Travel to Davis

By Plane

The closest airport is the Sacramento International Airport (SMF), about 30 minutes from campus. All major airlines offer flights into Sacramento. Taxi and ride sharing services are available from the airport to Davis.

San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and Oakland International Airport (OAK) in the Bay Area are also options that some visitors might want to explore. There is Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) service from both of these airports to the Amtrak station in Richmond.

By Train

A regular Amtrak train service runs between the Bay Area and Sacramento. Details can be found on the Amtrak website.

Driving Directions to Davis

Via I-80 East (San Francisco Bay Area)

Take I-80 East
Take Exit 71 toward UC Davis / Robert and Margrit / Mondavi Center
Turn left onto Old Davis Road
At the traffic circle, continue straight to stay on Old Davis Road
Keep following Old Davis Road
Turn right into the Gateway Parking Structure

Via I-80 West (Sacramento Area)

Take I-80 West
Take Exit 71 toward UC Davis / Robert and Margrit / Mondavi Center
Turn right onto Old Davis Road
At the traffic circle, continue straight to stay on Old Davis Road
Keep following Old Davis Road
Turn right into the Gateway Parking Structure

Via I-5 North (Valley Area)

Take I-5 North
Use the three right lanes to take Exit 518 for I-80 Business East toward San Francisco
Merge onto I-80 Business West
Merge onto I-80 West
Take Exit 71 toward UC Davis / Robert and Margrit / Mondavi Center
Turn right onto Old Davis Road
At the traffic circle, continue straight to stay on Old Davis Road
Keep following Old Davis Road
Turn right into the Gateway Parking Structure

Via CA-99 North (Valley Area)

Take CA-99 North
Use the two right lanes to take Exit 298A for CA-99 West toward San Francisco / I-80 W / I-5
Merge onto CA-99 North / US-50 West
Continue onto I-80 Business West / US-50 West
Merge onto I-80 West
Take Exit 71 toward UC Davis / Robert and Margrit / Mondavi Center
Turn right onto Old Davis Road
At the traffic circle, continue straight to stay on Old Davis Road
Keep following Old Davis Road
Turn right into the Gateway Parking Structure

Via I-5 South (North Valley Area)

Take I-5 South
In Woodland, take Highway 113 South towards Davis
Use the right 2 lanes to take exit 26B (I-80 East toward Sacramento)
As you approach the I-80 merge, exit right toward UC Davis
Turn left onto Old Davis Road
At the traffic circle, continue straight to stay on Old Davis Road
Keep following Old Davis Road
Turn right into the Gateway Parking Structure

Notes about Parking

Parking on the UC Davis campus is free after 5:00 p.m. and on weekends.  Parking will be enforced on Friday, July 5. You can purchase visitor parking permits for $9 at kiosks in designated lots.

The directions above lead you to Gateway Parking Structure, which is relatively easy to find from the freeway and reasonably close to the center of campus and the Student Community Center, which is the venue for the main conference on Saturday, July 6 and Sunday, July 7. It is also close to Hart Hall, the venue for the pre-conference Workshop on Pacific Coast Dene Languages on Friday, July 5,  Please see this map to view the Gateway Parking Structure's location (marked by the "P" in the circle). Other parking lots on campus can be located with the "Transportation & Parking" feature of the online map of UC Davis.