Covid-19: all metrobus services are now running emergency timetables (please see immediately below for further information). These will be re-assessed regularly by the operators. In line with government guidance and to protect the public and our drivers, we are asking you to only travel if it’s completely necessary.


Covid-19: m3 and m3x timetable changes

Please note that the m3x is currently running in place of the m3 on an emergency timetable. Please note that the m3x does not serve Begbrook, Stoke Lane or UWE. Passengers for these stops should use the m1. The amended timetable can be found here.

For advice on travelling safely during the Covid-19 outbreak, please visit travelwest, which also contains additional advice for NHS staff and key workers.

m3 / m3x: Emersons Green to City Centre

The m3 runs from Emersons Green to the City Centre via Lyde Green Park & Ride, Bristol & Bath Science Park, Emerald Park Industrial Estate, the University of the West of England (UWE), Cabot Circus and the City Centre.

The m3 operates from Monday to Sunday and runs a Sunday service on public holidays.

The m3x is an express commuter service based on the m3 route, which doesn’t stop at UWE, Stoke Park or Begbrook.

The m3x operates Monday to Friday. It does not operate on weekends or public holidays.

See further down this page for more information about Lyde Green Park & Ride.

Please note that the m3/m3x timetable changed on the 5th January 2020. Please check the m3/m3x booklet to see how this affects you.


m3 timetable and route m3x timetable and route


m3 / m3x booklet - 5th Jan 2020 (pdf)

m3 and m3x route map

m3 and m3x route map

Lyde Green Park & Ride

The Lyde Green Park & Ride site is located off the A4174 and Rosary Roundabout on Willowherb Road. Directional signs are in place along the Ring Road.

  • 246 car parking spaces, 24 cycle spaces and one motorcycle bay
  • 16 disabled bays
  • Free parking with no need to display a ticket
  • The postcode for your sat nav is BS16 7GG

M32 bus-only junction

The m3 takes advantage of the new bus-only junction on the M32 which allows metrobus to bypass Junction 1 and Filton Road, which in peak hours, are often heavily-congested.

It also uses new and improved bus lanes across the city that were built for metrobus, including the recently extended bus lane on the M32.