How to Get to Pagsanjan Falls

Itching to travel and experience nature? Why not start with one of the most famous waterfalls in the Philippines? Pagsanjan Falls will take you to a great adventure. You will also be able to fill your camera with inspiring photos. Travel to Pagsanjan and enjoy the experience and the view that you’ll be passing by.

Pass through fields of green. Look at the vibrant blue sky and witness the simple life of the locals. Enjoy the quiet and serene aura of the towns. Know your way to Pagsanjan Falls and appreciate the joyride. Here are the directions that you can take towards Pagsanjan Falls. Travel towards the tourist spot through private cars or commuting. Witness its beauty for yourself.

Private Car

From Metro Manila

Heading to Pagsanjan Falls from Metro Manila is easy. If you have a private or a rented car, you can go through South Luzon Expressway. Follow the directions that will take you to the National Highway for the Lumban-Caliraya-Cavinti road in Lumban.

From SLEx, you will need to take the Calamba exit. It will then take you to a merging road for SLEx and Pan-Philippine Highway. Take the exit 50 towards Sto. Tomas, Batangas. You will be passing through the towns of Laguna such as Los Baños, Victoria and Pila. You can then follow the rest of the Lumban-Caliraya-Cavinti road towards Cavinti town proper or Pueblo El Salvador.

Travel time from Manila to Pagsanjan Falls is around 3 hours and 15 minutes. If you take SLEx, the time will be cut down. But traffic affects the time it will take you to reach your destination.

Estimated Travel Time: 3 hours 15 minutes

From Batangas City Grand Terminal

Compared to the route that you will take if you’re from Manila, traveling from Batangas City Grand Terminal is much easier. From the Diversion Road, take the Calabarzon Expressway. Head on to Rizal Boulevard in Sto. Tomas Batangas.

From Rizal Blvd, take a left and continue following the National Highway. Take a left onto the National Highway and pass right through the towns of Victoria and Pila. Follow the rest of Lumban-Caliraya-Cavinti road towards Pueblo El Salvador. From Batangas City, the distance of 112 kilometers can be crossed in less than 3 hours

Estimated Travel Time: 3 hours

From Lucena Grand Central Terminal

The Lucban-Luisiana road is the ideal route to take if you’re coming from Lucena. It is reachable and will take less travel time. From the terminal, head west towards Pan-Philippine Highway and pass through Tayabas. You will go towards Lucban. Once you arrive, you can take the Diversion road and follow the Lucban-Luisiana road. Luisiana is a nearby town and it is easier to arrive at the town proper from here. There isn’t much traffic in provinces. You can reach Pagsanjan Falls in just an hour and a half.

Estimated Travel Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

From Cainta

Rizal and Laguna meet at some point, so it is good to take R-5 route. It is the faster way to reach Pagsanjan Falls. Coming from Cainta, just drive to Ortigas Avenue. Go to E-Road or R-5. From there, you can just follow the rest of the Lumban-Caliraya-Cavinti road to the jump-off point in Pueblo El Salvador. Taking this route is faster compared to taking the South Luzon Expressway.

Since Rizal and Laguna are neighboring provinces, the distance from Cainta and Cavinti is just 95 kilometers. It can be reached in under three hours. From Cainta, you’ll pass by the towns of Angono, Pililia, Mabitac, Pangil, Paete, and Lumban. You can enjoy the inspiring scene as you drive by.

Estimated Travel Time: 3 hours

Remember to take a break once in a while. Stretch your legs or go for bathroom breaks. You can also choose to just enjoy the scenery. As you pass by these towns, you will feel relaxed. Embark on an adventure that you will delight in.


Having a private or a rented vehicle is an advised mode of transportation. But if you prefer to travel through public transportation, here’s how you can get to Pagsanjan Falls. Just a reminder that you need to be alert during the travel. Bring with you a map that details how you will get to Pagsanjan Falls. Be aware of the stops and drop off points. It is best to travel along with a buddy or in a group too.

From Metro Manila

There are several bus stops in Metro Manila that can take you to Sta. Cruz, Laguna. You can ride one of these buses. This is the first stop in your travel. Buses going to Sta. Cruz can be found in bus stations in Cubao or Pasay. The fee may vary but the estimated fare is P140. After getting off at Sta. Cruz’ town proper, there are jeeps bound for Cavinti. Since Cavinti is known for Pagsanjan Falls, there are lots of transportations that can take you to both of the jump-off points. A tricycle will only cost you P60.

From Batangas City Grand Terminal

Starting at Batangas, you can ride buses that are headed to San Pablo, Laguna. There are bus lines that take this route. Once you alight at the town proper or at SM City San Pablo, you can either take a taxi or opt to just commute. Taking the taxi will cost travelers roughly around P900 – P1200. If you prefer cheaper options, you can just ride a jeepney going to Sta. Cruz. After alighting at the town proper, ride a jeep headed to Cavinti and then the tricycle that will drop you at jump-off points.

From Lucena Grand Terminal

The same mode of transportation is required if you’re coming from Batangas City and Lucena Grand Terminal. There are buses that you can take which can drop you at San Pablo. From here, you can either ride a taxi or a jeep headed to Sta. Cruz.  After alighting at the town proper or at the station, ride a jeep headed to Cavinti. At any point in Cavinti – preferably at the town proper – you can ride tricycles that will take you to jump-off points.

From Cainta

If you’re coming from Cainta, there are two ways that you can reach Pagsanjan Falls. It depends on what mode of transportation you prefer. The first choice passes along through the same routes that are taken with Metro Manila as a starting point. The only difference is that you will need to go to Metro Manila. In this route, you can ride a bus from Cainta headed to Manila and you can either get off at Cubao or at Ortigas. In Cubao, you’ll be able to find buses going to Sta. Cruz. If you prefer the Pasay route, from the Ortigas station, you can take the MRT and get off at Taft Avenue. From here, you can spot bus stations that are headed to Sta. Cruz.

Wanting less hassle and even a lesser travel time, the Rizal – Laguna route is a great choice for you. Just head on to Robinson’s Cainta Junction and look for jeepneys that are going to SIniloan. Fare for the jeep is around P85. From Siniloan, you can ride another jeep going to Pagsanjan. You can choose to directly go to the Pagsanjan jump-off point from here or to ride another jeep going to Cavinti if you prefer the means of Pueblo El Salvador.