Posted August 21, 2017 by & filed under Border Crossing.

There are only three border crossings into Mexico from New Mexico, and all cross into the Mexico state of Chihuahua in the western half of the state. If it’s important to you to be able to get to the border quickly and get on your way to your Mexico destination, it may be worth your while to know what roads to take (both going north and south), what services are available and how busy the crossing. Save time by getting the low-down from Mexpro.

Antelope Wells-El Berrendo

Mexico border signLocation: Antelope Wells, New Mexico/El Berrendo, Chihuahua

Access: NM 81/Carretera El Berrendo-Janos

Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. everyday.

Minor Crossing: (The least visited US/Mexico border crossing.)

  • Non-commercial, no trucks.


Columbus-Puerto Palomas

Location: Columbus, New Mexico/Puerto Palomas, Chihuahua

Access: NM 11/Calzada 5 de Mayo

Hours: Open 24 hours

Major Crossing:

  • Banjercito open 8:00 a.m. to midnight, seven days a week.


Santa Teresa-San Jerónimo

Location: Santa Teresa, New Mexico/San Jerónimo, Chihuahua

Access: NM 136 (Pete Domenici Boulevard)/Carretera Samalayuca el Oasis

Hours: 6:00 a.m. to midnight, seven days a week.

Mid-size Crossing:

  • Claims the shortest lines on the border.
  • Alternate route to using the El Paso/Juarez crossings
  • Limited Truck hours.
  • Banjercito location.
  • SAGARPA/SENASICA inspection for agricultural equipment


Check border crossing wait times on the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol website to make your trip even faster.

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