Houlton Border Crossing Wait Times & FAQ’s

Connecting the United States and Canada, one of the many border crossings includes the Houlton-Woodstock crossing. This joins the Houlton in Maine and Woodstock in New Brunswick. The border crossing may also be referred to as Houlton Station or Woodstock Road.

The border crossing is busy with trucks. However, it is also a convenient route for travelers as it uses Interstate 95 which runs on the east coast, connecting Maine to Florida.

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

Yes, it is possible to walk across the border at the Houlton-Woodstock Crossing. However, there is not much available for pedestrians in the immediate border facility. The border area is surrounded mainly by farmland.
There is no toll for this border crossing as it is only a connection of highways. The border crossing links the Interstate 95 in the United States with the New Brunswick Route 95 in Canada. If you want to speed up border crossings, then you can purchase a NEXUS card which costs 50 USD and lasts for five years. This will enable you to use the NEXUS lanes when they are in use.
The border is open 24 hours a day and available to cross every day of the week. It is open all year round. The NEXUS lane openings are between the hours of 3 pm to 6 pm on weekdays for services into Canada. The NEXUS lane is closed on holidays and is not operational at weekends. For services into the United States, the NEXUS lane opens from 7 am to 10 am on weekdays. The border crossing is also FAST equipped.
In the United States, you can find a Duty-Free Americas store at the border in Houlton. The store is 1- Interstate 95. It is open from 8 am until 9 pm every day of the week. In Woodstock, Canada, there is the Woodstock Duty-Free Shop. This is open from 9 am until 5 pm Saturday to Wednesday. On Thursday and Friday, the store is open 9 am to 6 pm. There as specific personal exemptions in place when buying duty-free. You can find out more about these exemptions here.
It is essential to bring the right paperwork with you in order to cross the border. You can use a passport, passport card, and NEXUS card as proof of ID. You can also use an Enhanced Driving License. However, remember a standard driver’s license will not be accepted. You can also use a certificate of birth, naturalization or citizenship, alongside a recognized photo ID.

Houlton 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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