Dun Laoghaire Theory Test Centre

Dun Laoghaire Theory Test Centre Address

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

Unit 307 & 308 Level 3,
Dun Laoghaire Shopping Centre,
Dun Laoghaire,
A96 PW84



For those travelling from outside the town itself, Dun Laoghaire is serviced by the N31 and is approximately a 40-minute drive from Dublin. There are extremely limited parking facilities around the test centre, so we would encourage you to use public transport services to travel.

However, if arrival by car is essential, we would recommend parking at the Dun Laoghaire’s Institute of Design and Technology building, situated in the south side of the town. Nevertheless, there is still a considerable 2.5km onwards journey to the test centre from this car park.

Should there be any issues with the site listed below, you can access further parking options within the surrounding area by visiting this page.

Institute of Design and Technology Car Park

Car Park opening hours are as follows:

Monday-Friday: 07:00am-10:00pm
Saturday: 08.00am-5.00pm
Sunday: Closed (test centre is also closed on a Sunday)

Please note, the institute itself opens an hour later and closes an hour earlier than the car park’s operational hours. However, you can still gain access to the car park aligned to the opening hours articulated above.

Parking is priced at €1 per hour, but this pay rate is capped at 4 hours. Any park time required after this will be charged at an additional €4 per hour. Therefore, if planning to spend a little time in the town after your test, please keep this increased hourly fee in mind.

Candidates can make payment by cash, or over the phone using the APCOA connect service. To pay by your mobile device, simply contact APCOA on 0861801630, and enter the code 1087, which is the location’s ID.

After securing your parking space, please use the 46A Dun Laoghaire bus service, which can be taken from the Institute of Design and Technology bus stop. There is then a short, eight-minute journey up to Dun Laoghaire train station, where you should exit the bus. Just before arrival to the station, you’ll be able to see Dun Laoghaire harbour on your left hand-side.

The test centre is situated within the Dun Laoghaire Shopping Centre, which is roughly a six-minute walk from the train station, heading in a southerly direction.


As well as multiple bus routes within the town, you can access this area of Dun Laoghaire from two main external routes.

45A: This service heads northbound from Kilmacanogue, and will take you directly up to the shopping centre entrance

7/7A: This is a southbound service with originates in Dublin. Again, this will allow you to exit the bus right outside of the shopping centre.

There are a number of bus stops in close proximity to the testing site. However, for the sake of ease, you should ideally look to arrive at the shopping centre itself. If this isn’t possible, there is the option of either Corrig Avenue or Royal Marine Road bus stops. Both of these stops are within a four-minute walk of the test venue.


As previously referenced, Dun Laoghaire train station is located in close proximity to the test centre. In similarity to travel time by car, a journey here from Dublin takes roughly 40 minutes. If arriving by train, there is an onwards six-minute walk from the station to the venue.

For more information about this station, and to plan your potential upcoming journey, please head to the Irish Rail website. You can visit the Dun Laoghaire station page here.

The train station address is:

Crofton Road
Dun Laoghaire
County Dublin

Opening Hours

Test centre opening hours are shown below:

Monday-Friday: 9.00am-5.00pm
Saturday: 9.00am-2.00pm
Sunday: Closed