Neche – Gretna Border Crossing

Neche Gretna border crossing

Neche Gretna border crossing

The Neche-Gretna border crossing is the 5th busiest port of entry in North Dakota. Around 4000+ passenger vehicles and 1000 trucks pass through this route each month, based on the data gathered by the Border of Transportation Statistics for the past few years. The city of Neche, North Dakota and Gretna, Manitoba are connected by this border crossing. This port is sometimes closed due to flooding of the Pembina River.


Hours of Operations & Wait Times

The US port of entry is open daily from 8 am to 10 pm. The Canadian office is open during the same hours for passenger vehicles. Commercial vehicles, however, are limited to weekdays from 8 am to 5 pm, except for holidays.

Wait times are considerably shorter on the Neche-Gretna border crossing compared to the Pembina – Emerson border crossing around 18 miles away. There is no data on the current wait times on this port of entry. To keep yourself informed regarding the delays at the different ports between US and Canada, download the CanBorder app or the CBP Border Wait Times app on iTunes and Google Play.

Weather, Traffic & Road Conditions

Find more about Weather in Neche, NDAround 200 vehicles pass through the Neche – Gretna border crossing every day. Traffic is rarely heavy, however. If you want to check the traffic conditions on Highway 18, you can visit North Dakota’s travel information map. The state also has a travel information hotline 511 that will give you updated information on traffic, weather, and road conditions for your trip. For those calling out of state, please dial 1-866-696-3511 instead.

For those who want current information on traffic along Manitoba’s highway, you can use their Interactive Highway Map. You can also call their travel information hotline, 511, to get current information regarding travel conditions in the province. The province of Manitoba also posts updates on traffic information on their Twitter account @MBGovRoads.

Contact & Directions for Your Trip

To learn more about the Neche – Gretna border crossing, you can reach out to the US or Canadian Customs using the contact information listed below. If you want to find out how to drive to this port of entry, please use the map and directions we’ve provided below.

Find Directions to the Border Crossing on the Map

How to Get to the Border?
To get to the US port of entry, follow Highway 18 north until you reach the border. To arrive at the Canadian border office, head south on Provincial Trunk Highway 30 (PTH 30).

Address & Phone Numbers


  • U.S.: 10949 Hwy #18, Neche, ND 582655
  • US Customs: 1 (701) 886-7744


  • Canada:Manitoba Highway 30, Gretna, Manitoba R0G 0V0
  • Canadian Customs: 1 (204) 327-5370

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