Live: How to Get Around

Whether you are riding your bike, taking the bus or need assistance to and from class, there is a resource on campus waiting to help you get to your destination.


Davis Map

Davis is a small town with lots to see and do. Use this Google map to find your way around and help you keep Cowell Boulevard and Covell Boulevard straight.

Campus Map

Campus maps are located conveniently around campus in glass stands to assist you or download a printable map.

Getting Around Campus

Aggie Hosts Security Service

Aggie Hosts are non-sworn student security officers that will provide rides or walking escorts to students, staff and faculty. Don’t hesitate to call if you don’t feel safe walking alone on campus especially since the service is free.

Bike Registration

All bikes on the UC Davis campus must have a current California Bicycle License. Bicycle licenses are valid for approximately two years and for a nominal fee you can purchase a new license or renew an old one. If you lost your bike lock key or maybe it just stopped working, TAPS will cut your lock if your bike is registered.

Mobility Assistance Shuttle

If you need help getting around on campus, the Mobility Assistance Shuttle (MAS) gives UC Davis students, faculty and staff with documented disabilities (temporary or permanent) a ride. They only provide on-campus rides to specified locations for academic or work-related purposes year-round.

Parking Lots and Permit Info

Transportation Services sells parking permits on a daily, quarterly or yearly basis. But they don't just sell permits and hand out parking tickets, they also offer lockout service, tire inflation, jumpstart and will even take you to the gas station. But if they did give you a parking ticket unjustly, here’s how you can appeal.

UC Davis Medical Center Shuttle

The UC Davis/UC Davis Medical Center (UCDMC) shuttle will take you from campus over to the UCDMC in Sacramento. This service is for faculty, staff, students, interns, volunteers, patients and visitors. They offer transportation Monday through Friday excluding university holidays and all shuttles are ADA accessible.

UC Davis-UC Berkeley Intercampus Shuttle

The intercampus bus service provides transportation between the UC Davis and Berkeley campuses for UC Davis/UC Berkeley faculty, staff and registered students. The intercampus bus service runs year around, seven days a week, with the exception of some holidays


Unitrans takes students to/from campus, but also goes to places such as downtown, junior and senior high schools, library, hospital, neighborhood shopping centers, medical offices, senior center, theaters and the Farmers Market.

Traveling in Davis

Tipsy Taxi

Tipsy Taxi provides undergrads with a safe ride home from anywhere in the Davis to anywhere within the Davis for a nominal fee. Just give Tipsy Taxi a call or request a ride online and wait for the taxi to arrive. You can even save yourself a dollar, by buying a Tipsy Taxi ticket in advance from the Unitrans Business Office.


The red Unitrans bus isn’t the only bus you’ll see around town, the Yolobus can take you take you around Yolo County and neighboring areas. If you need a ride to Davis, West Sacramento, Winters, Woodland, downtown Sacramento, Sacramento International Airport, Cache Creek Casino Resort, Esparto, Madison, Dunnigan and Knights Landing then hop on a Yolobus.

Leaving Davis


Take a weekend mini-vacation to the Bay Area or maybe visit Sacramento for the day, either way the Amtrak can get you there.

Davis Airporter

If you’re heading to the airport, consider using the Davis Airporter. You will need to make your reservation ahead of time, but they’ll pick you up at your door and drop you off at either Sacramento or San Francisco airport.

Passport Services @ The ARC

When you’re at the ARC you can stop by the Campus Recreation Business Center on the first floor to start the necessary paperwork to get your passport. The business center is an authorized U.S. Government Passport Acceptance Facility and offers the necessary forms with expedited service available at convenient time.