Plan Your Visit

Travel directions to Salford Cathedral


By road

Salford Cathedral is situated on Chapel Street (A6), Salford. The postcode is M3 5LL. There are several major connecting routes from nearby motorway networks.  The Cathedral is situated close to the University of Salford near to the junction of Chapel Street and Oldfield Road /Adelphi Street.


M1 (from South) — exit at Junction 42 and follow M62 westbound.


M62 (from West) — at Junction 12 carry straight on following signs for M602. Follow M602 to Junction 3 signposted Salford/Trafford Park. Keep in inside lane and turn left on to A5063 (Albion Way). Follow signposts for Salford/Pendleton. At second lights, turn right on to A6 and the Cathedral is on your left-hand side, just past the junction with Great George Street. Car parks are situated nearby.


M60 (from East) — leave at Junction 17 signposted Prestwich and Whitefield. Turn left on to the A56 (Prestwich/Salford/Manchester). Follow into Manchester. Turn right off A56 onto A576 (Great Cheetham Street West). Straight on to second roundabout. Turn left onto A6. Avoid inside lane. The Cathedral is on your left-hand side, just past the junction with Great George Street. Car parks are situated nearby.


From the North use the M6, then follow the 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.


M56 (from South) — after Junction 4 stay in inside lane and come off following signs for M60 signposted Stretford, Bolton, Leeds. After passing over ship canal bridge, with Trafford Shopping Centre on right, leave M60 at Junction 12 and follow signs for M602. Take the M602 and travel to the end of the motorway. Turn left towards Salford at the end of the M602 and right at the T junction onto Chapel Street and the Cathedral is on your left-hand side, just past the junction with Great George Street. Car parks are situated nearby.


Parking is limited at the Cathedral but there are car parks nearby.


Public Transport


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By rail

Manchester Piccadilly is the nearest mainline station.  A taxi from there to the Cathedral will take around 15 minutes and will cost around £9.  A five-minute walk from the railway station to the bus station at Piccadilly Gardens will bring you to many local services which stop at the Cathedral.


From Manchester Victoria Station, there is a regular service to Salford Central.  Turn left out of the station, left again onto Chapel Street and the Cathedral is a few minutes’ walk on the right-hand side.  To walk from Victoria takes about 20 minutes.


By bus

Many local services stop at the Cathedral.  Ring 0161 228 7811 for details and timetables or go to the Transport for Greater Manchester website


The National Express coach station is at Chorlton Street in the centre of Manchester, close to local bus stops and a short bus or taxi ride away from the Cathedral.


By air

From Manchester Airport, it is roughly a 30-minute drive to the Cathedral via the M56, M60 and M602.  See the route here. Bus and train services from the airport will bring you into Manchester city centre.  Liverpool John Lennon Airport is around an hour and a half drive away.


Salford Cathedral, Chapel Street, Salford M3 5LL

Telephone       0161 817 2210




Visit Salford

Telephone: 0161 793 2417

Visitors travel to Salford from across the world every day. Come and experience the joy of this magnificent building and learn about the history and the people who have played a part in the Cathedral in the past and in the present day.


Seven Seas Cruises

Tel: 02380 682 280

More and more people are thoroughly enjoying the experience of visiting the North West of England – especially the great cities of the Industrial Revolution – Liverpool, Manchester and of course, Salford. All of these cities are now cosmopolitan and modern in feel however the iconic buildings of the past are still to be found majestically influencing the contemporary skylines of the metropolis.


Bullocks Coaches

Tel No: 0161 428 5265/2423

Make Salford Cathedral one of your tour highlights when visiting the North West by coach.


English Heritage


We work directly with conservation groups including English Heritage to ensure we preserve and conserve this wonderful building with attention to detail for authenticity and compliance to building regulations.


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