How to find us

University of Salford Open day signpost.

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 Salford by train, bus, car or plane, we have provided routes for you to explore before you set off on your journey.

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Travelling to our main campus

By car

Please note: if you're travelling to us by car, spaces in our car parks are limited, so please do plan ahead of your visit. Find out more about parking at our University, including costs and parking locations.

 

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).

By train

Salford Crescent station is located on the main University campus between Peel Park and Frederick Road.

Direct services run to and from Manchester Airport, Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester 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 ten minutes on the train from Salford Crescent.

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 43A, 45A, 84A and 105 buses link the airport and the city centre.

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, 12, 26, 31, 32, X34, 36, 37, 38, X61, 67, 100.

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

Travelling to MediaCityUK

By tram

Our MediaCityUK campus is easily accessible by tram, with the service running every 6 minutes between Manchester Piccadilly station and MediaCityUK. The journey takes approximately 15 minutes.

By car

For those who need to travel by car, the link road with the M602 motorway gives drivers the option to approach MediaCityUK 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 MediaCityUK parking guide for more information.

By air

Manchester International Airport is a 20-minute drive from MediaCityUK. You can also catch a train from the airport to Manchester Piccadilly station, followed by a tram to MediaCityUK if you prefer (see above information).

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 MediaCityUK: its final destination.

The bus operates between 7am and 11pm Monday-Friday, and between 8am and 6pm at the weekend.

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

See the timetable for the number 50 bus.

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 the footbridge over the Manchester Ship Canal.