How to Get to Marinduque by Bus during Holy Week

JAC Liner Kamias Terminal

The province of Marinduque is a popular travel destination during Holy Week primarily for its annual Moriones Festival. To reach the island province by land, one will have to travel by bus from Manila to Dalahican Port in Lucena, Quezon, then take a RORO ferry to the port of Mogpog or Boac in Marinduque; and finally take the local jeepney to your town of destination in the province.

It's a long and stressful journey where you would need to line up for your bus tickets in Manila, line up again at Dalahican Port to purchase your tickets for the RORO ferry, and if you were unlucky, you would also need to wait for hours for the next ferry trip. Now imagine how the scenario would be during the peak season of the Holy Week. Pure chaos!

Those days are long gone. Thanks to JAC Liner for its Marinduque Seat Reservation through which passengers can now reserve bus seats in advance. The total fare already includes the bus fare, as well as the fare for the RORO ferry and the terminal fee. Everything will be arranged by JAC Liner so that the passengers can simply seat and relax during the trip.

JAC Liner's Marinduque Seat Reservation System
JAC Liner Marinduque Seat Reservation System

This seat reservation service is available all year round, including holidays. So, if you are planning a trip to Marinduque during Holy Week, we highly suggest that you take advantage of this service.

With this system, passengers may choose their preferred seats. Note however that disabled and senior citizen passengers are prioritized for seats 1-12.

reserving tickets for Marinduque at JAC Liner
Reserving our  tickets at JAC Liner Kamias

After full payment, JAC Liner will issue a Bus Seat Reservation document bearing the passenger's name, the travel details, and validated with the reservation officer's name and signature. Don't loose this reservation document because you will need to surrender it on your date of travel. It will then be replaced with the actual bus tickets.

JAC Liner Bus Seat Reservation
Sample Bus Seat Reservation

Below are the updated fare for JAC Liner's Manila-Marinduque trip. Students and Senior Citizens can avail of a 20% discount upon presentation of a valid identification card.

JAC Liner Bus Fare for Marinduque (as of February 2013)

Destination Fare Terminal Fee Total
Mogpog, Boac, Gasan P800.00 P30.00 P830.00
Buenavista, Torrijos, Sta. Cruz P850.00 P30.00 P880.00

During Holy Week however, boarding of the bus will start at 3:00pm and will depart at around 4:00pm. The same bus will pick up passengers at JAC Liner's terminal at Buendia, Pasay. The bus will have its first stop at Turbina in Calamba, Laguna where passengers can have a quick break. Expect heavy traffic when you reach Tiaong and Sariaya in Quezon Province. The bus will have its last stop before reaching Lucena City in Quezon Province.

JAC Liner bus at Kamias Terminal (L), the busy Dalaican Port at midnight (R)

The bus will finally arrive at Dalahican Port in Lucena City around midnight. The JAC Liner passengers will be prioritized to board the RORO ferry (Montenegro Shipping Line) since tickets were already arranged in advance. Once the bus and other vehicles are boarded, the RORO is ready to leave the port. Arrival at the port in Mogpog, Marinduque is around 4:00am. No need to take the local jeepney because the JAC Liner bus will bring you to your town of destination, with the last stop at Sta. Cruz, Marinduque. Travel from Mogog to Boac will take around an hour.

Things to Remember

*JAC Liner starts accepting reservation for the Holy Week during January and they expect the tickets to be sold out as early as February. First to get sold out are tickets for the trip scheduled on Holy Wednesday.

*At least one passengers will have to be physically present at the reservation office and full payment must be made before reservation can be confirmed by JAC Liner.

JAC Liner
Marinduque Reservation Office
Kamias Terminal
2 Mapagmahal Street corner EDSA, Brgy. Pinyahan, Quezon City
Telephone: 928-6140
Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm & Saturday 8:00am-3:00pm

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  1. Hi Ram,

    This is Arol :) First time to read your blog and I'm really impressed and envious with all the local travels you've been doing :) Keep up the good work and I hope KT and I can join you in the future. We'd love to explore the Philippines more aside from the common tourist spots.

    Regards to tito Ed :) Take care :)

    Arol :)

    1. Hey Arol! Thanks for dropping by our blog :-) We'd love to join you and KT in your future travels just let us know the schedule and your prefered destination ;-) After we complete all the Philippine Provinces (now 81 in total) we will finally be able to explore other parts of South East Asia. Hoping to visit you someday in SG :-) keep in touch tayo. Thanks again Arol. Ed says "Hi". Send our regards to KT :-)

  2. Galing Pinas Muna! very detailed. Thanks for posting this. laking tulong nito sa mga uuwi sa holy week :)

    1. Hehe, thanks din Travelling Morion for visiting our blog. Buti in small ways nakakatulong ang blogpost na to :-)

  3. ok lng ba magdala ng pet tulad ng dog na shih tzu?

    1. You can contact JAC Liner po directly at 928-6140 para po sila na mismo ang makasagot ng tanong ninyo. Salamat po.

  4. niceeeee ang galing makapab bication nga etong holly week ,,, parang ang saya ata ng trip sa bus na2,,,

  5. Magandang Umaga po. Kung ako po ay manggagaling sa Ninoy Aquino International Airport , saan po ang pinakamalapit na Jac Liner Terminal na papuntang Dalahican Lucena?

  6. Yun pong Buendia Terminal ng JAC ang pinakamalapit sa NAIA. Salamat po sapagbisita sa blog namin :-)

  7. pag-uwi ko ng pinas ,sana makauwi kami sa marinduque...ilove marinduque ang aking lupang sinilangan!