Driving Theory Test Centres in Sheffield

Sheffield theory test centre is smack bang in the middle of the city, meaning transport links and local amenities abound! The city’s great connections make it a handy place for people from all over South Yorkshire to take their theory test. Read on for everything you need to know, including contact details, directions and much more!


St James House Vicar Lane Sheffield South Yorkshire S1 2EX

Phone Number

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


Arriving at Sheffield Theory Test Centre

By public transport

As we’ve mentioned, this theory test centre is in a prime city-centre location, so getting to it should be no problem. If arriving by train, you’ll find it’s just over a 12-minute walk from Sheffield train station to your test. You could also get the tram (they call it the Supertram)—City Hall stop is less than a 5-minute walk from the theory centre.

If buses are more to your liking there are a few routes to choose from. The Pinfold Street/Holly Street bus stop is 2-minutes from the test centre. Very handy! To learn more about the city’s transport links, pay a visit to the Sheffield City Council website.

By car

If you (or rather, the person giving you a lift) don’t mind driving in cities, taking a car to the centre is always an option. Tap S1 2EX into your sat nav and hit the road. As this is a busy city, we do recommend setting aside more time if you plan to travel during rush hour.


When it comes to parking, you won’t find any at the test centre itself, but there are options very nearby. Campo Lane car park (S1 2E|G) is a 1-minute walk away and charges £5.90 for 2 hours of parking. It also provides the option of booking a space in advance of your journey, which might provide some peace of mind. If that option seems a little steep in terms of price, you could try Pennine Five car park (S1 2DD). It’ll be a 3-minute walk from your car to the test and they charge a very reasonable £1 for 2 hours. 

Pass Rates by Year

Though this theory test centre has seen a slight dip in its pass rate over the last few years, its latest figure represents a rise and is only slightly below the national average. Plus, while good to know, Sheffield’s pass rate has very little impact on the likelihood that you will pass your theory test here. The test is the same format all over the country. How you perform is up to you!

2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21 2021-22
49.8% 49.2% 48.5% 46.2% 45.9% 53.3% 51.7%

Guides and Tips

Showing up to a test fully prepared is the best way to set yourself up for a pass. Don’t just rely on the odd book and advice from friends—there are plenty of revision aids out there that will make the whole process a lot easier. Here are a few of the ones we recommend:

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Nearby Theory Test Centres


A rested mind performs better than a fatigued one, so make sure you get plenty of shut-eye the night before your test. If you don’t live in the city and are worried about wasting too much time in traffic, why not book yourself into a nearby hotel the night before? You certainly won’t be short of options! Here are a few hotels in the area that are worth checking out:

Best Western Sheffield City Center Cutlers Hotel★★★☆☆

This casual and comfortable hotel provides everything you need for a great night’s sleep. Good quality bedding, breakfast options and free WiFi should ensure you’re ready and raring to go the next morning. Plus, it’s only a 5-minute walk to the test centre, so you could even treat yourself to a lie-in!

Novotel Sheffield Centre Hotel★★★★☆

For a step up from your average hotel, try out the Novotel option in the city centre. It’s easy to relax in their spacious, contemporary rooms. You can enjoy a drink and/or meal in the onsite bar and restaurant. It’s also just a 9-minute walk from where you’ll be taking your test. Winner!

Leopold Hotel★★★★☆

Looking for something a bit more unique? Check yourself into the Leopold. Situated in a Grade II listed building that used to be a boys’ grammar school, this charming hotel embraces its history whilst adding plenty of luxurious touches. You’re sure to have a stay you won’t forget any time soon!

Places to Celebrate

Once the test is over it’s perfectly reasonable to treat yourself to a drink or two. The only problem with Sheffield is that you’ll be spoiled for choice! We’ve done the hard work for you and narrowed it down to 3 great options that are all close to the test centre:

The Bessemer

This friendly, laid-back pub is literally seconds away from the theory test centre. With its delicious food, wide range of drinks and convenient location, it’s a great option as a quick stop off before you catch your train.

Head of Steam

When it comes to a celebratory atmosphere, you can’t beat this lively local bar. You’ll find both cask and craft ales on offer, as well as live music to enjoy while you sit back and relax. If you start to feel peckish be sure to sample something from the menu—we hear the food is delicious!

Trippets Lounge Bar

If you prefer a gin cocktail over a pint of lager, this joint will be right up your street. With an impressive menu of both food and spirits, there’s sure to be something you’ll find satisfying. You might even be lucky enough to catch some live jazz with your drink!

What Happens Next?

This city based theory test centre is a great option for those located anywhere in the South Yorkshire vicinity. If the pass rates don’t pull you in, Sheffield’s local amenities certainly should!

Passed the theory test and wondering what’s next? Well, it’s time for the all-important practical, of course! Make note of your recently acquired theory test pass certificate number and use it to book yourself a practical test. If you’re located in or near Sheffield, you have two main options: Sheffield Handsworth or Sheffield Middlewood Road

If you failed the theory test the first time around, do not fret. Booking a new test is quick and easy. The only thing you have to bear in mind is that the DVSA requires you to leave a gap of 3 working days from your previous test. Refresh your knowledge of driving theory and use your previous experience to make sure you ace it second time!

Wherever you are in your driving journey, PassMeFast can have you clutching that pink licence in no time. Whether you need a full course, a quick refresher or a fast-tracked practical test, we can organise everything for you. That leaves you to focus on the driving! Check out our range of courses online, or give us a call on 0333 123 4949. A member of our team will be happy to give you the lowdown on everything we offer, and help you decide what’s best for you.

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