There are 5 ways to get from Madrid to El Escorial by bus, train, rideshare, taxi or car
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Take the bus from Intercambiador Moncloa to Est. De Autobuses De S.L.De El Escorial
Take the rideshare from Madrid to El Escorial
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Take the train from Sol to Escorial El
Take a taxi from Madrid to El Escorial
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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Buses departing Monday, September 20, 2021
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Questions & Answers
The cheapest way to get from Madrid to El Escorial is to rideshare which costs €3 and takes 59 min.
The quickest way to get from Madrid to El Escorial is to taxi which costs €65 - €80 and takes 42 min.
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.
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.
The distance between Madrid and El Escorial is 42 km. The road distance is 47.6 km.
The best way to get from Madrid to El Escorial without a car is to bus which takes 52 min and costs .
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.
Madrid to El Escorial bus services, operated by Consorcio de Transportes de Madrid, depart from Intercambiador Moncloa station.
Madrid to El Escorial train services, operated by Renfe Cercanias, depart from Sol station.
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.
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.
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.
Train from Sol to Escorial El
- Ave. Duration
- 1h 3m
- Renfe Cercanias
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.
Train from Sol to El Escorial
- Ave. Duration
- 1h 5m
- Twice daily
- Estimated price
- €8 - €10
- Renfe Viajeros
- Ave. Duration
- 42 min
- Estimated price
- €65 - €80
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More Questions & Answers
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.
Madrid to El Escorial train services, operated by Renfe Cercanias, arrive at Escorial El station.
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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