Richford – Abercorn Border Crossing


Richford border station

Richford border station

The Richford – Abercorn border crossing is a relatively busy port compared to other rural ports in Vermont. It connects the towns of Richford, Vermont and Abercorn, Quebec. Based on the data gathered by the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, around 367 vehicles passed through this port each day in 2015.

 

 

Hours of Operations & Wait Times

The US port of entry is open to all vehicles 24/7. The Canadian port of entry is also open to passenger vehicles 24/7. Commercial vehicles, however, can only enter Canada through this crossing from 8 am to 5 pm daily, except on holidays. Travelers can check current wait times by downloading the CanBorder app and the CBP Border Wait Times app (Google Play or iTunes).

Weather, Traffic & Road Conditions

Find more about Weather in Richford, VT

Traffic can get slightly heavy during the summer months when more vehicles use this port. During winter, the number of vehicles passing through lower considerably. Travelers can check the New England 511 website to find out the state of traffic and roads on the highways of Vermont. They can also follow the Twitter account @511VT to get the same updates.

Visitors to Quebec can use the Quebec 511 program to get traffic and road conditions reports in the province. Travelers can access the information by calling  511 or 1-888-355-0511, downloading the program’s mobile app, or following the Twitter account @Qc511_Mtl.

Contact & Directions for Your Trip

To learn more about the Richford – Abercorn border crossing, travelers can contact the US or Canadian customs officials at this location using the phone numbers below. To reach this port of entry, travelers can use the map and directions provided below.

Find Directions to the Border Crossing on the Map

How to Get to the Border?
From the US, head north on Vermont Route 105 to Richford. Continue on Route 139 until you reach the US-Canada border. From Quebec, head south on Route 139 until Abercorn where the border is located.

Address & Phone Numbers

U.S.A 

  • U.S.: 705 Province Street, Richford, VT 05476
  • US Customs: (802) 848-7786

Canada

  • Canada: 549 Route 139, Abercorn QC  J0E 1B0
  • Canadian Customs: (514) 538-2334

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 Richford – Abercorn Border Crossing:

  • Several structures and buildings in Richford, Vermont are included on the National Register of Historic Places such as the Richford Primary School, the F.W. Wheeler House, the Sheldon Boright House, and the Downtown Richford Historic District.
  • Visitors to Richford can access the Missisquoi Valley Rail Trail that people can walk, bike, ski, and ride a snowmobile on.

Links of Interest

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