There are 4 ways to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to El Escorial by train, subway, taxi or car

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Train  •  1 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Madrid Airport to Chamartín C1
  2. Take the train from Madrid-Chamartin to El Escorial Ir / ...

$8 - $18

Cheapest option

Line 8 subway, train  •  1 h 50 min

  1. Take the line 8 subway from Aeropuerto T4 to Nuevos Ministerios 8
  2. Take the train from Madrid Nuevos Ministerios to El Escorial C8

$6 - $9

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  49 min

  1. Take a taxi from Madrid Airport (MAD) to El Escorial 37.7 miles

$100 - $130

Drive  •  49 min

  1. Drive from Madrid Airport (MAD) to El Escorial 37.7 miles

$7 - $11

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The cheapest way to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to El Escorial is to line 8 subway and train which costs 5€ - 8€ and takes 1 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to El Escorial is to taxi which costs 85€ - 110€ and takes 49 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Madrid Airport (MAD) to El Escorial. However, there are services departing from Madrid Airport and arriving at El Escorial via Madrid-Chamartin. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 12 min.

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The distance between Madrid Airport (MAD) and El Escorial is 48 km. The road distance is 60.3 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 1 h 12 min and costs 6€ - 16€.

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It takes approximately 1 h 12 min to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to El Escorial, including transfers.

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Madrid Airport (MAD) to El Escorial train services, operated by Madrid Cercanías (RENFE), depart from Madrid Airport station.

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Madrid Airport (MAD) to El Escorial train services, operated by Spanish Railways (RENFE), arrive at 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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There are 138+ hotels available in El Escorial. Prices start at $52 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to El Escorial.
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  • Distance: 30.1 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 12 min

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 Chamartín and Madrid-Chamartin in around 1 h 12 min.

Train operators
Madrid Cercanías (RENFE)
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid Airport to Chamartín
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
renfe.com
Train from Madrid Chamartín to El Escorial
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
renfe.com
Train from Madrid Nuevos Ministerios to El Escorial
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
renfe.com
Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Chamartin to El Escorial
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $16
Website
renfe.com
Metro Madrid
Phone
+34 902 44 44 03
Website
metromadrid.es
Subway from Aeropuerto T4 to Nuevos Ministerios
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
crtm.es
Other operators
Taxi from Madrid Airport (MAD) to El Escorial
Ave. Duration
49 min
Estimated price
$100 - $130
Taxi Airport Madrid
Phone
+34 685 31 42 67
Website
taxiairportmadrid.com
Eco Taxi Madrid
Phone
+34 911 25 16 02
Website
eco-taxi.es
Madrid Taxi
Phone
+34 608 40 96 59
Website
madridtaxi.es
Taxi Aeropuerto Madrid
Phone
+34 665 25 07 40
Website
taxi-online-madrid.es

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