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Our main campus, Peel Park, is just over a mile from Manchester city centre and a five minute journey by bus.

Buses run every few minutes to the city centre, and if you're coming by train we’ve even got our own train station (Salford Crescent) on campus. You can also use a free bus service that connects our Peel Park and Frederick Road campuses to MediaCityUK.

Getting here by public transport

Salford crescent train station

By train

With Salford Crescent station based right on Peel Park campus, it's easy to reach us by train.

Salford Crescent station is located between Peel Park campus and Allerton Building. The entrance to the station is on the A6 junction with University Road.

Direct services run to and from Manchester Airport, Manchester Piccadilly and Victoria, Blackpool, Bolton, Buxton, Blackburn, Southport, Preston, Lancaster and Barrow-in-Furness.

Inter-city services normally use Manchester Piccadilly which is about ten minutes train journey from Salford Crescent.

Click here for information about train timetables.

Prices

Railcard  

You can save 1/3 off rail travel with a 16-25 railcard. Although there is a minimum fare of £12 if using your railcard before 10am, a 16-25 Railcard can save you money if you travel to university after this time, or take weekend trips home. An annual railcard costs £30, and will save you 1/3 on railfares,  wherever  you travel in the UK. That works out at £2.50 a month, and you could make back what you've spent in just a couple of trips. You're eligible for a railcard if you're aged between 16-25, or over the age of 26 and in full-time education.

Tips on getting the best fares

There are many ways you can save on your train fares, from booking early to splitting your tickets.

Combined tickets

System One Travelcards offer a range of tickets if you need to combined bus and train travel. They offer one, seven and 28-day tickets as well as annual season tickets.

Rail information and journey planning

Here are some handy links to help you plan your rail journey to the University of Salford:

National Rail - Rail journey planner and service information

Transport for Greater Manchester - Rail maps and local information

By tram

Tram in ManchesterMetrolink, the Greater Manchester tram network spans across the city, with lines currently extending to Manchester city centre, Bury, Altrincham, Chorlton, Oldham, Rochdale, Eccles, East Didsbury, Ashton-under-Lyne and Didsbury.  

Our MediaCityUK campus has a Metrolink stop right outside, making this a very convenient way to travel to the campus.  

Metrolink offer a range of season tickets (weekly, four-weekly, quarterly or annual), offering time and cost savings when travelling on the network.

By Car

A6                         Leave at junction 30 on to M61 then follow directions from M61 below
M6 (from North)                         Leave at junction 30 on to M61 then follow directions from M61 below
M6 (from North/South)                         Leave at junction 21a for M62 eastbound and followdirectionsfor M62 below
M61 (from North)                         Just after junction 3, the inside lane becomes the sliproad 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.
M62 (from West)                         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 onto A5063 (Albion Way). Follow signposts for Salford/Pendleton. At the second set of lights, turn left on to A6 for Frederick Road and Irwell Valley sites or right for Peel Park and Adelphi sites.
M56 (from South)                         After junction 4 stay in the inside lane and come off following signs for M60 signposted Stretford, Bolton, Leeds. After passing over the 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 above).
M60 (from East)                         Leave at junction 17 signposted Prestwich and Whitefield. Turn left on to the A56 (Prestwich/Salford/Manchester). Follow this into Manchester. Turn right off the A56 onto the A576 (Great Cheetham Street West). Carry straight on to the second roundabout. Turn left onto A6. Avoid inside lane.
M1 (from South)                         Exit at junction 42 and follow M62 westbound.
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 (from East)                         Turn left off A580 on to A5185 (Lancaster Road) and then right on to A576 (Eccles Old Road)
From A580 (from West)                         Turn right off A580 on to A5185 (Lancaster Road) and then right on to A576 (Eccles Old Road)

Travelling by bike

Bike shedCycling is an amazing way to exercise and to get around quickly and cheaply. Once you arrive on your bike, you  can store it securely at one of the many different university storage sheds or lock points located around campus.

If you study at MediaCityUK, you’ll find a cycle hub where you can store your bike from £2 a week.

For more information about places where you can store your bike around campus please visit our Estates pages:

Cycling information

Travelling to MediaCityUK

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Bus

The number 50 bus, operated by Stagecoach, runs every 10-15 minutes from Manchester city centre via our main Peel Park campus and Salford Shopping Centre. You can travel for free on this bus between the main university campuses and MediaCityUK, by producing your University ID card. To help plan your  journey, see Transport for Greater Manchester's route explorer.

Tram

Trams run every six minutes between Manchester Piccadilly and MediaCityUK. The journey takes approximately 15 minutes.

Bicycle

There are over 300 cycle bays across the MediaCityUK site. Find a cycle hub where you can store your bike from just £2 a week here.

Car

For those who need to travel by car, a new link road with the M602 motorway gives drivers the option to approach MediaCityUK from either end of Broadway. The M602 provides onward links to major routes leading in all directions. Please note that there is very limited parking at MediaCityUK.

Key venues

Travelling to your accommodation

Student accommodation

Peel Park Quarter

Peel Park Quarter is located on the Peel Park campus, making it ideal for you to enjoy easy access to the many facilities located here.

How to get here:

Car: Click here to plan your journey by car.

Train/Bus: Peel Park Quarter is easily accessible by public transport. The nearest train station is Salford Crescent, located just five minutes away. If you are travelling by bus, please visit TFGM to plan your journey.

Air: When you arrive at Manchester Airport, Peel Park Quarter is approximately 30 minutes away by car or by train (to Salford Crescent).

John Lester and Eddie Colman Courts

John Lester and Eddie Colman Courts are just a five-minute walk away from the main University campus. Just off the East Lancashire Road and across the road from Salford Crescent train station, John Lester and Eddie Colman Courts are easily accessible via public transport.

How to get here:

Train/Bus: The nearest train station is Salford Crescent, which has frequent services to Manchester Piccadilly. Bus services run from Salford Shopping City, located just behind the accommodation.

Accessibility

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Access to buildings & routes around campus

We have worked closely with DisabledGo to assess the accessibility of our campus and facilities. You can read more about this work here.

Currently, there are some temporary changes to routes around campus and entrances to buildings, due to major building works. This construction is taking place to improve the campus. Alternative routes and entrances are signposted and should be accessible.

If you find barriers to your access, either temporary or permanent, please contact Estates & Property Services on 0161 295 4444 (estates-supportteam@salford.ac.uk), or Disability & Learner Support on 0161 295 9000 (disability@salford.ac.uk).

AccessAble    

In addition to the information on DisabledGo’s website, you can now find your way around our whole campus with our new free app, AccessAble Salford Uni.    

Developed by Estates and Property Services in partnership with DisabledGo (the leading provider of access information for disabled people in the UK), this app includes detailed accessibility information about lecture halls, cafes and bars, toilets,    and halls of residence.    

Click here to find out more and download the app

Accessible Car Parking

We have accessible car parking spaces across campus. Blue badge holders can park for free. To obtain a parking permit, please take your blue badge to Reception in Maxwell Building. For information about locations and use, please contact our Estates office on 0161 295 4444 / estates-supportteam@salford.ac.uk

Deaf Alerter

All university buildings are equipped with a Deaf Alerter radio-based fire alarm warning and public address messaging system. Salford Crescent station image

Salford Crescent train station

Salford Crescent train station is on campus, but is not part of the university. Access is by steps or lift. 

Further information

For further information regarding disabled access please visit DisabledGo or contact the manager of the building you wish to visit (You can find out who the building manager is here). 

Please contact Disability & Learner Support for study related support.

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