Travelling to the University of Salford

No matter whether you're travelling to Salford by train, bus, bike, car, or plane, we have provided travel route information for you to explore before you set off on your journey.

The University of Salford is located across three campuses, Peel Park, Frederick Road and MediaCity. Although we have multiple campuses, our central location and fantastic transport links connecting us with Manchester city centre and beyond, means that travelling here couldn't be easier. 


Campus map

To stop you from getting lost, we've created this handy campus map for you to follow!

Peel Park and Frederick Road travel guide

The Peel Park and Frederick Road campuses are within walking distance of each other, and you can find out how to navigate your way to both campuses below. 


Getting here by train

Salford Crescent station is located between the Peel Park and Frederick Road campuses.

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 a ten-minute train journey from Salford Crescent.

Watch out! Don’t mistake Salford Central for Salford Crescent, otherwise, you’ll end up with a 20-minute walk ahead of you.


Getting here by bus

You can get on any of the following buses, which will take you to The Crescent (right outside the university front entrance for Peel Park):

8, 35, 36, 37, 38, 50, 67, 100, V1, V2.

For Frederick Road (Allerton, Mary Seacole, Brian Blatchford buildings), any of the above buses except the 67 and 100 will take you closer to this end of the campus.


Getting here by bike

If you’re coming in by bike, there are over 400 spaces across our campuses where you can store this. The majority of these spaces are contained within secure shelters which can be accessed using your student or staff ID card. Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) have also developed a Cycle Hub at MediaCity which offers membership-based smart card access and can accommodate up to 300 bicycles. 


Getting here by car

If you're travelling to us by car, spaces in our car parks are limited, so please do plan ahead of your visit. For those who need access to electric vehicle charging points, we have a total of eight on campus and a public charging point outside Crescent House. 

Directions by car

From the North

  • M6: Leave the M6 at Junction 30 heading on to the M61, then follow directions from the M61 below.
  • M6: Leave at Junction 21a for M62 eastbound and follow directions for M62 below.
  • M61: Just after Junction 3, the inside lane becomes the slip road 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 the inside lane. After the underpass, look out for local signs to the university.

From the South

  • M6: Leave at Junction 21a for M62 eastbound and follow directions for M62 below.
  • M56: After Junction 4 stay in the inside lane and come off following signs for M60, signposted Stretford, Bolton, Leeds. After passing over ship canal bridge, with Trafford Shopping Centre on your right, leave the M60 at Junction 12 and follow signs for M602 (see instructions for M602 below).
  • M1: Exit at Junction 42 and follow M62 westbound.

From the East

  • M60: Leave at Junction 17 signposted Prestwich and Whitefield. Turn left on to the A56 (Prestwich/Salford/Manchester). Follow the A56 into Manchester. Turn right off the A56 onto A576 (Great Cheetham Street West). Head straight on to the second roundabout, then turn left onto the A6. Avoid the inside lane.

From the West

  • M62/M602: At Junction 12, carry straight on following signs for M602. Follow M602 to Junction 3 signposted Salford/Trafford Park. Keep in the inside lane and turn left on to A5063 (Albion Way). Follow signposts for Salford/Pendleton. At the second lights, turn left on to the A6 for Frederick Road, or right for Peel Park.

Within Manchester

  • From Manchester/Salford inner relief road: Leave at the 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 (East): Turn left off of the A580 on to A5185 (Lancaster Road), and then right on to A576 (Eccles Old Road).
  • From A580 (West): Turn right off of the A580 on to A5185 (Lancaster Road) and then right on to A576 (Eccles Old Road).


Getting here by Air

Manchester Airport is an international hub, connecting hundreds of countries across the world to the city. The airport is 15 miles from the university, and there are regular, direct train services between the airport and Salford Crescent station, as well as Manchester Piccadilly.

The 43 and 103 buses link the airport and the city centre.

Travel Sustainably

At Salford, we encourage colleagues, students and visitors to travel as sustainably as possible. There are a number of ways in which you can reduce your environmental impact when travelling to any one of our university campuses, so we’ve put together some advice on sustainable travel methods to help you on your way.


We have worked with AccessAble, the leading provider of access information for all disabled people in the UK, since 2008 to provide trusted accessibility information about our campus. All of our buildings are equipped with a Deaf Alerter radio-based fire alarm warning and a public address messaging system.