Railway Tunnels in Switzerland > 2 000 m
Tunnel Length Date of
opening
Line, notes
Gotthard Base 57 072 m 2017 "Galleria del Base del San Gottardo". Length of western tube: 56 989 m. Breakthrogh: 15-.10.2010. New length after extension to the north: 75 000 m (2015-2020)
Lötschberg 34 576 m 16.06.2007 From Frutigen in the Kandertal to Raron in the Valais. Regular freight trains after the opening ceremony. A scheduled train service through the Lötschberg base tunnel is planned from August.
Simplon-II 19 824 m 16.10.1922 Simplon line
Simplon-I 19 803 m 01.06.1906 Simplon line
Zimmerberg Base 19 700 m 2013 Planned elongation (Thalwil I, 9422 m, is in service)
Vereina 19 058 m 19.11.1999 (single track)
Furka Base 15 442 m 25.06.1982 Andermatt - Brig
Ceneri Base 15 475 m
15 316 m
2019 Bellinzona - Lugano. Start on a 2.3 km long window adit on February 15, 2008
St. Gotthard 15 003 m 01.06.1882 Gotthard line (first train 23.05.1882)
Lötschberg 14 612 m 15.07.1913 Lötschberg line
Thalwil I 9 422 m 01.06.2003 Zimmerberg Base (Line Zürich - Gotthard)
Ricken 8 603 m 03.10.1910 Zürich - St. Gallen
Grenchenberg 8 578 m 01.10.1915 Bern - Basel
Hauenstein Base 8 134 m 08.01.1916 Basel - Olten
Grauholz 6 294 m 28.05.1995 Olten - Bern
Mont d'Or 6 097 m 16.05.1915 Line Dijon - Lausanne (France - Switzerland)
Albula 5 865 m 01.07.1903 Chur - St. Moritz
Adler 5 345 m 04.12.2000 Basel - Olten
Heitersberg 4 923 m 01.06.1975 Zürich - Olten 
Weinberg 4 800 m 2012 New north entry to Zürich
Murgental 4 742 m 19.12.2004 Olten - Bern
Engelberg 4 043 m 2008 Luzern - Engelberg, narrow gauge railway
Kerenzerberg 3 955 m 28.04.1960 Zürich - Chur
Weißenstein  3 699 m 01.08.1908 Solothurn - Moutier
Wasserfluh 3 556 m 03.10.1910 Zürich - St. Gallen
Stutzeck - Axenberg 3 375 m 18.10.1942 Gotthard line (Arth - Goldau - Bellinzona)
Albis 3 296 m 01.06.1882 Gotthard line (access line via Thalwil - Zug)
Loges 3 259 m 15.07.1860 Jura line 
Mittalgraben-II  3 215 m 17.12.1990 Spiez - Brig
Oenzberg 3 173 m 19.12.2004 Olten - Bern
La-Croix 2 966 m 30.03.1877 Delemont - Boncourt
Varen/Varonne 2 799 m 07.11.2004 Simplon line
Frohnalp 2 793 m 15.12.1948 Gotthard line
Bözberg 2 526 m 02.08.1875 Basel - Zürich
Hauenstein (old) 2 496 m 27.04.1858 Basel - Olten
Jaman 2 424 m 06.07.1905 Montreux - Berner Oberland
Tasna 2 351 m 01.07.1913 Bever - Scuol 
St. Aubin - Sauges 2 250 m 30.05.1999 Bern - Lausanne
Zugwald 2 160 m 19.11.1999 Vereinalinie 
Pinchat 2 110 m 2008 "CEVA" suburban line in Genf/Genéve
Allenwinden 2 107 m 01.06.1882 Gotthard line
Glovelier  2 009 m 30.03.1877 Delemont - Boncourt 

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Railway tunnels in Switzerland > 1 000 m

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