Booking an NCT & Test Fees

Find out where your nearest test centre is located and how you can go about booking an NCT

Booking options

When your vehicle is due to be tested, you must book with the NCTS: they will then send you an SMS, email or letter with details of your test appointment.

You may book your NCT by any of the following methods

  • Internet:
  • Phone: 01 4135992 from 8am to 8pm (Mon-Thurs) and 8am to 6pm (Fri)
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Fax: (01) 413-5982 (please remember to quote your booking ID and telephone number, if available).
  • Postal bookings: The Booking Department National Car Testing Service Ltd Citywest Business Campus Lake Drive 3026 Naas Road Dublin 24 If writing, please remember to quote your booking ID and telephone number, if available.

Test Centre Locations

There are 49 NCT test centres located throughout Ireland established solely for the purposes of private vehicle testing. Find the centre that is most convenient to you.

The Test Fees

The NCT fee for a full test is €55 and a re-test costs €28 (both fees are inclusive of VAT and maybe subject to change). All re-tests must be booked within 21 days of the initial test and completed within 30 days of the initial test.

Re-tests, which do not require the use of test equipment, will be free. Free re-tests cover items, for example, a visual inspection to check that faulty windscreen wipers have been replaced.

If you cancel / rearrange a confirmed appointment with less than five working days notice (Mon. - Fri., not including the day of the test) or fail to show up for the test, a €22 surcharge will be applied when you next bring your vehicle for testing. A similar surcharge of €11.50 will apply in the case of a re-test.

NCTS will accept cash, laser/Debit cards and all major credit cards (excluding American Express).