How to get to ESAC

 

ESAC is very remote and difficult to reach by public transport.

If the time budget is more limited than monetary constraints, getting a taxi or hiring a car may be the preferred option.

ESAC Coordinates:
40 26'41.08 N
3 57'09.59 W

 

Public Transport from and to Madrid

The nearest bus stop to ESAC is about 2km away and is served by line #627.
The itinerary is marked in this map.
It can be boarded at the Moncloa Bus Station, which may be reached using the Metro to "Moncloa" station. The bus takes about 30 minutes, but please note that the nearest stop to ESAC is only served at specific times (see pink route in the itinerary. You can click on the routes for more info). Details of the journey are outlined in a handy travel guide.

Other bus lines serve bus stops near ESAC, especially lines #623 and #626. Note that bus #626 does not start from Madrid, but from Las Rozas and Majadahonda and bus #623 stops further away from ESAC so the recommendation is to use bus #627 as described in the handy travel guide.
Please check the link to Auto Periferia below for more information.

The closest train stations to ESAC are Las Rozas and Majadahonda stations, however, both stations are quite a distance from ESAC (~10km) and requiring further transport (e.g. bus #626).
 

How to leave ESAC

In order to take bus #627 back to Madrid, or #626 to Las Rozas and Majadahonda, wait at the bus stop that is on the north exit of the roundabout
 -  on the right-hand side (i.e. north-travelling) of the road if you go to Madrid on the #627
 -  on the left-hand side (i.e. south-travelling) if you go to Las Rozas and Majadahonda on the #626.


Listed below are a few helpful websites, which may assist in your travel arrangements.
 

Auto Periferia    Relevant lines 626, 627, 623 Local bus transport outside of Madrid with schedules and maps
MetroMadrid Madrid Underground Metro System     Transportation within Madrid, eg., Airport to Moncloa
Renfe Spanish National Railway System Long distance transport, e.g., Barcelona to Madrid
Renfe Cercanias     Spanish National Railway System Short distance transport around Madrid, e.g., Majadahonda/Las Rozas to Madrid
CTM Madrid Public Transport Guide Local transport, including peripheral:
EMT Madrid City Public Bus Network Local bus transport, including peripheral
 

Taxi

A taxi from the airport to ESA takes about 50 minutes at off-peak hours and costs around 65 €. Most taxi drivers do not speak any English, and some do not have a navigator. Directions to be given need to mention the M-503 to "Villanueva de la Cañada", where exit 18 needs to be taken, following signs to ESA that are seen from the M-503. If you are unsure that the taxi driver has understood where you want to go, it may be better to change to a taxi that is equipped with a navigator. Note that not all taxi drivers accept credit cards.

Taxi fares from any location can be estimated using the tool:
     http://www.worldtaximeter.com/madrid
This tool is external to ESA, we cannot guarantee it is updated, neither do we endorse this tool to be better than others that may exist.

The following email address can be used to contact a taxi company in advance  mariolimusine@hotmail.com (http://www.autosvipclass.com/).
They can take up to 4 people at the same time. They speak English, know where ESA is located and accept credit card payment.
There is no ESA relationship with them, any other taxi company or taxi taken at the airport queue can be taken. The official Madrid taxi is white with a red diagonal stripe across the front door, see more details e.g. at: http://www.madrid-tourist-guide.com/en/transport/madrid-taxi-service.html
 

By Car

To reach ESAC from Madrid Barajas Airport

Madrid Barajas Airport is located 20km east of the city and is linked to Madrid by the M-11 and N-II highways. The best option to reach ESAC from Madrid Airport is by car, a trip of 45km and usually around 40 to 50 minutes in non-peak hours.

 -  Exit Madrid Barajas Airport and follow signs to the M-11 highway.
 -  On the M-11 highway take the direction of Feria de Madrid and M-40 and A-6 highways. Continue on the M-11 for 7km.
 -  Leave the M-11 highway at Junction 3 onto the M-40, A-1 and A-6 highways. Continue on the M-40 highway for approximately 23km.
 -  Leave the M-40 highway at Junction 41 onto the M-503 towards M-503, Majadahonda. Continue on the M-503 for approximately 5km.
 -  Take exit 9 towards M-503, Villanueva de la Cañada. Although you have exited the highway you are still on the M-503.
 -  At the roundabout take the third exit to the M-503, Villanueva de la Cañada.
 -  Pass a second roundabout and continue to Villanueva de la Cañada, El Escorial.
 -  Continue on the M-503 and take exit 18 to urbanización, ESA.
 -  Turn Left at the roundabout following another ESA sign. This will lead you to ESAC after approximately 2km.


As a help for drivers from the Barajas Airport, Terminal 4, you can use these instructions from Terminal 4 to ESAC.
If you start at Terminal 1, 2, or 3, follow these instructions from Terminal 1, 2, or 3 to ESAC.


To reach ESAC from Madrid City Centre

 -  Follow signs to the A-6 (N-VI) highway in the direction of A Coruña.
 -  Leave the A-6 (N-VI) highway at Junction 11B onto the M-40 highway towards E-90, A-5, A-4. Continue along the M-40 for approximately 4km.
 -  Leave the M-40 highway at Junction 41 onto the M-503 towards M-503, Majadahonda. Continue on the M-503 for approximately 5km.
 -  Take exit 9 towards M-503, Villanueva de la Cañada. Although you have exited the highway you are still on the M-503.
 -  At the roundabout take the third exit to the M-503, Villanueva de la Cañada.
 -  Pass a second roundabout and continue to Villanueva de la Cañada, El Escorial.
 -  Continue on the M-503 and take exit 18 to urbanización, ESA.
 -  Turn Left at the roundabout following another ESA sign. This will lead you to ESAC after approximately 2km.


You can use these instructions from Moncloa to ESAC.



 
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