Driving test waiting times

How long you can expect to wait for a driving test and which test centres have the shortest and longest waiting times.

How long do I have to wait

We aim to have a national average waiting time for a driving test of no longer than 10 weeks.  Our ability to meet this target depends on the number of applications received.    Accordingly, the average waiting time in driving test centres may vary above or below this 10-week target.

The current average waiting time for a driving test, per test centre, based on the waiting times of applicants who had a test appointment during the last 4 weeks, is listed below:

 

Test Centre Average Waiting Time(Weeks)
Athlone 11.0
Ballina

12.5

Birr 13.3
Buncrana 15.7
Carlow 10.3
Carrick-on-Shannon

11.9

Castlebar 13.5
Cavan 12.2
Churchtown 10.6
Clifden 16.2
Clonmel 12.9
Cork

14.3

Donegal

12.5

Dundalk 10.5
Dungarvan 16.1
Ennis 12.0
Finglas 10.0
Galway 9.8
Gorey 11.0
Kilkenny 10.7
Killarney 12.9
Kilrush 14.2
Letterkenny 14.1
Limerick 12.7
Longford 11.1
Loughrea 15.8
Mallow 14.7
Monaghan 11.4
Mullingar 10.8
Naas 10.6
Navan 10.1
Nenagh 13.0
Newcastle West 12.6
Portlaoise 12.4
Raheny 8.5
Roscommon 14.8
Shannon 9.2
Skibbereen 15.5
Sligo 9.6
Tallaght 11.6
Thurles

11.8

Tipperary 11.0
Tralee 13.2
Tuam 14.8
Tullamore 12.4
Waterford 15.0
Wexford 15.3
Wicklow 11.9

Driving Test Centres - Average Waiting Times

Test Centre Average Waiting Time (Weeks)
Athlone 11.0
Ballina 12.5
Ballincollig
Birr 13.3
Buncrana 15.7
Carlow 10.3
Carrick-On-Shannon 11.9
Castlebar 13.5
Cavan 12.2
Churchtown 10.6
Clifden 16.2
Clonmel 12.9
Cork 14.3
Donegal 12.5
Dundalk 10.5
Dungarvan 16.1
Ennis 12.0
Finglas 10.0
Galway 9.8
Gorey 11.0
Kilkenny 10.7
Killarney 12.9
Kilrush 14.2
Letterkenny 14.1
Limerick 14.1
Limerick - Woodview 14.1
Longford 11.1
Loughrea 15.8
Mallow 14.7
Monaghan 11.4
Mullingar 10.8
Naas 10.6
Navan 10.1
Nenagh 13.0
Newcastle West 12.6
Portlaoise 12.4
Raheny 8.5
Roscommon 14.8
Shannon 9.2
Skibbereen 15.5
Sligo 9.6
Tallaght 11.6
Thurles 11.8
Tipperary 11.0
Tralee 13.2
Tuam 14.8
Tullamore 12.4
Waterford 15.0
Wexford 15.3
Wicklow 11.9

Quick tests

We know that a person may need to take a test urgently. We can usually facilitate this and it helps if you are available for a test appointment at short notice

We often have slots that have been cancelled that are available for a person who can take a test with notice from a few hours to a few days.

If this is suitable for you, please note on your application that you are available for short notice cancellation.