Emersons Green to City Centre

Operated by First West of England

The m3 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 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 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.

rapid and reliable

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

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 which has already sped up journeys for all bus passengers traveling into Bristol and the new bus lanes in the city centre which have reduced journey times for all bus services traveling through the centre.