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Updated information for DLTB bus with bus station on Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue near corner Taft Avenue
Pasay Taft/LRT/Buendia to Santa Maria, Laguna
Sta Cruz: PhP166.00
Pasay to Sta Maria: 4pm and 6pm daily
Sta Maria to Pasay: 4am and 5am daily
Route of Pasay to Sta Maria
Pasay, Buendia (Gil Puyat), Osmena Highway/SLEx, Calamba (Crossing, SM Calamba, Pansol), Los Banos (including UPLB College junction), Bay, Calauan (highway only, Isdaan), Victoria, Pila, Sta Cruz (DLTB bus station in Pagsawitan), Pagsanjan, Lumban, Kalayaan, Paete, Pakil, Pangil, Siniloan, Famy, Mabitac/Sta Maria