Hornchurch Driving Test Centre
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With a 43% pass rate, low driving test waiting times and lots of information on potential driving test routes, Hornchurch Driving Test Centre, is a popular test centre in East London. The test centre can be found on Station Lane, in between a row of commercial buildings, and in 2019/20 over 1,200 tests were conducted at the site.
Hornchurch Driving Test Centre Address
75 Station Lane
Disabled access: No
Car test: Yes
ADI Part 2: Yes
ADI Part 3: Yes
Motorcycle Module 1: No
Motorcycle Module 2: No
Book a driving test at Hornchurch Driving Test Centre
Hornchurch is a well-populated district in Havering, East London, a short drive away from Dagenham, Rainham, Upminister. Its pass rate generally hovers around the 40% mark and this makes Hornchurch Driving Test Centre a popular place to take a driving test.
You can arrange your test with the DVSA either over the phone or online. Driving test waiting times range anywhere between 6 and 12 weeks, so we recommend booking your driving test just before you reach test standard.
Book a driving test in Hornchurch by phone
The DVSA operate a customer service line that you can use to book a test at Hornchurch Test Centre or change an existing driving test. The line operates from Monday to Friday, 8am to 4pm. To speak to someone in the customer service team call 0300 200 1122, and make sure you have both your provisional driving licence number and a credit or debit card, to pay £62 to cover the cost of the test.
Book a driving test in Hornchurch online
You can also book your driving test online, using the DVSA’s website, and if you choose to do so, the process should take you around 10 minutes. The website has been redesigned to make it easier and quicker to find a suitable driving test and it’s the preferred finding an available driving test a lot easier.
To book online go to https://www.gov.uk/book-driving-test, choose the type of test you want, and enter your provisional driving licence number when asked to. Select a date and then enter Hornchurch Driving Test Centre as your test centre of choice. Once complete you’ll be presented with a range of dates and times, select the combination that suits you best and pay £62 to cover the cost.
Book a short notice driving test at Hornchurch
The 6 to 12-week waiting time for a driving test at Hornchurch can be off-putting for some. If you need an earlier test date, you can book a cancellation driving test through Book Learn Pass. We’ll check the DVSA’s website for cancelled test dates at Hornchurch Test Centre, and we’ll notify you when a suitable date becomes available. We can automatically change your test for you if you would like us to as well.
Directions to Hornchurch Driving Test Centre
There are two tube stations in close proximity to Hornchurch Driving Test Centre. Hornchurch Station and Upminster Bridge Station are 7 and a 16-minute walk away respectively and both are on the District and Hammersmith and City lines.
Directions from Hornchurch Station
Follow these directions if you plan on walking to the test centre from Hornchurch Station;
- Exit Hornchurch station and walk north
- Turn right towards Station Lane
- Turn left onto Station Lane and the test centre will be on the right
Hornchurch Test Centre does not have a car park so if you plan on driving to the site, you will need to find parking on Station Lane or on one of its side roads.
Hornchurch Driving Test Centre pass rates
In 4 out of the 5 previous years, the pass rate at Hornchurch Driving Test Centre has been above 40%. Although slightly lower than the national average, a 40% pass rate at a test centre in London is nothing to be sniffed at. London test centres tend to have lower pass rates compared to the national average, and this goes some way to explaining why candidates decided to book their test at Hornchurch.
In 2019/20, 1,213 tests were conducted at Hornchurch with a pass rate of 43.5%. In normal times, we’d expect a higher pass rate to lead to an increase in the number of tests taken in the next year, however, due to the impact of covid-19, we’re unsure if this trend will continue.
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Hornchurch driving test routes
There’s no way of knowing the exact driving test route you will take on the day of your test, if there was, we’re sure the pass rate in Hornchurch would be a lot higher. but you can improve your chances of passing by studying some of the existing driving test routes we already know.
Several driving test routes in Hornchurch overlap one another, and you can build up a good sense of the local roads by studying the routes we have on this page. Each test route comes with video, images and instructions on how to deal with the tricky aspects of each route.
Local roads in and around Hornchurch
The A127 dual carriageway is in close proximity to Hornchurch Driving Test Centre, and you could be asked to take the road if your driving examiner takes you towards Hall Lane. Some of the test routes in Hornchurch use country roads, so it’s important you are comfortable driving in this sort of environment. Park Farm Road in Upminister is one such road and with a speed limit of 40mph and no central reservation, you’ll need good road positioning to avoid failing your driving test.
Book a couple of driving lessons in Hornchurch before the big day and focus your time on getting to know the local road layout.