Driving test costs

A theory test costs £23 for cars, and the driving test costs £62. The full costs for lorries, buses, motorcycles and other vehicles are shown in the tables.

These are the prices to book your theory test and book your driving test through GOV.UK. Unofficial websites usually charge more.


Weekdays Evenings, weekends
and bank holidays
Theory test £23 £23
Driving test £62 £75
Extended driving test for disqualified drivers £124 £150

Lorry, minibus, bus and coach

To become a lorry or bus driver you usually need to take the 4 Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) tests. You only need to take 2 of the tests in some cases.

The costs are the same for all categories of lorry and bus, eg C1, C, D1, and D.

Your part 3a test may cost up to £40 if you choose to take it with an approved test provider instead of with DVSA.

Weekdays Evenings, weekends
and bank holidays
Driver CPC part 1a: theory - multiple-choice questions £26 £26
Driver CPC part 1b: theory - hazard perception £11 £11
Driver CPC part 2: case studies £23 £23
Driver CPC part 3a: off-road exercises £40 £40
Driver CPC part 3b: on-road driving £115 £141
Driver CPC part 4: practical demonstration £55 £63

Motorcycle and moped

Compulsory basic training (CBT) course prices are set by training schools. Contact your nearest course provider for availability and prices.

Weekdays Evenings, weekends
and bank holidays
Theory test £23 £23
Module 1 motorcycle test (off-road) £15.50 £15.50
Module 2 motorcycle test (on-road) £75 £88.50
Extended test for disqualified riders (on-road) £150 £177

Tractor and other specialist vehicles

Weekdays Evenings, weekends
and bank holidays
Driving test £62 £75

Rebooking your test

You have to pay the full amount again if you do not pass your test and want to book another one.

Evening and weekend driving tests

Driving test centres do not offer evening and weekend driving tests all of the time.

All available evening and weekend driving test appointments are shown when you book your driving test or find an earlier test date.

Tests taken from 4:30pm onwards count as evening tests.

There are different costs for tests in Northern Ireland.

  1. Step 1 Check you're allowed to drive

    Most people can start learning to drive when they’re 17.

    1. Check what age you can drive
    2. Requirements for driving legally
    3. Driving eyesight rules
  2. Step 2 Get a provisional licence

  3. Step 3 Driving lessons and practice

  4. and Prepare for your theory test

  5. Step 4 Book and manage your theory test

  6. Step 5 Book and manage your driving test

  7. Step 6 When you pass

    You can start driving as soon as you pass your driving test.

    You must have an insurance policy that allows you to drive without supervision.

    1. Find out about Pass Plus training courses