Finding the Genome Center on the UC Davis campus

The Genome Center is located in the Genome and Biomedical Sciences Facility (GBSF) on the west of the UC Davis campus. Use the Google map below to find us, or visit the campus map page. Please note that labs and facilities in the Genome Center are distributed across three different floors of the GBSF building (1st, 4th, and 5th).


There are parking lots to the west and east of the GBSF building. Information about campus parking is available from the Transportation And Parking Services (TAPS) website, or call 530-752-TAPS (8277).

Please note that a valid UC Davis permit is required to park on campus. You can purchase a parking permit online from TAPS, or by visiting the TAPS office. Alternatively, daily visitor permits may be purchased for $9.00 from permit dispensing machines in each of the parking lots. After 5:00 pm, visitor permits are also valid at meters and in ‘A’ permit areas. There is also limited metered parking directly in from of the GBSF building.

Getting to Davis


Davis is about 75 miles away from San Francisco and can be reached by taking the eastbound I-80 from the bay area. This can typically take 1.5–2.5 hours depending on traffic. Also note that a bridge toll must be paid when driving through the bay area.

If traveling from Sacramento International Airport, you can either take I-5 north and then highway 113 south (approx. 20 minutes) or take I-5 south and then I-80 west (approx 25 minutes).

Public transport

Davis has an Amtrak station that connects to the bay area. However, in order to travel from San Francisco International Airport the Bay Area Rapid Transport (BART) is required (change at Richmond to connect with Amtrak). Alternatively, an Amtrak bus service connects various stops in downtown San Francisco with the Amtrak station at Emeryville. Public transport from San Francisco to Davis can take 2.5 hours or longer depending on connections.

If arriving by train, it takes approximately 40 minutes to walk from the station in Davis to the Genome Center. The Unitrans A line bus service leaves from just outside the station and travels to the MU bus terminal on campus ($1 cash fare), though this still requires a 20–25 walk to the Genome Center. Please note that taxis are typically not available at the station without booking in advance.

If traveling from Sacramento airport, Yolobus has a service that connects from the airport to the UC Davis campus (takes about 40 minutes).

If booked in advance, the Davis Airporter runs a shuttle service that can take you to Davis from either Sacramento or San Francisco airports. (approximately $85 for a one-way fare from San Francisco).

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