Information about Davis
Welcome to Davis
The University of California, Davis is the third largest of the ten campuses of the University of California system. UC Davis presents a congenial atmosphere for living and study on its beautiful 5,300 acre campus. Over 33,000 students are enrolled at the UC Davis campus; about 7,500 of these are in graduate or professional programs.
See more about UC Davis admissions here.
Air: Davis is located approximately 30 minutes from the Sacramento Airport (SMF), and 90 minutes from the Oakland (OAK) or San Francisco (SFO) airports. Transportation options from all three airports include a rental car, taxi, or airport shuttle service.
Connecting to Amtrack: From the Oakland or San Francisco airports you also have the option of using BART to get to an Amtrack train station, and taking the train to Davis. To take the train from SFO, board the BART train in the airport and take it to Richmond station, where you can transfer to Amtrak. To take the train from OAK, catch the AirBART bus in the airport. This bus takes you to the Oakland Coliseum BART station. From here, take BART to Richmond station, where you can transfer to Amtrak.
Train or Bus: Amtrack travels through Davis, with the Davis station located about .25 mile from campus. Greyhound also offers service to Davis.
Car: Davis is conveniently located on Interstate 80, about 15 miles west of Sacramento. It is helpful to use the Visitor Center's map to locate campus buildings and nearby parking prior to your arrival. Parking is restricted on the core of campus, and parking lots around the perimeter of the campus have meters and permit dispensers offering daily parking permits using cash or credit card.
Bicycle Rentals: The UC Davis campus, with its 5,300 acres, is one of the largest campuses in the system. A bicycle can be a handy way to speed your travels around campus, and they're available to rent on campus from the Bike Barn. Located in downtown Davis, Ken's Bike & Ski also offers bike rentals on a weekly basis, with extended business hours. Through out Davis, you can also find Jump Bikes, which are rented through the app. Some hotels have bikes for use as well. The Davis bike map is helpful for exploring Davis.
There are a number of Davis hotels that visitors to the campus usually stay in:
- Aggie Inn
- Best Western Palm Court Hotel
- Best Western University Lodge
- The Vine Inn
- Hilton Garden Inn
- Holiday Inn Express & Suites Davis - University Area
- Hyatt Place UC Davis
- La Quinta Inns & Suites
- University Park Inn and Suites
Please contact the hotel of your choice directly to make your reservation.
To find an up-to-date list of restaurants in Davis, visit Dine in Davis.