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 30,000 students are enrolled at the UC Davis campus; about 7,000 of these are in graduate or professional programs. Link to UC Davis by the Numbers, or view the interactive walking tour of the UC Davis campus.
Effective January 1, 2014, the UC Davis campus is 100% smoke and tobacco free.
Transportation to and Around Campus
Connecting to Amtrack: From the Oakland or San Francisco airports you also have the option of using the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) to get to an Amtrack train station, and then 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 there, 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 20 miles west of Sacramento. It is helpful to use a campus 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.
Taxi. If you need a ride around Davis or beyond, here is a list of the local taxi companies:
- Village Cab (530) 753-8294
- College Cab (530) 756-4444
- A & B Taxi (530) 844-6922
- Dan's Cab (530) 756-5600
- Davis Cab (530) 756-5555
- Checker Cab Company (530) 750-7979
- 24/7 Taxi Cab Company (916) 912-1316
- Friendly Cab (530) 750-1111
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.
Hotel & Restaurant Options
The City of Davis has a fine selection of lodging options and restaurants. Please see the Yolo County Visitors' Guide. The six accommodations within easy walking distance of the campus are:
- Hallmark Inn
- Hyatt Place
- Best Western University Lodge
- Econo Lodge
- Best Western Palm Court
- Aggie Inn
Some restaurant options:
|Bistro 33 Davis
226 F Street
102 F Street
1121 Richards Blvd
|Sophia's Thai Kitchen
129 E Street
330 Third Street
|Tuco's Wine Market and Cafe
130 G Street
|Dos Coyotes Border Café
2191 Cowell Blvd #A
219 G Street
Shopping, Sight-Seeing & Wine Tasting
Resources for Davis & Surrounding Communities: