Transportation to NYU Shanghai
Shanghai Airports and Railway Stations
Airport Arrival: There are two 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 the NYU Shanghai campus.
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 bullet 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 bullet 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 bullet 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 privately owned 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.
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 traveling 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.
Move-In Day Arrangement
All NYU Shanghai first-year students live with someone of a different nationality, creating an unprecedented exchange of knowledge, culture, and ideas. 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 by yourself.
Move-In Day is one of the most highly anticipated moments in the entire college experience. After spending an entire summer preparing for your journey to NYU Shanghai, you finally arrive on campus, pick up your room key, and open the door to your new home. 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.
When you arrive at the residence hall, please come to see us at the Resource Center in building #2. Our staff and Orientation Ambassadors will welcome you at the table from 9 AM to 9 PM on the Move-in Day. This is where you can pick up your room key and welcome package. If you arrive after 9 PM, you can get your room key and welcome package at Public Safety Office also located in building #2.
NYU Shanghai Airport Pickup Service