Bus lanes

We keep bus lanes free from traffic so that bus travel is easier and more reliable.

All of our bus lanes are monitored by CCTV cameras. We fine any motorist caught using a bus lane illegally, by sending the vehicle’s registered keeper a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN), along with photographic evidence.

Hours of restrictions

Some of our bus lanes are only in use at certain times; usually at peak hours. You’ll see the hours of restrictions on the bus lane signs by the side of the road. If there are no hours specified, that bus lane is restricted at all times.

Road users that can use bus lanes

These road users can generally use all the bus lanes in Bristol:

  • Buses
  • Cyclists
  • Motorcycles
  • Taxis

There are some exceptions, so check the signs at the side of the road to see who can use the bus lane.