Travel and Lodging

Travel Information

The University of California, Davis is located in Davis, approximately fifteen miles west of Sacramento. Davis is accesible by two freeways: Interstate 80 and California State Highway 113.

The nearest airport to Davis is Sacramento International Airport (code SMF). Alternate airports are Oakland International Airport (code OAK, 77 miles from Davis) and San Francisco International Airport (code SFO, 84 miles from Davis). We will be offering a limited number of rides from SFO on friday evening (and potentially on saturday morning), dependent on demand.

Amtrak's Capitol Corridor line runs through Davis with daily service.

Davis has its own wiki! Anything you'd ever want to know about Davis can be found on DavisWiki.

Traveling to Davis from SMF

The closest airport is in Sacramento (SMF). To get back and forth between the airport you can either:

  1. Take the Yolobus (about $2, over an hour ride though)
  2. Take the Davis Airporter (Roughly $20 and reservations must be made at least a day in advance)
  3. Take a taxi (Roughly $40)
  4. Communicate with one of the organizers and get one of us to pick you up (We probably can't get everyone, but if there are groups of people coming in around the same time then we can make a few airport runs)

If you're interested in a ride, send us an email as soon as you know your estimated flight arrival time. We'll make our best effort to pick up as many people as we can.

Lodging Information

The ideal place to stay in Davis is in downtown. Downtown is very small and easily manageable by foot. Once in downtown, you have easy access to food and campus, the two essentials of any graduate student.

Some downtown lodgings include:

If you will have a car and do not need to stay in downtown, you can get a cheaper rate on a hotel in Davis at:

For those who don't yet have finalized lodging plans, we have a number of rooms reserved at the Aggie Inn and the University Park Inn and Suites. The rooms range from $100-110/night. Regardless of what you selected on the registration form, please send us an email by March 14 if you would like one of the reserved rooms. Include in the email whether or not you would like us to assign you a roommate, or if you already have a roommate, tell us who you would like to share with. If you already emailed us about lodging (or have your own plans), you don't need to email again.