M1 MetroBus

Photo showing a line of M1 MetroBus vehicles at the BCT depot in Bedminster.

Bradley Stoke’s M1 MetroBus service began operating on 6th January 2019.

The route runs between Cribbs Causeway, Bradley Stoke, UWE, Bristol city centre, Bedminster and Hengrove Park.

MetroBus operators are required to provide a minimum frequency of service to all MetroBus stops on the routes that they serve. For the M1 route, these are:

  • Six journeys per hour (i.e. every 10 minutes) between 6am and midnight Monday to Saturday
  • Three journeys per hour (i.e. every 20 minutes) between 9am to midnight on Sundays and bank holidays

Photo: M1 MetroBus vehicles at the Bristol Community Transport depot in Bedminster.

Route map

MetroBus M1 route map.

Click to enlarge, or view hi-res PDF version.


Current timetable, valid from 5th January 2020:

Timetabled journey times from the Willow Brook Centre to Bristol city centre range from 28min to 35min, depending on the time of day.

Last journey back from the city centre leaves at 00:28 (Monday to Sunday).

Previous timetables


MetroBus is a ‘buy before you board’ service. Tickets may be purchased on the First Bus smartphone app or using a Travelwest smartcard (now known as Travelcard). Paper tickets may be purchased from iPoints using a credit or debit card (but not cash). Existing First paper tickets bought at Paypoint shops are also accepted on MetroBus, as are concessionary passes.

MetroBus tickets can be used equally on the First West of England network in Bristol and, vice versa, tickets bought on First services (including mTickets purchased via the smartphone app) can be used on MetroBus routes.

Any single journey on any section of the M1 route will cost £2.25. A day ticket offering unlimited travel on all MetroBus routes is £4.50.

More information: Tickets (MetroBus Bristol)

Smartphone apps

First Bus – Timetables and tickets

Traveline SW Journey Planner

Useful links

Your feedback

You can leave feedback on the M1 MetroBus service here:

See also: Log of passenger feedback on the M1 MetroBus service

MetroBus Service stories in the Journal

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