* Wait times listed are for entry into the United States.

Border Wait Times at El Paso - Bridge of the Americas (BOTA), Real-Time Mexico to United States.

El Paso - Bridge of the Americas (BOTA)

Hours: 24 hrs/day
Date: 7/18/2024

Commercial Vehicles

Maximum Lanes: 6
General Lanes: Lanes Closed
Fast Lanes: Lanes Closed

Passenger Vehicles

Maximum Lanes: 14
General Lanes: At 2:00 am MDT 5 min delay 1 lane(s) open
Sentri Lanes: N/A
Ready Lanes: At 2:00 am MDT 5 min delay 1 lane(s) open


Maximum Lanes: 4
General Lanes: At 2:00 am MDT 5 min delay 1 lane(s) open
Ready Lanes: Lanes Closed
Border Notice : BOTA Passenger/Ready Lanes is open west side of port; Passenger Hrs 24 hours/7days, BOTA CARGO Mon-FRI 6 am to 4 pm. SAT/SUN CLOSED. Tune into AM 1610 for info.
Last Updated: Thu, 18 Jul 2024 04:38:14 EST
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El Paso - Bridge of the Americas (BOTA) Border Crossing.

The Bridge of the Americas (BOTA) is a group of international bridges that cross the Rio Grande and Texas State Highway Loop 375, connecting the Mexico-United States border cities of Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua and El Paso, Texas. The bridge is known colloquially as 'Puente Libre' ('Free Bridge') in Ciudad Juarez and officially as 'Puente Internacional Ccrdova-Las Americas' ('Cordova-The Americas International Bridge') or 'Puente Internacional Cordova de las Americas' ('Cordova of the Americas International Bridge').
The El Paso BOTA Port of Entry, located at the Bridge of the Americas (BOTA), connecting Mexican Federal Highway 45 to the south and Interstate 110 to the north, is El Paso's highest volume border crossing, carrying more than half the vehicles (trucks and passenger cars) entering El Paso, Texas from Mexico. This is due in large part to the fact that BOTA is the only bridge between Mexico and Texas that does not charge a toll.
Construction on the BOTA crossing was completed in 1967 as part of the Chamizal Treaty between the US and Mexico signed in 1963 that involved a land exchange between the two countries.
The Bridge of the Americas consists of two bridges comprising four separate structures: two two-lane bridges for truck traffic, northbound and southbound; and two four-lane bridges for passenger vehicles, with two sidewalks for pedestrians. The bridge is one of four international points of entry connecting Ciudad Juarez and El Paso.
Travelers crossing the border at El Paso can take advantage of the Secure Electronic Network for Travelers Rapid Inspection (SENTRI) program. This program allows for expedited clearance for pre-approved, low-risk travelers upon arrival in the United States. It is essential to have all your travel documents in order and to be prepared for potential wait times. Websites like BordersWaitTime.com provide real-time information on wait times at different border crossings.
In summary, the Bridge of the Americas (BOTA) is an essential gateway between the United States and Mexico. It provides crucial services to travelers and businesses while helping to ensure the safety and security of both countries.