a visit. Selling itself as your “local re-invented”, The Snug offers all the comfort and warmth of your friendly village pub with a few fancy extras thrown in. This means a modern twist on the decor and a particularly tempting cocktail menu. We’ll see you in there!

Temple Street Wine Bar

Another gem of the town centre, the Temple Wine Bar is a nice option for those looking for something slightly fancier than a pub. With cosy interiors and friendly staff, it offers a great atmosphere in which to peruse their considerable wine menu. Be sure to sample something from their great value food menu, too!

What Happens Next?

As you can see, if you select the Aylesbury theory test centre, you should be in for a fuss-free day with the potential for some post-test fun! The above average pass rates and pleasant surroundings are simply a bonus.

If you’ve already taken your test here and want to know the next steps in earning that licence, you should turn your attention to the practical side of things. Be sure to book a practical test fairly soon, as wait times can be fairly lengthy. Can’t find any suitable appointments? PassMeFast can secure you a fast-tracked test to speed up the entire process.

Locals will be pleased to learn that they don’t have to travel far for their test—simply book in a Aylesbury practical test centre. There’s also the option of nearby High Wycombe practical test centre.

Starting to worry because you haven’t managed to pass the theory test yet? Do not despair! Plenty of people don’t come out with a pass on their first attempt. The best thing to do is book yourself another test as soon as possible (note that the DVSA requires learners to leave a gap of 3 working days between theory tests). In the meantime, learn from your previous mistakes and put in plenty of revision!

Whatever point you’re at in your driving journey, whether it’s the very start or more than halfway to test standard, PassMeFast has a course that will get you over that finish line. With 9 options to choose from, you’re sure to find the one that fits! If you’d like more advice on how to proceed with learning to drive, don’t hesitate to give our friendly team a call on 0333 123 4949.

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