Edinburgh Theory Test Centre

You need to pass the DVSA driving theory test before you can book your practical driving test. You can take the theory test at any theory test centre in England, Scotland and Wales, including the theory test centre in Edinburgh.

This short guide has everything you need to know about the Edinburgh theory test centre. Whether you're already thinking to book your theory test or you're just looking to find out more about the Edinburgh test centre, you'll find lots of useful information here.

Edinburgh theory test centre address


Suite 1, 2nd floor
Cairncross House
25 Union Street


Edinburgh theory test centre contact information


0300 200 1122

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Directions to the Edinburgh theory test centre


At the large roundabout at the top of Leith Walk near the St. James centre, take the turn to go down Leith Walk. After a few yards (opposite the Playhouse Theatre) take first left down Union Street. Cairncross House is located on the right hand side near the foot of the hill. Please be aware there are road works at the large roundabout. Delays are to be expected. Union Street has been also been closed to cars due to further roadworks and can only be accessed by foot. It is advisable to plan your journey in advance to ensure you arrive at the test centre in time for your test. Full Disabled Access is available; wheelchair access via a ramp at right of the main door building. Buzzer to allow access to the building however can only be accessed at the main entry door.

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How to book your theory test at the Edinburgh Theory Test Centre

You can book your theory test directly with the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA).

You can also book your driving theory test with us. Booking with us is quick and easy. We'll give you everything you need to pass your car or bike theory test and as many theory tests as you need to pass.

How can I pass my theory test first time at the Edinburgh theory test centre?

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Frequently asked questions about the theory test

How much is the theory test?

The theory test for cars and motorcycles costs ยฃ23. See the theory test costs for every DVSA theory test.

What is the theory test pass mark?

The pass mark for the car theory test is 86%. You'll need to correctly answer at least 43 out of 50 multiple choice questions to pass this part of the test. You also need to pass the hazard perception test to pass the overall theory test. You'll need to correctly score 44 out of 75 to pass the hazard perception part of the test.

Can I take my theory test online?

No. You must take the theory test at a registered DVSA theory test centre. Find a DVSA theory test centre.

What is the waiting time for a theory test?

The waiting time varies between theory test centre. See the waiting times at your DVSA theory test centre.

How do I revise for my theory test?

Driving Theory 4 All's online theory test revision material is a must-have for anyone wanting to pass their theory test first time. You'll get the latest DVSA revision questions, mock tests, CGI hazard perception videos, plus lots more. And you can practise on your phone, tablet or computer.

Can I change my theory test centre?

Yes. You can change your theory test for free at gov.uk.

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