The most popular tunnels in the world include the longest road tunnels and underpasses below mountains and through waterways. The most visited tunnels are calculated by the travel app Visited, whose users mark off places they’ve been around the world. You can see more travel bucket lists, browse the top destinations, check off places you’ve been, and get a custom-printed travel map using the Visited app.
The most popular tunnels in the world include:
- Channel Tunnel, also known as the Chunnel, is the most visited tunnel and the only tunnel that connects Great Britain with continental Europe. The 50.46-kilometer (31.35 miles) railway tunnel is the longest undersea tunnel in the world and connects England and France.
- Gotthard Road Tunnel is a road tunnel in Switzerland that stretches for 16.9 kilometers (10.5 miles) below the Alps at St Gotthard Pass between the northern point of Göschenen and the southern end at Airolo.
- Mont Blanc Tunnel is a road tunnel under the Alps that links Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, France with Courmayeur, Aosta Valley, Italy.
- Stockholm Metro is a public transit system in Stockholm, Sweden. The rapid transit system includes 100 stations, with 47 underground and 53 above ground.
- Eisenhower Tunnel is a four-lane road tunnel in the western U.S., about 96.5 kilometers (60 miles) west of Denver, Colorado. The tunnel brings Interstate 70 under the Continental Divide in the Rocky Mountains and is about 2.73 kilometers (1.697 miles).
- Sequoia National Park Tree Tunnel in California’s Sequoia National Park, United States, is a popular tunnel that draws travelers to the giant fallen sequoia tree that has a tunnel carved out to drive under it. The tunnel was carved in 1938 after a giant sequoia tree fell onto the roadway in 1937.
- Jungfraujoch is an underground railway station in Switzerland’s Jungfraujoch, in the canton of Valais, and is the highest railway station in Europe, at 3,454 meters (2.146 miles) above sea level.
- Zion-Mount Carmel Tunnel is a historic landmark and road tunnel in Utah, United States. The tunnel cuts through red sandstone cliffs at the entrance to Zion National Park, a U.S. National Park.
- Port of Miami Tunnel is an undersea roadway tunnel in Miami, Florida, United States, that connects Biscayne Bay and the MacArthur Causeway on Watson Island with PortMiami on Dodge Island.
- Laerdal Tunnel is a 24.51-kilometer (15.23 miles) road tunnel connecting Lærdal and Aurland in Vestland county, Norway. It is the longest roadway tunnel in the world. The tunnel has some unique features to make the long tunnel easier to navigate, including caverns with blue and yellow lights to simulate sunrise and offer variation throughout the drive.
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Download Visited for free on iOS or Android. For other top popular destinations see: Top 10 Most Popular Luxury Vacation Destinations, Top 10 Most Famous Bridges in the World and Top 10 Most Visited Capital Cities in the World