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Learning to Drive in Bath

The national average driving lessons required to pass the practical driving test is 47 hours with a driving instructor and an additional 22 hours of private practice with a family or friend are recommended.

Bath’s Driving Test pass rate compared to other cities across the UK is similar to the national average sitting at 50.0%.

The test centres in Bath are Trowbridge which has a pass rate of 54.2%, Kingswood at 55%, Brislington with 43.2%, and Chippenham with 47.7%.

Bath’s nearest additional driving test centres are in Avonmouth with 55.2%, Swindon with 44.7%, Weston-Super-Mare with 57.4%, and Newport which has a lower pass rate of 46.7%.

Bath’s Practical Driving Test Centres

  • Avonmouth (Bath), Unit M6, Cabot Park, Merebank Road, Avonmouth BS11 8AQ
  • Brislington, (Bath), Government Buildings, Flowers Hill, Bath Road, Brislington, Bristol BS4 5JX
  • Chippenham, (Bath), Unit 11, Cavalier Court, Bumpers Farm, Chippenham SB14 6LH
  • Kingswood (Bath), The Siston Centre, Station Road, Kingswood, Bristol BS15 4GQ
  • Newport, Gwent, (Bath), Stephenson Street, off Corporation Road, Liswerry, Newport NP19 4XH
  • Swindon, (Bath), Fenn Close, Peatmoor, Swindon SN5 5BL
  • Trowbridge, (Bristol), Longfield Community Centre, Weavers Drive, Trowbridge BA14 7DZ
  • Weston-Super-Mare, (Bath), Plot 11, Sunnyside Road, North Industrial Estate, Weston-Super-Mare BS23 3PZ

Bath’s Theory Test Centres

  • Bristol, (Bath), Building 340, The Crescent, Bristol Business Park, Bristol BS16 1EJ
  • Frome, (Bath), 2 Baywell House, Tucker Close, Frome BA11 5LS
  • Swindon, (Bath), Ground Floor, South Suite, Ambrose House, 30 – 33 Milton Road, Swindon SN1 5JA

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Bath – did you know?

  1. The seventh planet from the sun in our solar system, Uranus, was discovered in Bath by the German astronomer William Herschel in 1781.
  2. The entire city of Bath has been declared a UNESCO world heritage site for its undeniable beauty and historic treasures.
  3. Like Bristol, Bath has its own city currency. The Bath pound is known as an Oliver and visitors who exchange their British Pounds for Bath pounds receive discounts on the good bought in Bath with their Olivers.
  4. Never mind jazz clubs or comedy bars, Bath has one of the best magic bars in the country. An evening at a bar named Sleight is sure to entertain with performances by impressive magicians and illusionists.
  5. Bath is Somerset’s largest city with approximately 90,000 people residing in the city. Despite it’s small but perfect size, Bath is officially a city having been granted city status in 1590 by Queen Elizabeth I.
  6. Unsurprisingly, Bath got it’s name from the Roman occupation in the 5th The city was famed for the thermal springs and the hot baths that the Romans built around them. These baths can be visited today, although if you’d like to try the therapeutic thermal waters, you’ll need to skip across the road to Thermae Bath Spa.
  7. England’s coronation ceremonies for swearing in new reigning monarchs was started in Bath with a ceremony held for King Edgar of England at Bath Abbey in 973.
  8. Although Oxford was spared severe bombing in the second World War, Bath wasn’t quite so lucky. The Bath Blitz saw damage rain down on several of Bath’s beautiful buildings, most notably several houses on the grand Circus and Bath’s iconic Assembly Rooms were destroyed.