There are 5 ways to get from Príncipe Pío (Madrid Metro) to El Escorial by train, bus, taxi, car or rideshare
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Train • 41 min
€7 - €10
Rideshare • 1h 23m
3 alternative options
Bus • 1h 19m
Taxi • 37 min
€60 - €75
Drive • 37 min
€4 - €7
Príncipe Pío (Madrid Metro) to El Escorial by train
The train journey time between Príncipe Pío (Madrid Metro) and El Escorial is around 41 min and covers a distance of around 50 km. The fastest train normally takes 38 min. Operated by Renfe Viajeros, the Príncipe Pío (Madrid Metro) to El Escorial train service departs from Madrid-Principe Pio and arrives in El Escorial. Typically 73 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.
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Príncipe Pío (Madrid Metro) to El Escorial train schedules
Trains departing Monday, August 2, 2021
Trains departing Tuesday, August 3, 2021
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Questions & Answers
The most affordable way to get from Príncipe Pío (Madrid Metro) to El Escorial is to rideshare, which costs €3 and takes 1h 23m.
The quickest way to get from Príncipe Pío (Madrid Metro) to El Escorial is to taxi which costs €60 - €75 and takes 37 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 Madrid-Principe Pio and arriving at El Escorial. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 41 min.
The distance between Príncipe Pío (Madrid Metro) and El Escorial is 41 km. The road distance is 45.3 km.
The best way to get from Príncipe Pío (Madrid Metro) to El Escorial without a car is to train which takes 41 min and costs €7 - €10.
The train from Madrid-Principe Pio to El Escorial takes 41 min including transfers and departs every three hours.
Príncipe Pío (Madrid Metro) to El Escorial bus services, operated by Consorcio de Transportes de Madrid, depart from Intercambiador Moncloa station.
Príncipe Pío (Madrid Metro) to El Escorial train services, operated by Renfe Viajeros, depart from Madrid-Principe Pio station.
The best way to get from Príncipe Pío (Madrid Metro) to El Escorial is to train which takes 41 min and costs €7 - €10. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 1h 19m.
What companies run services between Príncipe Pío (Madrid Metro), Spain and El Escorial, Madrid, Spain?
Renfe Viajeros operates a train from Madrid-Principe Pio to El Escorial every 3 hours. Tickets cost €7 - €10 and the journey takes 41 min. Alternatively, 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.
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
- 41 min
- Every 3 hours
- Estimated price
- €7 - €10
- Renfe Viajeros
- Ave. Duration
- 37 min
- Estimated price
- €60 - €75
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More Questions & Answers
Príncipe Pío (Madrid Metro) to El Escorial bus services, operated by Consorcio de Transportes de Madrid, arrive at Est. De Autobuses De S.L.De El Escorial station.
Príncipe Pío (Madrid Metro) to El Escorial train services, operated by Renfe Viajeros, arrive at El Escorial station.
Yes, the driving distance between Príncipe Pío (Madrid Metro) to El Escorial is 45 km. It takes approximately 37 min to drive from Príncipe Pío (Madrid Metro) to El Escorial.
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