Bicol Express – PNR Naga Train

After a period of time that the Bicol Express was out of sight, last June 30, 2011, a brand new and improved Bicol Express Train was inaugurated by PNR.  Although, the first ride was not smooth at all, succeeding rides eventually turns good.

Blast from the Past

Seeing a train makes me nostalgic and bringing back good memories of my childhood. I used to remember walking from San Andres to Vito Cruz to get a ride on the train to go to Cupang, Alabang. The walk is tiring but the ride is really thrilling.

PNR Naga City, Camarines Sur

I can still recall the PNR stations we passed through, Vito Cruz, Buendia,Pasay Road, edsa, nichols, fti, bicutan, sucat, (sometimes we stop here when we visit Lola Mac) and finally Alabang station. The journey is bumpy and tiring but it’s cheaper and no traffic.

I have heard many goods review about their PNR train experience coming from Naga City to Manila and vice versa  that makes me excited to try it for myself.

Here are the rates i have found on the net:

Sleeper Coach – Php 970.00  – 650 as promo fare

Reclining Seats – Php 548.00
Executive Coach – Php 1,400.00 – 997.50 (with 25% discount)
*Rates are subject to change without prior notice please contact PNR Operations  at 319-0041 loc. 122 for updates. Visit their facebook  account to learn more : PNR

Via Facebook

Bicol Express Schedules:
Departure at Tutuban: 6:15 PM
Pasay Road: 6:43 – 6:44 PM
Alabang: 7:09 PM
Departure at Naga: 7:00 PM

But I believe time schedules can be changed.  So, it is still best to inquire at the nearest PNR station or you can also call these numbers to reserve a seat.

Manila -(02) 319-0048

Lucena – (042) 661-2990

Naga – (054) 698-2132

Approved Baggage Allowance:

via PNR (facebook)

A friend of mine working in the PNR informed me that there are many travelers, so you need to booked prior to your date of preferred travel.

So, watch out for my next post regarding my first experience on the Bicol Express.

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  1. my family is planning to try to ride this PNR train on April by next year. I hope it will still be running and fully maintained by that time.

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