MEGA Bangna is a new shopping mall near Suvarnabhumi Airport

May 5, 2012

This weekend sees the grand opening of yet another shopping mall for Bangkokians. This one is called MEGA Bangna [MAP] and is billed as the largest low-rise shopping mall in Southeast Asia. I am not sure if that is true, but it is certainly large. They have 800 shops and parking for 8,000 vehicles. The anchor stores include: Robinson, Big C Extra, HomePro, Mega Cineplex and IKEA. Mega Cineplex includes 15 digital cinemas, 24 bowling lanes, 28 karaoke rooms & 1,000 sq.m ice skate rink. I watched a movie there the other day and I can say that it was both an enjoyable and comfortable experience. Ticket price was 170 Baht for a movie with an English language soundtrack.

The run-down of different kinds of shops include 200 leading fashion boutiques, 100 cafe and dining establishments, 30 kids stores, 35 stores giving pleasure to your leisure time, 30 IT, gadgets and electronic appliance outlets, 30 beauty and wellness providers, 10 home decor shops and 11 leading banks. MEGA Bangna is the first shopping mall in Samut Prakan Province. It is conveniently located on the intersection of Bang Na-Trad Highway and the Outer Ring Ring (Eastern). By skytrain go as far as BTS Udomsuk and take Exit 5. There is a free shuttle bus there that goes every 30 minutes.

At the end of the day, it is really just another shopping mall. Although the style of being a low-rise mall is different, you will find many of the shops are very familiar as most are chain stores. However, there are a few unique shops and I also saw that a few Bangkok restaurants had opened a second location here at the Mega Bangna. Which is good for us people living in the suburbs. I think that Mega Bangna will be of great interest to transit passengers at Suvarnabhumi Airport. This is because the mall is only 15 minutes or so away by taxi. Now there is time to watch a movie, play bowling or have a go at ice skating while waiting for your plane. There are also many first class restaurants.

29 Responses to MEGA Bangna is a new shopping mall near Suvarnabhumi Airport

  1. Brian on May 5, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    na sonjai ye jing jing.du sa aat mak.bangti ti nan koo tae kong pom yu?

  2. Michael Chick on May 13, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    I felt as if I was in a generic mall in Singapore. Many of the Brands are easily found in Singapore, and even the food court, “Food Republic” is a generic Food Court found in 90% of all malls in Singapore. Am I really still in Bangkok ???

    One store to bring in, might be “National Geographic”. FOr those who have been to the one in Singapore, it’s on the ground floor of Vivo-City, opposite Sentosa Island.

    • Richard Barrow on May 13, 2012 at 3:04 pm

      There isn’t much of interest for me. Mainly fashion shops. But the cinema is good and a few specialist shops that we don’t get around here. At the end of the day it’s good we have our first mall in Samut Prakan.

      • Michael Chick on May 17, 2012 at 4:10 pm

        For some reason, I was not ecstatic when I went to Mega Bangna. Perhaps I expected more. On the other hand, I actually liked the other night-bazaar located 1km to the south of Erawan Museum along Sukhumvit Road. It opens from 5pm till around 10pm only on Sundays. 25% of it is food.

        Do check it out..

    • Stanley on December 20, 2012 at 12:17 pm

      I always find Bangkok Malls much more interesting than Singapore’s. They are larger, more interesting colors to please the eyes and the cinemas, unbeatable.

  3. Anonymous on August 31, 2012 at 6:47 pm

    Is that near by BTS?

    • Richard Barrow on August 31, 2012 at 8:09 pm

      Not really, but they have free shuttle bus from BTS Udom Suk to IKEA which is part of the same complex.

  4. Emil on October 27, 2012 at 1:33 am

    Is this by any chance near Novotel Bangna

    • Richard Barrow on October 27, 2012 at 5:15 am

      Less than 10 minutes away

  5. Beau on November 15, 2012 at 4:31 am

    We r moving to Bangkok in a yr or so, we r looking at bangna, or bang Phree area near megabangna . We appreciate your comments. Would this be a good place to buy a home?

  6. Stanley on December 20, 2012 at 12:20 pm

    Is this place nearer to Suva Airport, BTS Udom Suk or Samut Prakan ?
    Thinking of visiting the place but not sure if I shall do it when I visit Samut Prakan or just anywhere from Bangkok.

    • Richard Barrow on December 20, 2012 at 12:43 pm

      The answer is yes to all three. It is about 20 minutes from the airport. It is in fact in Samut Prakan Province. And there is a free shuttle bus service from BTS Udom Suk.

  7. Pele on February 4, 2013 at 10:29 pm

    Hi, Do anyone know the opening times on Saturdays?

    • DrLove on March 27, 2013 at 10:13 am

      10-10 .. every day.

  8. Kate L George on April 8, 2013 at 11:09 pm

    Hi, is shuttle bus runs every 30-minutes ?
    Need to queue up for long time for shuttle bus ?
    Still have this service for coming half year ?

    thanks very much

    • Richard Barrow on April 8, 2013 at 11:12 pm

      I’ve never taken it but often seen them on the road so I would say that they are regular. The ones I passed didn’t look too full. But they are obviously busier at the weekends.

      • Anonymous on April 9, 2013 at 9:34 am

        thanks, Richard.

  9. Kate L George on April 8, 2013 at 11:11 pm

    May I know how much taxi fare to airport and duration please.

    • Richard Barrow on April 9, 2013 at 10:35 am

      From Mega BangNa? I will guess 30 minutes and maybe 150 Baht. Plus toll fees.

  10. Sudhir on July 17, 2013 at 9:43 pm

    Hello Richard,
    Can I buy a Sony Bravia from the mall.
    I missed it buying from MBK or BIG C in Sukhumvit Road.
    — Sudhir

    • Richard Barrow on July 17, 2013 at 9:59 pm

      There should be a store selling it there.

  11. Vikas on October 15, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    Any locker for my suitcase before I go to airport ?
    ….

    • Richard Barrow on October 15, 2013 at 4:24 pm

      I didn’t see any lockers. Not much call for it I guess. But places like Big C within MagaBangna do have bag drops for their customers. Probably easier enough to leave with them if you look like you are shopping with them..

  12. Julie on January 13, 2014 at 11:53 am

    Hi I am flying from SUV Bangkok airport how close is the nearest shopping mall pls?

    • Richard Barrow on January 14, 2014 at 2:06 pm

      Half an hour or so depending on traffic.

  13. benwassup on February 13, 2014 at 10:23 am

    I will be taking the airport bus from Pattaya to SVB in the morning, but flying off much later at 19.55. Want to do some quick shopping in Bang Na or the City but do not wish to take my bag with me (tho it’s just a hand carry trolley bag). Is there a day-locker service in SVB and where is it located?
    Thanks!

    • Richard Barrow on February 13, 2014 at 8:47 pm

      Yes, both airports have left luggage on the departure level.

  14. Basab Sarkar on March 27, 2014 at 4:35 pm

    I will have a time for 3 hours in Bangkok on the way to Chiangmai. I wish to vist nearest Shopping Mall in Bangkok; Please advice.

    • Richard Barrow on March 30, 2014 at 12:50 am

      Go to Mega Bangna as I say in the blog!

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