With its handy location right in the centre of town, Doncaster theory test centre is a convenient choice for both locals and those situated in the surrounding areas. We’re going to explore all the important details of the test centre, including contact details, transport links, pass rates and amenities.
0333 200 1122 Please note: no direct phone number is available for this theory test centre.
By public transport
At just under half a mile away, you can walk from Doncaster train station to the theory test centre in a very speedy 10 minutes—great news for all of you arriving by rail! Those who prefer to take the bus needn’t worry, either. The centre is well connected to bus routes coming from every angle. We’d recommend getting off at the Bowers Fold bus stop. It’ll only take you 1 minute to walk from there to your theory test. If coming from the opposite direction, Hall Gate bus stop is pretty much the same distance away. For more information on transport links and times, make your way to the Doncaster Council website.
Prefer to skip the stress of public transport and take a car to the centre? Not a problem. Enter the postcode DN1 1HL into a sat nav and follow the instructions. If you’re not local to Doncaster it’s likely you’ll end up on the A638, which is adjacent to the test centre. Depending which side you’re approaching from, both Market Rd and Cleveland St become Silver St (where the centre is located), so keep an eye out for those.
As is often the case, the theory test centre does not provide its own parking spaces. You’ll be pleased to hear, though, that there are plenty of cheap options nearby. The NCP-run Odeon car park (DN1 1JB) is just a 2-minute walk away and charges £4.50 for two hours. It boasts 114 spaces, so you shouldn’t struggle to nab a spot. Alternatively, you could try King Street car park (DN1 1JD). It’s also a 2-minute walk from the centre and is a slightly more reasonable £3 for 2 hours of parking. There are only 20 spaces available, so get there early if you plump for this option!
Doncaster’s pass rate does sit below the national average. However, it’s important to remember that pass rates are not really a reflection on the test centre itself. The theory test is the same wherever you take it. Pass rates simply show how the individuals who happened to take it in that location fared. Who knows, you could help push their numbers up for next year!
Guides and Tips
Doing well on the theory test requires an investment of your time which you should put towards learning and revising. Thankfully, there are plenty of study aids and reading materials out there to help you ace the test. Below our some of our favourite resources that will help you on the road to driving success.
Nearby Theory Test Centres
A good night’s sleep is the best way to prepare yourself for any kind of test. If you want to be perky and focused when it’s time to sit the theory, it might be an idea to stay in a hotel by the test centre the night before. There are plenty of options in and around Doncaster. Check out some of our top hotel picks below.
This town centre hotel is a stone’s throw away from the test centre. (Seriously, you can probably see it from your room window!) While you’re there, you’ll enjoy beautiful Edwardian features mixed with all the convenience of modern facilities. All rooms are stylish, comfortable and clean. There’s also a 24-hour reception, so all your needs can be met, no matter the time.
If you prefer to avoid the chains and fancy somewhere with a bit more character, look no further than The Regent Hotel. Surrounded by some pretty impressive 18th century architecture, this place is more special than its 3 star rating may imply. It’s in a great location and includes free WiFi, flat screen TVs and trouser press (there’s no dress code for the test but it’s always nice to make an effort!). Did we mention it’s only a 6-minute walk from the test centre? Definitely worth a look, if you ask us!
For those looking for a hotel that provides that little bit extra than the average chain, The Earl of Doncaster will not disappoint. This unique art deco hotel oozes style and sophistication. Aside from the gorgeously decorated rooms, you can also take in the delights of the highly acclaimed onsite restaurant during your stay. Plus, it’ll only take you 16 minutes to walk to the test centre (or hop on a bus to save time!) the next morning.
Made it through the test and reckon you deserve a tipple as a pat on the back? Couldn’t agree more! Luckily, Doncaster has plenty of drinking establishments, so you’re sure to find at least one that appeals to your taste. Here are a few to try:
If you just fancy a quick pint before catching the train, the Courtyard pub will do the job. This unassuming, comfortable ale house is only a 1-minute walk from the test centre. With both real ale and classic lagers available, you’re sure to find something tasty to wet your whistle. There’s also a nice pub garden, so if the sun’s out you can catch some rays!
Need to catch up on the sports you’ve missed while revising for the test? Head down the road from the centre and grab a stool in Ballers Sports Bar. They have numerous TVs showing all kinds of sport and a fun, laid-back atmosphere. Grab a snack, a game of pool, or a drink. Better yet—enjoy all three! At Ballers you can.
Looking for a spot with a bit more class and plenty of bubbles? Make your way to Angels Champagne Bar on Hall Gate Road. Elegant surroundings and a great selection of vino awaits. There’s also a dance floor where you can celebrate your pass with a quick boogie!
Sitting in the heart of the town, Doncaster theory test centre is a really convenient choice if you’re from the South Yorkshire area. Well serviced by bus and train lines alike, you shouldn’t have any problems getting to your test in a timely manner. Plus, being in the centre, you have lots of things to do and see when the test is over!
Got your theory certificate and ready to move on to the next stage? It’s time to start preparing for the practical test. Hop online and use your theory test pass certificate number to book a convenient date for your test. If you’re located in or around Doncaster, we’d recommend booking in at Doncaster practical test centre.
If we’ve jumped the gun and you didn’t actually manage to pass the theory test yet, not to worry! It’s actually really common to not quite master it first time. Booking another test couldn’t be easier and at least now you know what to expect! Just remember that you’ll need to leave at least 3 working days between your last test and your new one. Use this time to revise and it’ll likely be a case of second time lucky!
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