My wife and I crossed the border yesterday, UZ > KG, on foot.
Took the train first from Tashkent to Andijon and stayed the night. At around noon we went to the crossing in front of the bazar,https://maps.app.goo.gl/i5fwpU7BM7KZg3Gt9
It was quite busy, supposedly there was also a bus going to the border, we did not have much time, so we asked for a Taxi to Isboskan. The first driver introduced us to another one, he said 60.000 UZS. We half-heartedly tright to haggle, offered 50.000, we agreed on 60.000.
Then we found out that the destination "Izboskan" is problematic, it is also the name of the region, so he drove us to the district capital, Poytug'. It's not totally the wrong direction, but also not where we wanted to go. For future travellers, it might be clearer if you use the name Madaniyat
, that is the name the locals on both sides seem to use for that crossing. Then he drove us to the right place. Of course he wanted more money then, what we refused. When he started to make a scene, the other drivers came, seemed to explain to him why he was wrong, and gestured us to move on.
Crossing was easy, first a not very thorough security and luggage check, then a big crowd of locals (women left, men right) around two open booths with officers. After a minute, a guard outside the booths took our (Austrian) passports and brought them through the backdoor inside the booth. The officers stamped our passports first, and gave them back to us through the small window.
That's it for the Uzbek part, we were ushered on to the waiting section under a canopee in the middle of the border crossing. There was a metal gate, the Kyrgyz guards open from time to time to let groups of around 15 continue to the next booths. There a neat queue was formed, women in front. Got our stamp, walked in to Kyrgyztan.
Some drivers immediately offered us their service, but we organized a pick up through Hayat in the CBT office in Arslanbob. Our guy was there as well already, he drove us for 2.000 KGS to Arslanbob, before he stopped in the next city for us to exchange money/use the ATM.