Move In

Study Away/Visiting students will live in Jingyao Residence hall. On Move-in day, airport pickup services will be provided to students. If students decide not to use the airport pickup services on the day, they can choose public transportation or take a taxi to the residence hall. Address cards are available to save and download.

Move Into Jingyao Residence Hall

Fall 2024 Move-In Day: Wednesday, August 28th, 2024

NYU Shanghai will start the fall semester on Monday, September 2nd, 2024. Study away students will move into their residence hall on Wednesday, August 28th starting from 9am in the morning. When you arrive at the residence hall, please find the welcome table for study away students to pick up your room key and welcome package. If you arrive after 9PM, you can still pick up your room key and welcome package at the Public Safety desk.

NYU Shanghai Airport Pickup Service & Arrival Transportation

NYU Shanghai Airport Pickup Service & Arrival Transportatio

On Move-in Day, August 28th, 2024, NYU Shanghai will arrange airport pickup services to help students get to the residence hall from the Pudong International airport. SAPAs will also be on site to welcome you. Detailed arrangements will be announced in one of the welcome letters in early August.

If you are not able to take the airport shuttle buses, you can refer to the below information to arrange your own transportation to the residence hall.

Arrival Transportation

Shanghai Airports and Railway Stations


There are two airports in Shanghai:

  • Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG)
  • Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport (SHA)

Both airports have two terminals, and are connected by Metro Line 2. Taxi rides to the Jingyao Residence Halls from Pudong Airport take about 40 mins. From Hongqiao Airport it takes about 30 min.

Railway Stations

There are three main railway stations in Shanghai:

  • Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station
  • Shanghai Railway Station
  • Shanghai South Railway Station

The majority of the trains go stop at the Hongqiao Railway Station.

From Airport to Residence Hall

Metro & Maglev

Metro line 2 runs from both of Shanghai's international airports and it can transfer at Longyang Rd station for Line 7 to arrive at Houtan station, which is a 10-min walk away from the new residence hall. It will cost about 10 RMB.

  • From Pudong Airport: Take the Maglev to Longyang Rd (it only takes about 5 minutes), and then transfer to Line 7 . Then get off at Houtan Station.
  • From Hongqiao Airport: Take line 2 then transfer to line 7 at Jing'an Temple Station. Then get off at Houtan Station.

When planning your arrival, please be aware that it may be inconvenient to carry large amounts of luggage with you on the metro. Also be mindful of the earliest and latest running time of the Metro is normally 6AM - 10PM. Maglev trains stop operation even earlier.


Taking a taxi is the most convenient way to get from the airport to the residence hall or campus. When you enter the arrival hall after picking up your luggages, look for signs leading you to the taxi queue. Make sure you have the address of your destination ready in Chinese, since most taxi drivers do not speak English.

The fare to the residence hall usually costs around 80 RMB (around 10 USD) from Hongqiao Airport, and it costs around 120 RMB (20 USD) from Pudong Airport depending on traffic at your time of arrival. More advice about using taxis can be found in the NYU Shanghai Online Pre-Arrival Orientation, which will be emailed to you during the summer.

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