We are located just 2km from Manchester city centre and consequently have great transport links, regardless of whether you’re travelling from across Greater Manchester, across the UK or from further afield.
Salford Crescent train station is located in the middle of our campus, between our Peel Park and Frederick Road sites, making us very easy to get to by rail. Trains from both Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Victoria run through the station regularly, as well as from Manchester Airport, Blackpool, Southport, Wigan, Blackburn, Preston and Huddersfield. The station is fully accessible for wheelchairs, pushchairs and bicycles.
The Crescent/A6 runs alongside our campus and is a major bus route into and out of Manchester city centre. There are several stops for our campus, so to find the best journey for you, see Transport for Greater Manchester’s Route Explorer.
There are extensive road improvement works taking place around Salford and Manchester which will very likely impact on travel time. For more information about how it may affect you, please visit Transport for Greater Manchester’s Manchester and Salford Inner Relief Route improvement works page.
We have several pay and display car parks on campus and you can also use the PayByPhone app. A bit nearer the time we’ll give you more information about where’s best to park based on the check-in location for the event.
If you feel like stretching your legs and want to get a feel for the area, we’re a pretty easy 15 minute walk from Manchester city centre. From the Arndale Centre, head across the River Irwell to Chapel Street and take a left…that will bring you past Salford Central train station (on your left), Salford Cathedral (a bit further up on your right) and, about half a mile later, right to our doorstep.
Manchester International Airport is 10 miles from the University. There are regular, direct train services to and from Salford Crescent station and Manchester Piccadilly. Buses also link the airport and Manchester city centre. To find the best journey for you, see Transport for Greater Manchester’s Route Explorer.
The mini open day will be based at both our Peel Park campus and at our MediaCityUK campus. For MediaCityUK visitors we will run a coach from there to our accommodation sites to allow you to see these during the event. There is plenty of public car parking at MediaCityUK and the postcode is M50 2HE if you’re using a sat nav.
If you’re coming from outside of Greater Manchester, we’d absolutely recommend making the most of your visit and seeing a bit more of the things that make this part of the country so great. There are plenty of places to spend the night in nearby Manchester city centre as well as a few in-and-around MediaCityUK.
Getting around campus
We know being in a new place can be a bit overwhelming and we’ll do our best to point you in the right direction when you get here. We’ll send some more information about where our check-in points will be based a little nearer the time and if you’re struggling at any point when you get here, our Student Ambassadors will be out and about on campus in red tops and they’re happy to help you get your bearings.