Study Away Move-In

Transportation to NYU Shanghai

NYU Shanghai Campus Address Card

NYU Shanghai Residence Address Card


Shanghai Airports and Railway Stations

Airport Arrival: There are two International airports in Shanghai. Most international flights fly into Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG) while most domestic flights fly into Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport (SHA). Both airports have two terminals and are connected by Metro Line 2. It takes about 1 hour by taxi from both airports to NYU Shanghai campus.  For more information please go to this website.

Railway Station Arrival: There are three main railway stations in Shanghai. Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station is located next to the Hongqiao International Airport, connected by Metro Line 2 and Line 10. It mainly operates high speed trains and bulletin trains to all directions. Shanghai Railway Station is the oldest railway station located in Shanghai center, connected by Metro Line 1, Line 3 and Line 4. It mainly operates bulletin trains to the northern regions and low speed trains to the rest of China. Shanghai South Railway Station is connected by Metro Line 1 and Line 3. It mainly operates bulletin trains to the southern regions and low speed trains to the rest of China.   

Traveling from the Airport

Airport Shuttle Bus: There are a few shuttle buses that go to city center from Pudong International Airport. Destinations including Hongqiao International Airport, Jing’an Temple, and Shanghai Railway Station. The shuttle bus to Shanghai Railway Station (Line 5) has a stop at Century Avenue/Pudong Nan Road, which is the closest stop to NYU Shanghai. Ticket fare varies from 15 RMB – 25 RMB. Operation hour from 6:30 AM to 11:00 PM. For more details, please visit the airport website.

Metro: Metro line 2 runs through the city horizontally and connects Pudong International Airport and Hongqiao International Airport at two ends. If you choose to take metro at Pudong International Airport, you must get off and transfer to another train at Guanglan Road Station. It costs you 6 RMB and approximately one hour to reach Century Avenue Station. This is the most economic travel option, however, it’s not recommended for those travelling with big luggage.

Taxi: We highly recommend you to take this option as it is the most convenient way to get from the airport to the residence hall or campus. When you enter the arrival hall, look for the sign for taxi. It is important to bring a Chinese address with you as most drivers don’t speak a word of English. Student Life in Shanghai has prepared following 2 address cards for the Residence Hall and NYU Shanghai Campus for you to show to the taxi driver. The trip usually costs approximately 120 - 150 RMB (19 - 24 USD). Remember to take a receipt before you get off, and there’s no tipping culture in China.


NYU Shanghai Airport Pickup Service

Airport pickup shuttle service will be arranged on the Move-In day (August 31, 2017) to best support Study Away students’ arrival. Please fill out the Flight Information Collection Form to give us an idea on your arrival date and time. When you arrive at Pudong International Airport, please find our Airport Pickup Staff with NYU Shanghai hoodie at international arrival hall in terminal 2. Our shuttle buses schedule will base on the flight information we collected, and will be announced after the submision deadline. So if you need the airport pick up service, make sure to fill out the form above before August 15, 2017.

Below you can find the shuttle schedule of 2017 Spring Study Away as a reference. 
12pm  |  3pm  |  5pm  |  8pm  |  10pm  


Move-In Day Arrangement

Fall Move-In Day
Thursday, August 31, 2017

You won’t be able to move into your residence hall until the official Move-In Day. If you arrive prior to this date, you’ll need to arrange for local accommodations. To help you go through this busy period of time, a suggested packing list and further housing assignment details will be provided over the summer.

Residence Hall Move-in

  • Check-in starts from 9 AM August 31, 2017. When you arrive, please go to the Resource Center of Tower 2 to check in. Staff will be there on site to welcome you from 9 AM - 9 PM on August 31, 2017.
  • If you arrive after 9 PM on February 2nd, please go to Public Safety in Tower 2 to get your room key.
  • All students will have access to the Resource Center in Tower 2.