Driving Theory Test Centres in Wolverhampton

The Wolverhampton theory test centre sits slap bang in the middle of this West Midlands city. Located in the north-western part of the county, Wolverhampton is a logical choice for both locals and even those from nearby parts of Shropshire and Staffordshire.

To help you have a smooth-running test day, we’ve compiled all of the details you could possibly need to know about Wolverhampton theory test centre. We’re talking pass rates, directions, contact details and more!


2nd Floor, Derwent House 42-46 Waterloo Road Wolverhampton West Midlands WV1 4XB

Phone Number

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

Waiting Times

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


Arriving at Wolverhampton Theory Test Centre

By public transport

Just like its fellow West Midlands city Birmingham, Wolverhampton provides lots of choice when it comes to public transport. The main train station (Wolverhampton) is only a 14-minute walk from the theory test centre. If you prefer your rail a little lighter, there’s also the option of the tram. Get off at Wolverhampton St George’s and it’ll only take you 10 minutes to reach your destination!

If the bus is a must, you need only hop off at Clarence Street or Park Avenue bus stop (depending which direction you’re coming from), which are both only 2 minutes away from the test centre.

To learn more about Wolverhampton’s transport links, simply visit the City of Wolverhampton Council website.

By car

Arriving by car instead? It’s definitely doable, but be prepared for heavy traffic around peak times. To find the best route, you’re best off typing WV1 4XB into a sat nav and following the instructions.

The theory test centre is situated on Waterloo Road, which is just off the Ring Road St Peters (the A4150) that circles the city.


Now for everyone’s favourite part of the day—finding somewhere to park! As you’ve probably guessed, there is no parking available outside the test centre. You’re in a major city, though, so there are plenty of other options.

The closest option is Redwings Lodge car park (WV1 4EG) which is only 3 minutes from the test centre and charges a very reasonable £2 for 2 hours of parking. The only issue is that there are only 37 spaces available here, so you might need to get in early to avoid disappointment.

Another great option is the Civic Centre car park (WV1 1RD). You’ll find it 6 minutes away from the test centre. They charge an ever so slightly pricier £3 for 2 hours of parking, but with 460 spaces on offer, it’s definitely a safer bet.

Pass Rates by Year

The pass rates at Wolverhampton theory test centre aren’t much to write home about, but don’t let that sway your decision about where to take your test. If Wolverhampton is convenient for you in lots of other ways, you should remember that overall pass rates don’t really impact your chances of passing the theory test. Study smart and focus on the task at hand—statistics are for the DVSA to worry about!

2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21 2021-22
47.7% 46.8% 46.3% 43.7% 44.1% 48.0% 50.0%

Guides and Tips

Whether you’re feeling confident or confused about the theory test, studying for it is an absolute must. The questions go much deeper than basic driving knowledge and you need to be prepared for whatever they throw at you. Have a look at some of the resources below and use them as part of your revision process leading up to the test.

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Nearby Theory Test Centres


Those from outside of Wolverhampton who still want to take their test here should consider booking a room at a local hotel the night before. It should allow you to get a good night’s sleep and also means you can avoid any travel chaos the next morning. We’ve included some of the nearest options below.

Redwings Lodge Wolverhampton ★★☆☆☆

It doesn’t get any more convenient than this. The Redwings Lodge is affordable, comfortable and only a 2-minute walk from the test centre! You can roll out of bed and practically land outside Derwent House! There’s free WiFi, a 24 hour receptionist and a restaurant on site—what are you waiting for?!

Britannia Hotel Wolverhampton ★★★☆☆

A little further across town (but still only a 10-minute walk) you’ll find the Britannia. Now, the decor is what your mum would call ‘traditional’, but the rooms here are not to be sniffed at. All come with TVs, a comfy bed and facilities to make your own brew in the morning. There’s also the option of the restaurant downstairs, should you fancy something more substantial.

A Park View Hotel ★★★☆☆

Our last offering is for those who don’t mind paying a little more for a nice view and some luxury amenities. A Park View Hotel offers (you guessed it!) lovely views of West Park and a high-end lodging experience in a quiet part of the city. There are only 21 rooms available, so if this place tickles your fancy be sure to book in early.

Places to Celebrate

When the theory test is complete and it’s time to give your brain a rest, a great way to unwind is with a nice drink. Wolverhampton has a range of pubs and bars worth visiting, so be sure to have a look around before you head home. Here are some of our favourites:

The Giffard Arms

Describing itself as a ‘rock pub with gothic tendencies’, The Giffard Arms is definitely worth seeing if you’re in town. Slightly spooky, a bit weird, but very enjoyable, this is a drinking experience you won’t forget in a hurry! The locals aren’t half as intimidating as their clothes may suggest and there’s a great range of drinks on offer.

The Bohemian

The Bohemian is a trendy cocktail bar right in the middle of town that plays host to a diverse range of locals and tourists alike. There’s a huge cocktail list, wines from all over the globe and even a tasty food menu available. You can also expect some great mid-week special offers, so keep your eyes peeled for a bargain!

The Great Western

The Great Western is a classic British pub that is a great option if you’re looking to grab a pint before catching a train home. As you might guess from the name, this is a railway themed joint located just a couple of minutes away from Wolverhampton train station. Inside you’ll find friendly locals, fine ales and a nice spot to relax and unwind.

What Happens Next?

You’re unlikely to be disappointed if you make Wolverhampton your theory test centre of choice. It’s easy to access by public transport and there are plenty of local amenities to keep you occupied before and after the test.

After completing the theory test you might be thinking: what’s next? Well, you need to start preparing for the practical driving test. Get plenty of practice behind the wheel and book yourself a slot at a local test centre. If you live in this area you will probably want to take your test at the Wolverhampton driving test centre.

If things didn’t go to plan and you failed the theory test, don’t let it drag you down. Book a new test and study hard so that the next time can be a success. Just keep in mind that the DVSA requires you to leave a gap of 3 working days between each test.

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