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    How to Get to Laguna: Bus, Jeepney Routes, Maps, Fares

    Laguna is Tutubi's home province, and here's all that he knows about jeepney and bus routes to help you with the question "How to get to Laguna" and getting around Laguna in jeepneys. Note the map of Laguna is updated by Tutubi regularly, together with the cool guys of Open Street Map Philippines so you won't really get lost: just take note of the jeepney signboards.

    Should you need driving directions, it's mostly via SLEx or Manila East Road from Pasig, just leave a comment

    Future updates will include street route maps

    Laguna Tourist Spots/Attractions/Places to See in Laguna:

    Sta. Maria: Three Sisters Falls
    Mabitac: Mabitac Church, Battle of Mabitac Marker
    Famy/Siniloan: numerous waterfalls (Buruwisan, Batya-batya, Sampaloc Falls)
    Pangil: Panguil River Eco-park, Hidden Falls, Ambon-ambon Falls
    Pakil: Pakil Church, Turumba Springs Swimming Pool, Mt. Ping-as
    Paete: Wood carving shops, Tatlong Krus, Paete Church, Talon (Matabunka falls)
    Kalayaan: Twin Falls, Longos Church (San Juan Bautista)
    Lumban: barong Weavers, Lumban Church
    Pagsanjan: Pagsanjan Falls (boatride)
    Sta. Cruz: Kesong Puti, Sta. Cruz Church
    Magdalena: Magdalena Church
    Liliw: tsinelas and shoes, Liliw Church
    Nagcarlan: Underground Cemetery, Nagcarlan Church, Bunga Falls
    Majayjay: Taytay Falls, Majayjay Church
    Luisiana: numerous waterfalls, Luisiana Church
    Cavinti: Japanese Garden, Lake Caliraya (shared with Lumban and Kalayaan), Lake Lumot, Magdapio Falls, Laguna Underground River, Bumbungan Eco-Park, Cavinti Church
    Calauan: pineapples (pinya), Isdaan
    Rizal: Tayak Hill (historic landing point during World War 2)
    San Pablo: City of Seven Lakes, San Pablo Cathedral
    Pila: old heritage houses, Pila Church
    Victoria: kinulob na itik,
    Bay: Bay Church, monay
    Los Banos: Dampalit falls, UPLB, IRRI, Homma-Yamashita execution site
    Calamba: Jose Rizal Shrine, largest Rizal monument,
    Cabuyao
    Sta. Rosa
    Binan: puto Binan
    San Pedro:


    Siniloan Jeepney Routes: the northernmost transport hub with transport terminal at Siniloan Public Market (click street map here.

    Siniloan - Tanay (Rizal): these jeepneys will take you through Manila East Road the Rizal towns of Pililla up to Tanay Public Market where the central terminal is located. (In Tanay, you can take jeepneys or shuttle/vans/fx to EDSA Central, or Starmall on EDSA, Crossing, Mandaluyong City. You can also take RRCG air-conditioned buses here)

    Siniloan - Famy: short jeepney route to take you to neighboring Famy town. (note: Raymond Transportation plies the Manila-Real Infanta, Quezon bus route that pass by Famy town (highway near Famy Public Market) in addition to the Lucena - Infanta bus of AH Transport)

    Siniloan - Mabitac: short jeepney route to take you to neighboring town of Mabitac (where you can see the old Church of Mabitac on a hilltop (Nuestra Senora de Candelaria) and the Battle of Mabitac marker

    Siniloan - Sta. Maria: short jeepney ride to Sta. Maria town

    Siniloan - Sta. Cruz: jeepney route that will pass by Pangil town proper, Balian (part of Pangil) Pakil (Pakil Church, municipal hall, Turumba swimming pool), Paete, Kalayaan (where you need to inform driver you're going to Longos loob or Kalayaan town proper (San Juan loob) when most drivers choose highway), Lumban (where the barong shops and barong eavers call home), Pagsanjan (near many Pagsanjan Falls resorts), Pagsawitan (part of Pagsanjan where you can ride HM Transport to EDSA, Cubao; Green Star Express buses to LRT/Taft in Pasay or HM Liner ordinary buses to Alabang, Muntinlupa; or DLTB buses to LRT/Taft or EDSA, Cubao), Laguna Provincial Capitol (on Pedro Guevarra St.) up to Sta. Cruz Public Market where most jeepney terminals are located. (Siniloan - paete jeepney fare: PhP15.00 travel time around 30 minutes)

