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Hull Transportation: 5 reviews and 7 photos
The local bus service provider here in Hull/Gatineau is the Societe de Transport de l'Outaouais (STO) which is a distinct entity from the Ottawa company OCTranspo. Following the "Tale of Two Cities" theme, tickets from one are not valid on the other but transfers and passes from each other ARE!! Generally speaking the STO buses cover the whole of the Gatineau region and meet up with with the OCT services in downtown Ottawa and at Portage in Hull with transfer tickets from either being valid for about 90 minutes.
The service is fairly efficient during peak periods and during the day but it does become somewhat patchy in the evenings, especially out to the suburbs. Not all stops have schedules on display but do have an "infobus" telephone number which will give details of the next couple of buses from the given stop. It is always best to plan journeys in advance outside of daytime hours and to arrive at the stop early, especially in mid-winter when a bus missed by 2 minutes can result in an hour's wait for the next - not fun when the temperature is minus 25!!
The website is a little self-trumpeting but is easy to vavigate and does have reliable and comprehensive information - there is an English option at the bottom (in small print!) of the LH menu!!
Single journeys can be paid for on the bus - at the moment $3 but exact money only!! Or sheets of 6 tickets (carnet de six billets) can be purchased in advance from selected vendors including corner stores and filling stations for $15.60.
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