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There are 4 ways to get from Madrid Atocha Station to El Escorial by train, taxi, car or rideshare

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Recommended option

Train  •  1h 14m

  1. Take the train from Atocha to Escorial El C3 / ...

€8 - €11

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  1h 23m

  1. Take the rideshare from Madrid to El Escorial 45.5 km

€3

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  43 min

  1. Take a taxi from Madrid Atocha Station to El Escorial 49.7 km

€65 - €85

Drive  •  43 min

  1. Drive from Madrid Atocha Station to El Escorial 49.7 km

€4 - €8

Madrid Atocha Station to El Escorial by walk and train

The journey time between Madrid Atocha Station and El Escorial is around 1h 6m and covers a distance of around 60 km. The fastest journey normally takes 1h 5m. Operated by Renfe Cercanias and Renfe Viajeros, the Madrid Atocha Station to El Escorial service departs from Madrid Atocha Station and arrives in Escorial El. Typically 128 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
1h 6m
Fastest journey time:
1h 5m
Journey distance:
60 km
Services per week:
128
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
3 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
04:35
Last service departs at:
21:34

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Madrid Atocha Station to El Escorial walk and train schedules

Madrid Atocha Station → El Escorial
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in El Escorial is 112.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in El Escorial is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in El Escorial is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 112.

Last updated: 2 Aug 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to El Escorial is to rideshare which costs €3 and takes 1h 23m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to El Escorial is to taxi which costs €65 - €85 and takes 43 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Atocha and arriving at Escorial El. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 7m.

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The distance between Madrid Atocha Station and El Escorial is 43 km. The road distance is 49.7 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to El Escorial without a car is to train which takes 1h 14m and costs €8 - €11.

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The train from Atocha to Escorial El takes 1h 7m including transfers and departs hourly.

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Madrid Atocha Station to El Escorial train services, operated by Renfe Cercanias, depart from Atocha station.

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Madrid Atocha Station to El Escorial train services, operated by Renfe Cercanias, arrive at Escorial El station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid Atocha Station to El Escorial is 50 km. It takes approximately 43 min to drive from Madrid Atocha Station to El Escorial.

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Map of how to get from Madrid Atocha Station to El Escorial.
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  • Distance: 43.5 km
  • Duration: 1h 14m

What companies run services between Madrid Atocha Station, Spain and El Escorial, Madrid, Spain?

Renfe Cercanias operates a train from Atocha to Escorial El hourly, and the journey takes 1h 7m. Renfe Viajeros also services this route 6 times a week.

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 Atocha to Escorial El
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
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
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Atocha Cercanias to El Escorial
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€8 - €11
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Other operators
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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Madrid to El Escorial
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€3
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Taxi from Madrid Atocha Station to El Escorial
Ave. Duration
43 min
Estimated price
€65 - €85
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

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Madrid Atocha Station and El Escorial. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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