New Mexico Border Crossings
- Last Updated: July 2, 2021 by Roxanna Brock McDade
- Border Crossing
There are only three Mexico border crossings in New Mexico, and all enter the Mexican 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 is. Save time by getting the low-down from Mexpro.
Antelope Wells-El Berrendo
Location: 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.
Location: Columbus, New Mexico/Puerto Palomas, Chihuahua
Access: NM 11/Calzada 5 de Mayo
Hours: Open 24 hours
- Banjercito open 8:00 a.m. to midnight, seven days a week.
This is a better/faster border crossing if you are headed south of Ciudad Juárez and don't need to go through the city.
Santa Teresa-San Jerónimo
Location: Santa Teresa, New Mexico/San Jerónimo, Chihuahua
Access: NM 136 (Pete Domenici Boulevard)/Mexican Federal Highway 2
Hours: 6:00 a.m. to midnight, seven days a week.
- 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.
Want to know if you need a temporary importation permit in Mexico? Read our blog entitled Who Needs a Temporary Importation Permit.