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

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Train via Chamartin  •  1h 37m

  1. Take the train from Aeropuerto T4 to Chamartín C1
  2. Take the train from Chamartin to Escorial El C3 / ...

7€ - 10€

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Train  •  2h 18m

  1. Take the train from Aeropuerto T4 to Principe Pio C1
  2. Take the train from Madrid-Principe Pio to El Escorial 18003 / ...

7€ - 10€

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Line 8 subway, train  •  1h 51m

  1. Take the line 8 subway from Aeropuerto T4 to Nuevos Ministerios 8
  2. Take the train from Nuevos Ministerios to Escorial El C3

Taxi  •  49 min

  1. Take a taxi from Madrid Airport (MAD) to El Escorial 69.4 km

100€ - 120€

Drive  •  49 min

  1. Drive from Madrid Airport (MAD) to El Escorial 69.4 km

7€ - 11€

Towncar  •  49 min

  1. Take a town car from Madrid Airport to El Escorial 69.4 km

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The cheapest way to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to El Escorial is to train which costs 7€ - 10€ and takes 2h 18m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to El Escorial is to taxi which costs 100€ - 120€ 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 Aeropuerto T4 and arriving at Escorial El via Chamartin. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 37m.

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The distance between Madrid Airport (MAD) and El Escorial is 48 km. The road distance is 69.4 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to El Escorial without a car is to train via Chamartin which takes 1h 37m and costs 7€ - 10€.

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It takes approximately 1h 37m 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 Renfe Cercanias, depart from Aeropuerto T4 station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid Airport (MAD) to El Escorial is 69 km. It takes approximately 49 min to drive from Madrid Airport (MAD) to El Escorial.

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There are 188+ hotels available in El Escorial. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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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 37m

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 Chamartin in around 1h 37m.

Flag of Spain El Escorial, Spain

San Lorenzo de El Escorial, also known as El Escorial de Arriba is a town and municipality in the Community of Madrid, Spain, located to the northwest of the region in the southeastern side of the Sierra de Guadarrama, at the foot of Mount Abantos and Las Machotas, 29 mi from Madrid. It is head of the same name judicial party. The settlement is popularly called El Escorial de Arriba, to differentiate it from the neighbouring village of El Escorial, also known as El Escorial de Abajo. - Wikipedia

Things to do in El Escorial

  • El Escorial

    The Royal Site of San Lorenzo de El Escorial (Spanish: Monasterio y Sitio de El Escorial en Madrid), commonly known as El Escorial, is a historical residence of the King of Spain, in the town of San Lorenzo de El Escorial, about 45 km northwest of the capital, Madrid, in Spain. It is one of the Spanish royal sites and has functioned as a monastery, basilica, royal palace, pantheon, library, museum, university and hospital. It is situated 2.06 km up the valley (4.1 km road distance) from the town of El Escorial.

  • Valle de los Caídos

    The Valle de los Caídos is a Catholic basilica and a monumental memorial in the municipality of San Lorenzo de El Escorial, erected at Cuelgamuros Valley in the Sierra de Guadarrama, near Madrid, conceived by Spanish dictator Francisco Franco to honour and bury those who died in the Spanish Civil War. Franco claimed that the monument was meant to be a "national act of atonement" and reconciliation. The Valley of the Fallen, as a surviving monument of Franco's rule, and its Catholic basilica remain controversial, in part since 10% of the construction workforce consisted of convicts, some of whom were Spanish Republican political prisoners.

  • Casita del Infante

    The Casita del Infante is a historic building in San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Spain, constructed as a private home for the Infante Gabriel of Spain, hence its name. The small residence was built during the late 18th century during the reign of his father Charles III of Spain. The Casita was built in an era where it was popular for nobles and Royalty to have a small "hideaway" to entertain informally; the most famous example of this is Marie Antoinette's Petit Trianon.

  • Church of San Bernabé

    The Church of San Bernabé (Spanish: Iglesia de San Bernabé) is a church located in El Escorial, Spain. It was declared Bien de Interés Cultural in 1983.

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