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Need to get son home from college in Canada-anyone know how long the lines are up in the 1,000 Island region crossing of New York?

Need to get son home from college in Canada-anyone know how long the lines are up in the 1,000 Island region crossing of New York?

Old Sep 24th, 2001, 02:10 PM
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Debbie
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Need to get son home from college in Canada-anyone know how long the lines are up in the 1,000 Island region crossing of New York?

Please help! My son wants to come home from Kingston, Ontario Canada for their Canadian Thanksgiving(our Columbus Day weekend). I thought that we could get him by flying to Syracuse and renting a car to cross the border. My husband says that he heard there are five hour lines there both ways at customs. Does anyone have any info? His other alternate way is to take two buses from school to Toronto airport but schedules for bus and air are no working out.Could anyone help a mom who would ove to see her college son for 3 days? Thanks!
 
Old Sep 24th, 2001, 02:41 PM
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Couldn't he ask someone for a lift to Toronto? Then he wouldn't have to rely on the bus/train schedules. I am sure that there are a lot of people at Queen's that will be heading to Toronto for the holiday.
 
Old Sep 24th, 2001, 03:11 PM
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erin
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There's an international airport in Ottawa, he could check on the bus and train schedules to there instead of Toronto.
 
Old Sep 24th, 2001, 03:12 PM
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Hi Debbie - here are two web sites (U.S. and Canada) regarding current border wait times (although a long weekend might be worse?)

http://www.customs.ustreas.gov/news/...ordertimes.htm

http://www.ccra-adrc.gc.ca/customs/g...es/menu-e.html

Good luck.....
 
Old Sep 24th, 2001, 04:03 PM
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Have friends who recently crossed there (last Thursday)with a motorhome and had no problems with a minimal wait. Yesterday, they crossed from Buffalo into Canada and back into USA at Detroit and also had no problems. Check the border crossing websites, or better yet, call them and they will let you know what to expect.
 
Old Sep 24th, 2001, 04:11 PM
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I agree with Gail. I have talked to severaust be preparel friends who have made the trip both ways from Canada, and it seems the delays are isolated to truck traffic. I wouldn't imagine the delay would be significant. J
 

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