NEXUS uses

You can use your NEXUS Card at participating international airports, at land crossings between Canada and the US that have NEXUS lanes, and when travelling between the two countries by boat.

Using Your NEXUS Card at Airports


You can use your NEXUS Card at security and customs at the following airports in Canada (listed from east to west):

Canadian Airports

  • Halifax Robert L. Stanfield International Airport
  • Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport
  • Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport
  • Toronto Pearson International Airport
  • Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport
  • Calgary International Airport
  • Edmonton International Airport
  • Vancouver International Airport

NEXUS Cards can also be used at Billy Bishop (Toronto Island) Airport but only on incoming flights.

You can use your NEXUS Card at Global Entry kiosks at the following airports in the United States (listed alphabetically by state name):

American Airports

AlabamaNo airports - closest is AtlantaMontanaNo airports - closest is Calgary
AlaskaAnchorage - Ted Stevens International Airport (ANC)
Fairbanks International Airport (FAI)
NebraskaNo airports - closest is Minneapolis
ArizonaPhoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX)NevadaMcCarran International Airport, Las Vegas (LAS)
ArkansasNo airports - closest is DallasNew HampshireNo airports - closest is Burlington
CaliforniaJohn Wayne Airport (SNA)
Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
Oakland International Airport (OAK)
San Diego International Airport (SAN)
San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
San Jose International Airport (SJC)
New JerseyNewark Liberty International Airport (EWR)
ColoradoDenver International Airport (DEN)New MexicoNo airports - closest is Phoenix or Denver
ConnecticutNo airports - closest is Boston or NYCNew YorkJohn F. Kennedy International Airport, New York (JFK)
DelawareNo airports - closest is Philadelphia or BaltimoreNorth CarolinaRaleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU)
Charlotte-Douglas International Airport (CLT)
FloridaFt. Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport (FLL)
Miami International Airport (MIA)
Orlando International Airport (MCO)
Orlando-Sanford International Airport (SFB)
Tampa International Airport (TPA)
North DakotaNo airports - closest is Minneapolis or Winnipeg
GeorgiaHartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL)OhioCincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG)
Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE)
HawaiiHonolulu International Airport (HNL)OklahomaNo airports - closest is Dallas
IdahoNo airports - closest is SeattleOregonPortland International Airport (PDX)
IllinoisChicago Midway International Airport (MDW)
Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD)
PennsylvaniaPhiladelphia International Airport (PHL)
Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT)
IndianaNo airports - closest is Chicago or St. LouisRhode IslandNo airports - closest is Boston
IowaNo airports - closet is Minneapolis or ChicagoSouth CarolinaNo airports - closest is Charlotte or Atlanta
KansasNo airports - closest is St. LouisSouth DakotaNo airports - closest is Minneapolis
KentuckyNo airports - closest is CincinnatiTennesseeNo airports - closest is Atlanta or Cincinnati
LouisianaNo airports - closest is Houston or DallasTexasAustin - Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS)
Dallas/Ft. Worth International Airport (DFW)
George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Houston (IAH)
San Antonio International Airport (SAT)
MaineNo airports - closest is BostonUtahSalt Lake City International Airport (SLC)
MarylandBaltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI)
Washington-Dulles International Airport (IAD)
VermontBurlington International Airport (BTV)
MassachusettsBoston-Logan International Airport (BOS)VirginiaNo airports - closest is Washington or Raleigh
MichiganDetroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW)WashingtonSeattle-Tacoma International Airport-SeaTac (SEA)
MinnesotaMinneapolis/St. Paul International Airport (MSP)West VirginiaNo airports - closest is Pittsburgh
MississippiNo airports - closest is Atlanta or DallasWisconsinMilwaukee - General Mitchell International Airport (MKE)
MissouriLambert - St. Louis International Airport (STL)WyomingNo airports - closest is Salt Lake City or Denver

Finally, you can use your NEXUS Card at select airports outside of Canada and the United States only if you are flying directly to the United States.

