Mansion passageway

A tunnel entrance at the Baudelaire Mansion.

The VFD tunnels are a network of passages under the City connecting the homes of various organization members to each other, such as the Baudelaires, Snickets, Quagmires, etc. It was most likely created for the noble purpose of volunteer travel but was later also used as a method of escape by Count Olaf on one of his many schemes.

Book series

In the book series, Lemony Snicket mentions there are many tunnels, however the routes of only two tunnels are described:

TV series

Gustav TV show

Gustav Sebald in the VFD tunnel

In the TV series adaptation, the tunnels are frequently shown. They are often used by Lemony Snicket while narrating, as well as by other characters.

Tunnel entrances include:


There are also many signs within the tunnels, which may imply tunnel entrances/exits at those locations.

Signs include: