The World's longest Railway Tunnels
Country Tunnel Length Date of opening Notes
Switzerland Gotthard Base 57 072 m 2017 "Galleria del Base del San Gottardo". Length of western tube: 56 989 m. Breakthrough: 15.10.2010. Total length in stage 2: 75 000 m (2015 - 2020) AlpTransit
Austria Brenner basis 55 392 m   2nd tube: 54 753 m
Japan Sei-kan 53 850 m 13.03.1988 Subsea tunnel under Tsugaru Kaiky˘
England - France Chunnel (Eurotunnel) 50 450 m 06.05.1994 Subsea tunnel
Switzerland L÷tschberg 34 577 m 16.06.2007 From Frutigen in the Kandertal to Raron in the Valais
Austria Koralm 32 800 m   2 tubes
China New Gunjiao 32 645 m u.c. 2 tubes on Xining - Golmud Railway in Qinghai province
Spain Guadarrama 28 419 m 22.12.2007 Madrid - Valladolid high speed line. 2 tubes
China West Quinling 28 240 m 2013 2 tubes on Lanzhou - Chongqing Railway in Gansu province
China Taihang 27 900 m 2007 2 tubes on Shijiazhuang-Taiyuan High-Speed Railway in Shanxi province
Japan Hakk˘da 26 455 m 2010 Breakthrough ceremony on 27.02.2005. The tunnel is a part of the Shinkansen extension to Aomori which will be completed by 2010.
Japan Iwate-ichinohe 25 810 m 01.12.2002 T˘hoku Shinkansen
Spain Pajares 24 667 m
24 648 m
2010 2 tubes
Austria Lainzer / Wienerwald 23 844 m 2015 Line Wien - Salzburg. East - west direction
China South Luliangshan 23 464 m 2014 2 tubes on Shanxi Central - South Railway in Shanxi province
China Middle Tianshan 22 452 m 2012 2 tubes on Turpan - Kuqa 2nd Line Railway in Xinjiang province
Japan ╬yama 22 225 m 2013 Hokuriko Shinkansen extension, bored since 1999
Japan Dai-shimizu 22 221 m 15.11.1982 J˘etsu Shinkansen (3rd Shimizu)
China Qingyunshan 22 175 m 2012 2 tubes on Xiangtang - Putian Railway in Fujian province
China Wushaoling 21 050 m 30.03.2006
23.08.2007
2 tubes on Lanzhou - ▄rŘmqi Railway in Gansu province
China Luliangshan 20 800 m 2010 2 tubes on Taiyuan - Zhongwei - Yinchuan Railway in Shanxi province
Italy - Switzerland Simplon-II 19 824 m 16.10.1922 Simplon line
Italy - Switzerland Simplon-I 19 803 m 01.06.1906 Simplon line
China Muzhailing 19 080 m 2013 2 tubes on Lanzhou - Chongqing Railway in Gansu province
Switzerland Vereina 19 058 m 19.11.1999 (single track)
Japan Shin-kanmon 18 713 m 10.03.1975 San'y˘ Shinkansen. Subsea double track tunnel
Italy Vaglia 18 711 m 05.12.2009 Bologna - Firenze (Florenz) Breakthrough 17.04.2001
Italy Appennino 18 507 m 21.04.1934 "Direttýssima" Bologna - Firenze
China Qinling I-II 18 457 m 08.01.2002 2 tubes on Xi'an - Ankang Railway in Shaanxi province
China Shilin 18 218 m u.c. 2 tubes on Kunming - Nanning Railway in Yunnan province
China Taihangshan 18 125 m 2014 2 tubes on Shanxi Central - South Railway in Shanxi province
China Xuefengshan 17 892 m 2012 2 tubes on Xiangtang - Putian Railway in Fujian province
China Xiuling 17 623 m 2013 2 tubes on Dali - Ruili Railway in Yunnan province
China Gaoganshan 17 612 m 2012 2 tubes on Xiangtang - Putian Railway in Fujian province
China Zhongtiaoshan 17 350 m u.c. 2 tubes on Yuncheng-Sanmengxia Railway in Shanxi province
China Yongshouliang 17 160 m 2012 2 tubes on Xi'an - Pingliang Railway in Shaanxi province
China Liupanshan 16 719 m 2012 2 tubes on Tianshui-Pingliang Railway in Gansu province
China Hadapu 16 600 m 2013 2 tubes on Lanzhou-Chongqing Railway in Gansu province
Italy Valico 16 569 m   Milano - GŔnova
Japan Rokk˘ 16 250 m 15.03.1972 San'y˘ Shinkansen
China Taiyueshan 16 194 m 2014 2 tubes on Shanxi Central - South Railway in Shanxi province
China Fajiushan 16 007m 2014 2 tubes on Shanxi Central-South Railway in Shanxi province
China Xiangshan 15 901 m 2011 2 tubes on Longyan - Xiamen Railway in Fujian province
China Erqingshan 15 851 m 2013 2 tubes on Taiyuan - Xingxian Railway in Shanxi province
China Heishan 15 764 m 2013 2 tubes on Lanzhou-Chongqing Railway in Gansu province
China Daiyunshan 15 623 m 2012 2 tubes on Xiangtang - Putian Railway in Fujian province
China Guanshan 15 550 m 2012 One tube on Tianshui - Pingliang Railway in Gansu province
Switzerland Furka Base tunnel 15 442 m 25.06.1982 Andermatt - Brig
Switzerland Ceneri 15 475 m
15 316 m
2019 Bellinzona - Lugano
Japan Haruna 15 350 m 15.11.1982 J˘etsu Shinkansen
Russia Severomuyskiy 15 300 m 21.12.2001 Baikal - Amur line, construction finished on March 31, 2001.
Italy Firenzuola 15 285 m 05.12.2009 Bologna - Firenze
Japan Gorigamine 15 175 m 01.10.1997 Hokuriku Shinkansen
China Liulangshan 15 175 m 2012 One tube on Zhungeer - Shuozhou Railway in Shanxi province
Italy Monte Santomarco 15 040 m 31.07.1987 Paola - Cosenza
Switzerland St. Gotthard 15 003 m 01.06.1882 Gotthard line (first train 23.05.1882)
China Maotianshan 14 915 m 2011 One tube on Baotou - Xi'an Railway in Shaanxi province
Japan Nakayama 14 857 m 15.11.1982 J˘etsu Shinkansen
China Dapoling 14 728 m 2013 2 tubes on Dali-Ruili Railway inYunnan province
Canada Mount MacDonald 14 723 m 12.1988 Under Rogers Pass, Glacier National Park
China Bibanpo 14 700 m 2015 2 tubes on Shanghai-Kunming HSR in Yunnan province
China Yanshan 14 695 m   2 tubes on Guiyang-Guangzhou HSR in Guizhou province
China Wuyishan 14 659 m 2012 One tube on Xiangtang - Putian Railway in Fujian province
China Dazhushan 14 625 m 2013 2 tubes on Dali-Ruili Railway in Yunnan province
Switzerland L÷tschberg 14 612 m 15.07.1913 L÷tschberg line
China Sandu 14 598 m u.c 2 tubes on km (9.1 mi) 2x1 Guiyang-Guangzhou HSR in Guizhou province
Norway Romeriksporten 14 580 m 1999 Oslo - Gardermoen airport
China Tianchiping 14 528 m   2 tubes on Lanzhou-Chongqing Railway in Gansu province
China Dayaoshan 14 294 m 1987 Longest double track tunnel in China in 1987. One tube on Beijing - Guangzhou Railroad in Guangdong province
China Jinguashan 14 097 m 2012 2 tubes, Xiangtang - Putian, in Fujian province
China Yanmengguan 14 085 m u.c. One tube, North Datong - Puzhouzhen in Shanxi province
China Tianpingshan 14 012 m u.c. One tube, Guiyang-Guangzhou HSR, Guangxi province
Taiwan (China) Taiwan HSR project 14 000 m 05.01.2007 Under Taipei city
China Tongmashan 13 929 m u.c. One tube, Guiyang-Guangzhou Railway, Guizhou province
Japan Hokuriku 13 870 m 10.06.1962 Hokuriku line
China Yesanguan 13 838 m 2009 One tube, Yichang-Wanzhou Railway, Hubei province
China Baofengshan 13 708 m u.c. 2 tubes on Guiyang-Guangzhou HSR in Guangxi province
France - Italy Frejus (Cenisio) 13 636 m 17.09.1871 Mont Cenis line. Original length: 12233 m
