Luton Test Centre

Luton test centre can be found on Adelaide Street, just off the A505, near the Magistrates’ Court. Right in the town centre, this test centre is ideal for local learners. Though it might look unassuming enough, don’t let Luton test centre deceive you—you’ll need to keep your wits if you want to pass your test here. Another thing that might help your endeavour is taking the time to get to know Luton properly.


6 – 10 Adelaide Street

Tests Offered at Luton

– Car
– ADI part 2
– ADI part 3

How To Get There

With Luton test centre being so centrally located, you could probably walk there if you live in the town centre. (Of course, you will need a car in order to take your test!) If you’re heading in from further out, you’ll be pleased to find that you can easily get to Luton test centre using one of the many nearby A roads—from the A505 to the A1081 to the A5. If you want to make sure you don’t get lost along the way, simply use these directions with your trusty sat nav.

A Bit More About Luton

In order to make sure learners are fully prepared for the prospect of driving unsupervised once they pass, test routes are designed to include some of the local area’s most challenging road types and features. Of course, if you’ve taken lessons in the area, this shouldn’t be a problem. With the test centre being right in the middle of town, you can expect conditions to remain relatively busy at any time of day. Add in the proximity of the University of Bedfordshire and the A505, and you’ll also find yourself dealing with swift changes in traffic and road conditions. The examiner will also, however, take you around quiet, residential areas.

What To Expect On The Day

Though it might seem like just yesterday you were crying over clutch control and stalling every two seconds, your test date is finally upon you. Talk about nerve-wracking. If your confidence isn’t quite where you want it to be, we’d advise you to read up on our top six ways to relax before your driving test.

Before you jet out of the front door on your big day, there’s one important question you need to ask yourself: do you have your provisional licence? If the answer’s no, you can wave goodbye to taking your test. You will not be able to take the driving test without it, so double-check you’ve got it before you leave. Additionally, you’ll want to get to Luton 10 minutes before your test is due to start.

Your driving test will consist of:

– An eyesight test, where you’ll need to read a number plate from a distance of 20 metres
– Two “show me, tell me” questions covering vehicle safety and maintenance
– Twenty minutes of general driving, where you’ll be guided by the examiner, and will also need to perform one of the following manoeuvres:
Parallel parking
Bay parking
Pulling up on the right
– Twenty minutes of independent driving, during which you’ll either follow sat nav directions or sign posts to reach a set destination

Once you get back to the test centre and park your car, the test will officially end. The examiner will then walk you through the feedback sheet and list any driving test faults, whether they are minors or majors, that you may have accumulated. If you fail, keep hold of this sheet as it can be used to help you figure out which areas you need to improve on for your next test attempt. If you pass, you’ll also be handed a test pass certificate.

But What If I Fail?

Like any other test you take in life, if all doesn’t go according to plan with your driving test and you end up failing, it’s as simple as trying again. Of course, we don’t recommend just heading back in without any preparation. Instead, take some time to improve on the areas in which you picked up the most faults in. The best way to do this is by taking a refresher course with an instructor. They’ll be able to give you pointers to ensure you don’t trip up on them again.