CANADA – US BRIDGE WAIT TIMES

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Here’s some information to help you getting across the boarder.

A quick link to the current waiting times in both direction on the Peace Bridge in Buffalo and the Queenston/Lewiston Bridge in Niagara is this link   mobile.PeaceBridge.com. 

 

In my opinion, the best information source is the Niagara Falls Bridge Commission website.   

Of course if you are a Nexus pass holder, you can cross at the Whirlpool Nexus ONLY Bridgebut make sure that everyone in your vehicle has their nexus pass with them or you will likely lose yours.

Both sides of the river have wonderful people and sites – so come and go and enjoy all that the Greater Niagara Region has to offer.

See Below for more information.

 

Lewiston-Queenston Bridge

The Lewiston-Queenston connects two heritage towns: Lewiston, N.Y, and Queenston in the Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake, in Ontario.

      • Primary U.S. highways that will take you to this bridge are Interstate 190 and Route 104.
      • Primary Canadian highways that will take you to this bridge are the QEW (Queen Elizabeth Way) and Highway 405. There are signs on both sides of the border to direct you to the bridge you want.

 

Number of Lanes

      • Going into the U.S., there are six (6) car lanes and four (4) truck lanes.
      • Going into Canada, there are ten (10) car lanes and five (5) truck lanes.
      • Tour buses have their own designated lanes.

 

Duty Free Shops

Canada (www.dutytaxfree.com)

US (www.dutyfreeamericas.com)

 

Rainbow Bridge

The Rainbow Bridge connects the city of Niagara Falls, N.Y., with the city of Niagara Falls, Ontario. The Rainbow Bridge provides the most direct way to get to Casino Niagara.

 

      • The primary U.S. highway that will take you to this bridge is Interstate 190.
      • The primary Canadian highway that will take you to this bridge is the QEW (Queen Elizabeth Way), exit 420.

There are signs on both sides of the border to direct you to this bridge.

 

Number of Lanes

      • There are sixteen (16) car inspection lanes going into the U.S.
      • There are fifteen (15) car inspection lanes going into Canada.
      • Tour buses have their own designated lanes.
      •  Note: Pedestrians are permitted on a designated Pedestrian Walk Way.

 

Duty Free Shops

Canada (www.niagaradutyfree.com)

US (www.dutyfreeamericas.com)

 

Whirpool Rapids Crossing (FOR NEXUS HOLDERS OLNY)

The Whirlpool Bridge connects the Niagara Falls, N.Y., with Niagara Falls, Ontario.

      • The primary U.S. highway that will take you to this bridge is Interstate 190 to Ontario Avenue.
      • The primary Canadian highway that will take you to this bridge is the QEW (Queen Elizabeth Way) to Highway 420 to Bridge Street.

There are signs on both sides of the border to direct you to this bridge.

 

Restrictions for the Whirlpool Bridge include:

      • No commercial vehicles (trucks)
      • No pedestrians or bicycles.
      • Nothing in tow.

 

 Number of Lanes

      • Two car lanes going into the U.S.
      • One car lane going into Canada

 

 Hours of Operation

      • 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

For more information on the NEXUS program, you can visit their website at www.cbsa.gc.ca/nexus

Queenston-Lewston Bridge

Lewiston-Queenston_Bridge_ Canada U.S. Border
Lewiston-Queenston_Bridge_ Canada U.S. Border

 

Rainbow Bridge

RainbowBridge_NiagaraFalls
RainbowBridge_NiagaraFalls

 

Whirlpool (Nexus only) Bridge

Whirlpool_Rapids_Bridge_Canada U.S. Border
Whirlpool_Rapids_Bridge_Canada U.S. Border

 

Peace Bridge (in Buffalo)

Peace Bridge in Buffalo

Peace Bridge in Buffalo