    Pagsanjan Jeepney GTExpress, Shuttle Service/FX Terminal

    There is the terminal of jumbo jeepney plying the Pagsanjan - Tayabas - Lucban - Lucena route near the Pagsanjan town plaza, Pagsanjan Church (Our Lady of Guadalupe)
    and Pagsanjan Municipal hall (munisipyo)

    there's a jeepney terminal plying the Pagsanjan - Calamba route near GSIS Pagsanjan and Pagsanjan Public Market (Jollibee Pagsanjan in an area called Sambat by locals). The jeepney passes by only on the highway of Pagsanjan, Sta. Cruz (another Sambat junction), Sunstar Mall, Labuin, Pila, Calauan (Isdaan), Bay (Kamayan sa Palaisdaan, Victoria (Balite, Masapang), Los Banos (UP Open University, UPLB (college), Calamba (Maahas, Pansol, Halang, Calamba Crossing (SM City Calamba and Calamba Jeepney terminal)

    Sta. Cruz Jeepney Routes: transport terminals scattered around Sta. Cruz Public Market (Click here for the map)

    Buses to Sta. Cruz from Manila:
    HM Transport to EDSA, Cubao;
    Green Star Express buses to LRT/Taft in Pasay
    HM Liner ordinary buses to Alabang, Muntinlupa
    DLTB buses to LRT/Taft or EDSA, Cubao)

    Note: DLTB bus serves the Buendia to Sta. Maria, Laguna twice daily at 4pm and 6pm trip schedules to pass by Calamba, Los Banos, Bay, Calauan, Victoria, Pila, Sta. Cruz, Pagsanjan, and the highways of Lumban, Kalayaan, Paete, Pakil, Pangil, Siniloan, Famy, Mabitac, Sta. Maria. Same bus routes leave Sta. Maria town at 4am and 6am daily going to Taft/LRT/Buendia

    Sta. Cruz- Liliw: these jeepeneys take you to Pagsawitan, Pansanjan (Sambat (landmarks:Jollibee, Pagsanjan Public Market, GSIS) only not Pagsanjan town proper)), and the towns of Magdalena and Liliw (Gat Tayaw Tsinelas street, Liliw Church and town plaza)

    Sta. Cruz - Nagcarlan these jeepeneys take you to Pagsawitan, Pansanjan (Sambat only not Pagsanjan town proper), and the towns of Magdalena and Liliw (Gat Tayaw Tsinelas street, Liliw Church and town plaza) and to Nagcarlan Church and Public Market.

    Sta. Cruz - Paete: these jeepneys can take you to Pagsawitan, Pagsanjan, Lumban, Kalayaa, Longos, Paete. They have their terminal in Paete's Plaza Edesan on J.P. Rizal St where many handicrafts and wood crafts and wood carving shops conduct business Sta. Cruz to Paete jeepney fare: PhP30.00 (approximately)

    Sta. Cruz - Lumban: these jeepneys will take you to Pagsanjan, and Lumban Town proper and Lumban Church up to their terminal at Lumban Public Market

    Sta - Cruz - Pagsanjan: Short jeepney route to Pagsanjan that turn right (when most jeepneys turn left) after Pagsanjan Catholic Church, and town hall, Aling Taleng's halo-halo, and turns left again going to many Pagsanjan Falls Resorts. Fare: Minimum fare (approximate)

    Sta. Cruz - Siniloan: from Sta. Cruz Public Market, pass by Sta. Cruz Catholic Church, Sta. Cruz Town Hall, Laguna Provincial Capitol, Laguna Provincial Hospital, Pagsawitan, Pagsanjan, Lumban, Kalayaan (Barangay San Juan and Longos) Paete, Pakil, Balian, Pangil, and Siniloan (Siniloan Church, plaza, town hall and terminal at Siniloan Public Market). jeepney fare: PhP50.00 (approximately)

    Sta. Cruz - Victoria: the only jeepney route that will take you to Victoria town proper (where most jeepneys pass by the highway in the area called Balite, where most stores selling Kinulob na Itik, itlog na maalat, balut, penoy at farm prices are located.

    Sta. Cruz - Calamba: from Sta. Cruz Public Market, pass by Sta. Cruz Municipal Hall and town plaza, right to the barangay where lots of Kesong Puti factories are present, right to the national highway in Sambat, pass by Sunstar Mall, Pila (Labuin, and town proper), Bay town proper, Victoria

    Sta. Cruz - San Pablo: these jeepneys can take you to Pila poblacion, Victoria (highway only in the aread called Balite by locals), Masapang (part of Victoria where the giant duck statues are located (where the Amazing Race 5 contestants visited), the town center of Calauan and finally San Pablo City

    Sta. Cruz - Cavinti: here jeepneys will pass by Pagsanjan (Pagsawitan, Sambat), and Cavinti

    Sta. Cruz - Luisiana: these jeepneys will pass by Pagsanjan, Cavinti and Luisiana

    Sta. Cruz - Majayjay: these jeepneys will pass by Pagsanjan (Pagsawitan and Sambat only), Magdalena, and Majayjay

    Sta. Cruz - Lumot: the only jeepneys that pass by Lake Caliraya and Lake Lumot via Pagsanjan, and Lumban (including the so called Magnetic Hill near kilometer 98)

