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

The m3x operates every day of the week.

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

Road Closure- Service Diversion- St James Barton Roundabout

From the 12th November until the 23rd November, excluding weekends, there will be a series of overnight closures on the St James Barton Roundabout which will close different routes to ALL traffic. Most of these closures will start at 8pm with the road reopening round 6am the following morning. These works are weather dependant and may have to change at short notice.

Please click here to visit the page dedicated to these diversions or alternatively type into your browser. 

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Regular First Bus Bristol Zone tickets and Tap & Cap are accepted on all metrobus services. Below is a list of most common tickets.

metrobus is a buy before you board service. You cannot buy tickets on board these services, except when using Tap & Cap. Visit the link below for more information

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one journey

unlimited journeys on the day of purchase until 04:00 the next day

unlimited journeys for 7 days

unlimited journeys for a calendar month
Pack of 5 singles
BristolRider Day

Multi-operator ticket, press on the title to find out more
BristolRider Week

Multi-operator ticket, press on the title to find out more

route map

m3 route map including m3x express service

This map may not be accessible for people using assistive technology. Please use this contact form if you require assistance.

Lyde Green Park & Ride

Lyde Green
Side of BristolNorth East
Height Restriction2.3m
Opens05:30 every day of the week
Closes22:45 every day of the week
Parking costFree*
Parking Spaces246
PostcodeBS16 7GG
Overnight parkingNo
*Parking is free, you only pay the bus fare.

further information


Published date25/11/2021Published time20:00

We recommend you wear a face covering on your bus, unless you’re exempt. Please also keep windows open at all times to help with ventilation.


Published date23/11/2021Published time11:50

Please note that all metrobus services are diverted due to this closure. Alternative stopping arrangements can be found on the page as well as the diversion routes. LP #twbus

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