How Much Does It Cost To Pass The Irish Driving Test?


How much does it cost to pass the Irish driving test? This is a question we get asked frequently when I tell people that I am getting my Irish driving license.

The driving test in Ireland is a four-part process. You must pass the theory test, the practical driving test, and the driver theory test before you can apply for your Irish learner permit.

1. Theory Test Cost

The theory test costs: €45

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2. Learner Permit Cost

The learner permit costs: €55

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EDT Driving Lessons Cost

EDT driving lessons costs: €440 – €600

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Driving Test Cost

The driving test costs: €85

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Total Cost To Pass The Irish Driving Test

In total, you will spend approximately €650-€850 on passing your Irish driving test.

The most expensive part of the driving test is getting enough lessons to be ready for it.

It is at least €40-€50 per driving lesson and you will need at least 12 EDT lessons before you are ready to go for your test.

For this reason, it can be very helpful to get a good driving instructor who will encourage you to go for your test when you are ready rather than trying to string out your lessons so that they make more money.

In order to take the full driving test, you must have passed the EDT program (Essential Driver Training).

This consists of 12 EDT lessons which cost €40-€50 each. You must complete 12 EDT lessons before you can apply for your learner permit.

Once your learner permit has been granted, you are eligible to start the essential driving training.

Then when your EDT is complete and signed off by your driving instructor and submitted to MyEDT your instructor will be able to evaluate your driving ability and give you advice on when you should complete your full driving test.

Hopefully, this article has helped you to determine the costs associated with the driving test.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us. We will try to reply as quickly as possible.

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Here is a helpful video from the RSA to show you what happens on the day of your driving test:

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