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



Our main campus borders the Northern California city of Davis. We’re also located in Sacramento, the state capital, where UC Davis Health is headquartered. The Davis campus is walkable from the city of Davis, a vibrant college town of about 68,000 people. The state capital is 20 minutes away, and world-class destinations such as the San Francisco Bay Area, Lake Tahoe and the Napa Valley are within a two-hour drive. As the region's only academic health center, UC Davis Health is in California’s capital city of Sacramento.

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 Unitrans with terminals near the Memorial Union and the Silo.


Visitors arriving by car should use either a UC Davis parking permit or metered parking on both campuses. Visitor parking permits cost $10 a day on the Davis campus and $2 per hour with a maximum of $12 at the Sacramento campus.

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.