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How to get from Sacramento Airport to UC Davis

Farmers markets, large green spaces, fascinating museums and the famous university UC Davis are just a few of the exciting things to see and do in Davis. As this city is a university town, there are also countless trendy bars, restaurants and shopping areas to explore. 

To get from Sacramento Airport to Davis, you have two transfer options; taxi or bus. Taking a Sacramento airport taxi will take just 30 minutes to reach Davis and will cost around $120 (€110). On the other hand, taking the Yolobus will cost just $2.25 (€2) from Sacramento airport to UC Davis, but will take closer to an hour to get there.

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Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Taxi €110 30min 24/7
Bus €4 60min 05:20–22:36

How to get from Sacramento Airport to Davis by Taxi

A quick, easy and reliable way to travel is to take a taxi from Sacramento airport to UC Davis. The journey will be around 30 minutes long and the cost of a taxi from Sacramento airport to Davis costs around $120 (€110), usually based on a taximeter.

How much is a taxi from Sacramento Airport to UC Davis?

The cost of a local taxi from Sacramento airport to UC Davis will be around $120 (€110). However, this fare isn’t set and will depend on a few different factors such as the company you’re travelling with and the time it takes to get there.

For a fixed-rate fare, you can count on for your Sacramento airport transfers, why not book in advance with Welcome Pickups?

Cost

$120 (€110)

Trip Duration

30 Min.

*Prices may vary unless booked in advance.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

Taxis are available 24/7 outside of Sacramento Airport.

Where do I find a taxi at Sacramento Airport?

The local taxis can easily be spotted at the taxi rank located just outside of the terminal building at Sacramento airport.

Convenience

There’s nothing more convenient than collecting your luggage, hopping into a private taxi and making your way directly to your hotel. You won’t need to wait in line or add time to your journey by making multiple stops along the way.

Editor’s Note

If you're looking to save money on your taxi from Sacramento airport, you can split the cost between up to 4 people.

Useful Tips

You may be able to agree on a fixed fare with your driver if you discuss this before getting in the taxi.
Be sure to wear your seatbelt at all times while in the taxi, this is the law in California.
There's no extra charge for luggage that fits in the trunk.

How to get from Sacramento Airport to Davis by Bus

Yolobus service offers two different bus lines from Sacramento airport to Davis; 42A and 42B. The journey time on either line will be around 60 minutes and the cost of a one-way ticket is a very affordable $2.25 (€2).

How much is the bus from Sacramento Airport to UC Davis?

The cost of a one-way ticket on the Yolobus is just $2.25 (€2), making it a very affordable transfer option. You can’t book or pay for your tickets in advance, you will need to pay the driver as you get on the bus. 

Cost

$2.25 (€2)

Trip Duration

60 Min.

*There's a waiting time of up to 40 minutes for the Yolobus.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The Yolobus runs from 05:20 to 22:36.

Where do I find the bus at Sacramento Airport?

The intercity buses stop just outside of the arrivals hall in both Terminals A and B at Sacramento airport. Be sure to check the signs on the front and side of the bus to ensure you are getting on 42A or 42B to Davis.

Convenience

Taking the Yolobus is a very cheap transfer option, but it’s not the most affordable. You will need to wait for up to 40 minutes for the bus and then make many stops along the way, making this a slow journey. Once you reach Davis, you will also have to find alternate transportation to your hotel or UC Davis.

Timetables

Editor’s Note

If you already know Davis and how to get around, taking the bus is a good budget transfer option. However, if you're new to the city, it's easy to get lost in the public transport networks. In this case, you should think about taking a taxi instead.

Useful Tips

The Yolobus has no luggage storage, be sure to travel light.
Bring change in the local currency to pay for your bus ticket, as the drivers rarely have change.
Try to arrive at least 10 minutes before your bus departs to secure a seat.

Frequently asked questions

What's the cost of a taxi from Sacramento Airport to Davis?

The average fare for a local taxi from Sacramento Airport to UC Davis is $120 (€110). However, this isn’t a fixed rate and is subject to change. If you’d prefer the peace of mind that comes with a set rate fare, you can pre-book your transfer with Welcome Pickups.

Is there a direct bus from Sacramento Airport to UC Davis?

Yes, Yolobus have two lines, 42A and 42B, that run from Sacramento Airport to UC Davis. The total journey time is around 1 hour and the cost of a one-way ticket is just $2.25 (€2).

What's the distance from Sacramento Airport to Davis?

The distance from Sacramento Airport to Davis is 32 km. Taking a Sacramento airport taxi will take 30 minutes to reach Davis, while the public Yolobus will take approximately 60 minutes.

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