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Travel

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 see Transport for Greater Manchester’s Route Explorer to find the best journey for you.

Parking

We would always encourage you to make use of public transportation wherever possible. Salford Crescent train station and several of the nearby bus stops are actually slightly closer to today's Applicant Visit Day than many of our car parks, so please do consider them if at all an option for you.

However, if you do choose to drive, we have multiple pay-by-app car parks on campus – listed below – any of which are free to use for your visit today. Select your course above and you’ll find your suggested car park under the WHERE DO I NEED TO BE heading.

Please note that the Museum & Art Gallery car park is not owned by the university, so is not free today.

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.


We’ve put this page together to give you a bit more information about the day but if you feel like we’ve missed anything, feel free to get in touch on 0161 295 4545, enquiries@salford.ac.uk or @salforduni.