Alexandria Bay / Thousand Island Bridge Border Crossing Wait Times & FAQ’s

Please note during the COVID-19 situation some of the FAQ info below might be subject to change. Please let us know of any corrections requiredLive and average Thousand Island Bridge wait times below remain accurate and are sourced from the US Customs & Border Patrol.

It is possible to walk across the bridge starting on either the American or the Canadian side. However, the bridge is only open to pedestrians during daylight hours. This walk gives scenic views towards Clayton and the Rock Island Lighthouse. From the American side, you can park at 1000 Islands Welcome Center. From here, you can walk along the west side of the bridge. From the Canadian side, you can park at the Canadian Toll Centre or on Hill Island. Cyclists are permitted to push their bike across the sidewalk.
Bicycles may be walked along the sidewalks only. Cyclists are not permitted to ride on the Thousand Island Bridge.
Thousand Island Bridge Tolls:

For cars, pickups, and motorcycles with no more than two axles, the toll is $3.00 USD or $4.00 CAD.

For each additional axle, for instance, on a trailer, there is an additional charge of $1.75 USD or $2.50 CAD

RVs, school buses and island delivery vehicles which have two axles are charged at $4.50 USD or $5.75 CAD.

Commercial trucks and buses with two axles are charged at $6.75 USD or $8.50 CAD. There is then an additional charge per axle of $1.75 USD or $2.50 CAD. This goes up to eight axles, which is charged at $17.25 USD or $23.50 CAD.

If an escort if required, there is a fee of $140 USD or $185 CAD.

For regular commuters, there is a discount fare card available. Sixteen trips cost $23.00 USD or $30.00 CAD. Seventy-two journeys cost $35.00 USD or $48.00 CAD.

The bridge is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
There is duty-free shopping on both sides of the bridge. Shopping is available 24/7 at both sites.   Canada http://www.tidf.ca/directions.html US https://www.dutyfreeamericas.com/locations/location/alexandria-bay/

For entry into Canada, it is recommended that you have a passport with you, and if required, a valid visa.

US citizens entering Canada may also use the following as identification;

NEXUS membership card

FAST card

For entry to the US for Canadian citizens will need one of the following;

      • Canadian passport
      • Enhanced Driver's License/Enhanced Identification Card
      • NEXUS
      • FAST/EXPRES and SENTRI enrolment cards.

Canadian citizens returning to Canada will need to provide one of the following;

      • NEXUS card
      • FAST card
      • Canadian Emergency Travel Document
      • Canadian Temporary Passport
      • Certificate of Canadian Citizenship issued after 1954
      • Enhanced Driver’s License
      • Enhanced ID/Photocard.

US citizens returning to the US will need to provide one of the following;

      • A US Passport
      • Passport Card
      • Enhanced Driver’s License
 

For under 16s, a birth certificate or a certified copy of a birth certificate must be shown. If the parents of the children are not present, then a signed, handwritten note with contact details for the parents must be shown.


Thousand Islands bridge wait time data from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Times may take a few seconds to load…

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