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 12.2
Ballina

12.0

Birr 14.0
Buncrana 15.7
Carlow 11.2
Carrick-on-Shannon

11.9

Castlebar 13.9
Cavan 12.6
Churchtown 11.1
Clifden 16.2
Clonmel 13.1
Cork

14.3

Donegal

12.8

Dundalk 10.6
Dungarvan 15.3
Ennis 11.8
Finglas 9.9
Galway 9.5
Gorey 11.3
Kilkenny 11.8
Killarney 13.9
Kilrush 14.2
Letterkenny 14.1
Limerick 13.3
Longford 11.4
Loughrea 16.6
Mallow 13.2
Monaghan 13.6
Mullingar 11.0
Naas 10.8
Navan 10.6
Nenagh 12.3
Newcastle West 11.2
Portlaoise 12.4
Raheny 8.6
Roscommon 15.2
Shannon 10.0
Skibbereen 16.2
Sligo 6.5
Tallaght 11.5
Thurles

12.2

Tipperary 14.1
Tralee 12.2
Tuam 14.5
Tullamore 13.3
Waterford 15.1
Wexford 15.3
Wicklow 12.6

Driving Test Centres - Average Waiting Times

Test Centre Average Waiting Time (Weeks)
Athlone 12.2
Ballina 12.0
Ballincollig
Birr 14.0
Buncrana 15.7
Carlow 11.2
Carrick-On-Shannon 11.9
Castlebar 13.9
Cavan 12.6
Churchtown 11.2
Clifden 16.2
Clonmel 13.1
Cork 14.3
Donegal 12.8
Dundalk 10.6
Dungarvan 15.3
Ennis 11.8
Finglas 9.9
Galway 9.5
Gorey 11.3
Kilkenny 11.8
Killarney 13.9
Kilrush 14.2
Letterkenny 14.1
Limerick 13.3
Limerick - Woodview 13.3
Longford 11.4
Loughrea 16.6
Mallow 13.2
Monaghan 13.6
Mullingar 11.0
Naas 10.8
Navan 10.6
Nenagh 12.3
Newcastle West 11.2
Portlaoise 12.4
Raheny 8.6
Roscommon 15.2
Shannon 10.0
Skibbereen 16.2
Sligo 6.5
Tallaght 11.5
Thurles 12.2
Tipperary 14.1
Tralee 12.2
Tuam 14.5
Tullamore 13.3
Waterford 15.1
Wexford 15.3
Wicklow 12.6

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.