say hello to metrobus...

metrobus is a new, modern public  transport service for the greater Bristol area.

metrobus offers faster, more frequent and more reliable services with direct routes to key destinations. It uses new, modern, environmentally-friendly vehicles with USB sockets and free Wi-Fi. The buses have an extra pair of doors to speed up getting on and off.

We’re also a ‘buy before you board service’ with ticket machines at every stop, for quicker journeys.

our buses

m3 Metrobus at the Bristol & Bath Science Park

Our m3 metrobus service uses high quality and environmentally friendly Euro 6 diesel vehicles. A Euro 6 engine emits fewer emissions than the average diesel Euro 6 car despite having up to 20 times more capacity. The latest generation of Euro 6 buses emit 95 per cent fewer nitrogen oxide emissions than the previous generation of buses.

metrobus is helping to significantly improve air quality and reduce carbon emissions in the Bristol area – within 24 months all metrobus buses will be powered by carbon neutral biomethane gas.

All of our buses have twin doors which speed up journey times by minimising the time spent at stops. The twin doors also make it quicker and easier for people to get on and off, especially those with reduced mobility and parents with pushchairs.

Our vehicles are designed to be accessible for all passengers with spacious entrances and exits, low floors and wide corridors. Our seats also have more leg room than a regular bus.

All metrobus buses have free on-board wifi and USB charging facilities so you can charge your phone whilst surfing the web or check your email on the move!


Our stops all have an iPoint, a unique on-street information totem where you can buy your ticket before boarding the bus. If you use a Travelwest smartcard you can also top it up at an iPoint.

Buying your ticket before you get on the bus means metrobus spends less time waiting at stops and more time on the move.

Our iPoints are a robust, secure and weather proofed state-of-the-art structure. They also display live bus arrival times and information about onward journeys and other bus services from the stop.

benefits for everyone

metrobus has made it easier for everyone to get around the greater Bristol area, however you travel.

We have built new roads in the city centre, south Bristol and north Bristol to speed up journeys for all vehicles and remove traffic from residential roads.

We’ve created new and improved walking and cycling routes to make it easier and safer to travel on foot or by bike.

We’ve improved traffic flows at existing junctions and widening roads so that new bus lanes don’t take away space from other traffic.

We’ve also creating improved public spaces in the city centre, including a more fitting environment for the Cenotaph.

future services and archive information

The metrobus Travelwest website contains historic information about metrobus, including information about funding, permissions and proposed extensions to the 50km network.