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Travel Information To The Lowry

Travel Tips

By Car

Parking spaces are available in the Lowry Outlet. Parking for evening performances is from 5pm and for matinees from 12pm.

Parking (Blue Badge Holders) 
Blue Badge parking for The Lowry is available in the Lowry Outlet. The Lowry also offers two dedicated parking spaces for Blue Badge holders. These are available on a first come first served basis and cannot be booked in advance. We accept no responsibility for vehicles parked in these spaces.
Pre-pay for parking 
You can pre-pay for your parking when you book your tickets either on the phone, in person, or online from The Lowry Theatre, at a cost of £5.50. Upon payment, we will send you a parking voucher with your tickets. On arrival at the car park please take a ticket to enter and use your parking voucher when exiting.

Validate your ticket
If you have not pre-purchased your car park voucher when booking, you can pre-pay the ticket you receive on entry into the car park, at a cost of £6. Simply visit any pay station within the Outlet Mall (between 5pm and 8pm) insert your car park ticket, select Lowry pre-pay, tap validation and then pay the charge. 
By pre-paying your ticket there is no need to queue at the pay stations at the end of your visit. Pre-pay tickets are valid for parking between 5pm - 1am. Please note that there is no facility to pay for parking within The Lowry.

By Metrolink

Visitors can access The Lowry via the Eccles line and the MediaCityUK line. Travelling from Manchester city centre takes approximately ten to fifteen minutes. 
Eccles line: alight at Harbour City stop – The Lowry is approximately a 10 minute walk from this stop.
MediacityUK line: alight at MediacityUK stop – The Lowry is approximately a 5 minute walk from this stop.
For more information, visit Metrolink's website or call them on 0161 205 2000. 

By Bus

Please check bus routes and timetables with GMPTE at or call 0871 200 22 33 before you travel.

By Train

For the latest train timetables, visit:

Transpennine Trains | Northern Rail

From Oxford Road station, walk up Oxford Road towards Deansgate, where you can board the Metrolink. From Piccadilly or Victoria stations, there will be clearly signposted Metrolink stations nearby.

By Waxi

For the latest timetable for the Manchester Water taxi, visit their website.

By Taxi

Local taxi companies:

Salford Quays Taxis - 0161 660 6666 

First Taxis - 0161 930 8888 

1010 Taxis (private hire) - 0161 793 1010

A taxi rank is also situated outside of The Lowry.

By Coach  

Download the Quays coach parking map.

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.

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 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.

Download TFGM's handy travel map here or plan your journey here.

System One Travelcard

Discounts available

System One offer a range of one day, 7 day, 28 day and annual travelcards for any bus, train and tram all over Greater Manchester! Providing an affordable and convenient way to visit The Lowry. 

Don’t forget to show your travelcard in the Tower Coffee Shop to get a coffee and a cake offer for just £5 or present it in The Lowry Gift Shop to receive a 10% discount. 

Click here for more info.

Staying over?

With plenty to see and do at The Quays, you could easily extend your trip to The Lowry into a short break. 
Visit to find out more and to get information on nearby hotels.