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CityConnect50 - the direct city service

Manchester CityConnect

The Stagecoach CityConnect50 bus links Salford with MediaCityUK, Manchester City Centre and East Didsbury. You can catch it every 10-15 minutes during the day; it’s environmentally friendly and even has free Wi-Fi!

Why you’ll love CityConnect50 

The CityConnect50 bus service has:

  • free Wi-Fi check your emails, do some online shopping or just browse on the go
  • fewer emissions – our electric-hybrid buses   provide you with a cleaner, smoother and quieter journey

When you can catch it 

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In a hurry? On CityConnect50, you can travel from Salford Shopping Centre to:

  • MediaCityUK in around 10 minutes
  • Manchester City Centre in around 20 minutes
  • Manchester Royal Infirmary in around 25 minutes
  • East Didsbury in around 50 minutes

The route 

CityConnect50 stops off at lots of different places. Some are ideal for practical things in life, like universities and medical services. Others are perfect for a day out or night on the town.

The service can drop you off at:

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  • MediaCityUK
  • Lowry Shopping Centre
  • Lowry Museum and Theatre
  • Salford Shopping Centre
  • University of Salford
  • Manchester City Centre
  • Manchester Metropolitan University
  • University of Manchester
  • Manchester Museum
  • Manchester Dental Hospital
  • Royal Eye Hospital
  • Manchester Royal Infirmary
  • St Mary's Royal Manchester Children's Hospital
  • Parrs Wood Entertainment Centre
 

Plan your journey with us to find out more about CityConnect50's timetable and prices.

    

Free travel for University of Salford students and staff 

Students and staff at the University of Salford can travel for free on the CityConnect50 service between Adelphi Street-Oldfield Road and MediaCityUK. You’ll need to show your current University or Salford ID card to receive this discount.

Students will also be able to get a discount on other journeys with our unirider ticket .