El Paso – Paso Del Norte & Ysleta (Zaragoza) Bridges Border Crossing Wait Times & FAQ’s

All the border crossings in El Paso are busy. Paso Del Norte carries a significant amount of the traffic across the United States-Mexico border. Ysleta is the newer bridge, so it is currently the quieter of the two bridges. The amount of traffic at Ysleta is increasing with time.

Paso Del Norte bridge is also known as the Santa Fe Street bridge and is typically for personal use vehicles. The Ysleta bridge is also known as the Zaragoza bridge is designed for commercial vehicles.

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 Santa Fe and Zaragoza Bridge wait times below remain accurate and are sourced from the US Customs & Border Patrol.

You can cross across both bridges. The fee for doing so is $0.50. There are typically seven pedestrian lanes open on the Paso Del Norte crossing.
The toll is the same at both crossings. For passenger vehicles, the fee is $3.50, with an additional $1.75 for extra axles. With a FAST pass this drops to $3 and $1.50 per additional axle.
The Paso Del Norte Bridge is open 24 hours a day. The wait times average at 30 minutes, with the peak wait times being around 50 minutes. The Ysleta crossing is open all day every day. The Zaragoza bridge wait times average around 40 minutes and can reach as long as an hour at peak times.
There are several options for duty-free at Paso Del Norte. There are two duty-free shops on South Stanton Street. The store nearest the border is closed on Sundays. However, from Monday to Saturday it is open 9.30 am until 6pm. The other store, one block further away from the border, opens seven days a week at 10 am. The final store is on South El Paso Street, open 9.30 am until 6 pm, Monday to Saturday and 9.30 am until 4pm on Sunday.  For the Ysleta Bridge there is a store on South Zaragosa Road. It is open from 9.30 am until 7 pm Monday to Saturday, and 10 am - 5 pm on Sundays.
For both bridges, you will need to show one valid form of identification. Options include: • Enhanced Driver’s License • Passport/Passport Card • Trusted Traveller Card such as SENTRI or NEXUS. Mexican citizens traveling into the United States, will need a Border Crossing Card or a passport and visa.

The Paso Del Norte & Ysleta Zaragoza bridges wait time data from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Times may take a few seconds to load…

Paso Del Norte Bridge (Santa Fe Street Bridge)

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