All Your Transportation Needs Explained
Getting to Davis
If you are traveling by airplane, you have the option to fly into one of the following major metropolitan airports:
- Sacramento International Airport
Located in Sacramento, approximately 20 minutes by car from Davis. This is the closest of the three major international airports to Davis.
- Oakland International Airport
Located in Oakland, approximately one hour by car from Davis.
- San Francisco International Airport
Located just south of San Francisco, approximately 1-1/2 hours by car from Davis.
Transportation from the Sacramento International Airport to Davis
- Davis Airporter
The Davis Airporter provides airport transportation from the Sacramento International Airport and the San Francisco International Airport to Davis. This shuttle service charges $23* per person (discounts vary for additional persons) for transportation from the Sacramento International Airport and $85* per person (discounts vary for additional persons) for transportation from the San Francisco International Airport
Phone: (530) 756-6715 or (800) 565-5153
- Super Shuttle
Super Shuttle provides airport transportation from the Sacramento International Airport and the San Francisco International Airport to Davis.
Getting around town and campus
- Buying/renting a bicycle
Since Davis is such a bike-friendly community, many students purchase or rent a bicycle for use around town. You can rent a bicycle from the Bicycle Barn on the UC Davis campus. Give them a call at: (530) 752-2575. You can also purchase a new bike at one of the many bicycle stores in Davis or purchase a used bicycle from a recycled bike store or through an ad in the local newspaper.
- Buying/renting a car
Some students prefer to purchase or rent a car. Many of our students have been happy with Avis Rental service but there are many others to choose from, including Dollar, Enterprise and Hertz. You can also find a used car in the local newspaper.
- Davis bus system (Unitrans)
Unitrans is a student-run bus system that provides transportation throughout the city of Davis. Bus fare is free for registered students and $1.00 for non-students.
Phone: (530) 752-BUSS
This bus system provides transportation throughout Yolo County, which includes service to the Sacramento Airport, downtown Sacramento, Woodland and Davis.
Phone (530) 666-2877
Information on airport transportation throughout the United States.
*Prices subject to change.