The Lowry is 10 minute drive from Manchester City Centre, 20 minutes from Manchester Airport, and a quarter of a mile from the motorway network, giving access from all over the North West and beyond. From the M60 take junction 12 for the M602. The Quays is a quarter of a mile from junction 3 of the M602. Follow the brown Lowry logo signs.
Download a map of The Quays
On the Sun 6 April 2014, the ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon in Trafford will see about 7,000 runners run through the streets of Greater Manchester. In order to facilitate an event of this size, some roads will be closed in order to allow the runners to move safely around the course.
Download the road closures times
Download the diversion map
Where do I park?
There is a passenger drop-off point immediately in front of The Lowry. Secure parking is available in The Lowry Outlet Mall multi-storey car park. There are designated areas for disabled parking on every level. We recommend that to reduce your waiting time at the end of the evening you should either:
Pre-purchase your parking at time of booking
You can pre-pay for your parking when you book your tickets either on the phone, in person, or online from The Lowry. The cost is £5. On payment we will send you a parking voucher along with your tickets, which you can then insert at the barrier as you are entering and exiting The Lowry Outlet Mall car park.
Validate your ticket when you arrive at the car park
If you have not pre-purchased your car park voucher when booking, you can validate the ticket you receive on the way into the car park by visiting the car park office (open between 5pm and 8pm). This is located in the basement car park at the foot of the escalator outside Marks and Spencer and Nike. By validating your ticket (at a cost of £6) there is no need to queue to pay at the parking machines at the end of your visit. Ticket validation is valid for parking between 5pm - 1am.
Please note that there is no facility to pay for parking, or validate your ticket within The Lowry.
The Lowry regularly uses local taxi firms Salford Quays Taxis, First Taxis and 1010 Taxis.
There is also a cab rank outside the building.
The Lowry Coach Park accommodates up to 25 coaches and is free of charge. There is a drop-off point directly in front of The Lowry. Download the map for details: QuaysCoachParkingMap.pdf
By cycling or walking
The Lowry is accessible by bicycle from Manchester city centre, and via various cycle paths across the city. For information on cycle routes from Manchester to Salford Quays visit www.loveyourbike.org.
There are several walkways navigating the rejuvenated waterways of Salford Quays. The Lowry Footbridge offers access from Trafford Wharfside and provides spectacular views of The Quays.
By public transport
Salford Quays is easy to reach by public transport. To find out how, visit the Getting to Salford Quays page on the Transport for Greater Manchester website.
Search for Trains to Manchester.
If you are exiting the train at Oxford Road, walk up Oxford Road towards St Peter's Square, where you can board the Metrolink (see below).
If you are exiting the train at Piccadilly or Victoria Station, there will be clearly signposted Metrolink stations nearby.
The Lowry is easily accesible via two Metrolink lines, the Eccles line (alight at Harbour City), and the Media City UK line (alight at Media City UK). Travelling from Manchester City Centre, the Metrolink takes approximately ten to fifteen minutes.
Visit http://www.metrolink.co.uk/ for up to date information, or contact them on 0161 205 2000.
Buses that go along the Quays and past The Lowry:
50 - East Didsbury - The Lowry. Regular service running every fifteen minutes, including Sundays.
69 - Eccles – Stretford. A regular service until 6pm, excluding Sundays and Bank Holidays.
245 - Altrincham - Exchange Quay. Regular service running every thirty minutes approximately (alight at Imperial War Museum).
Buses that stop on Eccles New Road (20 mins walk to The Lowry):
27 – Swinton – Manchester. A regular service excluding Sundays and Bank Holidays.
25 – Bolton – Manchester. An evening, Sunday and Bank Holiday service.
33 – Wigan – Manchester. A regular service.
63 – Brookhouse – Manchester. An evening, Sunday and Bank Holiday service.
Buses that stop on Trafford Wharf Road (10 mins walk to The Lowry):
290 & 291 – Flixton – Manchester. An early morning and regular afternoon & evening service. No weekend or Bank Holiday service.
Buses that stop on Trafford Road (20 mins walk to The Lowry):
51 – Old Trafford – Manchester. A regular service excluding evenings, Sundays and Bank Holidays.
52 – Old Trafford – Manchester. A regular service excluding evenings.
Please check bus routes and timetables with GMPTE on their website www.tfgm.com or call 0870 608 2608 before you travel.
There's plenty to see and do whilst you're at The Quays, so you could easily stay over for a short break.
Visit www.thequays.org.uk to find out more and to get information on nearby hotels.