    Sta. Cruz - Calumpang: short jeepney ride to Calumpang town with jeepney terminal at the corner of Quezon Avenue and Manila East Road (the area also called Sambat (means Junction in Tagalog)). They can take you to the road near Laguna State Polytechnic University (LSPU) and San Luis Sports Complex (though it's better to just take a tricycle here from Sambat)

    Sta. Cruz - Lucena: jumbo jeepneys that pass by Pagsanjan, Cavinti, Luisiana, and the Quezon towns of Tayabas, Lucban and Lucena City

    Calamba Jeepney Routes: Map of jeepney terminal is available here. there's also the SM City Calamba jeepney terminal. This is a tricycle ride away from Rizal Shrine

    Calamba - Sta. Cruz: follows the same route described in Sta. Cruz - Calamba above but in reverse order

    Calamba - Balibago, Sta. Rosa: these jeepneys pass by Cabuyao then has a terminal in Barangay Balibago, Sta. Rosa (where you can ride buses back to Manila or jeepneys to Tagaytay)

    Calamba - Tanauan - Lipa (Batangas): these jeepneys pass by barangay Turbina where there are buses going to Quezon, Bicol (Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Albay and Sorsogon) even Ro-ro buses to Visayas and Mindanao; Sto. Tomas, Tanauan, Malvar, Lipa City

    Calamba - UPLB: the jeepney route that can take you to the University of The Philippines Los Banos (UPLB) campus from Calamba jeepney terminal pass by the highway then turn right to the area called college by locals (landmarks: Jollibee, Mang Inasal, Mercury Drug (there's also HealthServ Medical Center nearby). This jeep also can take you to Bagong Kalsada, Camp Eldridge, Orient D'Original Buco Pie and Olivares Plaza from Calamba.

    (these lists for San Pedro, San Pablo and Sta. Rosa are not complete as Tutubi only noted what he saw there during his not too many trips there)

    San Pedro Jeepney Routes

    Pacita - Balibago, Sta. Rosa: from San Pedro to Binan then Sta Rosa

    San Pedro - Alabang, Muntinlupa: from San Pedro bayan to Alabang (terminal in front of Starmall Alabang (formerly Metropolis)

    Langgam - Alabang Muntinlupa: from Langgam to Alabang (terminal in front of Starmall Alabang (formerly Metropolis)

    San Pedro - Calamba: via SLEx Mayapa exit

    San Pablo Jeepney Routes: can be best visited from Manila via buses going to Lucena City or even those going to Bicol

    San Pablo - Sta. Cruz: these jeepneys follow the same route described in Sta. Cruz - San Pablo in reverse order

    San Pablo - Tanauan (Batangas): these jeepneys will take you to Alaminos, then the Batangas town of Sto. Tomas and Tanauan (terminal near Tanauan Public Market)

    San Pablo - Candelaria (Quezon): pass through the Quezon towns of Tiaong and Candelaria

    San Pablo - Liliw: these jeepneys pass through the jump-off points to five of San Pablo City Seven lakes (lake calibato, Lake Yambo, the pristine Lake Pandin, Bunot Lake and the largest of the seven lakes, Lake Sampaloc), the little known town of Rizal (where there's a barangay Antipolo), the town of Nagcarlan (where the old church of Nagcarlan and nagcarlan Underground Cemetery are located), and finally in Liliw (where the shoes and tsinelas of Gat Tayaw Street, and the old church of Liliw made of red bricks can be found),

    Sta. Rosa Jeepney Routes: terminal located in Balibago thus it's called Balibago Transport terminal

    Sta. Rosa - Tagaytay: passes by Sta - Rosa Tagaytay Road passing by roads leading to Enchanted Kingdom, Paseo de Sta Rosa, parts of Silang town of cavite, Tagaytay Market (near Rowenas) then turn right on the junction (landmark: Tagaytay Econo Inn), up to Tagaytay Rotonda

    NOTE: This is a work actually in progress long saved in Tutubi's Drafts folder. But instead of it not completed, readers and blog visitors can leave comments so as to complete it and weed out errors. an online route map will be added here in the future but not soon :P

    you may be looking for:
    How to get to Sta. Maria, How to get to Mabitac, How to get to Famy, How to get to Siniloan, How to get to Pangil,
    How to get to Pakil, How to get to Paete Laguna How to get to Kalayaan, How to get to Lumban, How to get to Pagsanjan, How to get to Sta. Cruz, How to get to Magdalena, How to get to Liliw, How to get to Nagcarlan, How to get to Majayjay, How to get to Luisiana, How to get to Cavinti, How to get to Calauan, How to get to Rizal, Laguna, How to get to San Pablo City of Seven Lakes, How to get to Pila, How to get to Victoria, How to get to Bay, How to get to Los Banos, How to get to Calamba, How to get to Cabuyao, How to get to Sta. Rosa, How to get to Binan, How to get to San Pedro, How to get to Canlubang, Calamba

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