Cardiff (Llanishen) Driving Test Centre Routes


Practical Driving Test Centre Address:

Thornbury House
Unit 11 Lambourne Crescent
Cardiff Business Park
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CF14 5GF

Cardiff (Llanishen)

Average Pass Rate: 47.5%

Cardiff (Llanishen) test centre, is located in the outer area of Cardiff. The test is, therefore likely to involve urban driving in Cardiff’s busy streets and some rural driving in the surrounding countryside. On your test, the route could involve roundabouts, crossroads and junctions of a complex nature. This is why practising Cardiff’s test routes is so important.

DTC: Driving Test Centre | T/L: Traffic Light | EOR: End Of Road

Cardiff Test Route 1

Maps to be added soon

Route Number Cardiff 1
Name/ Number of Road Direction
DTC
Norbury Rd EOR left
St Fagans Rd T/L right
Fairwater Rd 2 nd right, EOR left
Pwllmelin Rd 5 th right
Fairwood Rd EOR left
Pwllmelin Rd / Fairwater Rd T/L left
Cardiff Rd / Bridge St Roundabout ahead
Llantrisant Rd Right
Gillian Rd / Highfields Left
Greenwood Rd EOR right
Llantrisant Rd Roundabout right
Danescourt Way Roundabout right
Llantrisant Rd 2 nd roundabout ahead, left
Crofft Y Genau Rd EOR left
Cardiff Rd / St Fagans Rd T/L ahead, right
Llandetty Rd EOR left
Llanbedr Rd EOR right
Llangattock Rd EOR left
Finchley Rd Left
Norbury Rd Left
DTC

Cardiff Test Route 2


Route Number Cardiff 2
Name/ Number of Road Direction
DTC
Norbury Rd EOR right
St Fagans Rd / Waungron Rd T/L left
Western Avenue 4 th T/L ahead, 2 nd slip rd left
Gabalfa Roundabout Roundabout left,
North Rd T/L ahead
Merthyr Rd Bear left
The Philog EOR left
Merthyr Rd Right
Heol Penyfai EOR right
Westfield Rd Left
Heol Penyfai Right
Merthyr Rd T/L ahead, left
St. Davids Rd EOR right
Tynewydd EOR left
Bishops Rd Right
Bishops Place EOR left
Church Rd EOR left
Heol Don / Station Rd Mini roundabout right
Bridge Rd Roundabout right
Llantrisant Rd Roundabout ahead, roundabout left
Waterhall Rd / Plasmawr Rd / Fairwater Rd T/L left
St Fagans Rd 3 rd right
Norbury Rd DTC

Cardiff Test Route 3


Route Number Cardiff 3
Name/ Number of Road Direction
DTC
Norbury Rd EOR left
St Fagans Rd T/L right
Fairwater Rd / Plasmawr Rd Left
Pentrebane Rd Right
Ashcroft Crescent EOR right
Pentrebane Rd Left
Beechley Drive 2 nd left
Maple Rd EOR right
Beechley Drive EOR right
Pentrebane Rd EOR left
Waterhall Rd Roundabout left
Llantrisant Rd 2 nd roundabout ahead, left
Croft-Y-Genau Rd Ahead, EOR left
Cardiff Rd / St Fagans Rd 3 rd right
Fairways Crescent / Bwlch Rd / Finchley Rd Left
Norbury Rd Into
DTC

Cardiff Test Route 4

Route Number Cardiff 4
Name/ Number of Road Direction
DTC
Norbury Rd Right, left, EOR left
St Fagans Rd T/L right
Fairwater Rd / Plasmawr Rd / Waterhall Rd Roundabout left
Llantrisant Rd Roundabout 2 nd exit
Heol Isaf Left
Windsor Rd Left
Derwen Drysgol / Bryn Derwen EOR right
Heol Isaf Left
Kings Rd Right, left, EOR left
Taff Terrace Left
Kings Rd EOR left
Heol Isaf Roundabout 2 nd exit
Llantrisant Rd Roundabout ahead, left
Crofft Y Genau EOR left
Cardiff Rd / St Fagans Rd T/L ahead, 3 rd right
Norbury Rd Right
DTC

Cardiff Test Route 5

Route Number Cardiff 5
Name/ Number of Road Direction
DTC
Norbury Rd Right, left, EOR right
St Fagans Rd / Waungron Rd T/L ahead, T/L left
Ely Rd Right
St Michaels Rd Right, left, right
Palace Rd EOR right
Pencisely Rd Left
Greenwich Rd / Ovington Terrace Right
Greenwich Rd EOR right
Pencisely Rd Right
Clive Rd T/L ahead
Grosvenor Rd T/L ahead
Broad St Roundabout left, T/L right
Leckwith Rd Roundabout 4 th exit
A4232 Roundabout 4 th exit
Cowbridge Rd West Roundabout left
Western Avenue T/L left
Waungron Rd / St Fagans Rd 3 rd left
Norbury Rd Right
DTC

