It’s not even 6.30 am and our train doesn’t depart until 7.45. We left the hotel and arrived at the train station too early. When we were booking our van, the lady at the counter suggested we leave at 5.30. The guys at the hotel suggested 6am. I knew it could be traffic outside Georgetown as I remember taking 30 minutes by car from Hotel Mingood to the Sungai Emas bus station when we were last here in June but that was the middle of the day. It took us just 15 mins. No traffic at all. Anyway, nothing to do except wait.
We booked our van (RM 223) at the tour desk by the entrance of Cititel Premier. Normal price is RM 179 but bookings before 7am have a surcharge. Hotel Mimgood quoted us RM 210 while Oceanjet RM 180. Unfortunately, we had booked and paid already.
If you booked your ticket online, you can just save it on your phone and show it to the ticket inspector on board the train. Nobodu checks at the gate even when we departed from KL Sentral. Here at Butterworth, just to be sure, I showed my e-ticket at the counter and the lady printed out the tickets.