Castlerea Theory Test Centre

Castlerea Theory Test Centre Address

The location of the test centre for driver theory test candidates is:

Main Street,
F45 RK49



Castlerea is serviced by the N60, which cuts through the heart of the town. The theory test venue is located just off this road on Main Street, right in the middle of the town centre. There are some limited spaces on Main Street, sat on the opposite of the road to the test site. However, given the busyness of this central route through the town, availability here cannot be guaranteed. We would therefore recommend heading to the free car park at Castlerea Train Station, although please note that this is situated roughly one kilometre away from the venue.

This car park is completely free and is operational 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. However, the site only accommodates 30 vehicles. Therefore, again, it cannot be assumed that spaces here will be available. Disabled parking is in operation.

Unfortunately, there are no connecting public transport services to the test centre from the car park. Therefore, please either head to Main Street on foot, or take advantage of a local taxi service.

If walking, please adhere to the following guidance:

Exit the car park and head north on Patrick Street, following the road until its conclusion. Turn left onto Main Street and advance for approximately 250m; the test centre will be located on your left-hand side. This full journey will take around thirteen minutes to conduct.


There are three main bus routes that head through Castlerea town centre, numbers 440, 429, and 460.

  • 440: This service operates between Athlone and Westport, heading in a north-west/southeast direction(s). If using this route, please alight at Barrack Street bus stop, which is located about 650m away from the test site. This entails a straight-forward westward walk along Barrack Street, which merges with Main Street about halfway through this journey. After travelling in this direction for roughly six minutes, you’ll see the test venue appear on your left-hand side.
  • 429: This route originates in Galway Bus Station, and heads north towards Castlerea. The service terminates at the aforementioned Barrack Street bus stop. Again, please leave the bus here, and follow the above travel guidance to the test centre.
  • 460: The number 460 shuttles northwards between Sligo and Castlerea Train Station. If using this service, please once again alight at Barrack Street, avoiding the southbound final leg of this journey to the train station.

If keen to understand scheduled stops on any of the aforementioned bus routes, please head to Castlerea’s Moovit dashboard page, located here.


Despite its modest size, Castlerea offers direct services to Westport and Dublin (and also Ballina en route to Westport). Onwards guidance to the test site has been provided in the earlier parking section.

For further information on Castlerea Train Station, including departure and arrival times, please head to the Irish Rail website.

Station address:

Church Road
Co. Roscommon

Opening Hours

Castlerea’s theory test venue is open between the following hours:

  • Monday to Friday: 9.00am-1.00pm.

Please note that this site is closed on weekends.