The 2019 LSA Summer Institute is hosted by the University of California, Davis
UC Davis is a vibrant community—both in terms of research as well as the local culture! Come enjoy the spirit of collaboration on the UC’s largest campus in one of the “Bicycle Capitals” of the world.
GETTING AROUND DAVIS
One of the best ways to get around is by bike. The city is relatively flat and has an exceptional network of bicycle paths and lanes. In fact, Davis was the first city in the US to create a bike lane.
Another easy option is the well connected Unitrans bus system, which serves the campus and the rest of Davis. We even have an original double-decker bus from London… and a couple of more modern double-decker buses, as well.
FLYING TO DAVIS
We recommend traveling to Sacramento International Airport (SMF) because it is the closest airport to the Davis area (about 22 miles). Other airports in the vicinity include:
San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
Oakland International Airport (OAK)
San Jose International Airport (SJC)
From the airport to Davis, we recommend taking the Davis Airporter because they are familiar with the Davis area and hotels. Their service is offered from Sacramento International Airport (SMF) and San Francisco International Airport (SFO), and you can book online in advance. There are also other options for traveling to Davis: Uber, Lyft, taxi, Amtrak, and Yolobus.
- You can make arrangements ahead of time for the Davis Airporter van service to pick you up at SMF or SFO 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).
- 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.
- If you are coming from SFO, a less expensive (but longer travel time) option for reaching Davis 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.