Car & Motorcycle
Vézelay is 15km from Avallon (19km if you take the gorgeous D427 along the Cure River via Pontaubert). Other beautiful local roads worth exploring include the D951 north to Asquins and Sermizelles and the D958 south to Pierre-Perthuis and Bazoches. Car parks (€4 per day) are available at the base of town and behind the basilica.
For a taxi, call 03 86 33 19 06. The fare from Sermizelles-Vézelay train station to Vézelay is about €20 (plus a surcharge after 7pm and on Sunday).
Two daily SNCF buses go to tiny Sermizelles train station, 10km north of Vézelay (€5, 15 minutes). From Sermizelles, trains run south to Avallon (€5, 10 minutes) or north to Auxerre (€10, 40 minutes) and Paris Gare de Bercy (€35, 2½ hours).