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 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 driving test average waiting times by test centre are currently under review and therefore unavailable at present.  We apologise for any inconvenience caused.  Demand for driving tests nationally is currently high and customers can expect to wait on average 13 weeks for a driving test.  We will update this page as soon as this review is completed.  Thank you for your patience.

Driving Test Centres - Average Waiting Times

Test Centre Average Waiting Time (Weeks)
Athlone
Ballina
Ballincollig
Birr
Buncrana
Carlow
Carrick-On-Shannon
Castlebar
Cavan
Churchtown
Clifden
Clonmel
Cork
Donegal
Dundalk
Dungarvan
Ennis
Finglas
Galway
Gorey
Kilkenny
Killarney
Kilrush
Letterkenny
Limerick
Limerick - Woodview
Longford
Loughrea
Mallow
Monaghan
Mullingar
Naas
Navan
Nenagh
Newcastle West
Portlaoise
Raheny
Roscommon
Shannon
Skibbereen
Sligo
Tallaght
Thurles
Tipperary
Tralee
Tuam
Tullamore
Waterford
Wexford
Wicklow

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.

We often have slots that have been cancelled that are available for a person that 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