There are 5 ways to get from Madrid to El Escorial by train, bus, rideshare, taxi or car
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Take the train from Madrid-Principe Pio to El Escorial
Take the rideshare from Madrid to El Escorial
3 alternative options
Take the bus from Intercambiador Moncloa to Est. De Autobuses De S.L.De El Escorial
Take a taxi from Madrid to El Escorial
Drive from Madrid to El Escorial
Madrid to El Escorial by train
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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 train which costs €7 - €10 and takes 40 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 hourly, and operate Thursday. The journey takes approximately 52 min.
Yes, there is a direct train departing from Madrid-Principe Pio and arriving at El Escorial. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 40 min.
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 train which takes 40 min and costs €7 - €10.
The train from Madrid-Principe Pio to El Escorial takes 40 min including transfers and departs hourly.
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 Viajeros, depart from Madrid-Principe Pio station.
The best way to get from Madrid to El Escorial is to train which takes 40 min and costs €7 - €10. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 52 min.
What companies run services between Madrid, Spain and El Escorial, Madrid, Spain?
Renfe Viajeros operates a train from Madrid-Principe Pio to El Escorial every 2 hours. Tickets cost €7 - €10 and the journey takes 40 min. Renfe Cercanias also services this route hourly. Alternatively, Consorcio de Transportes de Madrid operates a bus from Intercambiador Moncloa to Est. De Autobuses De S.L.De El Escorial hourly, and the journey takes 52 min.
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 Madrid-Principe Pio to El Escorial
- Ave. Duration
- 40 min
- Every 2 hours
- Estimated price
- €7 - €10
- Renfe Viajeros
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
- 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 Viajeros, arrive at El Escorial 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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