Getting to Davis

Davis is located in the Sacramento Valley in the northern portion of California. We recommend flying in to Sacramento International Airport, which is about a 25 minute drive from Davis. You may also choose to fly in to San Francisco International Airport – this is typically a 1.5 hour drive to Davis, but it can take considerably longer during rush hours.

Davis Airporter provides shuttle service to/from Davis and the Sacramento/San Francisco airports. Please note that they require advance reservations.

Transportation Within Davis

Driving to the Conference Center

From I-80 West (San Francisco):
  • Take I-80 East toward Sacramento.
  • Exit the UC Davis exit #71 (just after the HWY 113 interchange).
  • Turn left at the stop sign onto Old Davis Road.
  • Continue straight past the information booth.
  • Turn right onto Hilgard Lane (immediately after the Mondavi Food and Wine Institute buildings) and park in either the structure or the parking lot.
  • The Conference Center is East of the Vanderhoef Quad from the Mondavi Performing Arts Center at the corner of Old Davis Road and Alumni Lane.
  • The entrance is to the left of the glass corner of the building.
 
From I-80 East (Sacramento):
  • Take I-80 West toward San Francisco.
  • Exit the UC Davis exit #71 (after the Richards Blvd exit)
  • Turn right at the stop sign onto Old Davis Road.
  • Continue straight past the information booth.
  • Turn right onto Hilgard Lane (immediately after the Mondavi Food and Wine Institute buildings) and park in either the structure or the parking lot.
  • The Conference Center is East of Vanderhoef Quad from the Mondavi Performing Arts Center at the corner of Old Davis Road and Alumni Lane.
  • The entrance is to the left of the glass corner of the building.
 
From I-5 North (Redding/ Woodland):
  • Take I-5 South toward Sacramento.
  • Take the HWY 113 South interchange to Davis.
  • Take the I-80 East interchange to Sacramento.
  • Exit the UC Davis exit #71 on the interchange
  • Turn left at the stop sign onto Old Davis Road.
  • Continue straight past the information booth.
  • Turn right onto Hilgard Lane (immediately after the Mondavi Food and Wine Institute buildings) and park in either the structure or the parking lot.
  • The Conference Center is East of Vanderhoef Quad from the Mondavi Performing Arts Center at the corner of Old Davis Road and Alumni Lane.
  • The entrance is to the left of the glass corner of the building.
 
From Downtown Davis:
  • Take First Street west toward campus and away from downtown.
  • Turn left at Old Davis Road.
  • Continue pass the Hyatt and through the first light
  • Turn left onto Hilgard Lane (immediately after the parking structure) and park in either the structure or the parking lot.
  • The Conference Center is East of Vanderhoef Quad from the Mondavi Performing Arts Center at the corner of Old Davis Road and Alumni Lane.
  • The entrance is to the left of the glass corner of the building.
 

Parking at UC Davis

You will need to purchase a $9 daily parking permit to park in any of the visitor lots on the UC Davis campus. The lots closest to the Conference Center are the South Entry Parking Structure, Lot VP 1, and Lot VP 2. Permits may be purchased from the dispensers in the parking lots. The machines accept quarters, $1 bills, $5 bills, or Visa/MasterCard credit cards. There are also a few coin-operated meters ($0.25 for 10 min).

Parking is enforced 7 AM – 10 PM, Monday through Friday, and overnight parking is prohibited without prior authorization from Transportation and Parking Services (TAPS). Please do not park in any of the restricted spaces, which are enforced 24/7.