Book your practical driving test for:

  • cars
  • motorcycles
  • lorries, buses and coaches
  • taxis
  • approved driving instructor (ADI) part 2 and 3 tests

This service is available from 6am to 11:40pm.

This page is also available in Welsh (Cymraeg).

This service will be unavailable from 6pm on Wednesday 24 August to 6am on Thursday 25 August.

Start now on the driving test booking service

Before you start

You need your:

  • UK driving licence number
  • credit or debit card
  • driving instructor’s personal reference number if you want to check they’re available

You can check for earlier appointments after you’ve booked. These are sometimes called ‘cancellation appointments’.

Book a test to upgrade your licence

You must call the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) if you need an ‘upgrade’ test, eg automatic to manual car, or medium-sized lorry to a large lorry.

DVSA driving test booking support
Telephone: 0300 200 1122
Monday to Friday, 8am to midday
Find out about call charges

When you don’t need a theory test

You must usually have passed your theory test before booking.

You don’t need a theory test to book a:

  • taxi test
  • tractor test
  • test to upgrade from automatic to manual
  • test to progress through the motorcycle categories (progressive access)
  • car and trailer test
  • lorry and trailer test
  • bus and trailer test
  • large lorry test, when you’ve got a medium lorry licence
  • large bus test, when you’ve got a medium bus licence

Help with your booking

Contact DVSA to get help booking your test.

DVSA driving test booking support customer.services@dsa.gsi.gov.uk
Telephone: 0300 200 1122
Monday to Friday, 8am to midday
Find out about call charges

There’s a different service to book your driving test in Northern Ireland.