Bund Sightseeing Tunnel

Bund Sightseeing Tunnel, the first visitor tunnel under Huangpu River in China, connects the Bund and Lujiazui Finance and Trade Zone. The tunnel is 646.70 meters (707.24 yd) long and opened to public in October 2000. Bund Sightseeing Tunnel is a special public transport toll link with special effects that make travel across Huangpu River not only easier, but also exciting and interesting.

Although it just takes 3-5 minutes to travel through the tunnel, passengers can appreciate fascinating visual effects with a variety of sounds accompany them. Driverless carriages are used, and passengers have a wide vista from them. This enables the passengers to feel they are transported an “explorer”. 

Visitors can find the entrance easily to the south of the Oriental Pearl Tower in Pudong; another is located north of Chenyi Square on the Bund in Puxi.
Bund Sightseeing Tunnel
Bund Sightseeing Tunnel
Carriages Inside Bund Sightseeing Tunnel
Carriages Inside Bund Sightseeing Tunnel

Eight Visual Themes of Bund Sightseeing Tunnel

Time Tunnel

Passengers start their tunnel journey from the Time Tunnel. Cracked aluminum sheets cover the sidewalls accompanied by the simulated sounds of the “explorer” landing on the ground. This indicates entry into the earth’s sub-strata and arrival in scientific space.

Vortex Tunnel

After viewing Time Tunnel, passengers head to Vortex Tunnel, where the light waves fly backwards at a high speed. Optical fibers shine brightly and form many of gorgeous spirals. 

Shuttle Tunnel

Inside the Shuttle Tunnel, there are many vivid rocks on the wall. Accompanied by psychedelic lighting, this gives the impression of travel through the layers of rock. 

Magmatic Ejection Tunnel

Close to the bottom of Huangpu River, dazzling lights from every direction show spectacular scenes of magma bubbling up and down.

Bund Sightseeing Tunnel Bund Sightseeing Tunnel

Shuttle Tunnel

As the “explorer” gradually rises, it flies away from Magmatic Ejection Tunnel and enters the other Shuttle Tunnel. Here, the “explorer” penetrates the earth’s strata once again, aiming to escape from the earth’s crust. 

Deepsea Tunnel

Next, passengers enter the Deepsea Tunnel to wonder at the underwater scenery.

Vortex Tunnel

While travelling through the Vortex Tunnel, the “explorer” rushes out from the sea and flies high into the sky. The effect of travelling across the sky is an adventure to cherish.

Time Tunnel

At last, passengers enter a new Time Tunnel. Taking the “explorer”, passengers seem to wander in space and close to flying meteors. Culminating with the excitement of travel thorough the myriad of stars the tunnel journey comes to an end.

Pudong Entrance to Bund Sightseeing Tunnel
Pudong Entrance

How to get to Bund Sightseeing Tunnel

To entrance in Puxi:
1. Take metro line 2 or line 10 to East Nanjing Road, then walk to the Chenyi Square in the Bund.
2. Take bus 33, 55, 65, 123, 135, 305, 317, 576 or 934 and get off at East First Zhongshan Road station. 
3. Take City Sightseeing Bus line 1, line 3 or line 5 and get off at the Garden Bridge, Bund Station.
To entrance in Pudong:
1. Take metro line 2 and get off at Lujiazui Station and then head to the Oriental Pearl Tower.
2. Take bus 314, 583, 870, 985, 961 and get off at Lujiazui Station 
3. Take City Sightseeing bus line 2 and get off at the Oriental Pearl Tower Station.

Ticket Price CNY 50 for one way trip;
CNY 70 for a round trip
Note: The entrance for single way passengers is in Puxi.
Opening Hours Apr. 15 - Nov. 31: 9:30 - 22:30
Dec. 1 - Apr. 14: 9:30 - 21:30
- Last updated on Apr. 16, 2024 by Kate Liu -
Questions & Answers on Bund Sightseeing Tunnel
Asked by Aiden from AMERICA | Apr. 15, 2024 10:47Reply
What is the ticket cost for the Bund Sightseeing Tunnel?
Answers (1)
Answered by Lori | Apr. 16, 2024 02:19

It costs CNY 50 for a single trip for adults.
Asked by jay from GERMANY | Jan. 23, 2024 08:16Reply
how and where do you pay?
can you only pay cash or with card?
Answers (1)
Answered by James | Jan. 23, 2024 18:06

You can buy tickets at the entrance of the tunnel and it is available to pay cash.
Asked by Ryle from PHILIPPINES | Jan. 17, 2024 05:19Reply
Entrance from Lujiazui
It was noted that entrance to single way is in Puxi. Does that mean you cannot take the tunnel from Lujiazui to the Bund one way?
Answers (1)
Answered by Jessica | Jan. 17, 2024 18:01

Since it has a round-trip ticket, it is not a sing-way.
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