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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 Category B (car/light van) 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:

Please note: The average waiting time is an average of current waiting times for applicants at each Test Centre.  Applicants will have waiting times both longer and shorter than the average.  The longest waiting time per Test Centre is also shown in the table below.

Driving Test Centre.

Average Waiting (Weeks)

Longest Wait Time in Weeks CARS

Athlone            

9.5

16

Ballina

11.2

20

Birr             

10.8

17

Buncrana

13.0

17

Carlow       

11.4

18

Carrick-On-Shannon

12.2

20

Castlebar          

9.5

26

Cavan

13.0

24

Churchtown

12.5

24

Clifden

11.8

21

Clonmel

15.0

19

Cork

16.5

23

Donegal

14.5

16

Dundalk        

9.5

14

Dungarvan  

10.7

16

Ennis        

11.9

25

Finglas        

10.8

19

Galway    

10.8

18

Gorey          

15.4

24

Kilkenny           

17.4

21

Killarney         

13.6

25

Kilrush          

14.1

23

Letterkenny     

15.6

22

Limerick

13.3

22

Longford         

11.5

18

Loughrea        

13.6

21

Mallow          

14.9

19

Monaghan   

9.4

23

Mullingar        

7.1

18

Naas

12.5

18

Navan  

10.4

19

Nenagh

11.6

17

Newcastle West

12.0

24

Portlaoise       

10.4

16

Raheny          

9.1

17

Roscommon

10.8

15

Shannon

14.8

19

Skibbereen       

15.8

28

Sligo 

13.2

23

Tallaght       

10.7

16

Thurles

11.0

18

Tipperary

10.4

20

Tralee

12.8

23

Tuam

9.3

16

Tullamore

10.4

17

Waterford

13.1

19

Wexford

15.0

19

Wicklow

13.7

23

  

Last updated 07/08/2018

Driving Test Centres - Average Waiting Times

Test Centre Average Waiting Time (Weeks)
Athlone 9.5
Ballina 11.2
Ballincollig
Birr 10.8
Buncrana 13.0
Carlow 11.4
Carrick-On-Shannon 12.2
Castlebar 9.5
Cavan 13.0
Churchtown 12.5
Clifden 11.8
Clonmel 15.0
Cork 16.5
Donegal 14.5
Dundalk 9.5
Dungarvan 10.7
Ennis 11.9
Finglas 10.8
Galway 10.8
Galway
Gorey 15.4
Kilkenny 17.4
Killarney 13.6
Kilrush 14.1
Letterkenny 15.6
Limerick 13.3
Limerick - Woodview 13.3
Longford 11.5
Loughrea 13.6
Mallow 14.9
Monaghan 9.4
Mullingar 7.1
Naas 12.5
Navan 10.4
Nenagh 11.6
Newcastle West 12.0
Portlaoise 10.4
Raheny 9.1
Roscommon 10.8
Shannon 14.8
Skibbereen 15.8
Sligo 13.2
Tallaght 10.7
Thurles 11.0
Tipperary 10.4
Tralee 12.8
Tuam 9.3
Tullamore 10.4
Waterford 13.1
Wexford 15.0
Wicklow 13.3

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.