Travel and Parking Information

Memorial Union bus terminal

The Memorial Union (MU) bus terminal is a major hub of Unitrans, which is the campus and city bus system. The MU is a stop along the Yolobus 42A and 42B routes (from the airport and Greyhound).

Travel Options to UC Davis

Travel arrangements should not be made until an electronic confirmation of Orientation registration has been sent and received to the student’s UC Davis email account. A copy should be printed as record of registration.

Aggie Bus:  Airport Pick-Up Program

UC Davis has created a shuttle service specifically for first-year international and national students who arrive to the San Francisco International Airport (SFO) on their way to UC Davis!

UC Davis staff and volunteers will greet students outside the International Terminal and will ride the shuttle directly to the International and National Orientation check-in at UC Davis.

Aggie Bus Dates and Times
  • Aggie Bus 1: Monday, September 18 at Time TBD.
  • Aggie Bus 2: Monday, September 18 at Time TBD.
Cost

The cost of each reserved seat is $35.90. Payment for the Aggie Bus Shuttle Service will be billed to the student’s UC Davis MyBill account, along with all International & National Orientation fees.

Location

The Aggie Bus will take students directly from the San Francisco International Airport (SFO) International Terminal to the UC Davis International and National Orientation Check-In location.

How to Register

You must register before August 1 to ride the Aggie Bus. Space on each shuttle is limited.  You will receive the registration link in your Orientation registration confirmation email.

Who Can Ride Aggie Bus

The Aggie Bus is a service for incoming international and national (out-of-state) students registered to attend the International and National Orientation. Please note that the bus is for UC Davis students only. Family members will need to arrange other transportation.

Questions?

Email us at orientation@ucdavis.edu.

DISCLAIMERS: UC Davis takes no responsibility for shuttles missed due to late flights. While every effort will be made to assist students who arrive late due to flight delays, UC Davis cannot guarantee that students arriving late will be able to find a place on a later shuttle. No refunds will be granted for any reason.

Amtrak Station

The Amtrak Station is conveniently located in downtown Davis, just minutes from campus. 

Greyhound Bus

Greyhound does not provide direct service to Davis. The closest station is located in Sacramento. From Sacramento, you would need to locate the appropriate connecting bus or train to Davis or use a taxi service.

Sacramento International Airport

The Sacramento International Airport (SMF) is approximately 20 miles from UC Davis. It is served by most of the leading domestic and many international airline carriers. Below are the various ground transportation options and directions to UC Davis from the airport.

Yolobus

The Yolobus (#42A & B) is $2.00 each way, and takes approximately one hour. Take Yolobus 42B from the Sacramento airport to the UC Davis campus. It leaves from the Sacramento Airport at both terminals and drops passengers off at the UC Davis Memorial Union (MU).

Taxi

Taxi rates vary and should be confirmed before committing to this option. Sacramento International Airport website offers a list of taxi options.

Airport Shuttles & Rental Cars

There are several shuttle options and rental car options from the Sacramento International Airport to UC Davis.

Oakland International Airport

The Oakland International Airport (OAK) is approximately 77 miles from UC Davis. It is served by most of the leading domestic airline carriers and many international airline carriers. There are various ways to get to UC Davis from OAK, including a connecting flight to the Sacramento International Airport and ground transportation options to UC Davis from the airport. For ground transportation options from OAK to UC Davis, please view the information listed on the ground transportation page of the OAK website.

San Francisco International Airport

The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is approximately 84 miles from UC Davis. It is served by most of the leading domestic airline carriers and many international airline carriers. There are various ways to get to UC Davis from SFO, including a connecting flight to the Sacramento International Airport and ground transportation options to UC Davis from the airport. For ground transportation options from SFO to UC Davis, please view the information listed on To & From SFO.

Driving to UC Davis

The closest available parking to Orientation is located in the Visitor Parking (VP) Lot #47 (south of the Tercero Residence Halls and Tercero Services Center). Driving directions to Visitor Parking Lot #47 can be found using the campus map. If using a global positioning system (GPS), the following address can be used to get to Visitor Parking Lot #47: La Rue Road & Bioletti Way, Davis, CA 95616. As you arrive to VP Lot #47, there will be signs directing participants toward check-in. Some general directions are provided below.

Interstate 80 East

Take Interstate 80 East, merging onto Highway 113 north toward Woodland. Take the Hutchison Drive exit off of Highway 113, then take a right on La Rue Road. Follow the road around the curve and Visitor Parking Lot #47 will be on the left. Park in VP Lot #47. Once parked, follow the Orientation signage to check-in and obtain a parking permit for VP Lot #47.

Interstate 5 North and Highway 113 South

Take Interstate 5 North, taking exit 536 for Main Street in Woodland. Taking a left, follow Main Street to signs for a left hand turn onto 113 South. Follow 113 South for about 10 miles. Take the Hutchison Drive exit off of Highway 113, then turn right on La Rue Road. Follow the road around the curve and Visitor Parking Lot #47 will be on the left. Park in VP Lot #47. Once parked, follow the Orientation signage to check-in and obtain a parking permit for VP Lot #47.

Interstate 5 South and Highway 113 South

Take Interstate 5 South, merging onto Highway 113 South. Take the Hutchison Drive exit off of Highway 113, then take a right on La Rue Road. Follow the road around the curve and Visitor Parking Lot #47 will be on the left. Park in VP Lot #47. Once parked, follow the Orientation signage to check-in and obtain a parking permit for VP Lot #47.

Interstate 80 West

Take Interstate 80 West to exit 71 for UC Davis. Take a right on Old Davis Road, following directional signs for UC Davis. Continue straight, passing the Information Center. Make a left for La Rue Road by entering the traffic circle. Follow the traffic circle, exiting for La Rue Road. After crossing the bridge, take a left to continue on La Rue Rd. Follow the road and Visitor Parking Lot #47 will be on the right. Park in VP Lot #47. Once parked, follow the Orientation signage to check-in at the Tercero Services Center and obtain a parking permit for VP Lot #47.