Fares, stops, schedule: What you need to know about the PNR Calamba-Lucena line

Here’s a handy guide
by Leandre Grecia | Oct 7, 2022
PNR trains plying the Calamba-Lucena line
PHOTO: Philippine National Railways on Facebook

What is the Calamba-Lucena PNR line?

This is the newly reopened segment of the Philippine National Railways (PNR) network that expands the previously opened San Pablo-Lucena Commuter Line. It connects Calamba City in Laguna all the way to Lucena City in Quezon, traversing various cities and municipalities between the two provinces.

Where are the PNR stations located along this segment?

The three main stations are in Lucena, San Pablo, and Calamba, while the other nine are makeshift stations spread across Laguna and Quezon. We’ve listed them down below:

  • Calamba (main station)
  • Pansol
  • Masili
  • Los Baños
  • College
  • IRRI
  • San Pablo (main station)
  • Tiaong (Lalig)
  • Candelaria
  • Lutucan
  • Sariaya
  • Lucena (main station)

How much do the train rides cost?

End-to-end trips from Calamba to Lucena will cost P105. For a more detailed breakdown, you can check out the fare matrices below. For good measure, we’ve also included the table for discounted fares for seniors, persons with disabilities, and students.

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Calamba-Lucena PNR fare matrix

Calamba-Lucena PNR fare matrix

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What’s the full schedule of the PNR Calamba-Lucena line?

The PNR or the Department of Transportation (DOTr) has yet to publish a full schedule for this segment, but the agencies did confirm that the first trip from Lucena departs at 4:50am. The last trip from Calamba, meanwhile, leaves at 6:30pm.

How long do the trips usually take?

The DOTr says the running time from Lucena to San Pablo is 1hr32min, while running time from Lucena all the way to Calamba is 2hr33min. For comparison, that’s just about how long it would if you were to drive a car instead.

What trains will be plying this route?

We have to be honest: We’re not really sure. The DOTr didn’t exactly share what exactly these trains are. But by the looks of it, these look similar to these new PNR trains that were rolled out a while back. How do we know? The PNR shared a quick tour of the train’s interior, and it actually looks impressive. Check it out here:

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