How to Get to Lucban, Quezon: Map Commute Directions (+ Pahiyas Fiesta Tips)
First, an interactive map of Lucban, Quezon can be found on OpenStreetMap that can be downloaded into your GPS device for free. This is more accurate than other online maps out there.
Driving Directions to Lucban, Quezon:
From Quezon City via Rizal Province: best route going to Lucban is to head to Marcos Highway in Marikina all the way to Sumulong highway where you turn right (landmark: masinag market to your left). Drive all the way to Sumulong Circle where you turn left, then go around the rotunda to turn right to provincial highway going to the Rizal towns of Teresa, Morong, Baras, Tanay, Pililla, then the Laguna towns of Mabitac, Famy/Siniloan, Pangil, Pakil, Paete, Kalayaan, Lumban, Pagsanjan where you go past Pagsanjan Municipal Hall and Pagsanjan Church (not turn right for it goes to Sta. Cruz) then turn left going to Cavinti, Luisiana then finally Lucban, Quezon. Travel via this route is about 3 hours, scenic route and without expensive toll fees.
Another route, a shortcut but most of the time is slower is via Ortigas Avenue up to Tikling junction, Sumulong Circle in Antipolo then follow the same route described above.
If you're from SLEx, just take Calamba Exit then pass by the towns of Los Banos up to Pagsanjan where you turn right then left to Cavinti, Luisiana then Lucban. There's also the Calauan, Nagcarlan, Liliw, Majayjay route to Lucban for you to choose from, less tricycles than the Sta. Cruz route.
If you're going there for the Pahiyas Fiesta on May 15 (annual lucban town fiesta), you will not be able to enter the town proper and will have to park your vehicle on the road side then walk or ride a tricycle to get to Lucban town proper (poblacion) or to San Isidro Labrador Church.
How to commute to Lucban, Quezon:
From Rizal Province, you can ride the Siniloan-bound jeepney in Tanay then transfer to an AH Transportation bus at the junction near Famy and Siniloan. AH Transportation buses pass by Laguna towns of Siniloan, Famy, Pangil, Pakil, Paete, Kalayaan, Lumban, Pagnsanjan, Cavinti and Luisiana before reaching Lucban, Quezon
From Manila or Cubao, try Raymond Transportation bus, alight in Famy, Laguna then transfer to an AH Transportation bus to Lucena City that pass by Lucban.
From Cubao Quezon City, and in Pasay City (either Taft Avenue corner Buendia or at Pasay Rotonda), you can ride buses to Lucena City. At Lucena Central Transport Terminal, transfer to a jeepney or bus going to Lucban (even those going to Sta. Cruz, Laguna).
Pahiyas Fiesta Tips:
not the whole town of Lucban's houses are decorated with colorful kiping, Tutubi was told there's a certain rotation or designated street/blocks that are required to decorate and not the entire town. Some homes may decorate as desired.
Overnight accommodations are available at Batis Aramin Resort and a lone hotel/inn in Lucban town plaza that are usually booked months ahead of Pahiyas. Nearby Tayabas has inns too also nearby Pagsanjan resorts and hotels can offer alternative overnight accommodations
Interesting places in Lucban, Quezon and nearby places:
old stone church of Lucban: San Isidiro Labrador Parish Church
Kamay ni Hesus
Batis Aramin Resort
Kamayan sa Palaisdaan sa Tayabas
posted by backpacking philippines @ 8:18 PM,
- At May 6, 2011, 2:32:00 PM, cagayan de oro map said...
Thanks for the information about Pahiyas Festival. I heard about that Festival but I forgot when and where.So that will be soon. I hope I could watch it. I love festivals.
- At Apr 15, 2012, 11:09:00 AM, said...
Hi! I live in tayabas, quezon. Pahiyas sa Lucban is held every 15th of May.Rain or Shine it's always that date and even there's a typhoon, the show must always go on..
- At Apr 15, 2012, 11:23:00 AM, said...
Hi! If you're goin to visit in quezon, don't forget to stop over in Lucban quezon where they held Pahiyas sa Lucban on the 15th of May.Here, you can see carabao being dress up and reyna elena's wearing costumes made of abaka. Folks are so hospitable too that you can even take a picture in their houses which are being decorated using their local harvest such as: rice,tomato,sting beans etc.
- At May 13, 2012, 11:50:00 PM, said...
Hi- we would like to see the pahiyas of lucban on may 15th, but we don't know anyone and a place to stay.. i read that the patio rizal is fully booked.. are there any homes that offer bed and breakfast even for a night stay, say on the 14th and out on the 15th? pls. help.
- At Feb 21, 2013, 3:52:00 PM, gj said...
If I'm going to lucban and I'm from pila Laguna what should I do if I'm going to commute? thanks for response
- At Feb 21, 2013, 7:47:00 PM, backpacking philippines said...
gj, jeepney to sta cruz then transfer to a jeep going to lucban. you can find those jeeps at sta cruz public market, at the junction called pagsawitan and even near pagsanjan town plaza. travel time from sta cruz is about an hour and a half