  • Aruba – Queen Beatrix International Airport (AUA)
  • Dublin Airport (DUB)
  • Guam International Airport (GUM)
  • Nassau – Sir Lynden Pindling International Airport, Bahamas (NAS)
  • Saipan International Airport (SPN)
  • San Juan-Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport (SJU)
  • Shannon Airport (SNN)

Using Your NEXUS Card at Land Crossings


Border Crossing


Using Your NEXUS Card US-Canada Border

The busiest border crossings along the Canada-US border have dedicated NEXUS pass lanes. You can only use these lanes if everyone in your vehicle has a NEXUS Card. Here they are from west to east:

RegionLocationCanadian AccessUS Access
Yukon/AlaskaNo NEXUS Lanes
British Columbia/AlaskaNo NEXUS Lanes
British Columbia//WashingtonPoint Roberts56 StTyee Dr
Peace Arch
Blaine, WA-Surrey, BC
Highway 99Interstate 5
Pacific Highway
Blaine, WA-Surrey, BC
167 Street (Highway 15)Pacific Highway (Route 543)
Sumas, WA-Abbotsford, BCHighway 11State Route 9
Alberta/MontanaSweetgrass, MT-Coutts, ABHighway 4Interstate 15
Saskatchewan/MontanaNo NEXUS Lanes
Saskatchewan/North DakotaNo NEXUS Lanes
North Dakota
Pembinam, ND-Emerson, MBHighway 75Interstate 29
No NEXUS lanes
No NEXUS lanes
International Bridge
Sault Ste. Marie
Huron StreetInterstate 75
Ambassador Bridge
Detroit, MI-Windsor, ON
Huron Churchill RoadInterstates 75 and 96
Detroit-Windsor TunnelDougall ParkwayJefferson Avenue
Blue Water Bridge
Port Huron, MI-Sarnia, ON
Highway 402Interstates 69 and 94
Ontario/New YorkQueenston-Lewiston Bridge (into Canada only)
Niagara Falls
Highway 405Interstate 190
NEXUS only Whirlpool Bridge
Niagara Falls
River Road and Bridge StreetRobert Moses Parkway
Peace Bridge
Buffalo, NY-Fort Erie,ON
QEWInterstate 190
Thousand Islands
Alexandria Bay, NY-Gananoque, ON
Highway 137Interstate 81
New York
Champlain, NY–St. Bernard de Lacolle, QCAutoroute 15Interstate 87
Highgate Springs, Vermont–St. Armand/Philipsburg, QCQuebec Route 133Interstate 89
New Hampshire
No NEXUS lanes
New Brunswick/
Houlton, ME–Woodstock, NBNew Brunswick Route 95Interstate 95
Calais, ME-St. Stephen, NBNew Brunswick Route 1International Avenue

You can also use your NEXUS Card at Sentri lanes entering the US from Mexico.

Using Your NEXUS Card at Marine Crossings


NEXUS members can use their NEXUS Cards to skip maritime inspection when travelling by private watercraft (aka pleasure boat). All people on the boat must have NEXUS Cards. If you are caught crossing the border by boat with someone in your boat who does not have a NEXUS Card, your membership may be revoked.

Canada and the US have slightly different ways of handling marine entries. See below for how to properly cross. If you are asked to appear for physical inspection you must comply or risk both the loss of your membership and fines and arrest.


Entering Canada with a NEXUS Card by Water

You can use your NEXUS Card at over 400 telephone reporting sites across Canada. When you enter into Canadian waters, you will have to immediately travel to one of these reporting sites where you will be connected to the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA). Go here for the list.


Entering the United States with a NEXUS by Water

NEXUS Card holders are normally allowed to bypass reporting in person at a port of entry. Provided everyone in the boat has a NEXUS Card, the boatmaster can call in to Customs and Border Protection, instead, as if you were entering Canada. Go here for a list of all the reporting stations.


Conditions of Using Your NEXUS Card


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