Useful Information When Riding the Rapibus
Neighbourhood routes serving 2 Rapibus stations
Neighbourhood routes 63 and 65 serve De la Gappe and De la Cité stations.
Neighbourhood routes 71, 73 and 76 serve Labrosse and De la Cité stations.
To get to the Rapibus corridor
Are you used to going to a specific station on one of these routes? Taking the bus across the street to go to a different station could be an alternate solution. Check the schedules for the routes going to each station to have more flexibility.
To get close to home from the corridor
You have the choice of taking your neighbourhood bus from the local platform at one of the stations mentioned above. Depending on when you arrive at the station, one option may be better than another. Check the schedules for each route to determine your best option..
Similar neighbourhood routes
Do you usually travel on one of the routes above?
Check a similar route, it could be an option to give you more flexibility depending on your daily schedule.
Routes 61 and 64: These routes serve the same sector from De la Gappe station to Cannes.
Routes 57 and 67: These routes serve the same sector from Pointe Gatineau to the downtown Hull sector. Route 67 serves Place d'Accueil and then goes to Ottawa (see below for combining routes 67 and 300) while route 57 serves Promenade du Portage and then goes to the Rivermead Park-and-Ride. Heading to Gatineau, route 57 serves Promenade du Portage and Place d'Accueil before going to De la Cité station.
Routes 71 and 73: The routes are almost identical from De la Cité station to Montée Paiement/St-René West.
Routes 93, 94 and 97: Similar service along all three routes in the Masson-Angers sector. Route 93 takes the Rapibus corridor, providing direct service between Masson-Angers and downtown Ottawa including service at Place d'Accueil. Route 94 runs along Highway 50 between the Angers Park-and-Ride and Place d'Accueil.
Routes 95, 97 and 98: Similar service along all three routes in the Buckingham sector. Route 95 runs during both peak periods, and route 98 runs only during the morning peak period. Route 95 via the Rapibus corridor is a direct route between Masson-Angers and downtown Ottawa including service at Place d'Accueil, while route 98 runs along Highway 50. Route 97 is a neighbourhood route and links Buckingham, Masson-Angers and Labrosse station.
Complementary routes at different times of the day
Routes 60 and 66: On weekdays, the routes are almost identical from De la Gappe station to Barry. Route 60 runs only during peak periods. It is therefore important to be aware of the schedule.
Routes 61 and 66: On weekdays, the routes are almost identical in the Mont-Luc sector, from the Beaudry arena to the intersection of Vérendrye and Gatineau. Route 61 runs only during peak periods. It is therefore important to be aware of the schedule.
Alternating 2 routes for better frequency of service
Routes 77 and 78: During the morning and afternoon peak periods, these 2 routes leave Labrosse station every 20 minutes but at alternating times. The combined schedule of the 2 routes thus offers a frequency of 10 minutes during peak periods and 30 minutes during the rest of the day (off-peak period).
For instance, during peak periods for residents in the Châteauguay/Sables sector:
Taking route 78 at Labrosse station is the fastest way to get home. However, if you miss your connection, you can take the next trip on route 77 rather than wait 20 minutes for the next trip on route 78. The time on the bus will be a bit longer, but you will reach your destination earlier than if you wait for the next bus on route 78.