Derby Line / Stanstead – Main Street, Vermont, Highway 5, Quebec 143
Derby Line is a very small town of less than 1,000 people that is separated from its Canadian sister town of Stanstead by the U.S. / Canadian border. There are roads, houses, businesses, and even a library that straddle the border. At one time, there were various local streets that connected the two towns. All local streets are now gated in one fashion or another, so traffic must pass through the one port on Main Street. The Canadian name for the port was once Rock Island.
Before heading to the border, be sure to review our pages on preparing for customs and prohibited items.
Derby Line / Stanstead Port Information
- U.S. hours of operation: 8am – 8pm, 7 days a week.
- Canadian hours of operation: open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
- There are no commercial services offered at this border crossing.
- No NEXUS or FAST lanes.
- Canada has installed an automated security barrier near its border crossing on highway 143 south (U.S. bound) in the town of Stanstead. Vehicles heading towards the U.S. have to make a brief stop. When a sensor detects the presence of a vehicle, the barrier will automatically open to allow the vehicle to advance to the Derby Line (Highway 5) crossing in Vermont.
Travel Tips for the Derby Line / Stanstead Customs and Border Crossing
- Think twice about crossing the border at seemingly unmanned surface streets. Border officials patrol these areas constantly, and use various types of surveillance to monitor streets without border stations. You have an obligation to report to a border station every time you cross the border whether it is attended or not. This is true no matter how you cross the border – walking, biking, skiing, or driving. If you are caught crossing without reporting to a border station, you can face fines, jail time, and may be banned from ever crossing the border again, even at a legal port.
- You can get 24/7 information on weather-related road conditions, construction and congestion by calling 5-1-1 within Vermont or by dialing 1-800-ICY-ROAD.
- Québec also has the 511 telephone service, available 24/7, which provides road conditions information. From within Quebec province, call 511 on any phone. You can also reach it from anywhere in North America by calling 1-888-355-0511 toll free.
- Be aware that U.S. Border Officials are known to stop traffic nearly 100 miles south of the border at checkpoints to examine your legal right to be in the country.
- Derby Line Port GPS coordinates – Latitude & Longitude: 45.005910, -72.087666
Current Road Conditions in Vermont and Quebec
We have special pages showing all current road advisories for the state of Vermont and the province of Quebec. These pages show problems such as roadway accidents, snow or ice, lane closures or blockages, construction, road restrictions, traffic problems, and roadwork around the border crossing.STANSTEAD WEATHER
Derby Line and Stanstead Ports of Entry Location and Traffic Map
To view current traffic conditions at this border crossing, select “View Larger Map” and turn on the traffic layer.
Telephone Numbers for the Border Customs Offices at Derby Line / Stanstead
- The US Customs office is located at 84 Main St, Derby Line, VT 05830. The port office telephone number is: (802) 873-3161.
- You will need to call the U.S. and Canadian Border Information Services for information on the Stanstead port and for border crossing rules and regulations.