Car Parking

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Please note that Car Parking Charges will resume on Monday 4 October 2021

You must have a valid parking session or PayByPhone or pay & display ticket or display a valid Blue Badge on arrival when parking on the University of Salford Campus car parks. Motor vehicles [including motor cycles, motor scooters and mopeds] may be parked at the University only in the official car parks and then only in the spaces marked out for parking.

All car park users are expected to observe the University’s parking restrictions. Parking restrictions and penalties are displayed on notices across the University estate and also in the Car Parking Policy. Failure to adhere to this policy is likely to result in the issue of a Parking Charge Notice (PCN).

There are several ways to pay for your parking

Any complaints or queries regarding registration or vehicle parking on University property should be emailed to

Buy an Annual Session

Staff and Students can buy an Annual Parking Session. Annual parking sessions must be purchased online from the online shop, please ensure your registration details are entered correctly.

Buy a Monthly/weekly Session

Only staff and students with a valid University of Salford email address will be allowed to purchase a monthly or weekly session.

You can register your account at:

Please Note: Cancellation and refunds are not available for monthly or weekly sessions.

Purchasing a parking session does not guarantee a parking space on any specific car park.

Pay by Phone

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Customers can pay £1.20 for 2 hours, £2.40 for 3 hours, £4 for a whole day (9am - 6pm)

Instructions on how to pay can be found on the PayByPhone website.  

Pay and Display machines are also available on Allerton, Mary Seacole and Irwell Place, Peel/Newton, Lowry and Delaney car parks.

PayByPhone is the most convenient way to pay for parking. It’s easy, either use the app, do it online or call +44 (0)161 880 0100. Please use the car park location code 59323.

Disabled staff and students

If you are a Blue Badge Holder you are advised to register your vehicle at Maxwell Reception.  Blue Badge Holders, who use a motor vehicle to enable them to travel to and from the University, are exempt from any car parking fees, however please note you must display your blue badge clearly on your vehicle at all times.

Car Parking for Leisure Centre

David Lewis (Wallness Lane) Car Park is for users of our sports facilities only. You can park for three hours for free if you’re using the Sports Centre, providing you register with Sports Centre reception staff when you arrive.

Car Parking for Visitors

Visitors should be encouraged to travel to the University by public transport. Information on travel can be found on our Environmental Sustainability Travel page.

All visitors (other than re-registered visitors - see below) must pay for parking using PayByPhone or Pay & Display and only in the car parks where this is available

If the School / Professional Service wishes to pay for their visitor’s parking they must be pre-registered via the School/Departmental Office.