How to Find Us

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Salford, Greater Manchester, M50 5EQ

MediaCityUK is located on the banks of the Manchester Ship Canal in Salford and Trafford, Greater Manchester.

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By Tram

Trams run to and from Manchester City Centre every 12 minutes and to and from Broadway on the Eccles line every 12 minutes. Click here for details of Metrolink’s Park and Ride car parks across Greater Manchester.

Click here to download the Metrolink pocket guide.

By train

The MediaCityUK tram service provides easy connections to national rail stations at Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Victoria and Deansgate. Salford Crescent Station is also directly connected to MediaCityUK via the CityConnect 50 bus service.

By foot or bike

There are a plethora of routes you can take to reach MediaCityUK on foot. Consider travelling a reasonable distance entirely by foot or jump off the bus or tram a few stops early and walk the remaining distance. You’ll not only save pounds but lose them too.

Click here to work out your route, journey time, calorie burn, step burn and carbon saving.

MediaCityUK is easy to reach by bike using a network of direct, safe and attractive cycling and walking routes. National Cycle Network (NCN) Route 55 runs through the heart of MediaCityUK to Salford, Chorlton and South Manchester.

Other routes that also run to and from MediaCityUK include; Irwell River Park, Broadway and Coronet Way and Cross Lane/The Quays. You can download TfGM’s cycle maps here.

You can also view the cycling maps and routes on the MediaCityUK Bicycle User Group here.

Click here to find details of the TfGM MediaCityUK self-led walk.

By bus

Connect to bus services to MediaCityUK and Salford Quays at:

  • East Didsbury to MediaCityUK via St Peters Square (less than 1 hour on the 50)

  • Worsley to Salford Quays (27 minutes on the 13)

  • Cheetham Hill to MediaCityUK via Sportcity (on the 53)

  • Clifton to MediaCityUK via Salford Royal Hospital (under an hour on the 70 and 73)

  • Swinton to Stretford via Salford Quays (on the 79)

Onward bus connections to north and south Manchester can be made in Manchester City Centre.

Click here for bus departure times, journey planning, and ticket information.

Click here to view all bus services available from MediaCityUK at Salford Quays.


By car

MediaCityUK is a two minute drive from the national motorway network (M602) and a 10 minute drive from Manchester City Centre. Postcode for satnav is M50 2EQ

From M602 Junction 2

  • Follow brown signs for The Quays and MediaCityUK via A576

From Manchester City Centre

  • Access MediaCityUK from the Inner Ring Road via A57 Regent Road (signed M602).

  • From the A57 follow the brown signs to The Quays and MediaCityUK along the A5063 Trafford Road and Broadway.


  • The Garage is MediaCityUK’s main multi story car park providing 2,300 secure parking spaces for employees, residents and visitors. It is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

There are many alternative parking options at MediaCityUK. Please click here for full details.