International Falls – Fort Frances Border Crossing

International Falls border crossing 

International Falls border crossing

The International Falls – Fort Frances border crossing is an international bridge connects the communities of International Falls, Minnesota and Fort Frances, Ontario. The Fort Frances – International Falls International Bridge is the busiest port of entry in Minnesota, one of the 20 most heavily used border crossings between the US and Canada. It is both a road and rail bridge with the center lane of the bridge dedicated to train, truck, and bus traffic. The two other lanes are for automobiles, one lane for each direction.

Northbound travelers are charged a toll of US$7 for a round-trip crossing of the Fort Frances – International Falls International Bridge. Discounted cards good for 12 trips can be bought at the Stop & Shop, Super One, and Super Value in International Falls for US$21. The commuter cards are also available at the Canada Safeway in Fort Frances.


Hours of Operations & Wait Times in International Falls Fort Frances

The International Falls – Fort Frances border crossing is open 24/7 in both directions. This port of entry has NEXUS lanes going into US and Canada. All lanes going into the US accepts NEXUS cards 7 days a week. All lanes heading into Canada also accept NEXUS cards but only on weekdays from 7:30 to 8:30 am.

More than 1,000 vehicles pass through the International Falls which could lead to delays during peak hours and on holidays. Bumper to bumper traffic can also occur during the summer months.On the other hand, delays are rare during the winter months. Travelers who want to get current wait times for crossing the International Falls – Fort Frances Bridge can check the CBSA and US CBP websites. Getting updates on border wait times while on the go is also possible by downloading the CanBorder app or the CBP Border Wait Times app on Google Play or iTunes.


Weather, Traffic & Road Conditions

Traffic can get really heavy on the International Falls – Fort Frances border crossing. Travelers who are heading to Minnesota can get reports on traffic and road conditions in the state by calling the 511 hotline or checking out the DOT’s online interactive map. A similar travel information service is available for travelers heading to Ontario. By calling 511 or 1-866-929-4257 (for calls outside Ontario), travelers can get updates on traffic and incident reports while on the go.


Contact & Directions for Your Trip

If you want to learn more about the International Falls MN border crossing, you can get in touch with the US or CBP customs officials at this port of entry by calling the contact numbers listed below. You can use the map and the directions provided as a guide if you want to use this international bridge to cross the US-Canada border.

Find Directions to the Border Crossing on the Map

How to Get to the Border?
From the US, head north on US Route 71 or US Route 53, both of which end at the Fort Frances – International Falls International Bridge. From Canada, drive south on Ontario Highway 11 or Ontario Highway 71 until you reach the international bridge in Fort Frances, Ontario.

Address & Phone Numbers

  • U.S.: 2 Second Ave, International Falls, MN 56649
  • US Customs: (218) 283-2541
  • Canada: 101 Church Street, Fort Frances, ON P9A 3X8
  • Canadian Customs: 807-274-3655

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