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

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Train

  1. Take the train from Aeropuerto T4 to Chamartin
  2. Take the train from Chamartin to Escorial El

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Line 8 subway, train

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

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

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 32m and covers a distance of around 61 km. This includes an average layover time of around 22 min. The fastest train normally takes 1h 13m. Operated by Renfe Cercanias and Renfe Viajeros, the Madrid Airport (MAD) to El Escorial train service departs from Aeropuerto T4 and arrives in Escorial El. Typically 135 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average train journey times

Time on train:
1h 10m
Layover time:
22 min
Total time:
1h 32m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
1h 13m
Train distance:
61 km
Trains per week:
135
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
3 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
04:17
Last train departs at:
21:31

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Madrid Airport (MAD) to El Escorial train schedules

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to El Escorial is to drive which costs €6 - €9 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 €85 - €110.

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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 12m.

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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 46m.

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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 46m and costs .

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It takes approximately 1h 46m 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 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 46m and costs . Alternatively, you can line 203 bus and bus, which costs and takes 3h 12m.

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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 46m

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 Chamartin in around 1h 46m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Madrid Airport (MAD) to El Escorial via Cibeles, Moncloa, and Intercambiador Moncloa in around 3h 12m.

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 (0) 902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Aeropuerto T4 to Chamartin
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
Renfe Cercanias
Train from Chamartin to Escorial El
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Renfe Cercanias
Train from Nuevos Ministerios to Escorial El
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Renfe Cercanias
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
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Chamartin to El Escorial
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€7 - €10
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Madrid-Nuevos Ministerios to El Escorial
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€8 - €10
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Bus operators
Empresa Municipal de Transportes
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
Every 4 hours
Website
Consorcio Regional de Transportes de Madrid
Other operators
Taxi from Madrid Airport (MAD) to El Escorial
Ave. Duration
49 min
Estimated price
€85 - €110
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
Joinup
Phone
+34 915 33 14 64
Website
joinup.es
Jayride
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Madrid Airport to El Escorial
Estimated price
€39

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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 Escorial El 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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