Highgate Springs Border Crossing Wait Times & FAQ’s

The Highgate Springs border crossing connects Highgate Springs in Vermont with Philipsburg in Quebec. There are fifteen border crossings in the state of Vermont and Highgate Springs is the busiest. This is primarily due to the fact that it connects Interstate 89 and Quebec route 133. This is a popular commercial route, so trucks are common at the border. As a result, there can be delays during peak periods.

This border crossing is also known as the Highgate Springs / St Armand Border Crossing.

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 Highgate Springs wait times below remain accurate and are sourced from the US Customs & Border Patrol.

Yes, it is possible to walk across the border, as long as you have the correct ID requirements with you. On the US side, there is Highgate State Park to visit. In Philipsburg, there is the Philipsburg Migratory Bird Sanctuary and also the George Montgomery Shrine, where birdwatching is popular.
As there is no bridge or tunnel at this border crossing, there is no toll to pay. If you wish to use a NEXUS card to cross the border, then a NEXUS card cost 50 USD for a five-year membership. Children can also join the NEXUS membership. Children under 18 can join for free.
The port for Highgate Springs and St Armand is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. There is also a NEXUS lane available. On both sides, the NEXUS lane operates seven days a week. For services in the US, it is open from 6.30 am to 8 am. On Friday the lane is also open between 3 pm and 6 pm. The NEXUS lane into Canada is open 24 hours a day.
In the United States, there is a Duty-Free Americas which is located on Exit 22 of Interstate 89. The store is open from 8 am to 9 pm every day. In Canada there is a Duty-Free Philipsburg store. This is on 2 Hwy 133. On Fridays and Saturdays, the store is open from 4 am until 12 am. From Sunday to Thursday the store opens at 6 am and shuts at midnight. As with all duty-free stores, there are allowances for what you can take. It is essential to make sure you are aware of the allowances before purchasing, or you may have to pay duty fees on your goods.
If you have a NEXUS card, then you should be able to cross the border with relative ease. However, a passport is also sufficient to cross the border too. It is vital to ensure you have the right, valid ID on you at all times. As a result, if you’re in doubt of what is accepted, it is best to bring as many items as ID as possible. While a standard driver’s license is not accepted, an Enhanced Driving License will permit you across the border.

Highgate Springs border crossing wait time data from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Times may take a few seconds to load…

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