China Humaling 13 611 m 2013 2 tubes on Lanzhou - Chongqing Railway in Gansu province
China North Tianshan 13 610 m 2009 2 tubes on Jinghe - Yining-Huo Erguosi Railway in Xinjiang province
Japan Shin-shimizu 13 500 m 28.09.1967 J˘etsu (South bound Shimizu) line
Finland Vuosari harbour project 13 500 m 2008  
China Wanshoushan 13 468 m 2012 2 tubes on Chongqing - Lichuan Railway in Chongqing province
China Shanyang 13 465 m 2013 2 tubes on Dali - Ruili Railway in Yunnan province
South Africa Hex-River 13 400 m 27.11.1989 Near Worcester
Austria Wienerwald 13 356 m 2013 Wien - Tulinerfeld
China Changhongling 13 294 m 2012 Chongqing - Lichuan Railway in Yunnan province
China Dabieshan 13 256 m 2008 One tube on Hefei - Wuhan High Speed Railway in Hubei province
China Anlu 13 187 m 2008 Guanglu-Kunming Railway in Yunnan province
Italy Sciliar 13 159 m 1993 = Schlern in German. Ponte Gardena - Prato Isarco (Verona - Brennero)
Italy Caponero - Capoverde 13 135 m 27.09.2001 Genova - Ventimiglia - Nice (F). Including new Sanremo station
China Xiapu 13 099 m 2009 One tube on Wenzhou-Fuzhou Railway in Fujian province
Japan Aki 13 030 m 10.03.1975 San'y˘ Shinkansen
Italy Peloritana 12 800 m 25.11.2001 Messina - Palermo, single track (old tunnel: 5 345 m)
China Changliangshan 12 780 m   Su-Huang line. 2 tracks
Austria Inntal 12 696 m 28.05.1994 Umfahrung Innsbruck, connected to the Brenner base tunnel underground. Planned western section will add 5 - 8 km.
USA New Cascade 12 537 m 12.01.1929 Seattle - Saint Paul, Great Northern Railway
Russia Novo Kusnetzkij 12 200 m 1957  
Japan Tsukushi 11 865 m 2013 Kyűshű Shinkansen
Japan Kitakyűshű 11 747 m 10.03.1975 San'y˘ Shinkansen
Austria Radfeld - Wiesing 11 387 m 2008 Inn Valley, province of Tyrol. Line from Inntal tunnel.
Japan Kubiki 11 353 m 29.09.1969 Hokuriku line
USA Flathead 11 300 m 1970  
Japan Shiozawa 11 217 m 15.11.1982 J˘etsu Shinkansen
India Pir Panjal 11 215 m 27.06.2013 Banihal pass.  Laole - Qazigund section. Jammu - Srinagar rail link
Japan Za˘ 11 215 m 23.06.1982 T˘hoku Shinkansen
Japan Fukushima 11 075 m 23.06.1982 T˘hoku Shinkansen
Italy Monterotondo 11 050 m   Milano - GŔnova
Italy San Donato 10 954 m 01.06.1986 Firenze - Roma
Italy Pianoro 10 841 m 05.12.2009 Bologna - Firenze
China Shiziyang 10 800 m 2012 The Guangzhou - Shenzhen - Hong Kong express rail link
Germany LandrŘcken 10 779 m 29.05.1988 Fulda - WŘrzburg
Norway Lierňsen 10 723 m 01.01.1973 Oslo - Drammen
Austria Arlberg 10 589 m 21.09.1884 Arlberg line. Original length: 10 249 m
Norway Finse 10 589 m 23.05.1993 Oslo - Bergen
Austria Stans - Terfens 10 570 m 2008 Inn Valley, province of Tyrol. Line from Inntal tunnel.
Germany MŘndener 10 514 m 02.06.1991 G÷ttingen - Kassel
Japan Akakura 10 472 m 22.03.1997 Hokuetsu Express Railway
Italy Raticosa 10 450 m 05.12.2009 Bologna - Firenze
Japan Ikuta 10 359 m 01.03.1976 Musashino line
Italy Santa Lucia Basis 10 265 m 25.05.1977 Neapel - Reggio di Calabria
United Kingdom Stratford west 10 105 m 04.09.2007 Channel tunnel link, London
Japan Daisan-shibisan 10 010 m 13.03.2004 Kyűshű Shinkansen
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