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Bus service information

  •  m3 – A new express bus service for the West of England – The m3 links Emersons Green, Lyde Green Park & Ride, Bristol and Bath Science Park, UWE Frenchay campus, Cabot Circus and the city centre
  • m3x – An express commuter service – The m3x is based on the m3 route but does not stop at UWE, Stoke Park or Begbrook
  • 462 bus service – Connects to the Science Park and Bristol City Centre
  • 86 bus service – Connects to Yate Shopping Centre and Courtney Road School, Kingswood
  • 48 / 49 bus services – Connect to Emersons Green and Bristol Centre

Bus servicem3 and m3x48 / 4986462
OperatorFirst busesStagecoach West
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
• Contactless on bus
• Operators' app
Travelcards
• Concessionary Pass (after 9am Monday - Friday; all day Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays)
• Cash on bus
• Contactless on bus
• Operators' app
• Concessionary Pass (after 9am Monday - Friday; all day Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays)
Operating days• m3: Monday to Saturday
• m3x: Monday to Friday
• Seven days a week• Monday to Saturday
Fares informationmetrobus websiteFirst buses websiteStagecoach website
Route & Timetablem3 route and timetable
m3x route and timetable
48 route and timetable
49 route and timetable
86 route and timetable462 route and timetable
Lost property0117 929 1613 Monday to Friday 11am - 4pm01179 695286
Service feedback and additional infoContact the operator on 0345 602 0121 or firstsouthuk@firstgroup.comContact the operator on 01452 418630 or email west.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
First buses from Park & RideMonday to FridaySaturdaySunday & Public Holidays
m36:006:0008:55
m3x6:40No serviceNo service
48 / 4924 hour service
86• 7:38 to Yate
• 8:18 to Kingswood
• 7:38 to Yate
• 8:18 to Kingswood
No service
4626:43No serviceNo service
Last buses to Park & RideMonday to FridaySaturdaySunday & Public Holidays
m3 (The Centre, Stop C2)21:0521:0518:40
m3x (The Centre, Stop C2)18:30No serviceNo service
48 / 4924 hour service
86• 17:55 from Yate, Shopping Centre (Stop B)
• 18:55 from Kingswood, Courtney Road School
• 17:55 from Yate, Shopping Centre (Stop B)
• 18:55 from Kingswood, Courtney Road School
No service
462 (Temple Meads Stn, Stop T4)17:45No serviceNo service

Site and parking information

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

Included in the parking spaces there are 16 disabled bays, 24 cycle spaces and one motorcycle bay.

  • 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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