Commuting from home

Students in Manchester walking with tram in background

Many of our students live close to campus, so commuting to university is often the easiest option for them. If you choose to join our community of commuter students, we’re well set up with transport links and on-campus facilities to help you on your way.

Learn more about how we're set up to support commuting students by watching the video below:

Group of students with umbrellas walking down the broadwalk on a rainy day

Travelling to campus

Salford Crescent

Salford Crescent train station is situated between our Peel Park and Frederick Road campuses, easily connecting you to Manchester city centre and beyond. Our Peel Park and Frederick Road campuses are also perfectly located for a number of main bus routes.

If you’re based at MediaCity, there’s a tram stop right outside the campus building. You can also use your student ID card to catch the number 50 bus between our Peel Park or Frederick Road and MediaCity campuses for free.

If you’re coming in by bike or car, we have over 400 spaces for bicycles and over 1,000 car parking spaces across our campuses. Annual and monthly parking permits are available to buy, or you can simply pay as you go.

If you’re thinking of using public transport, Transport for Greater Manchester (TFGM) have a handy journey planner on their website to help you work out your best route.

On-campus commuter hubs

Two students making lunch in commuter hub

Our two common rooms in University House (Peel Park campus) and Allerton Building (Frederick Road campus) have been created with commuter students in mind: they feature chill out spaces as well as areas to study, watch TV, and enjoy your lunch with friends.

As well as space to relax, they also have all the extras to help make life easier for you, like kitchen areas with fridges and microwaves, charging points and lockers that you can use between classes.

Student playing game in commuter hub
"I could not believe how quickly I settled into the accommodation. I was nervous about feeling too old, but there were a mix of ages in my flat which made the experience even better."
  • Oliver Potter, BA (Hons) Film Production

Making the most of university life

The University of Salford is committed to delivering an excellent student experience to all our students, and you don’t have to live on campus to immerse yourself in student culture. University of Salford Students’ Union is here to represent all Salford students and, as a commuter student, our societies, sports teams, and social events are all available to help make your university experience a memorable one!