Your Travel Options

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Below you will find information on various modes of transport to help you plan how you are going to travel to the University.

From information on how you can save with an annual season ticket or buy getting a bike through the Cycle to Work scheme to details on the University car sharing database, this page provides a hub of information and links.

Please click on the types of transport on the right to find out more.


The University has a wide range of cycle users, from students who just make the short trip from halls to staff who commute long distances every day.

Cycling has numerous benefits, for both you and your environment and the University is served by various on and off-road cycle routes.

Get a bike through the Cycle to Work Scheme

The University offers the opportunity for staff to obtain a bicycle through Cycle to Work scheme, allowing savings to be made on the purchase of a bicycle.

The scheme is now available throughout the year.

To find out more click here

Where to store your cycle

There are around 400 spaces to park bicycles across all of the University campuses. These are predominantly Sheffield stands which allow the user to secure both wheels and the frame with two locks.

Secure storage is available in the Frederick Road bike shed and now on Peel Park campus with secure facilities outside Cockcroft and Clifford Whitworth. Facilities at Mary Seacole and Crescent House will also soon be available. To gain access, just go to Maxwell or Allerton receptions where your student ID card will be activated.

Keep your bike secure

In order to minimise the likelihood of cycle theft, staff are reminded of the recommended way to secure your bicycle at the storage area. Check out this video for advice on securing your bicycle.

University security sell a range of cycle security and safety equipment such as hi-vis, cycle alarms and locks at discount prices, such as Gold Standard D-Lock for £17.50. For more information, just call ext. 55368.



Cycle safe

When you are out and about on your bike there are several important things you need to take into account to keep yourself and others safe.

This website presents an excellent array of advice and information on staying safe while in the saddle. - Cycling Safely

The Highway Code is essential reading for all cyclists who plan on riding on roads. The cycling section here will help you familiarise yourself with the rules of the road and help you stay safe. The Highway Code - Rules for cyclists

Gain confidence with free cycle training

Transport for Greater Manchester offer free cycle training across Greater Manchester for beginners through to experienced cyclists and those returning to the saddle after a few years.

Full information can be found here.

Plan your journey

Transport for Greater Manchester have a range of cycle maps that will help you plan your journey to the University. The maps show on/off street cycle lanes or recommended quieter routes. Click here to go to their website and explore the maps.

For further information on cycling, including details of the Bicycle User Group, please click here.


Save time and money with a season ticket

First bus tickets

First Manchester operate many services around the University, including the majority of services along the A6/Crescent such as 8, 26, 32, 36, 37 and 100.

See here for more info and how to buy First tickets

Get extra savings on your annual travel pass with the First Corporate Travel Club, call 0845 601 8020 or 0844 854 2569.

Stagecoach bus tickets

Stagecoach predominantly operate services in south Manchester such as the 42, 43 and 192 but from September they are extending the 50 serviceto the University and Salford Quays. (For more info on free travel on the 50 service between the University and MediaCityUK, click here).

As well as the weekly and monthly tickets, Stagecoach offer the Unirider exclusively for students which is available on a term or annual basis. This offers great savings over the course of the academic year.

Click here for more information and how to buy your Stagecoach ticket

Buy your annual ticket with an interest free loan

The University of Salford operates a loan scheme for staff who would like to purchase an annual ticket to travel to and from work. Upon production of the original receipt, the employee’s travel pass and a signed salary mandate, the full cost of the ticket will be reimbursed through their salary. The loan can be repaid through salary deduction over a maximum period of twelve months, or less if the employee prefers.

Click here for more information

Combined Tickets

System One Travelcards offer a range of tickets if you need to combined bus and train travel.

They offer 1, 7 and 28-day tickets as well as annual season tickets.

Click here for full information

Other bus information

Travel to MediaCityUK

Travelling between the main campuses and MediaCityUK is easy as the City Connect 50operates a direct service.

Staff and students can travel for free on the service between the Crescent and MediaCityUK on production of your University of Salford ID card.

For general bus information such as maps, timetable and journey planning please see Transport for Greater Manchester's website.


The University benefits from excellent rail links due to Salford Crescent station being located between the Peel and Frederick Road campuses. From the station there are frequent trains to various destionations across the north west and connection possibilities in Manchester for wider destinations.

Save time and money with an annual season ticket

The University operates a season ticket loan scheme for staff in conjunction with Northern Rail.

The scheme offers an easy and affordable way to save money on rail travel with the full cost of the ticket being recovered through salary payments over a period of up to 12 months.

See here for more information

Tips on getting the best fares

There are many ways you can save on your train fares for days out or trips back home such as booking early.

This website provides a guide to how you can find the best fares.

Combined tickets

System One Travelcards offer a range of tickets if you need to combined bus and train travel.

They offer 1, 7 and 28-day tickets as well as annual season tickets.

Click here for full information

Rail information and journey planning

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


The Greater Manchester tram network (Metrolink) spans across the city, with lines currently extending to Manchester city centre, Bury, Altrincham, Chorlton, Oldham, Rochdale, Eccles and Didsbury.

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

For more info on Future Metrolink, click here.

Ticket information

Metrolink offer a range of season tickets (weekly, 4-weekly, quarterly of annual) to offer time and cost savings when travelling on the network.

For full information on the range available click here.

Car sharing

Did you know that 83% of cars on the road in Greater Manchester in the morning peak have only 1 occupant?

Car sharing aims to make to make better use of these empty seats, allowing people to benefit from the convenience of a car while helping to reduce the associated problems of congestion and pollution.

If you could share your journey to University with a colleague, you can make savings on fuel and parking costs.

Register for the University Car Share database

The University operates a car share database, allowing staff and students to register and find matches who they could share their journey with, offer a lift or find someone who has a spare seat.

Many students currently car share and make savings on their travel to University, some have estimated saving 40% on fuel costs!

If two or more drivers commit to sharing regularly through a formal share then you can be eligible for a 50% reduction on your University parking charges.

For full information on car sharing possibilities at the University, click here.

Car parking

The University has a limited amount of car parking spaces and therefore we recommend that you explore all other options before deciding to bring your car on to campus.

Remember that you could save on the costs of bringing your car to University by registering for the University Car Share scheme.

Staff who wish to bring a vehicle onto University property must register the vehicle. For information on obtaining a car park permit, click here.

Further information

The University Travel pages hold an array of further travel and transport information so it's worth checking back now and again to find out updates.

Journey Planning

For specific journey planning queries, please click here for a link to three of the main websites.

As well as web-based queries, the websites offer telephone lines to answer your specific queries.

Other information

If you have any other questions regarding transport here at the University, please complete the form on this page (select transport from drop down box) and we will respond to your query as soon as possible.