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San Lorenzo de Escorial, Madrid. How to get there by train, car, bus

San Lorenzo de Escorial

The hand of man, and that of nature, find their maximum expression in a small town of 18,000 souls, not far from Madrid.
San Lorenzo de Escorial is famous all over the world for the presence of the monumental complex as a World Heritage Site.
So much architectural beauty goes well in a truly suggestive landscape, in the heart of the Sierra de Guadarrama.

A graceful historical center, with palaces and some monuments, represent the right completion of this town.
A place that would be better to visit slowly and calmly, rather than with the haste typical of a “hit and run” tourism.
Enjoying, perhaps, a delicious bizcochelas.

However, San Lorenzo de El Escorial remains a beautiful day destination far from Madrid. Maybe combined with the splendid Avila, Segovia and Toledo, not far from here.

San Lorenzo de Escorial


San Lorenzo de Escorial is located about 50 kilometers from Madrid. Many opt for a road trip, to be combined with a visit to nearby Toledo, Avila or Segovia. However, the bus remains an excellent solution, with a low environmental impact.


Choose to travel Green and always opt for an electric or hybrid car, even for hire. Petrol and diesel cars are now a ballast from an environmental and CO2 emissions point of view.
The distance from Madrid is about 60 kilometers and you will have no difficulty with the batteries in your car.
In San Lorenzo de Escorial you will find numerous Iberdrola charging points. Here are some of them:

  • Av. de Juan de Borbón y Battenberg, s/n. It is located near the train station.
  • C. San Antón, 4 and P.º de los Alamillos, both not far from the monumental complex.
  • C. las Pozas, 183. In the center, near Carrefour and Burger King.

The list is provisional, certainly destined to increase over time.


Estacion El Escorial is the train station, located about 1.5 kilometers from the monumental complex. The station is terminal of the Regional Line from Madrid.
From Puerta de Atocha it takes just over an hour.


From the capital, buses leave from Moncloa station with a frequency of 30 to 60 minutes. The journey takes about an hour.
Alsa (bus 661) offers daily connections from the capital at fairly affordable prices.

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