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Osh - Andijan Marshrutka (Minibus)

Posted: Fri Oct 04, 2019 2:22 pm
by kazanskiitatar
As I was researching the Dostyk border and transport from Osh to Andijan, I came across articles on Kyrgyz media saying that a new marshrutka line had opened between Osh and Andijan just a week ago.

https://24.kg/obschestvo/130565_otkryit ... _andijan_/

I arrived several days ago to Osh, and went to the new bus station in the northwest of town to check out the real deal. I met the guy who seems to be in charge of the operation, and he assured me everything at the border is smooth. The new route indeed opened up only a week ago.

Today was my travel day to Andijan. I arrived at the new bus station (40.5618533, 72.7708535) in Osh at 10:00 am. (Hint, the last stop in the northern direction for trolleybus #2 in Osh is right in front of the bus station) I met the nice guy again, and he ushered me into a marshrutka. I bought a ticket at the window (100 som), and in a bit less than two hours I was in Andijan.

Border crossings went smoothly, no problems. The minibuses leave every 20 minutes, and mine was full (but no standing passengers). Plenty of room for luggage in the back, no one else had luggage.

It appears the locals will start using this simple way to get to Andijan, so it appears this route is here to stay!
Arrival to Andijan's main bus station, near the railroad station (40.7591740, 72.3489987)

Minibuses from Andijan to Osh leave from the same place, and I'd assume price is similar in Uzbek som.

Re: Osh - Andijan Marshrutka (Minibus)

Posted: Sat Oct 05, 2019 7:58 am
by steven
Wow, that's amazing news. Karimov closed that option in January 1999. 20 years later, it's possible again.