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There are 5 ways to get from Madrid to El Escorial by bus, train, rideshare, taxi or car

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Intercambiador Moncloa to Est. De Autobuses De S.L.De El Escorial

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Rideshare

  1. Take the rideshare from Madrid to El Escorial

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Train

  1. Take the train from Sol to Escorial El

Taxi

  1. Take a taxi from Madrid to El Escorial

Drive

  1. Drive from Madrid to El Escorial

Madrid to El Escorial by bus

The bus journey time between Madrid and El Escorial is around 52 min and covers a distance of around 47 km. The fastest bus normally takes 40 min. Operated by Consorcio de Transportes de Madrid, the Madrid to El Escorial bus service departs from Intercambiador Moncloa and arrives in Est. De Autobuses De S.L.De El Escorial. Typically 56 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Bus route information

Average bus time:
52 min
Fastest bus time:
40 min
Bus distance:
47 km
Buses per week:
56
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
5 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
04:55
Last bus departs at:
20:50

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Madrid to El Escorial bus schedules

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Nationwide control measures in place
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Regional restriction measures in place

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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: 15 Sep 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Madrid to El Escorial is to rideshare which costs €3 and takes 59 min.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to El Escorial is to taxi which costs €65 - €80 and takes 42 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Intercambiador Moncloa and arriving at Est. De Autobuses De S.L.De El Escorial. Services depart every four hours, and operate Monday. The journey takes approximately 52 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Sol and arriving at Escorial El. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 3m.

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The distance between Madrid and El Escorial is 42 km. The road distance is 47.6 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid to El Escorial without a car is to bus which takes 52 min and costs .

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The bus from Intercambiador Moncloa to Est. De Autobuses De S.L.De El Escorial takes 52 min including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Madrid to El Escorial bus services, operated by Consorcio de Transportes de Madrid, depart from Intercambiador Moncloa station.

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

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The best way to get from Madrid to El Escorial is to bus which takes 52 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs €8 - €10 and takes 1h 3m.

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Map of how to get from Madrid to El Escorial.
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  • Distance: 42.3 km
  • Duration: 52 min

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

Consorcio de Transportes de Madrid operates a bus from Intercambiador Moncloa to Est. De Autobuses De S.L.De El Escorial every 4 hours, and the journey takes 52 min. Alternatively, Renfe Cercanias operates a train from Sol to Escorial El hourly, and the journey takes 1h 3m. Renfe Viajeros also services this route twice daily.

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 Sol to Escorial El
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
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 Sol to El Escorial
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€8 - €10
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Bus operators
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
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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 to El Escorial
Ave. Duration
42 min
Estimated price
€65 - €80
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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Madrid 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 to El Escorial train services, operated by Renfe Cercanias, arrive at Escorial El station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid to El Escorial is 48 km. It takes approximately 42 min to drive from Madrid to El Escorial.

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There are 53+ hotels available in El Escorial. Prices start at €87 per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Madrid 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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