Goodmayes Driving Test Centre

Goodmayes Driving Test Centre is located on Goodmayes Road, Ilford. The test centre can be found in a small building sandwiched between two commercial properties, opposite Castleton Road. In 2019/20, over 11,000 tests were taken at Goodmayes Test Centre making it the most popular place to take a driving test in the UK.

Goodmayes Driving Test Centre Address

98 Goodmayes Road
Ilford
London
IG3 9UZ
020 8503 8158

Features

Toilets: Male and female toilets
Disabled access: Arrangements will be made at this test centre if you have a disability
Parking: Parking spaces are available

Available tests

Car test: Yes
ADI Part 2: Yes
ADI Part 3: Yes
Motorcycle Module 1: No
Motorcycle Module 2: No
LBCCT: No
B+E: No
Taxi: No

Book a driving test at Goodmayes Driving Test Centre

Goodmayes Test Centre is located in Ilford which is in between East London and Essex. According to the 2011 census, Ilford has a population size of over a 168,000, making it a heavily populated district. Ilford is only a few minutes drive from Seven Kings, Beacontree, Chadwell Heath and Newbury Park, so it’s no surprise to see Goodmayes Test Centre, top the charts for the number of tests conducted each year.

Demand for driving tests at Goodmayes, nearly always exceed the number of available appointments. Driving test waiting times at the site average between 2 and 3 months, so you need to book your test well in advance to avoid a long delay.

Book a driving test in Goodmayes by phone

The several methods you can use to book your driving test at Goodmayes Test Centre. If you would like to do so over the phone, you can call the DVSA’s freephone booking line on 0300 200 1122. It’s a weekday service, and lines are open from 8am to 4pm. To complete your booking, you will need to provide some personal details, your test preferences and pay £62 to cover the cost of the test.

Book a driving test in Goodmayes online

If you prefer to book online, you can use the DVSA’s website to arrange your test. Most candidates book their driving test in this way, and you should be able to complete the process within 15 minutes.

To get started, visit the DVSA’s website; https://www.gov.uk/book-driving-test, click through to the next page and choose the type of test you want. Enter your provisional driving licence number when prompted, choose a date, then enter Goodmayes Driving Test Centre as your centre of choice. Once you have a chosen date and paid for your test, you’ll receive an email from the DVSA with confirmation of your test date.

Book a short notice driving test at Goodmayes

If you would like to avoid the 2 – 3 month for a test date at Goodmayes, our driving test cancellations service can help you find a short notice driving test. We check the DVSA’s website every 5 minutes for recently cancelled appointments at Goodmayes Test Centre. When we find a cancellation, we send a text to notify you or automatically change your driving test to the new date, if you’ve requested that option.

How to get to Goodmayes Driving Test Centre

Goodmayes Rail Station is the closest station to the test centre. The station is on the Great Eastern Main Line, and it’s a short 3-minute walk from Goodmayes Test Centre. Other nearby stations include Chadwell Heath Station, Ilford Station and Newbury Park.

Directions from Goodmayes Rail Station

Here are some directions if you plan on walking from the Goodmayes train station to the test centre;

  • Walk north-west towards Goodmayes Road/B177.
  • Sharp left onto Goodmayes Road/B177.
  • Turn right onto Kildowan Road.
  • Turn left and your destination will be on the left.

Goodmayes Test Centre does have a car park and you can find it just off Kildowan Road. Avoid waiting in the car park if you can and be considerate when driving into it, as you could disturb a candidate in the middle of a driving test manoeuvre.

Goodmayes Driving Test Centre
Goodmayes Driving Test Centre

Goodmayes Driving Test Centre pass rates

In 2019/20, 11,118 tests were conducted at Goodmayes test centre – the highest in the country – with a pass rate of 36.7%. 40.1% of tests taken at Goodmayers by male candidates in 2019/20 resulted in a pass, while roughly 35% of tests taken by the females were successful.
The pass rate at Goodmayes Test Centre is below the national average, but that is to be expected when you consider the number of tests taken at the centre each year.

YearConducted testsPassesPass rate
2010/112,24076534.2%
2011/121,36140329.6%
2012/133,2551,17836.2%
2013/144,2871,52835.6%
2014/155,3951,89335.1%
2015/165,8442,05135.1%
2016/176,7062,48337%
2017/188,1972,98736.4%
2018/1910,9833,97436.2%
2019/2011,1184,07636.7%

Goodmayes driving test routes

We’re sure the pass rate at Goodmayes Test Centre would be a lot higher if candidates knew what driving test route their examiner planned to take them on. Unfortunately, driving examiners keep this information to themselves, but studying our Goodmayes test routes is the next best thing.

You can purchase our test routes which come complete with videos, images and hazard identification. Studying these routes should help to improve your knowledge of the Goodmayes area and improve your chances of passing your driving test.

Local roads in and around Goodmayes

Goodmayes Test Centre is located on Goodmayes Road, which is a very busy and narrow high street. There tends to be a lot of pedestrian activity in this area so proceed with caution when leaving and returning to the test centre.

At Goodmayes, most test routes are made up of residential roads and narrow high streets. Some routes do include the A406, but most don’t. Driving lessons in Ilford can help you prepare for these type of roads, and your instructor should help you get to grips with the road layout.

Alternative driving test centres

If you’re entirely sure about taking your test at Goodmayes, but you do want to stay in the East London area, here are some alternative test centres;