An aerial view of the western entrance to the UC Davis campus



Our main campus sits at the center of Davis in Northern California’s central valley. Davis is a vibrant college town of about 68,000 people with a student-friendly downtown right across the street from the university. UC Davis Health, the region’s only academic health center, is on our Sacramento campus only 20 minutes from Davis. World-class destinations such as the San Francisco Bay Area, Lake Tahoe and the Napa Valley are within a two-hour drive.

Our campuses

In the middle of everywhere

UC Davis is centrally located in Northern California. We’re a day trip away from some of the most beautiful places in the world.

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Getting to main campus or the health center

From the airport

The nearest airport to the main campus and the health center is the Sacramento International Airport, about a 20-minute trip for each. You can use public transportation to get to and from both places.

Once on campus, buses and shuttles can get you to where you want to go. The health system operates the on-site Med-Transit Shuttle Services and the Davis campus is served by the local public bus system Unitrans, with terminals near the Memorial Union and the Silo.


A valid UC Davis permit is required to park on campus. UC Davis uses ParkMobile, an app that allows drivers to conduct parking permit transactions from their mobile devices. Our daily rates range from $2.00-3.40, for students, staff and faculty to $10/day for visitors. If you are visiting campus after 5pm, the rate is $1.50/hr.

If you are coming to the UC Davis Welcome Center, the closest parking can be found in or near the Gateway Structure on Old Davis Road, just off the UC Davis exit.

Use the Davis campus interactive map or the UC Davis Health parking locations map to find other visitor parking locations.