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Getting from here to there by buses, planes and trains

By From page OTG9 | September 26, 2013

We like to think you can ride your bike everywhere, but sometimes you need other means of transportation.

In the heart of the Sacramento Valley, Davis is 15 minutes from the state Capitol, museums and other metropolitan attractions. Being on Interstate 80 running east to Sacramento and west to San Francisco makes Davis easily accessible by car with an approximate travel time of an hour and a half from either the Bay Area or the Sierra.

* University Airport, UC Davis
530-752-8277, general information; http://www.taps.ucdavis.edu/airport

University Airport operates as a utility airport. Air shuttle service is available March through October by private
chartering; however space is available for use by private aircraft, such as hangar rentals to overnight tie downs.

* Sacramento International Airport
6900 Airport Blvd., Sacramento; 916-929-5411; http://www.sacairports.org

Sacramento International Airport is the gateway to major cities across the U.S. and around the world. Service is available from 10 major carriers and one commuter airline.

* Yolo County Airport
County Roads 95 and 29, Woodland
530-666-8022, general; 530-662-9631, charter

Yolo County Airport is a general aviation airport for public use. Facilities include: a 6,000-foot runway, fueling, hangars and tie downs. Woodland Aviation occupies most of the airports hangars with a nationwide charter service. The charter service also arranges ground transportation to and from the airport. Open seven days a week.

Ground transportation to Davis
* Yolobus
Daily public bus service; 530-666-2877

* Davis Airporter
Door-to-door shuttle service; 530-756-6715

* SuperShuttle
Door-to-door shuttle service; 800-258-3826

* BlueBird
Door-to-door limo service: 530-750-1902

* Amtrak
840 Second St.; 530-758-4220 direct; 800-872-7245 reservations/schedule http://www.amtrak.com

Amtrak operates along the Capitol Corridor between San Jose and Roseville, making daily stops, eastbound and westbound, in Davis.

* Unitrans
530-752-2877; http://unitrans.ucdavis.edu

Unitrans is the public transit system serving the entire city of Davis and the UC campus, providing service six days a week.
Unitrans is run by UC Davis students and used by students, residents, and visitors (fare is $1). It is the only transit system in the United States to operate vintage British double-decker buses in daily service. While the double-decker buses remain an icon for the service, 90 percent of Unitrans service is provided by a more modern fleet of buses powered by clean burning compressed natural gas.

* Yolobus
916-371-2877; 800-371-2877; http://www.yolobus.com

Yolobus is the public transportation system for Yolo County. It provides service to Woodland, Davis, UC Davis, West Sacramento, downtown Sacramento, Winters, Esparto, the Cache Creek Casino Resort, the Capay Valley, Madison, Dunnigan and the Sacramento International Airport.

* A Taxi: 530-297-1111
* Checker Cab: 530-750-7979
* College Cab: 530-756-4444
* Dan’s Cab: 530-756-5600
* Davis Cab: 530-756-5555
* Friendly Cab: 530-750-1111
* Village Cab: 530-753-8294

Enterprise staff

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