Ipswich Theory Test Centre

Ipswich Theory Test Centre Address

Suite 1
Second Floor
Hubbard House
6 Civic Drive
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Ipswich Theory Test Centre Address

Ipswich Theory Test Centre is located at 6 Civic Drive. Ipswitch. IP1 2QD.

Ipswich Theory Test Centre Directions

The Ipswich Theory Test Centre was established in 1885. It is located in the second floor of Hubbard House. The main entrance is located along Civic Drive, opposite New Wolsey Theatre. Pressing the intercom on the left-hand side of the main door opens the lift or stairs to the second floor.

Friends and family of Candidates are not allowed to wait inside Hubbard House.

What is the theory test pass mark?

Your car theory test is 86% correct. You must answer 43 out of 50 multiple-choice questions correctly to pass the test. You must also pass the hazard perception test by scoring 44 out of 75 to get your license.

What is the waiting time for a theory test?

Waiting times vary between theory test centres. You should be aware of this before you book your theory test.

Pass Rates by Year

Pass rates aren't as bad as they seem. You'll get the same score whether you sit your test in London or New York.


Pay and display car parking is available off the civic roundabout next to new wolsey theatre. Look for spiral underground car park. Above ground parking is available at this car park


Ipswich theory test centre is roughly a 13 minute walking distance from either Cattle market bus station or Sailmaker bus terminal. Sailmakers bus terminal - Turn left out of bus station onto crown street continue along crown street and across crossroads at bend in road road name changes to st matthews street at roundabout take pedestrian under pass stairs for underpass ramp access turn left-hand corner onto civic drive and ramp is on left-hand side on access to underpass follow sign for norwich road on exit from underpass follow signed for civic drive hubbard house is on right hand side

Cattle market Bus Terminal - Turn left out of bus terminal onto Dogs Head Street, continue across mini roundabout onto Falcons Street. At crossroads continue straight across onto Friars St. Follow road skirting Willis Croon glass buildings) until you reach crossroads. Go straight across onto Civic Drive. Continue following road (skirting Willis coroon glass building), the street changes to Princes Street.At crossroads continue straight across towards Civic Drive. Continue along civic drive and go across roundabout, new wolsey theatre is on right hand side, continue along civic drive 50 metres then take underpass ramp, on access to underpass follow signs to Norwich road. On exit from under pass follow signs for civic drive. Hubbard house is on right hand side"


Ipswich Train Station is located at Burrell Road, Ipswich, IP2 8AL. The nearest test centre is about 25 minutes away by foot. At the pedestrian crossing continue straight ahead onto Princes street. Cross over the road and turn left at the next set of traffic lights. Follow this route until you reach Civic drive. Turn left at the crossroads and continue along Civic drive. You will see the new Wolsey theatre on your right hand side. Continue along Civic drive until you reach the third roundabout. Take the ramp down into the underpass. Exit the underpass and follow the signs for Norwich road. On exiting the underpass, continue along Civic drive. Hubbard house is on the right hand side.


Ipswich is a city in England. There are many hotels located near the test centre. You can stay there the night before the test. Rooms come with TVs and irons and irons. You can reach the test centre within 3 minutes by walking.

EasyHotel is a budget hotel that offers rooms with ensuites. It's located near Westgate Street.

For a more upmarket accommodation, go south towards the river or stay near the town centre. Find the Novotel Ipswich Town Centre, which is about 11 minutes' walk away. Stay here for a comfortable stay with clean, modern rooms, free WiFi, cable TV and luxurious toiletries. There's a restaurant and gym on site that you're welcome to make use of!

When you do not need a theory test

You must pass a theory test before taking a driving test to upgrade your license. An automatic vehicle license allows you to drive any type of vehicle, but you must be careful when driving a large vehicle.

A minibus can tow a trailer. You don't need to take a theory exam before booking a minibus or bus.

Arriving at Ipswich Theory Test Centre

Bus stops are very useful when traveling by public transportation. You can get to your destination quickly if you use them.

Public Transport: Ipswich is served by buses, trains, trams and ferries. To get around town, there are two types of transport available: cars and public transport. Cars are used to travel longer distances, while public transport is used when travelling shorter distances or if you want to go somewhere that isn't accessible by bus. You can use your satnav to find out more about how to get around Ipswich.

Hubbard House is a very large building that appears just before the roundabout that takes people onto the A1156 road. Parking As is the usual case, the driving test centre doesn't provide parking spaces for visitors, but there are affordable car parks nearby.

The nearest option is The Spiral Car Park (IP1 2AS) which has over 350 spaces, costs £2.70 for two hours of parking and is 3 minutes away from the test centre or, for a slightly more expensive option, you can head down to St Matthews Car Park (IP1 3EU) which is a 4 minute walk from the test centre, and will cost you £2.40 for two hours.

Guides and Tips

Hazard Perception is a skill that needs practice. It is important to be aware of your surroundings while driving. Road signs are very important when driving. You should know how to read them correctly. Some people may think that they can learn it by reading books or watching videos online, but that is not true. You must practice it until you become an expert driver.

Places to Celebrate

Ipswich has many restaurants, bars and pubs. We recommend visiting Greene King, the Cock & Pye. You'll find friendly staff, an enjoyable atmosphere and plenty of food & drinks on offer.

A craft beer and heritage beer bar serves an eclectic range of beers. Craft beer and heritage beer bars are located a 7-minute walk away from the test centre.

This pub is located near the test centre. You should go there if you want to get some drinks or eat some food.

Nearby Theory Test Centres

The train station is located 16.1 miles away by rail. The nearest railway station is at Saxmundham, which is 17.7 miles away by rail.


The DVSA will email you confirmation of your theory test upon completion of bookings. It’s very important to provide the correct email address as this will contain your time, date and reference numbers of your test. You should also print out this information and bring it along to your test as it may be useful if you encounter any problems during the test.


Allow yourself plenty of time to get to Ipswich Theory Test Center. All theory test centers operate strict allotted test times for each candidate, arriving late may see you unable take the test and you'll lose the booking fee. You need to bring your provisional driving license photocard with you to Ipswich theory test center on the day of your exam.

You need to take a valid UK passport with you when taking the theory test. Your driving licence should be replaced if it is lost or stolen. Contact the DVLA for more information about getting a new licence.


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