Principal photography on Spaceways took place at Ray Studios, Windsor, England from mid-November 1952 to early January 1953. Some of the scenes of the spaceship taking off were special effects shots taken from the Lippert film, Rocketship X-M (1950).
Spaceways was not well received by critics, and its poor production values soon relegated the film to the bottom of theater playbills and drive-ins, mainly as fill-in fodder. Film reviewer Glenn Erickson, writing in DVD Savant, noted: "The disappointment of Spaceways is finding out that it is really a lukewarm murder mystery in a science fiction setting".
The film was distributed in the UK by Exclusive Films Ltd. and in the United States by Lippert Pictures Inc.