Driving Theory Test Centres in Bradford

Bradford theory test centre is located just on the outskirts of the town—making it an ideal choice for locals and visitors alike. We’re going to cover how to get there, important contact details, pass rates and local amenities. To find out more about this West Yorkshire test centre, read on!


Suite 1, Second Floor, Auburn House Upper Piccadilly Bradford West Yorkshire BD1 3NU

Phone Number

0333 2001122 Please note: no direct phone number is available for this theory test centre.


Arriving at Bradford Theory Test Centre

By public transport

Bradford theory test centre is located in the middle of two major railway stations. This is handy because it means it’s accessible for people coming from different directions. If you’re arriving from the northwest side of Bradford, we recommend getting off at Bradford Forster Square. From here it will be just a 5-minute walk to the station. Alternatively, if you’re heading up from the south, Bradford Interchange will be your best bet. Once you disembark, it’s a 10-minute walk to the test centre.

Heading to the centre by bus? No problem. Westgate, Manor Row and John Street are all bus stops within walking distance to your test. From more detailed information on local transport, including timetables, head over to the Bradford Council website.

By car

You can also, of course, reach the test centre by car. Just type BD1 3NU into your sat nav and follow the instructions. Depending on the direction you’re coming from, you may eventually find yourself on the A6181. From here, it’s simply a case of exiting at Prince's Way and then following the signs to Upper Piccadilly.


Street parking is available within a short walk to the Bradford centre. You’ll have to get there early to secure a spot and prices are only available on the day from the pay and display machine. However, this is undoubtedly the most convenient option.

If you don’t manage to nab a space outside the centre, Manor Row car park is only a 5-minute walk away. Here you’ll be charged a very reasonable £1 for 2 hours of parking.

Pass Rates by Year

As you can see, Bradford’s pass rate has been a bit up and down. It currently stands below the national average, but this should not put you off taking your test here! All centres provide exactly the same theory test and their pass rates simply reflect the success of the people who happen to select that centre. In other words, your result is down to you and you only!

2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21 2021-22
45.4% 42.4% 41.8% 39.4% 40.2% 47.7% 46.1%

Guides and Tips 

When it comes to preparing for a test, nothing beats revision. Make sure you learn your stuff and then it’s time to get your head down and try to retain as much of the information as possible! Don’t worry if you’re finding it tricky; there are plenty of resources that can help. Check out some of our favourites below:

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Nearby Theory Test Centres


If you’re heading to Bradford to take the theory test, it might be worth staying the night in a hotel near the test centre to maximise your chances of being fresh and prepared. Sleep is vital for a good test performance and you won’t have to worry about bad traffic or cancelled trains. Sound good? Here are a few places you could go for: 

Holiday Inn Express Bradford City Centre★★★★☆

A nifty 6-minute walk from the test centre, you’ll find this reliable chain hotel right in the heart of Bradford. With black-out shades, free wifi, flat screen TVs and a complimentary breakfast, it certainly lives up to its 4 stars. Convenient and value for money? Sign us up!

Midland Hotel ★★★☆☆

The Midland Hotel offers something for everyone—pick from an executive, premium or standard room and settle in for a good night’s sleep. Thanks to the hotel’s Victorian heritage, even standard rooms are of a considerable size. The décor and attention to detail at this hotel is pretty hard to beat. At a 2-minute walk to the centre it’s definitely worth checking out.

Premier Inn Bradford Central ★★★☆☆

If cheap and cheerful is more your vibe, look no further than Premier Inn Bradford Central! Despite their low prices, you can still expect high quality bedding, a tasty onsite restaurant and friendly service. A stone’s throw from Bradford Interchange station, it’s also handy for anyone who has to catch a train the next day!

Places to Celebrate

If you manage to pass your theory test it’s likely you’ll be full of good cheer. Don’t let it go to waste—hit the town and enjoy the warmth and hospitality of Bradford. Here are some of our favourite spots:

City Vaults

This gastro pub serves up great ale and delicious meals into the wee hours. The beautiful yet classic pub interior creates the perfect atmosphere in which to relax and be merry. Be sure to drop by for a pint before your train leaves!

The Corn Dolly

Another great pub option, this family run joint offers 8 real ales and plenty of delicious lagers and wines. It’s a favourite with the locals, so try to get in early to ensure yourself a seat at the bar. Once there, you can enjoy the unique surroundings and friendly conversation with the other punters. Perfect!


Finally, if you want to go full-on fancy (and you deserve it!) just up the road from the test centre sits Cona—a halal steak restaurant specialising in the finest ingredients and creative cuisine. This will be a real treat for the senses, so make sure you leave plenty of room (and time) to make the most of it!

What Happens Next?

With good links to towns across Yorkshire, Bradford theory test centre is ideally located for a wide range of learner drivers. Get in a solid night’s sleep the day before, enjoy a celebratory beverage in a local watering hole and really make the most of test day!

Once you’ve passed, it’s time to turn your attention to the practical test. Using your theory pass certificate number, log onto the practical test booking system (via the DVSA’s website) and grab yourself an appointment at a local test centre. If you’re from the Bradford area, you’ll be looking at the Thornbury or Heaton test centre.

If the first test didn’t exactly go to plan, don’t get yourself in a flap. Plenty of people don’t pass the theory on the first go and it’s easy to book yourself another test. The only thing you have to take into consideration is that the DVSA requires you to leave a gap of 3 working days between your previous and new test. Now that you know what to expect, the revision process should be a breeze!

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