Local bus services are typically reliable; where the private company TRANSCO does not venture, the national SNCF network often does. One top choice is TRANSCO's No. 44 bus through the Côte d'Or wine region, which links Dijon to Beaune (1 hr) via Vougeot (40 mins) and Nuits-St-Georges (47 mins), with a €1.50 fare per leg. Inquire at the local tourist office for timetables and ask your hotel concierge for further recommendations.
TRANSCO. Gare Routière, Rue Perrières, Dijon, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, 21000. 03–80–11–29–29; www.mobigo-bourgogne.com.