Driving Across the U.S. / Canadian Border in New York State
New York shares a 445 mile (716 kilometres), border with the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec. It has 4 of the most heavily traveled border crossings between the countries including Buffalo-Niagara Falls, Champlain-Rouses Pt, Massena and Thousand Islands Bridge. All of these are major truck portals.
Border Crossings in the Buffalo / Niagara Falls area
Detailed Information on Each Niagara Area Border Crossing
Below are links to our pages with detailed information on each of these border crossings. These pages include travel tips, current border wait times, road conditions and other real-time information. As you read down the list you are seeing the border crossings running from West to East.
Ports in the North Eastern part of New York State
Detailed Information on each North Eastern New York State Border Crossing
Here are links to detailed information on each of the border crossings in the North Eastern part of the state. These pages have specific information on each border crossing including hours of operation, current traffic information, wait times at the border, contact information and more. As you read down the list you are seeing the border crossings running from West to East.
- Thousand Islands Bridge
- Ogdensburg-Prescott International Bridge
- Seaway Bridge
- Fort Covington / Dundee
- Trout River
- Jamieson Line
- Chateauguay / Herdman
- Churubusco / Franklin
- Cannon Corners / Covey Hill
- Mooers / Hemmingford
- Blackpool / Champlain
- Overton Corners / Lacolle
- Rouses Point
New York State Travel Tips
- New York and the Canadian Provinces of Ontario and Quebec issue Enhanced Drivers Licenses (EDL), NEXUS Cards and FAST Cards.
- As in most areas, traffic is very heavy crossing the border during holidays – especially long weekends.
- You can call 511 in New York State to get “almost” real-time road conditions information. You can also call 888-GO511NY (888-465-1169) if 511 does not work.
Rest Stop Map for New York State
Below is a Map from the New York State Department of Transportation showing each of the rest stops along roadways in the state.