Airport Transportation

Travelers walking around airport with suitcases

Airport Transportation

UC Davis is located near two international airports - Sacramento International  and San Francisco International. Depending on where you are coming from, you will likely fly into one of these airports and then take ground transportation to Davis or Sacramento. There are a number of transportation options from each airport depending on how much money and time you wish to spend.

Getting to Davis from Sacramento International Airport

  • Davis Airporter Van Service
    • You can make arrangements ahead of time for the Davis Airporter van service to pick you up at SMF and deliver you to your address in Davis. These rides are shared with other SMF passengers and you can make reservations through its website or by phone (1-530-756-6715 or 1-800-565-5153). Davis Airporter Service requests that you call their 800 number upon arrival at the airport and they will contact the driver to confirm your arrival. If your flight is late, telephone as soon as possible and a vehicle will be sent for you.
    • The Davis Wiki has an information page about this service that includes customer tips and reviews.
  • Yolobus
    • Yolobus offers direct bus service to Davis from the Sacramento International Airport. The #42B bus leaves the Sacramento Airport every hour at 20 minutes after the hour between 5 a.m. and 10 p.m. and arrives at the Memorial Union on the UC Davis campus about 45 minutes later. No reservations are required. Although inexpensive, this bus will not deliver you to a specific address in Davis and may not have space for extra baggage.
  • Taxi Service

Getting to Davis From San Francisco International Airport

  • Davis Airporter Van Service
    • You can make arrangements ahead of time for the Davis Airporter van service to pick you up at SMF and deliver you to your address in Davis. These rides are shared with other SMF passengers and you can make reservations through its website or by phone (1-530-756-6715 or 1-800-565-5153). Davis Airporter Service requests that you call their 800 number upon arrival at the airport and they will contact the driver to confirm your arrival. If your flight is late, telephone as soon as possible and a vehicle will be sent for you.
    • The Davis Wiki has an information page about this service that includes customer tips and reviews.
  • BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) and Amtrak/Capital Corridor

Airport Transportation for the UC Davis Medical Center/Sacramento Area

  • Sacramento International Airport
    • You can make arrangements ahead of time for a van service to pick you up at SMF and deliver you to your address in Sacramento. These rides are shared with other SMF passengers. At present there are two companies serving SMF. You can make reservations either by calling them or through their websites:
    • SuperShuttle (1-800-BLUE-VAN or 1-800-258-3826)
    • Davis Airporter: 1-530-756-6715 or 1-800-565-5153
    • Taxi service is also available at the airport.
  • San Francisco International Airport
  • BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) and Amtrak/Capital Corridor

Zimride - Ride Sharing Service

  • UC Davis's website includes the Zimride Service, where you can register to share rides with other people from UC Davis. Once you've registered with Zimride, you can add when you're heading to the airport (either Sacramento or San Francisco) to connect with people who can either give you a ride or share the cost of a taxi with you.