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Travel Info

Salford Crescent train station is located in the middle of our campus, between our Peel Park and Frederick Road sites, making us very easy to get to by rail. Trains from both Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Victoria run through the station regularly, as well as from Manchester Airport, Blackpool, Southport, Wigan, Blackburn, Preston and Huddersfield. The station is fully accessible for wheelchairs, pushchairs and bicycles.

The Crescent/A6 runs alongside our campus and is a major bus route into and out of Manchester city centre. There are several stops for our campus, so to find the best journey for you, see Transport for Greater Manchester’s Route Explorer.


While we’d encourage you to take public transportation where possible, if you do choose to drive, we have multiple pay-by-app car parks on campus – listed below – any of which are free to use for your visit today. Please note that the Museum & Art Gallery car park is not owned by the university so is not free today.

Car Park

Number of Spaces

Use Postcode

Irwell Place


M5 4WT

Delaney (student accommodation)


M5 4RB

Lowry (student accommodation)


M5 4NJ

Mary Seacole


M6 5ST



M6 6PU

You can view the campus map to see their locations.

If you feel like stretching your legs and want to get a feel for the area, we’re a pretty easy 15-20 minute walk from Manchester city centre. From the Arndale Centre, head across the River Irwell to Chapel Street and take a left…that will bring you past Salford Central train station (on your left), Salford Cathedral (a bit further up on your right) and, about half a mile later, right to our doorstep.

Manchester International Airport is 10 miles from the University. There are regular, direct train services to and from Salford Crescent station and Manchester Piccadilly. Buses also link the airport and Manchester city centre. To find the best journey for you, see Transport for Greater Manchester’s Route Explorer.

  • Tram
    • Runs every six minutes in both directions between Manchester Piccadilly and MediaCityUK
    • Only 15 minutes between MediaCityUK and Manchester Piccadilly by tram
  • Bus
    • The CityConnect number 50, operated by Stagecoach, runs every 10-15 minutes from Manchester city centre via the University of Salford’s main Peel Park campus and Salford Shopping Centre, between 7am and 11pm, Monday to Friday, and between 8am and 6pm at the weekend. To find the best journey for you, see Transport for Greater Manchester’s Route Explorer. If you’re a current University of Salford student, don’t forget that you can ride this bus for free between these locations by showing your University ID card
    • The X50 runs every 15 minutes from Manchester city centre to the Trafford Centre via Salford Quays. MediaCityUK is just a few minutes’ walk from the Imperial War Museum stop on Trafford Wharf Road, via footbridge over the Manchester Ship Canal. For timetable details visit operator Stagecoach’s website.
  • Car
    • A new link road with the M602 motorway will give drivers the option to approach MediaCityUK from either end of Broadway. The M602 provides onward linkages to major routes leading in all directions.
    • If you’d like to take advantage of our free on-campus parking for the Open Day, we are running a free shuttle between our main campus and MediaCityUK throughout the day. Use our Irwell Place car park (postcode M5 4WT) then head over to New Adelphi building to catch the shuttle for the 15 minute ride.
    • The University doesn’t have any parking at MediaCityUK, so if you do chose to drive there you will need to pay to park. The nearest car park is The Garage (use postcode M50 2EQ).