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Portsmouth Practical Driving Test Centre

If you are planning on taking your practical driving test at the Portsmouth test centre you won’t find it too much trouble to locate it. Situated on James Callaghan Drive opposite Fort Southwick, the test centre is in close proximity to the M27 and around 20 minutes away from the centre of Portsmouth itself.  We suggest getting to know your chosen test centre a bit better? The best way to do this is by reading our guide below. We will take you through directions, pass rates, test routes and much more!


Opposite Fort Southwick, James Callaghan Drive, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO17 6AR

Tests Offered at Portsmouth

  • Car
  • ADI part 3


There are parking spaces available at this centre


Male and female toilets are available

Disabled Access

Arrangements will be made at this test centre if you have a disability

Phone Number

0239 2385225

Check out the – ‘book your driving test’ service for availability.

Directions to get to Portsmouth Practical Driving Test Centre

If you are not familiar with the area the best route to the test centre is to head towards Portsmouth on either the A3(M) or the M27, however do not go into Portsmouth as the test centre is situated about 20 mins outside of Portsmouth on the scenic Portsdown Hill B2177 James Callaghan Drive overlooking the city of Portsmouth. Here are the best directions to get there


More about Portsmouth

If you’re to be a qualified driver in the Portsmouth area, be prepared to face a variety of difficult traffic conditions and road types. Whilst the driving examiner isn’t looking to fail you, their job is to make sure that you are actually ready to remove the L plates. As such, they’ll take you through a thorough test to see if you can handle safely all of the challenges Portsmouth has to offer. With a variety of dual carriageways, residential roads, and congested areas, you’ll also need to be at ease with responding to different speed limits.

Want to be more familiar with Portsmouth? here are some useful links below.

Driving Test Routes

Having local knowledge of the test area will give you a great advantage when it comes to taking your driving test. The DVSA does not make test routes public however, The test routes available on our site are the knowledge gained from local driving instructors who are able to either sit in on lessons or can track their cars whilst they are out on test. They are all current routes that can be used by the DVSA examiners. Downloading the test routes yourself if you have someone else that you can practise driving with will be a huge advantage and potentially save you a considerable amount of money and possibly speed up the time it will take to pass your test.

We are so confident in the quality of our test routes we always offer a free sample of one of the routes for you to take look at and practice before buying the full pack of routes

Portsmouth Practical Driving Test Centre - Pass Rates


What If I Fail?

It can be very upsetting to not pass your driving test, but as you can see from the figures above that quite a few people do not pass their driving test immediately, it may take them several attempts. Don’t be disheartened by this and take the time to do further practise and seek professional advice from an instructor if you feel it is nessasary.

 Once you feel ready to take your test you can re-book through the – ‘book your driving test’ service additionally, you can use various websites/apps to find earlier cancellation appointments the one we recommend is below