Travelling to MediaCity

Our MediaCity campus is in Salford Quays, surrounded by companies such as the BBC and ITV.

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

No matter whether you're travelling to MediaCity by tram, bus, car, or plane, we have provided routes for you to explore before you set off on your journey.


Campus Map

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


Getting here by Tram

Our MediaCity campus is easily accessible by tram, with services direct to MediaCity and services that stop walking distance from MediaCity.

You can either get a tram to MediaCity and get off at MediaCity or get a tram towards Eccles but get off at Harbour City or Broadway which will leave you with a 5-minute walk.

Trams to Harbour City will be every 6 minutes, while trams to MediaCity will be every 12 minutes


Getting here by Bus

The number 50 bus, operated by Stagecoach, runs every 10-15 minutes from Manchester City Centre. The bus travels past the University’s main Peel Park campus, as well as Salford Shopping Centre, and then on to MediaCity: its final destination.

The bus operates between 07:00 and 23:00 Monday-Friday, and between 08:00 and 18:00 at the weekend.

Staff and students can travel for free between the main University campus and MediaCity on the production of their University ID cards.

The X50 runs every 15 minutes from Manchester city centre to the Trafford Centre via Salford Quays. MediaCity is just a few minutes’ walk from the Imperial War Museum stop on Trafford Wharf Road, via the footbridge over the Manchester Ship Canal.


Getting here by Car

For those who need to travel by car, the link road with the M602 motorway gives drivers the option to approach MediaCity from either end of the Broadway. The M602 provides onward linkages to major routes leading in all directions.

Parking at this site is limited, but if you do decide to drive, take a look at the MediaCity parking guide for more information.


Getting here by Air

Manchester Airport is a 20-minute drive from MediaCity.

You can also catch a train from the airport to Manchester Piccadilly station, followed by a tram to MediaCity if you prefer (see above information).


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.