Emersons Green to City Centre

Operated by First West of England

The m3 metrobus  operates from Emersons Green and calls at Lyde Green Park and 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 crosses two fare zones. The fare zone boundary is near the Begbrook stops. Single trips for an adult in one metrobus zone are priced at £1.50, making it one of the cheapest single journey fares in the country. Single trips in two metrobus zones are priced at £2.50.

The service uses the new bus-only junction on the M32 to travel directly to and from UWE. The new junction which was built for metrobus means services bypass Junction 1 and Filton Road which are often congested during peak travel times.

The m3 also uses new and improved bus lanes across the city that were built for metrobus, including the recently extended bus lane on the M32 and the new bus lanes in the city centre.

The initial summer timetable will operate every 20 minutes between 0600 until 1900, and every 30 minutes until 2100 Mondays to Saturdays.

A more comprehensive winter timetable starts in September. m3 operator First Bristol is also expanding the existing Monday to Saturday timetable to include a Sunday service running half-hourly between 9am and 7pm. The new timetable starts from Monday 16 September.

m3 timetable m3 route

m3 route

m3 route

The m3 crosses two fare zones. The fare zone boundary is near the Begbrook stops and shown as a dotted line.

lyde green park & ride

The m3 serves the Lyde Green Park & Ride which is located off the A4174 off the Rosary Roundabout on Willowherb Road. Directional signs are in place along the A4174.

Parking is free at the site.

There are 102 spaces, 16 disabled bays, 24 cycle spaces and one motorcycle bay.

A further 144 spaces will open shortly.

Lyde Green Park & Ride address: Willowherb Rd, Pucklechurch, Bristol BS16 7GG