Which Bridge Do I Take?

Truckers and tourists take Lewiston-Queenston.

Lewiston-Queenston Crossing
Location
The Lewiston-Queenston connects two heritage communities: the Town and Village of Lewiston, N.Y, with the Village of Queenston in the Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario.
Primary U.S. highway feeders are Interstate 190 and Route 104.

Primary Canadian highway feeders are the QEW (Queen Elizabeth Way) and Highway 405.
Highway and roadway directional signs on both sides of the border direct you to the bridge you want.
 
Restrictions
No pedestrians

Number of Customs inspection lanes
Into the U.S., Six (6) car inspection lanes. Four (4) truck inspection lanes.
Into Canada,  Ten (10) car inspection lanes. Five (5) truck lanes.

Tour bus lanes are designated.

  

Duty Free Shop on site
Canada (www.dutytaxfree.com)
US (www.dutyfreeamericas.com)
  


Tourists take Rainbow  

Rainbow Bridge
Location
The Rainbow Bridge connects the tourist districts of Niagara Falls, N.Y., with Niagara Falls, Ontario.
This is the most direct route to Casino Niagara.
Primary U.S. highway feeder is Interstate 190.
Primary Canadian feeder is the QEW (Queen Elizabeth Way), exit 420.
Highway and roadway directional signs on both sides of the border direct you to the bridge you want.

 
Restrictions
No commercial trucks


Number of Customs inspection lanes
Sixteen (16) car inspection lanes into the U.S.
Fifteen (15) car inspection lanes into Canada.

Tour bus lanes are designated.

Pedestrains permited on Pedestrain Walk Way.

Duty Free Shop on site
Canada (www.niagaradutyfree.com)
US (www.dutyfreeamericas.com)

 


NEXUS holders take Whirlpool Rapids

Whirpool Rapids Crossing
Location
The Whirlpool Bridge connects the commercial zones and downtown districts of Niagara Falls, N.Y., with Niagara Falls, Ontario.
Primary U.S. highway feeder is Interstate 190 to Ontario Avenue.
Primary Canadian highway feeder is the QEW (Queen Elizabeth Way) to Highway 420 to Bridge Street.
Highway and roadway directional signs on both sides of the border direct you to the bridge you want.

Restrictions
Commercial vehicles (trucks) are not permitted.

No pedestrians.

No bicycles.

Nothing in tow.

The Whirlpool Bridge is reserved for subscribers to NEXUS, a program for pre-approved clearance. NEXUS speeds border crossings and is open to residents of both the U.S. and Canada.

Number of Customs inspection lanes
Hours of Operation
7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Two car lanes into the U.S.
Two car lanes into Canada

How Do I Apply for NEXUS?
For more information on the NEXUS program, call 1-866-NEXUS26 (1-866-639-8726)
Information on NEXUS, including the application form, is also available at www.cbsa.gc.ca/nexus

Main Office Administration & Mailing Address

5365 Military Rd.
Lewiston, NY 14092

The Niagara Falls Bridge Commission

Niagara Falls' reputation as a natural world wonder and honeymoon capital of the planet beckons visitors from around the globe. 

But it is the bridges that actually bring most of them here. 

No other single factor contributes more to tourism growth - indeed the export trade economy overall - than the NFBC's three monumental linkages of concrete and steel. Niagara Falls crossings rank second only to Kennedy International as the busiest port of entry between the U.S. and Canada. If you are about to travel over Niagara's gorge, your vehicle will take one of about 7.2 million passages expected this year on NFBC bridges.

Contact Us: Land Lines

  1-716-285-6322
  1-716-282-3292
  1-905-354-5641
  1-905-353-6644

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