Driving Theory Test Centres in Worthing

The Worthing theory test centre is an ideal choice for learner drivers living in and around the southern section of West Sussex. It’s handily located in the centre of this delightful seaside town and benefits from very short wait times for tests.

To set yourself up for a successful test day, stick with us as we explore everything learners need to know about this centre. We’ll cover directions, parking options, local amenities and more. So, let’s get straight into it!


1st Floor, Chatsworth House 31 Chatsworth Road Worthing West Sussex BN11 1LY

Phone Number

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

Waiting Times

Less than a week Waiting times as recorded at the time of writing. Exact waiting times may vary.


Arriving at Worthing Theory Test Centre

By public transport

One of the great things about this test centre is that it is very easy to access via public transport. A good thing, too, as nearly everyone heading there is yet to earn a driving licence!

So, let’s start with those arriving by train. Ignore the East and West Worthing options and go straight to the central Worthing train station. From here it will only take around 13 minutes to reach the theory test centre on foot. Head down Chapel Road and make a left onto Chatsworth Road.

Taking the bus will save you even more walking time. Simply get off at the High Street bus stop and walk 300ft around the corner. Easy-peasy!

For more detailed information regarding the transport options in this area, check out the Adur & Worthing Councils website

By car

Just because you can’t drive there yourself, doesn’t mean you can’t get a car to your theory test. Splash out on a taxi or find a friend or family member willing to take you. To make the driver’s life easier, type BN11 1LY into a sat nav and follow the instructions.

The test centre is located just off the High Street, next to Sussex police station—so no funny business! Keep your eyes peeled for a red brick building signposted Chatsworth House.


As is the norm, the theory test centre itself does not provide any parking spaces for learners. You do, however, have a few affordable options close by.

We’d recommend heading to the Union Place car park (BN11 1LG), which is only 2 minutes away and charges £2.80 for 2 hours of parking. Or, to save a few pennies, you could also try the High Street Multi-storey car park (BN11 1NY). This is only 3 minutes from the test centre on foot and will only set you back £2.30 to leave your car for 2 hours. 

Pass Rates by Year

The pass rate at Worthing theory test centre has been on a steady decline for the past few years. The 2019/20 figure saw a slight rise and now sits just above the national average, but only by a little. Remember, though, that this doesn’t really have any impact on how well you are likely to do if you take the test here. It’s much more beneficial to focus on revising for the test rather than the statistics!

2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21 2021-22
49.8% 49.1% 49.2% 47.6% 47.9% 59.0% 55.7%

Guides and Tips

Speaking of revision, you may want to seek out some extra help when it comes to studying for the theory test—because study you must! Start learning the Highway Code and make sure you know your street signs. On top of all that, there’s the hazard perception section to think about!

The theory test can be a little overwhelming, but there is plenty of help out there that can make revising a doddle. See the list below for some resources we think are particularly useful.

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Nearby Theory Test Centres



Learners who have to travel a fair bit to reach their chosen test centre sometimes choose to book a night in a local hotel before their test appointment. If this is something you’re considering, we’ve rounded up a list of nearby hotels to suit a range of budgets. Check them out below.

Travelodge Worthing Seafront ★★☆☆☆

Wander for just under 15 minutes towards the seafront and you’ll find this nice little branch of the famous hotel chain a few yards along the beach. The close proximity to the waves means that, if you’re lucky (or have the forethought to request one), you can enjoy a room with a seaview! No matter what’s out of the window, you can expect a comfortable bed, freeview TV and basic toiletries all included in your room.

Ardington Hotel ★★★☆☆

This place is a charming, family-run hotel, restaurant and bar situated just 5 minutes from the test centre by Steyne Gardens. The entire place has a fresh yet homely feel and rooms are kitted out with fine bedding, a hot drinks and biscuit selection, as well as an ensuite bath or shower. In the morning, you can trot downstairs and start your day right with a freshly-cooked breakfast.

The Burlington Hotel ★★★★☆

If you like the finer things in life and have an appreciation for history, you simply must select The Burlington Hotel for your stay. You’ll be following in the footsteps of literary greats such as Oscar Wilde and Charles Dickens. If it’s good enough for them, it should be good enough for you! The decor has been updated in line with contemporary style, but it still retains all of the old charm. Excellent service and exquisite rooms await!

Places to Celebrate

If you fancy raising a glass to your own achievements after the theory test, you won’t be short of choices in Worthing! Here are a few local establishments that are worth a visit:

Molotov Cocktail Bar

The name may be a little ominous, but with it being right next door to the test centre, it’s your easiest option for a swift drink. Molotov is a cocktail and vodka bar that aims to show you a good time. And if you’re partial to sleek interiors, interesting drinks and lively music, it sure will!

The Egremont

At the opposite end of the spectrum is this beautifully decorated and all round classy historical pub. It sells itself as Worthing’s most comfortable pub, and we can see why. It’s furnished to a really high standard and serves up a top notch range of delectable drinks and sumptuous food. A real gem.

The Three Fishes

If you’d rather just go for something quick and cheap, head over to The Three Fishes. This is a particularly polished branch of the Wetherspoons chain, that benefits from a pretty outdoor seating terrace and easy to reach central location. The staff are friendly and they offer a decent range of both food and drink. 

What Happens Next?

That just about does it for our deep dive into the Worthing theory test centre. By now you should know how any learners based in the southern section of West Sussex can make the most of their test day here!

Ready to move on to the next stage in your driving journey! That’ll be the practical test. It’s time to pick an instructor, schedule your lessons and get a test booked in. Those from Worthing will find that the Lancing practical test centre is their closest option.

If you’re yet to get your hands on a theory test pass certificate, it’s time to really get your revision on. Work out where you went wrong, study the relevant information and have another go. We recommend booking another test as soon as possible. The DVSA only requires that you leave a gap of 3 working days between theory tests.

PassMeFast is here to help learner drivers across the country earn their licence as soon as possible. Check out our range of courses, which can be taken intensively or semi-intensively, and see which one matches your experience level. If you’re not sure what to go for, give our course recommender a try.

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