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There are 6 ways to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to El Escorial by train, bus, taxi, car or towncar

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Train

  1. Take the train from Estación de tren Madrid-Aeropuerto T4 to Estación de tren Madrid-Chamartín-Clara Campoamor
  2. Take the train from Estación de tren Madrid-Chamartín-Clara Campoamor to Estación de tren El Escorial

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Line 203 bus, bus

  1. Take the line 203 bus from Aeropuerto T4 to Cibeles
  2. Take the bus from Intercambiador Moncloa to Est. De Autobuses De S.L.De El Escorial

Train via Madrid-Principe Pio

  1. Take the train from Estación de tren Madrid-Aeropuerto T4 to Estación de tren Madrid-Principe Pio
  2. Take the train from Madrid-Principe Pio to El Escorial

Taxi

  1. Take a taxi from Madrid Airport (MAD) to El Escorial

Drive

  1. Drive from Madrid Airport (MAD) to El Escorial

Towncar

  1. Take a town car from Madrid Airport to El Escorial

Madrid Airport (MAD) to El Escorial by train

The train journey time between Madrid Airport (MAD) and El Escorial is around 1h 43m and covers a distance of around 61 km. This includes an average layover time of around 32 min. Operated by Renfe Cercanias and Renfe Viajeros, the Madrid Airport (MAD) to El Escorial train service departs from Estación de tren Madrid-Aeropuerto T4 and arrives in Estación de tren El Escorial. Typically 62 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

62 Weekly Trains
1h 43m Average Duration
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The cheapest way to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to El Escorial is to drive which costs €10 - €15 and takes 49 min.

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The fastest way to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to El Escorial is to taxi which takes 49 min and costs €110 - €140.

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No, there is no direct bus from Madrid Airport (MAD) to El Escorial. However, there are services departing from Aeropuerto T4 and arriving at Est. De Autobuses De S.L.De El Escorial via Cibeles and Intercambiador Moncloa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 3m.

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No, there is no direct train from Madrid Airport (MAD) to El Escorial. However, there are services departing from Estación de tren Madrid-Aeropuerto T4 and arriving at Estación de tren El Escorial via Estación de tren Madrid-Chamartín-Clara Campoamor. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 43m.

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The distance between Madrid Airport (MAD) and El Escorial is 48 km. The road distance is 60.1 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to El Escorial without a car is to train which takes 1h 43m and costs .

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It takes approximately 1h 43m to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to El Escorial, including transfers.

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Madrid Airport (MAD) to El Escorial bus services, operated by Empresa Municipal de Transportes, depart from Aeropuerto T4 station.

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Madrid Airport (MAD) to El Escorial train services, operated by Renfe Cercanias, depart from Estación de tren Madrid-Aeropuerto T4 station.

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The best way to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to El Escorial is to train which takes 1h 43m and costs . Alternatively, you can line 203 bus and bus, which costs €5 - €15 and takes 3h 3m.

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Map of how to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to El Escorial.
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  • Distance: 48.1 km
  • Duration: 1h 43m

What companies run services between Madrid Airport (MAD), Spain and El Escorial, Madrid, Spain?

You can take a train from Madrid Airport (MAD) to El Escorial via Estación de tren Madrid-Chamartín-Clara Campoamor in around 1h 43m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Madrid Airport (MAD) to El Escorial via Cibeles, Moncloa, and Intercambiador Moncloa in around 3h 3m.

Train operators
Renfe Cercanias

This regional commuter train system (also known as Cercanías) connects Barcelona with Catalonia and the Barcelona metropolitan area, including popular destinations like Sitges and the Costa Brava. The network of routes mostly runs overground and connects to many Barcelona metro and bus stations. Trains run frequently, and tickets can be bought at station ticket machines on the day of travel. Two children per adult (up to 6 years) can travel for free. If you’re arriving or departing Barcelona on a domestic AVE or long-distance train, check your ticket for a 5-digit Combinado Cercanias code, which is redeemable for a free local ticket from the ticket machines.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 91 232 03 20
Website
renfe.com
Train from Estación de tren Madrid-Aeropuerto T4 to Estación de tren Madrid-Chamartín-Clara Campoamor
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Website
https://www.renfe.com/es/en/suburban
Train from Estación de tren Madrid-Chamartín-Clara Campoamor to Estación de tren El Escorial
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
https://www.renfe.com/es/en/suburban
Train from Estación de tren Madrid-Aeropuerto T4 to Estación de tren Madrid-Principe Pio
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
https://www.renfe.com/es/en/suburban
Renfe Viajeros

Spain's excellent and extensive rail system connects cities across Spain and into neighbouring countries. Renfe's high-speed AVE trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. All medium- and long-distance trains require a seat reservation; ticket sales for these trains usually open 30-60 days before travel. Most Renfe trains have two classes: Turista (2nd class) and Preferente (1st class), although some AVE trains offer Turista Plus. There is free WiFi for Preferente passengers and for those with a +Renfe loyalty card.

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Contact Details
Phone
+34 91 232 03 20
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Chamartin to El Escorial
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€7 - €10
Website
https://www.renfe.com/es/en
Train from Madrid-Principe Pio to El Escorial
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€7 - €10
Website
https://www.renfe.com/es/en
Bus operators
Empresa Municipal de Transportes
Phone
+34 902 50 78 50
Email
atencioncliente@emtmadrid.es
Website
emtmadrid.es
Bus from Aeropuerto T4 to Cibeles
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
€1 - €5
Website
EMT Madrid
Airport
€5
Consorcio de Transportes de Madrid
Phone
012
Email
tarjetatransportepublico@madrid.org
Website
crtm.es
Bus from Intercambiador Moncloa to Est. De Autobuses De S.L.De El Escorial
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€3 - €5
Website
Consorcio Regional de Transportes de Madrid
Other operators
Taxi from Madrid Airport (MAD) to El Escorial
Ave. Duration
49 min
Estimated price
€110 - €140
TeleTaxi Madrid
Phone
+34 913 712 131
Website
tele-taxi.es
Taxi Reserva
Phone
+34 910 85 54 44
Website
taxireserva.es
Taxi Airport Madrid
Phone
+34 685 31 42 67
Website
taxiairportmadrid.com
Radio Taxi Madrid Aeropuerto
Phone
+34 911 76 00 81
Website
taxiaeropuertobarajas.com
Jayride
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Madrid Airport to El Escorial

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Madrid Airport (MAD) to El Escorial bus services, operated by Consorcio de Transportes de Madrid, arrive at Est. De Autobuses De S.L.De El Escorial station.

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Madrid Airport (MAD) to El Escorial train services, operated by Renfe Cercanias, arrive at Estación de tren El Escorial station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid Airport (MAD) to El Escorial is 60 km. It takes approximately 49 min to drive from Madrid Airport (MAD) to El Escorial.

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