Long Ashton Park & Ride to City Centre

Operated by First West of England

The m2 metrobus service will start operating on Monday 3 September 2018.

Replacing the old 903 service, the m2 provides fast and frequent connections along a new route and takes advantage of bus-only infrastructure to beat the traffic and stay on-time.

The m2 will serve Long Ashton Park & Ride (BS3 2HB), Ashton Vale, Ashton Gate, Cumberland Basin, Spike Island, Redcliff Hill, Temple Meads, Cabot Circus and Broadmead.

Read our guide to m2 metrobus m2 timetable

m2 route

m2 route

Any single trip starting or ending at Long Ashton P&R costs just £2.50. All other single trips cost just £1.50.

Long Ashton Park & Ride, BS3 2HB

  • 1500 parking spaces
  • Free parking and no need to display a ticket
  • No height restrictions, available for motorhomes and other large vehicles
  • If your vehicle is locked in, please call 0117 903 1550
  • Bristol City Council retains the right to charge for the call out service (vehicle release fee £25.00)


The m2 uses the metrobus busway to travel from Long Ashton Park & Ride to Cumberland Basin. The busway is a traffic-free route which allows services to bypass the often congested A370 and Brunel Way.

The busway, along with our buy-before-you-board service, will speed up journeys for passengers traveling to and from the Long Ashton Park & Ride.

A traffic-free walking and cycle path runs alongside the busway. The path connects with Bristol’s Harbourside, Festival Way and the 4.5km walking and cycling path along the South Bristol Link.

ashton avenue swing bridge

The m2 travels over the grade 2 listed Ashton Avenue Swing bridge which was recently restored by metrobus. The former double-deck road and rail bridge was constructed as part of the Bristol Harbour Railway in 1905.

The bridge opened ten times a day until 1936 and became a fixed structure in 1951.

Before the metrobus restoration, the Grade 2 listed bridge was in a very bad condition with clear signs of structural instability.

Metrobus’ refurbishment has completely transformed the bridge and preserved an important part of Bristol’s walking and cycling infrastructure for future generations.

The bridge now has a 3.5 metre pedestrian and cycle track that is wider, smoother and safer than the previous path.

903 tickets

10 and 20 journey 903 Park & Ride tickets will no longer be issued from 27 August and they will not be will not be valid on the new m2 metrobus service.

You can claim a refund if you have paper tickets by posting them with your name and address to: Passenger Transport, 100 Temple Street, Bristol BS1 6AG

If your tickets are on a Travelwest smartcard you can obtain a refund by emailing passenger.transport@bristol.gov.uk with your name and Travelwest card number (found on the back of the card).

Refunds will be issued until 1 March 2019 and to the card you purchased the tickets with or a cheque.