Mitcham Driving Test Centre
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Mitcham Driving Test Centre Address
Toilets: Male and female toilets
Disabled access: None available
Parking: Limited availability
Car test: Yes
ADI Part 2: No
ADI Part 3: Yes
Motorcycle Module 1: Yes
Motorcycle Module 2: Yes
Book a driving test at Mitcham Driving Test Centre
Located in the London borough of Merton South London, Mitcham test centre is used by candidates from Croydon, Crystal Palace, Stretham, Beddington and the surrounding areas. According to the 2011 census, Mitcham has a population of just under 65,000, and Croydon Driving Test Centre is just a stone’s throw away.
Book a driving test in Mitcham by phone
If you’d prefer to speak to a customer service agent, you do have the option of booking a driving test over the phone. To get started give the DVSA a call on 0300 200 1122 Monday to Friday, between 8am and 4pm. Lines are closed on the weekend and calls cost up to 16p from a landline and between 3p and 65p if you’re calling from a mobile. For more information on costs, the DVSA has published a full breakdown here.
When calling make sure you have a credit or debit card to hand, as you will need to pay £62 to cover the cost of the test.
Book a driving test in Mitcham online
If you’re comfortable booking your driving test online, you can use the DVSA’s website to book a driving test in Mitcham. The website is efficient and it takes around 10 – 15 minutes from start to finish, assuming you’re able to find a suitable test date. You’ll need your provisional driving licence number and a credit or debit card to complete the booking process.
To get started, follow this link, scroll down the page and then click ‘start now’. On the next page, you’ll need to choose the type of test you want, and select an ideal test date. The DVSA will try and find you a test date close to the date you enter, but due to high demand, this isn’t always possible. Once you’ve put in a date, you’ll need to enter Mitcham Driving Test Centre as your centre of choice and then choose a test slot from the available dates.
Once you’ve chosen a test date you’ll need to enter your personal details and make a payment of £62. Once complete, you’ll receive an automated email from the DVSA with the time and date of your test and your driving test reference number. Keep this email as you’ll need your driving test reference number if you decide to change your driving test.
Book a short notice driving test at Mitcham
Due to the national lockdowns in 2020 and the first quarter of 2021, there’s a 2 – 3 month wait for driving tests at Mitcham Test Centre. If you’re unable to wait this long for a test, you can use our driving test cancellation service to find an earlier test date. Our automated system will check the DVSA’s website for cancelled tests at Mitcham Test Centre and we’ll send you a text message when we find a cancellation. To accept the test slot, simply reply to the text message.
Directions to Mitcham Driving Test Centre
The closest train station to the test centre is Mitcham Junction. The station is on the Southern and Thameslink lines and it’s a 30-minute walk from the station to Mitcham Driving Test Centre.
Directions from Mitcham Rail Station
Follow these directions if you’re walking from the train station to the test centre;
- Walk east from Mitcham Junction.
- Turn left onto Carshalton Rd/A237 then turn left.
- Turn left and take the stairs.
- Turn left onto Beddington Ln/B272.
- Turn right onto Brookmead Rd then turn left.
- Turn right onto Redhouse Rd
- Turn left and the test centre will be on your right-hand side.
If you’re driving to the test centre it’s worth remembering that there’s limited on-site parking. Please be considerate if you do plan on waiting at the test centre, as the bays could be used by other candidates on their tests.
Mitcham Driving Test Centre pass rates
Over 10,000 tests were taken at Mitcham Driving Test Centre in 2019/20. The site had an overall pass rate of 42.2%, but when you dig a bit deeper, there was quite a difference between the male and female pass rates. In 2019/20, there were 4,781 male tests, 2,246 of which were passed with a pass rate of 47%. In the same period, there were 5,679 female tests, 2,168 were passed with a pass rate of 38.2%
As is the case with other driving test centres in London, the pass rate at Mitcham is below the national average.
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Mitcham driving test routes
You can improve your chances of passing the driving test by studying Mitcham test routes. Each video covers a single route and we recommend watching as many as you can, as it’ll help you build up a picture of the road layout and the area around the test centre.
Local roads in and around Mitcham
The test centre is located just off the A236. It’s a busy road with parked cars on either side so look out for pedestrians and vehicles moving off from the side of the road. There’s also a number of residential roads in and around Mitcham. These roads are narrow, and most have a 20mph speed limit, so proceed with caution.
Some of the test routes in Mitcham overlap with Croydon Test Centre so it’s a good idea to familiarise yourself with Lombard roundabout and Ampere Way flyover.
Alternative driving test centres
If you’re concerned about the pass rate at Mitcham Test Centre, you can take your test at one of these South London test centres;
- Croydon Driving Test Centre
- Morden Driving Test Centre
- Tolworth Driving Test Centre
- West Wickham Driving Test Centre