I will do the other way around in few days.steven wrote:Wanted to add to mpkz's report: he crossed "comfortably" for 7$, but this still included a lot of changes of transport and several marshrutkas. If you are alone, a good way to do it on a budget. But it can be more comfortable still. We crossed for 20$ in 3,5 hours from Khujand to Tashkent door-to-door, taking 2 taxis. We were 2 people, so it came down to 10$ each, but with an extra person or 2, this is cheaper than taking marshrutkas like mpkz, and very comfortable.
Minibus 33 goes to Khujand bus station. From Khujand bus station, we found a taxi driver for 80 somoni who brought us straight to the border. He does the route often, his name is Mohammad, you can call in Russian to +992 92 717 2679. After the border, we found a taxi driver to take us all the way to Art Hostel in Tashkent for 10$ for the car. So that is the real price.
From Tashkent I can manage to find a taxi with the hostel at a fair price. What worries me is to find an honest one to Khujand just after the border. Anyone has suggestions?