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Mass Transit/Bus

Greyhound offers access to over 2,400 location in North America. Full-service stations are located in Malone and Saranac Lake.

Trailways Scheduled Bus Service throughout New York State and to Montreal and Toronto.

Franklin County provides public transportation service within northern and southern Franklin County. This transportation service is available for shopping, employment, medical, educational and miscellaneous needs.

Highways and Roads

I-87 North-South Corridor, Montreal, Plattsburgh, Albany, New York City.
I-81 Watertown, Syracuse, and Points South.
State Route 11 East-West, Rouses Point, Malone, Potsdam, Canton, Watertown.
State Route 3 East-West, Plattsburgh, Saranac Lake, Watertown.
State Route 30 North-South, Malone, Paul Smiths, Saranac Lake, and Points South.
Northern Tier Expressway Corridor Study


Seaway System The Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway System is a deep draft waterway extending 3,700 km (2,340 miles) from the Atlantic Ocean to the head of the Great Lakes, the St. Lawrence Seaway portion of the System extends from Montreal to mid-Lake Erie.
Seaway System

The Port of Montreal, with cargo access from the Atlantic Ocean and the Great Lakes, is the second largest inland port in North America.


RailAmtrak provides scheduled passenger service in the Northeast. Access is available from the nearby Adirondack Route which runs between Albany, NY and Montreal, QC.
Regional freight service is available from CSX Rail.



Franklin County residents and visitors have several nearby options for scheduled air service. Passports are required for travel into and out of Canada.
Montréal Trudeau International Airport
Ottawa International Airport
Burlington International Airport
Massena International Airport
Plattsburgh International Airport

Border Crossings

Two primary ports-of-entry serve the Northeastern portion of New York for vehicular traffic into Canada.
Champlain Border Crossing - It connects Champlain, New York and St-Bernard-de-Lacolle, Quebec and is the terminus of Interstate 87 in the U.S. and Autoroute 15 in Canada. It is the major crossing on the Montreal-New York City corridor.
Seaway International Bridge – Also known as the Three Nations Crossing, this crossing of the St Lawrence River connects Cornwall, ON with Massena, NY.
Border Wait Times
Passport and Travel Information