Travel Information

El Escorial is a town located in the North-West part of the province of Madrid, at a distance of about 50 km from the capital. Residencia San José is located in the town of El Escorial, the address is Avenida Reyes Católicos, 12 and it is at the intersection with Avenida Felipe II.

From the airport

Adolfo Suarez Madrid Barajas

You may arrive at any of the Airport four terminals (T1, T2, T3 or T4). Check your airline.

From Terminal T4:

We recommend taking a local train (colored in white and red, marked by the symbols of "Cercanías") cercanias.
At the airport, you may buy a ticket to El Escorial which is the final destination. Take Lines C-1 or C-10 and stop at Chamartín. Once there you need to change to Line C-3A to El Escorial. The total trip is about 90 min. This is a map of the local train system with the stations Aeropuerto, Chamartín and El Escorial marked.

From Terminals T1, T2, or T3:

Option 1: There is a free shuttle bus that connects to Terminal T4. Stops are located outside of the departure halls of T1, T2 in the upper level. Buses run frequently and the trip takes about 15 minutes. Once at Terminal T4 follow the previous instructions.

Option 2: Take the metro metro Line 8 (pink line) to Nuevos Ministerios. (The metro entrance can be found in the walkway connecting to car park P2 in the middle of the terminal 2.) The trip takes about 25 min. This is a map of the Metro network with the two Aeropuerto stations and Nuevos Ministerios.

Without exiting to the street, follow the signs to local trains called Renfe Cercanías. cercanias Take a train to El Escorial (Cercanías, C-3A). The trip takes approximately 1 hour. This is a map of the local train system with the stations Nuevos Ministerios and El Escorial marked.

Once in the train station at El Escorial, there is a 800-meter uphill walk to Residencia San Jose (see MAP).

Use this link for the train schedule.

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