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
Taxi service is also available at the airport.

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

A less expensive (but longer travel time) option for reaching Davis from SFO is to take BART directly from the airport train station that is located in the International Terminal (Level 3: Departure/Ticketing Level Near Boarding Area G) to the Richmond station. From Richmond you can then take one of Amtrak's daily Capital Commuter trains which run between San Francisco and Sacramento, including a stop in Davis.

Please note that the Davis train station is downtown, so you will need to arrange transportation from there on to your final destination.

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 Airporter1-530-756-6715 or 1-800-565-5153

Taxi service is also available at the airport.

San Francisco International Airport

At present the only van service running between Sacramento and SFO is Davis Airporter. Please check their transportation rate sheet for the cost of service between SFO and Sacramento. 

BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) and Amtrak/Capital Corridor

A less expensive (but longer travel time) option for reaching Sacramento from SFO is to take BART directly from the airport train station that is located in the International Terminal (Level 3: Departure/Ticketing Level Near Boarding Area G) to the Richmond station. From Richmond you can then take one of Amtrak's daily Capital Commuter trains which run between San Francisco and Sacramento

Please note that the Sacramento train station is downtown, so you will need to arrange transportation from there on to your final destination.

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.