Cardiff Test Route 6

Route Number Cardiff 6
Name/Number of Road Direction
DTC
Norbury Rd Right, left, EOR right
St Fagans Rd / Waungron Rd 2 x T/L ahead
Pencisely Rd Right
West Orchard Crescent EOR right
Windway Rd EOR left
Ely Rd EOR left
Western Ave Roundabout right 2 nd exit
Cowbridge Rd West 2 nd left
Colin Way Right
Arles Rd EOR right
Vincent Rd Roundabout ahead 2 nd exit, T/L left
Cowbridge Rd West Roundabout left
A4232 1 st exit, roundabout left
Leckwith Rd T/L left
Broad St Roundabout right 3 rd exit, T/L left
Lansdowne Rd / Cowbridge Rd East Roundabout right 2 nd exit
Western Ave T/L left
Waungron Rd / St Fagans Rd 3 rd left
Norbury Rd Right
DTC

Cardiff Test Route 7

Route Number Cardiff 7
Name/Number of Road Direction
DTC
Norbury Rd Right, left, EOR right
St Fagans Rd / Waungron Rd T/L ahead, T/L left
Ely Rd Right
St Michaels Rd Right, left , EOR left
Caewal Rd EOR left
Pencisely Rd 3 rd right
Greenwich Rd / Ovington
Terrace
Right
Greenwich Rd EOR right
Pencisely Rd Right
Clive Rd 2 nd left
Romilly Rd T/L left
Llandaff Rd T/L ahead
Cardiff Rd 3 x T/L ahead
Bridge St Roundabout ahead
Llantrisant Rd 4 x roundabout ahead
Crofft Y Genau EOR left
Cardiff Rd / St Fagans Rd T/L ahead, 3 rd right
Norbury Rd Right
DTC

Cardiff Test Route 8

Route Number Cardiff 8
Name/Number of Road Direction
DTC
Norbury Rd Right, left, EOR right
St Fagans Rd / Waungron Rd T/L right
Western Ave Roundabout right 2 nd exit
Cowbridge Rd West T/L left
Riverside Terrace / Dyfrig Rd 2 nd right
Littlecroft Ave EOR right
Colin Way Left
Arles Rd EOR left
Colin Way EOR left
Cowbridge Rd West Roundabout left
A4232 1 st exit, roundabout left
Leckwith Rd T/L ahead, T/L left
Atlas Rd / Lansdowne Rd / Cowbridge Rd East 3 rd right
Windway Rd Right
Windway Ave Emerge right, EOR right
Windway Rd EOR right
Ely Rd Left
Waungron Rd T/L ahead
St Fagans Rd 3 rd left
Norbury Rd Right
DTC

Cardiff Test Route 9

Route Number Cardiff 9
Name/Number of Road Direction
DTC
Norbury Rd Right, left, EOR left
St Fagans Rd Left
Llangattock Rd EOR right
Bwlch Rd / Fairways Crescent EOR left
St Fagans Rd / Cardiff Rd Right
Crofft Y Genau EOR right
Llantrisant Rd Roundabout ahead, roundabout left
Heol Isaf 2 nd right
Kings Rd EOR left
Heol Isaf Roundabout left
Llantrisant Rd 2 x roundabout ahead 2 nd exit, 3 rd left
Gillian Rd / Highfields Left
Greenwood Rd EOR left
Llantrisant Rd Mini roundabout ahead 2 nd exit
Bridge St / Cardiff Rd T/L right
Western Ave T/L right
Waungron Rd / St Fagans Rd 3 rd left
Norbury Rd Right
DTC

Cardiff Test Route 10

Route Number Cardiff 10
Name/Number of Road Direction
DTC
Norbury Rd Right, left, EOR left
St Fagans Rd 2 nd left
Llandetty Rd EOR left
Llanbedr Rd EOR right
Llangattock Rd EOR right
Bwlch Rd / Fairways Crescent EOR left
St Fagans Rd / Cardiff Rd Right
Crofft Y Genau EOR right
Llantrisant Rd Roundabout ahead, roundabout left
Heol Isaf 2 nd right
Kings Rd Right
Taff Terrace Left
Kings Rd EOR left
Heol Isaf Roundabout left
Llantrisant Rd Roundabout right 3 rd exit
Waterhall Rd / Plasmawr Rd / Fairwater Rd T/L left
St Fagans Rd 3 rd right
Norbury Rd Right
DTC

General Information

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When booking your test it’s important to think about the time of day you’ll be taking it at. For example if you take your test in rush hour before the hours of 9 o’clock you will be likely to be stuck in traffic and compete against impatient drivers, anxious to get to work on time. However, after 9 the roads are less likely to be filled with traffic, giving you more space on the road. The table shown is our opinion on the optimum time to take your test, to avoid traffic.

On the day of the test, you will be required to complete 1 of 3 possible manoeuvres at a selected location on the route. This will either be a turn in the road ( 3 point turn), Parallel park or a bay park. The bay park however, can only be carried out at the end of the test on the test centre car park, so it can be useful to practice on the car park when the centre is closed if possible. It’s also at the examiner’s discretion to incorporate an emergency stop into the test.

 

The World Driving Youtube has lots of helpful videos to help you pass even quicker. Viewable Here