Just seeing this. The buses leave one after another regularly. I never had to wait more than five minutes once I boarded (every day for a week), and it took no more than 20 minutes to get to and from the subway. But yes, buses are definitely suboptimal, unless you're trying to minimize expenses. They're not what one thinks of as buses at all -- just cramped mini-buses, which is all I ever saw in Ukraine, Georgia and Romania.Voyager1 wrote:BTW that bus goes right from the airport terminal so no need to book some airport hotel just to get the bus. That is ridiculous.
Also there are plenty of centre Kyiv budget hotels in the price range you mentioned.
Take transportation from Borispol to Kyiv each day? Why do that when you can live right in Kyiv? That bus sometimes waits up to an hour to fill up before it goes. Then a 30-60 minute ride depending on traffic. Then get into the metro? Afraid you are behind the times buddy. Taxis are very cheap now.
It's encouraging for the OP that he got this girl onto facebook. (Is the HA site PPL or one fee permitting unlimited contact? Yes, I think PPL is invariably a scam.) The pre-arranged hotel and Mafia references are concerning. I'd be very careful where I went with her, and stay relatively sober, until there's a clear reason to trust her.