Driving test waiting times

Because of test backlogs, and the requirement to prioritise essential workers, fewer customers are being scheduled on a first come first served basis at this time. Because of this, average waiting times at test centre level do not show an accurate picture of how long a particular individual might be waiting for an appointment and therefore are not being published. We are conscious of the need to increase test capacity and work is ongoing to do this and get waiting times back to lower levels over a period of time.

How long do I have to wait

Please see important Covid-19 update here.


As a result of Covid-19 measures, our capacity to undertake driving tests, at pre-Covid 19 levels, has reduced.


Only essential workers should attend driving test appointments

We can only offer test appointments to essential workers at this time. On the day of your test, you will be asked to confirm that you’re an essential worker.  If you are not, the test won’t go ahead.


If you are an essential worker and need a test urgently please complete this online form.


If you are a non-essential worker and have an upcoming appointment scheduled please cancel your test.  You can do this by signing up or logging into MyRoadSafety.  Under ‘My Bookings’ you will see an option to cancel your test. You will not lose your fee in this instance. It will be saved as a service credit and you can use it to book a future test.  We will contact you when future appointments become available.



Driving Test Centres - Average Waiting Times

Test Centre Average Waiting Time (Weeks)
Athlone TBC
Ballina TBC
Birr TBC
Buncrana TBC
Carlow TBC
Carrick-On-Shannon TBC
Castlebar TBC
Cavan TBC
Clifden TBC
Clonmel TBC
Cork TBC
Cork Midleton TBC
Donegal TBC
Dun Laoghaire TBC
Dundalk TBC
Dungarvan TBC
Ennis TBC
Finglas TBC
Galway TBC
Galway TBC
Gorey TBC
Kilkenny TBC
Killarney TBC
Kilrush TBC
Letterkenny TBC
Limerick TBC
Limerick - Woodview TBC
Limerick Roxboro TBC
Longford TBC
Loughrea TBC
Mallow TBC
Monaghan TBC
Mulhuddart TBC
Mullingar TBC
Naas 3 TBC
Navan TBC
Nenagh TBC
Newcastle West TBC
Portlaoise TBC
Raheny TBC
Roscommon TBC
Shannon TBC
Skibbereen TBC
Sligo TBC
Tallaght TBC
Thurles TBC
Tipperary TBC
Tralee TBC
Tuam TBC
Tullamore TBC
Waterford TBC
Wexford TBC
Wicklow TBC

Updated 21 December 2020