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city of the Philippines and capital of the province of Quezon

Lucena is a city in Quezon Province, and the provincial capital.


Lucena is the administrative capital and economic and educational center of Quezon. It also serves as a major stopover for buses running through the Maharlika Highway, and the major stopover when travelling to Marinduque.

This city served as the capital of Quezon Province since 1901, but while its historical provincial capitol and major government offices are housed here, the city is independently governed from the province.

Get inEdit

Lucena is 152 km (94 mi) from Manila, and 250 km (160 mi) from Naga. The city lies along the route of the Maharlika Highway (or Manila South Road throughout Quezon), and is reachable by car, yet driving conditions in the province are not for the faint of heart.

By busEdit

  • Lucena Grand Terminal, Manila South Road. Central terminal for buses headed for Lucena. Jeepneys and tricycles are available from the terminal.

Jac Liner and Jam Liner buses from Buendia bus terminal which is next to the Line 1 Buendia station in Manila depart 24 hours a day to Lucena. with a fare of ₱220.

Superlines have buses from Lucena to Daet, and Lucena to Naga with a fare of ₱280.

Supreme Transport operates A/C and ordinary buses from Batangas.

By boatEdit

  • From the Lucena Dalahican ferry terminal you can get a Montenegro shipping lines or Star Horse shipping lines ferry to and from Marinduque island. from downtown Lucena to Dalahican port is a 5-km jeepney ride. There are also buses to and from Dalahican ferry port to Manila.

By trainEdit

Philippine National Railways has a station in Lucena for the main line between Manila and Naga, but train services are not operating as of 2013.

Get aroundEdit


  • Quezon Provincial Capitol.
  • Lucena City Cathedral (Saint Ferdinand Cathedral).



Malls & supermarketsEdit

  • SM mall & SM Savemore supermarket.
  • Pacific Mall. Has a Metro Gaisano Supermarket.




  • Mercados Lodge, 118 C M Recto Street Evangelista (near downtown market), +63 42 7106389. Check-in: noon, check-out: noon. Single/double room with own bathroom. From ₱300.
  • The House of Halina, 104 P Gomez Street, +63 42 7102902. Check-in: noon, check-out: noon. Fan/air-con single/double rooms with own bathroom. From ₱300.
  • Tourist Hotel, M L Tagarao Street Lyam, +63 42 714456. Check-in: noon, check-out: noon. Fan/air-con single and double rooms with own bathroom and cable TV. From ₱350.


Stay healthyEdit

  • Quezon Medical Center. Quezon Avenue Lucena. phone +63 42-7972187.


  • Bureau of Immigration Lucena Office. 2nd Floor. Quezon Convention Center. Quezon Capitol Compound. phone +63 42-7107109.

Go nextEdit

  • Marinduque, island province accessible by ferry.
  • Tayabas, the historical capital of Quezon Province, with a share of its Spanish colonial heritage.
Routes through Lucena
ManilaSan Pablo  N   S  GumacaNaga
ManilaSan Pablo  N   S  GumacaNaga
San PabloTayabas  W   E  PagbilaoDaet/Naga via  
San JuanSariaya  W   E  END
LucbanTayabas  N   S  END

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