Dublin Theory Test Centre

Dublin Theory Test Centre Address

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

Ground Floor,
La Touche House,
Custom House Dock,
IFSC,
Dublin,
D01 R5P3

Directions

Car

The city centre has ample parking options. However, given the costs involved, it may well be more cost-efficient to take advantage of the city’s multiple public transport options. If opting to travel by car, please utilise the M50 motorway into Dublin. There are several reasonable parking options within a 5-10 mins walk of the test centre. Here are two that we recommend:

Connolly Train Station Car Park

This car park is open 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. Parking is charged at €3 per hour, or, if requiring a space for the full day, you can pay €9.50 for a 24-hour ticket. If extending your stay in Dublin, weekly tickets are available for €30.

Please be aware that you can either pay by cash or via the APCOA Connect service line. This is a secure payment channel set up by the company that operates this car park. To go through APCOA directly, please call 0861801630, and quote location ID 3223. There is no difference in parking charge whether paying by cash or via APCOA Connect. Please note that disabled spaces are available.

The test centre is about a seven-minute walk away, heading in a south-westerly direction. Please cross the bridge at George’s Dock, before heading turning left towards the test centre building.

IFSC Car Park

Car Park opening hours are as follows:

  • Monday-Friday: 6:30 am – Midnight
  • Saturday: 8.00 am – Midnight
  • Sunday: 9.00 am – Midnight

Parking is charged at a rate of €4 per hour, but only offers a full day ticket option on the weekend. If you’re planning to spend some time in Dublin after the test, please be aware that there is both late and through the night parking options available. Evening tickets cost €11, which will provide you with up to six hours of parking, between 6.00 pm and car park closure at midnight. Overnight tickets are charged at €14 and are valid from 6.00 pm until 10.00 am the following morning.

All payment methods are accepted here, including cash, card and contactless payments. Disabled spaces are available.

The walk to the test centre is approximately five minutes, with the route converging with the journey from Connolly Train Station Car Park. Therefore, if using this car park, please also cross the bridge at George’s Dock, before turning left towards the venue.

For further parking options available in the surrounding area, please visit the Parkopedia website using this link.

Train

There are three stations located in Dublin city centre, and all have reasonable connections towards the test centre. However, given the distances involved, we would encourage you to arrive into Connolly Train Station if at all possible.

Connolly Train Station

The test site is just under 1km from the train station and is therefore roughly a ten-minute walk away. Please walk parallel to the main harbour, before taking a left onto George’s Dock bridge. Again, as per earlier instructions, please then head over the bridge and turn left.

If you’re not keen on walking, there is the option of taking the bus. However, this will be an extremely short journey and take around the same length of time as walking. Therefore, if possible, go on foot. If you do opt for the bus, then please take a short walk up to Amiens Street bus stop, and catch the number 15 Ballycullen Road service. This will take you down to the Connolly Station bus stop within approximately four minutes. From here, there is a short, two-minute onwards walk to the venue.

Station address:

Amiens Street,
Dublin 1,
DO1 V6V6

For journey times and further information about Connolly Train Station, please visit the Irish Rail website.

Dublin Pearse Train Station

The theory test centre is around 1km away from Dublin Pearse train station. You may want to enjoy the scenic walk over the River Liffey, or, alternatively, if looking to take a bus, there are several service routes available.

If walking, please set off in a northerly direction, heading for Sean O’Casey Bridge. On reaching the bridge, you’ll know you’re about halfway through the journey. From here, you’ll have around a 500m onwards walk. The test centre is just beyond the Irish Emigration Museum.

As referenced, if looking to take the bus, there is a number of options. We would recommend taking the Rosslare Europort service, which is accessible from inside the Dublin Pearse station. Please ride the route up to Connolly Station, before exiting and undertaking the three-minute onwards walk to the test centre.

Alternatively, you may decide to take the number 4 Maynooth route from outside the station. If using this service, please exit at the Tara Street bus stop. The venue is around an eight-minute walk from here, heading over Tara Street bridge and round Amiens Street and onto George’s Dock. The centre will be located on your right-hand side as you approach George’s Dock.

Station address:

Westland Row,
Dublin 2
D02 RV00

Heuston Train Station

Ideally, you should target arrival into Connolly or Dublin Pearse stations. However, if this isn’t possible, there is Heauston station, situated just over 3km from the test centre. If feeling up for a stroll through central Dublin, there is the option of embarking upon the 40-minute eastward walk towards the test venue.

Otherwise, you do have the option of either catching a bus or tram service. Given the considerable distance between the station and the centre, you would need to take two buses if travelling via this mode of transport. The number 79A Ashton Quay service will take you up to Dame Street, where you should switch and jump on the number 14 Beaumont route. This will then take you up to Busaras bus station, which is across the road from the testing venue. The journey should take just under 30 minutes in total.

Given the complexity of the bus journey(s), we would encourage you to take the tram red line. There is no connection required, and you’ll be able to arrive at the test centre around ten minutes quicker than those taking the bus. ‘The Point’ service takes you from Heuston station to Busaras Luas bus stop in around fifteen minutes. From here, head eastwards down Store Street, before arriving onto George’s Dock. The venue should be in your direct line of vision.

Station address:

St. John’s Road West
Dublin 8
D08 E2CV

Bus

There are multiple bus services operating in close proximity to the test centre. These include the 116, 30, 27, 39A, 41, 47, 53, and 69. The closest bus stops to the testing site are those ones positioned around Connolly Train Station. There is also the option of utilizing the Busaras Central bus station, which, as previously referenced, is just on the other side of the road from the test centre.

Station address:

22 Store Street,
North Dock,
Dublin
D01 RW68

Information about this bus station’s arrival and departure times can be found on the Bus Eireann website.

Tram (also referred to as ‘Luas’ in the city itself)

Both of Dublin’s red and green lines have drop-off points in close proximity to the venue. Ideally, please look for services that head towards the Busaras Luas Stop. Again, this stop is just a few-minutes-walk away from the theory test centre.

Opening Hours

The centre’s opening times are a little shorter than what you may expect, so please be aware of this when booking in your test. Hours the site is operational:

  • Monday-Thursday 11.00 am-5.30 pm
  • Friday 11.00am-4.30pm.

This venue is closed on weekends.