Churubusco – Franklin Border Crossing


Churubusco border inspection station

Churubusco border inspection station

The Churubusco – Franklin border crossing is a very quiet port that connects Franklin Centre, Quebec to Churubusco, New York. It is one of the rare, one-way ports that allows travelers entry into the US but doesn’t allow entry into Canada. Based on Canada’s research, fewer than 50 cars pass through this port each day. Thus, in 2011, the Canadian port of entry was permanently closed and the station demolished. The US port of entry, on the other hand, remains open to this day despite the low number of vehicles using this crossing.

The US border station was first built in 1968. Before that, the honor system was observed at this crossing. Travelers passing through this port were expected to report to a private home in Churubusco for inspection.

Hours of Operations & Wait Times

The US port of entry is open to all vehicles daily from 8 am to 4 pm (EST). The Canadian port of entry, on the other hand, is permanently closed. Travelers shouldn’t experience any delays when crossing this port. To monitor wait times while on the road, travelers can download the CBP Border Wait Times app on Google Play or iTunes.

Weather, Traffic & Road Conditions

Find more about Weather in Churubusco, NY

Traffic is extremely slow at the Churubusco border crossing. Travelers who want to monitor real-time traffic on New York highways near this port can use the state’s 511 Traveler Information System. They can call 511 or 888-465-1169, download the mobile app  (iTunes, Google Play), or visit the 511NY website to access the information.

The Quebec 511 program is a similar service that provides updates on road conditions, traffic, weather, and incidents. Travelers can access the information by calling 1-888-355-0511, downloading the mobile app, or following the Twitter account @Qc511_Mtl.

Contact & Directions for Your Trip

To learn more about crossing the border at the Churubusco port, travelers can call the customs officials at this port using the phone numbers provided below. To reach this port, travelers can use the directions as well as the map posted below.

Find Directions to the Border Crossing on the Map

How to Get to the Border?
Head north from New York State Route 189, which starts at a junction with US Route 11, passing through the hamlet of Churubusco to reach the US-Canada border.

Address & Phone Numbers

U.S.A 

  • U.S.: NY Route 189 Churubusco, New York 12923
  • US Customs: (518) 497-6491

Useful information for travelers

On your way to crossing the border hotels are available, compare best hotels prices available on the US side and Canadian side. Bed and breakfast can be found here and here. If you are looking to find cheap cars for rent check this website for comparision of car rent prices. Check best car rental deals from Hertz, Avis, National Car Hire and Alamo.

Are you heading for camping, check for this fantastic campgrounds, or search for the best RV parking places. Need an RV hired, check this website. Boats and canoes are available for rent if you are crossing the border for some fun and hiking check these accommodation options. Are you going for golf – see the top golf courses and tee times here. Hiking options.

Did you car break down middle of the road, call for car help get emergency services. Do you need travel insurance – visit our partners here. You pets can be insured as well here. Visiting Canada for medical reasons, check this website.

Documentation needs to be all ready, for find the necessary legal forms here.

Things to Know About the Churubusco – Franklin Border Crossing:

  • Canadians who pick up packages from Churubusco can re-enter Canada at the Chateaugay port which is just 10 miles away.
  • A campground in Franklin, Camping Lac des Pins, is a popular tourist spot that has a water park, outdoor cinema, artificial lakes, and several sports.

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