Visiting The Quays

How to get here

By Car

From the M60 take Junction 12 for the M602, exit at Junction 3 and follow the sign posts for The Quays. Parking is available at Quayside, IWM North or MediaCityUK (charges apply).

By Tram

Trams to MediaCityUK currently run every 12 minutes from Piccadilly

By Train

From Manchester’s national railway stations, Piccadilly and Victoria you can travel to The Quays by Metrolink tram. Alternatively, from Salford Crescent station, catch a bus to The Quays.

By Bus

Service 250 – departs from Piccadilly Gardens Interchange.

Service 50 – from East Didsbury / Parrs Wood via Albert Square, Salford Crescent & Salford Shopping Centre.

Service X50 – from Piccadilly Gardens Interchange to Trafford Centre via Trafford Wharf Rd (IWM North)

Service 79 – from Stretford to Swinton via The Quays

Service 245 – from Altrincham to The Quays and MediaCityUK.

For up to date travel information, visit the Transport for Greater Manchester website.


Quays Culture are committed to making events accessible. Salford Quays and MediaCityUK have level-access and ramping, public toilets for disabled visitors are available around the site and some of our staff have disability awareness training. Disabled parking is available at The Lowry Outlet Mall. For more information, see our Accessibility Guide.

Other Things to See and Do

There are many other things to do and see on your visit to The Quays – take a look at this short film – Salford Quays: A Visitor Guide to get a feel for what The Quays has to offer:

Navigating the Quays

With lots of local landmarks, including The Lowry, Imperial War Museum North, MediaCityUK, University of Salford, BBC North, ITV and Manchester United Football Ground, there’s lots to see and do in this thriving media, arts and culture hub. Explore the Quays with our new, handy pocket-size map.

Download now – The Quays Map

For more information on what’s going on around The Quays, visit the website.



Photo: Speed of Light by NVA, Salford Quays, 2013