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Travelling to the University

Travelling to the University

By train

Salford Crescent station is located on the campus between Peel Park and Allerton. Direct services run to and from Manchester Airport, Manchester Piccadilly and Victoria, as well as Blackpool, Bolton, Buxton, Blackburn, Southport, Preston, Lancaster and Barrow-in-Furness. Inter-city services normally use Manchester Piccadilly which is about ten minutes train journey from Salford Crescent.

By air

Manchester International Airport is 15 miles from the University. There are regular, direct train services to and from Salford Crescent station and Manchester Piccadilly. Buses 43A, 45A, 84A and 105 link the airport and the city centre.

By bus

To The Crescent:

8, 12, 26, 31, 32, X34, 36, 37, 38, X61, 67, 100

To Frederick Road/Broad Street:

8, 12, 26, 31, 32, X34, 36, 37, X61

Buses to MediaCityUK

The number 50, operated by Stagecoach, runs every 10-15 minutes from Manchester city centre via our main Peel Park campus and Salford Shopping Centre. You can travel free between the main University campuses and MediaCityUK by producing your University ID card.

See Transport for Greater Manchester's Route Explorer to help plan your journey.

By car

If you need to travel by car, please be aware that car parking on campus is limited and will incur a charge.

A6 for Peel Park, Frederick Road and Adelphi sites.

M6 (from North) — leave at Junction 30 on to M61 then follow directions from M61 below.

M6 (from North/South) — leave at Junction 21a for M62 eastbound and follow directions for M62 below.

M61 (from North) — just after Junction 3, the inside lane becomes the sliproad signposted A580 Manchester. Stay in this lane and join the A580 which then becomes the A6 signposted Salford/Manchester. Continue straight on. Ignore signs for Salford Shopping City and avoid inside lane. After underpass look out for local signs to University.

M62 (from West) — at Junction 12 carry straight on following signs for M602. Follow M602 to Junction 3 signposted Salford/Trafford Park. Keep in inside lane and turn left on to A5063 (Albion Way). Follow signposts for Salford/Pendleton. At second lights, turn left on to A6 for Frederick Road and Irwell Valley sites or right for Peel Park and Adelphi sites.

M56 (from South) — after Junction 4 stay in inside lane and come off following signs for M60 signposted Stretford, Bolton, Leeds. After passing over ship canal bridge, with Trafford Shopping Centre on right, leave M60 at Junction 12 and follow signs for M602 (see instructions for M602 above).

M60 (from East) — leave at Junction 17 signposted Prestwich and Whitefield. Turn left on to the A56 (Prestwich/Salford/Manchester). Follow into Manchester. Turn right off A56 onto A576 (Great Cheetham Street West). Straight on to second roundabout. Turn left onto A6. Avoid inside lane.

M1 (from South) — exit at Junction 42 and follow M62 westbound.

From Manchester/Salford Inner Relief Road — leave at exit for A6 Salford (Chapel Street). The University is half a mile away.

From Manchester City Centre — follow signs for Salford and then more locally signs for the University of Salford which will direct you to the A6 (Chapel Street/Crescent).

From A580 (from East) — turn left off A580 on to A5185 (Lancaster Road) and then right on to A576 (Eccles Old Road).

From A580 (from West) — turn right off A580 on to A5185 (Lancaster Road) and then right on to A576 (Eccles Old Road).