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Major Updates

Emergency service changes

  • Portway Park & Ride service is operating every 30 minutes. It will operate every hour on April 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th and 18th
  • Brislington Park & Ride service is suspended
  • Long Ashton Park & Ride services
    • m2 metrobus service is suspended
    • 505 bus service is operating a reduced service
  • Lyde Green Park & Ride services
    • m3 metrobus service is operating every hour. There will be no service on April 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th and 18th
    • m3x metrobus service is suspended
    • 462 bus service is operating peak journeys Monday to Friday daytime
    • 86 bus service is operating every 2 hours daytime Monday to Saturday
    • 48/49 bus services are operating every hour

Metrobus service m2 to Bristol City Centre and bus service 505 to Southmead Hospital

Park & Ride sites offer an easy, cheap and convenient way to park your car and ride a bus into Bristol.

The m2 metrobus service offers fully wheelchair accessible services to Bristol city centre, and the bus service 505 starts its service here to Clifton, Bristol Zoo and Southmead Hospital.

Bus servicem2505
OperatorFirst busesBristol Community Transport
Types of payment acceptedThis is a buy before you board service. You cannot buy tickets on board the bus.
• iPoint (Card payment only)
• Operators' app
Travelcards
• PayPoint and payzone stores
• Concessionary Pass (after 9am Monday - Friday; all day Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays)
• Cash on bus
• Concessionary Pass (after 9am Monday - Friday; all day Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays)
Operating daysMonday to Saturday• Monday to Saturday from Long Ashton Park & Ride
• Sunday from Blackmoors Lane, Bower Ashton
• No service on Public Holidays
Fares informationmetrobus websiteBristol Community Transport website
Route & Timetablem2 route and timetable505 route and timetable
Lost property0117 929 1613 Monday to Friday 11am - 4pm0117 941 3713 or Bristol@hctgroup.org
Service feedback and additional infoContact the operator on 0345 602 0121 or firstsouthuk@firstgroup.com0117 922 2910 Bristol City Council Passenger Transport Team
m2 first and last busesMonday to FridaySaturdaySunday & Public Holidays
First from Park & Ride site6:006:00Closed
Last from City Centre21:1821:18Closed
505 first and last busesMonday to FridaySaturdaySundays (no Public Holidays service)
First from Park & Ride site6:056:0510:00*
Last from Southmead Hospital20:3020:3018:40*
Last from Bristol Zoo20:4720:4718:57*
*Does not serve the Park & Ride site. Operates to/from Bower Ashton, Blackmoors Lane only.

Site and parking info

SitePortwayLong AshtonBrislingtonLyde Green
Side of BristolNorth WestSouth WestSouth EastNorth East
Height Restriction2.1m2.1m2.1m2.3m
Opens• 6:00 Monday to Friday
• 9:00 Sunday and Public Holidays
• 5:30 Monday to Saturday
• Closed Sunday and Public Holidays
• 6:00 Monday to Saturday
• Closed Sunday and Public Holidays
5:30 seven days a week
Closes• 21:40 Monday to Saturday
• 18:40 Sunday and Public Holidays
• 22:45 Monday to Saturday
• Closed Sunday and Public Holidays
• 22:00 Monday to Saturday
• Closed Sunday and Public Holidays
22:45 seven days a week
Parking costFree*
Parking Spaces5001,5001,300246
PostcodeBS11 9QEBS3 2HBBS4 5LRBS16 7GG
Overnight parkingNo
*Parking is free, you only pay the bus fare.
If you need help choosing the best Park & Ride location for your journey, input your start and end locations into our Journey Planner and select "Driving". Set a date and time for arrival/departure to get the most accurate results.
  • Can I collect my vehicle after the Park & Ride closing times or leave it overnight?

    Bath Park & Ride locations

    The entrances to the Park & Rides sites are locked after the last buses have operated but the exits are left open to enable vehicles to be retrieved later. However, lighting is switched off after the last buses have returned and any vehicles are left inside entirely at the owner’s risk.

    Bristol Park & Ride locations

    All sites (except Lyde Green Park & Ride) are locked and any cars locked in will be subject to a release fee. If your vehicle is locked in, please call 0117 903 1550. Bristol City Council retains the right to charge for the call out service.

    You are able to collect your vehicle at the Lyde Green Park & Ride past closing time, but please be aware that the maximum stay is 12 hours (no limit on Sundays and Public Holidays).

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