Segovia /

El Escorial


18th - 29th July 2011

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From Madrid-Airport (Barajas) to Madrid

You may arrive at any of the four terminals of the airport (T1, T2 T3 or T4).

We recommend you to take the metro (it is cheap, 2€ for the trip)
metro This is the Metro sign and you should follow it.

There is metro line connecting the airport with downtown:
Line 8. Nuevos Ministerios - Aeropuerto T4. Donwload a map.

  • Terminal T4: The station is on floor -1.
  • Terminals T1, T2, T3: The entrance to the underground can be found in the walkway connecting to car park P2 in the middle of the terminal 2.

From the airport to "Nuevos Ministerios" the trip takes about 25 min.
This is a map of the Metro network .

You may find more useful information here:

From Madrid to Segovia

  • By RENFE train: Trains start from "Chamartin" train station, you may arrive by metro (line 10).
    Train Madrid-Segovia takes about 30 minutes, you may check timetable.
    Prices are as follows:
    • AVANT trains (the best choice) 10.60 euro.
    • ALVIA trains 23.60 euro.
    • REGIONAL trains 6.40 euro (it takes 1h 45min !).
    AVANT and ALVIA trains arrive to "Segovia Guiomar" station which is far from center. You may take the bus, line 11 to "Plaza de la Artillería" (terminus), close to the aqueduct.
    Check the map.
  • By bus: Buses start form "Principe Pío" bus station, you may also arrive by metro (line 10).
    Bus takes about 1 hour, bus company is la Sepulvedana.
    It cost 6.85 euro.
    You arrive to the bus station in Segovia. Check the map.

From Madrid to El Escorial


The local trains (colored in white and red, marked by the symbols of "Cercanías") are modern, comfortable, and run on time. The entrance into each station is also marked by a pole which carries the same symbol. Take the train (Cercanías, C8a) from any of these train stations: Atocha, Recoletos, Nuevos Ministerios or Chamartín to El Escorial. The trip takes approximately 1 hour.

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