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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

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Principe Pio to El Escorial 18903 / ...

€7 - €10

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  1h 23m

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

€3

3 alternative options

Bus  •  1h 19m

  1. Take the bus from Intercambiador Moncloa to Est. De Autobuses De S.L.De El Escorial 661 / ...

Taxi  •  37 min

  1. Take a taxi from Príncipe Pío (Madrid Metro) to El Escorial 45.3 km

€60 - €75

Drive  •  37 min

  1. Drive from Príncipe Pío (Madrid Metro) to El Escorial 45.3 km

€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.

Train route overview

Average train time:
41 min
Fastest train time:
38 min
Train distance:
50 km
Trains per week:
73
Cheapest price:
€7
Carbon emissions:
2 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
06:43
Last train departs at:
20:55

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Príncipe Pío (Madrid Metro) to El Escorial train schedules

Príncipe Pío (Madrid Metro) → El Escorial
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The most affordable way to get from Príncipe Pío (Madrid Metro) to El Escorial is to rideshare, which costs €3 and takes 1h 23m.

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The quickest way to get from Príncipe Pío (Madrid Metro) to El Escorial is to taxi which costs €60 - €75 and takes 37 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 Madrid-Principe Pio and arriving at El Escorial. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 41 min.

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The distance between Príncipe Pío (Madrid Metro) and El Escorial is 41 km. The road distance is 45.3 km.

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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.

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The train from Madrid-Principe Pio to El Escorial takes 41 min including transfers and departs every three hours.

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Príncipe Pío (Madrid Metro) to El Escorial bus services, operated by Consorcio de Transportes de Madrid, depart from Intercambiador Moncloa station.

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Príncipe Pío (Madrid Metro) to El Escorial train services, operated by Renfe Viajeros, depart from Madrid-Principe Pio station.

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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.

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Map of how to get from Príncipe Pío (Madrid Metro) to El Escorial.
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  • Distance: 40.8 km
  • Duration: 41 min

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.

Train operators
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-Principe Pio to El Escorial
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€7 - €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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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 Príncipe Pío (Madrid Metro) to El Escorial
Ave. Duration
37 min
Estimated price
€60 - €75
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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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.

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Príncipe Pío (Madrid Metro) to El Escorial train services, operated by Renfe Viajeros, arrive at El Escorial station.

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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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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Príncipe Pío (Madrid Metro) 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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