The Milton Keynes theory test centre is handily located slap bang in the middle of this large town. With quick access to local transport and amenities, it’s a great choice for any learner hailing from the Buckinghamshire area.
In this guide we’ll dig a little deeper to uncover everything you need to know to make your test day run smoothly. So, keep reading to discover contact details, wait times, revision resources and more!
0333 200 1122 Please note: no direct phone number is available for this theory test centre.
3 weeks Waiting times as recorded at the time of writing. Exact waiting times may vary.
By public transport
We have particularly good news for anyone travelling to this theory test centre via rail—the theory test centre is just over a 10-minute walk from Milton Keynes Central! This makes it very accessible for anyone travelling in from out of town.
It’s also very easy to get to by bus. Both the Santander House and Central Business Exchange bus stops are a super speedy 2-minute walk away. Handy, eh?
To learn more about the public transport options in this area, head over to the Transport Hub on the Milton Keynes Council website.
Public transport isn’t for everyone, and we know that some of you may be planning to get a lift to the theory test centre. If this is the case and you’re not local to the area, get whoever is driving you to stick MK9 1YA into a sat nav—it’ll be much easier than faffing about with maps!
The test centre is located just a couple of turns off the A5. Keep your eyes peeled for the local Wetherspoons, which is located just around the corner. As this is a bustling town, you might want to avoid driving here during rush hour. You have been warned!
And now for the bit that sometimes results in a bit of hassle: finding parking. You see, theory test centres rarely provide onsite parking, so you’ll have to look elsewhere to find a spot to leave your car. Luckily, in Milton Keynes there are plenty of affordable options in the surrounding area.
Your best bet is to head the the B3 (EMR Zone) council-run car park (MK9 1SH). It’s only a 3-minute stroll from the test centre itself and charges a bargainous £1 for 2 hours of parking. It’s almost worth driving in just to take advantage of that deal!
As you can see, there isn’t much consistency when it comes to the Milton Keynes theory test centre’s recent pass rates. Though they don’t vary dramatically, they are a bit up and down. As of 2019/20, though, the rate sits just above the national average. This might not sound ideal, but in reality, it shouldn’t affect your test at all. The test is the same wherever you take it, meaning your result is largely (if not completely!) based on how prepared you are.
Speaking of being prepared, if you’re thinking about taking your theory test soon it’s important that you have some kind of revision plan. This test is not as easy as you may imagine, so we really recommend devoting a good amount of time to studying the relevant material.
If you’re not sure where to start, take a look at some of the really useful study aids we’ve listed below...
If you’re not a Milton Keynes local, but you want to take your theory test here, it might be an idea to stay over at a hotel the night before your theory test. It saves you worrying about navigating transport in the morning and gives you more time for last minute revision. Here are nearby options we’ve scouted:
Luxurious? No. Affordable? Yes. If you’re just looking for basic accommodation that does what is says on the tin, a Travelodge is the way to go. This one couldn’t get more convenient in terms of location as it’s a mere 6-minute walk from the theory test centre. For a very reasonable sum you can expect a comfy bed, shower and Freeview TV.
For an ever so slight upgrade, you could also try out the Jurys Inn on Midsummer Boulevard. Here you’ll get a room with a few extra amenities, including free WiFi and complimentary toiletries. The best news? It’s even closer to the test centre than the Travelodge! It’ll only take you 5 minutes to walk to your test in the morning. Definitely worth considering!
Finally, if you want to combine your theory test with a bit of a personal treat day, you might want to check out Woughton House Hotel. Now, it’s a little further afield than the others on our list because it’s located in the charming village of Woughton-on-the-Green, which is just as pretty as it sounds. Just hop in a cab and it’ll take you less than 10 minutes to get there. This nineteenth-century manor house provides the perfect luxury getaway.
Once the theory test is over, you might fancy sticking around town to enjoy some of the local delights. In other words, you probably deserve a drink! Thankfully, there are plenty of options surrounding the test centre. Here are just a few to consider:
Beer enthusiasts will already be aware of this successful pub chain offering a range of craft beers and small batch brews. Whether you have or haven’t, it’s a 5-minute walk to the test centre and the perfect place to pop for a casual pint or two. There’s also a small food menu available, should you be peckish from all that concentrating!
If you’re looking for more of a classic pub vibe, The Cricketers should hit the spot. It might be more suited for those who fancy time to stretch their legs, though, as it is a 20-minute walk from the test centre. If classic pub grub and sports on the telly ticks your boxes, it’ll be worth the journey.
Alternatively, if you favour a slightly more chic drinking establishment, there’s an All Bar One 5 minutes down the road. Think stylish surroundings, attentive bar staff and a very tempting cocktail menu. Sit back, relax and wind down.
The Milton Keynes theory test centre is a great option for Buckinghamshire residents who prefer a town centre location for their test. It’s a mere hop, skip and jump from the train station, and brimming with accessible local amenities. You can’t go wrong, really!
As soon as you’ve cleared the hurdle that is the theory test, it’s time to start thinking about the practical test. While it might seem a little soon if you’re just starting out, it is a good idea to book your test appointment early, to avoid falling prey to long wait times. If you’re local to Milton Keynes your nearest option will be the Bletchley practical test centre.
Those still struggling to pass the theory section need not worry, as plenty of learners don’t manage a pass on the first go. The trick is to get straight back on that horse! Book yourself another test (the DVSA will require that you leave a 3 working day gap since your last one) and study the areas on which you need to improve. You’ll find it’s a lot easier once you know exactly what to expect!
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