IKEA Shuttle Bus Bangkok

How to Get to Ikea Bangna Bangkok ( 2024 Complete Guide)


Living for the past 4 years in Yangon, one of the things I miss and can not easily find in Yangon is  the furniture. Either is super expensive, bad quality or the design is so antique as if I have to live with my grand-grand parents! So Ikea Mega Bangna is the main option for furniture shopping for the expats living in Yangon.

No offence to my burmese friends but why should I want to by a chair who weighs more than 40 kg and has no comfort, utility and takes a lot of space from the living room?

It’s a bit difficult to send the items from Ikea Mega Bangna to Yangon and I have always tried to buy small items so it can fit my luggage.

Is there an IKEA in Thailand?

There are 2 IKEA stores in Thailanda. The closest one to Bangkok and easy access both by BTS & Taxi is Ikea Mega Bangna.

The second store opened in 2020 at it is located in the suburbs of Bangkok: IKEA Bang Yai: located next to Central Westgate in Nonthaburi province, features 50,278 square-meter retail space on three stories. This store is the biggest IKEA store in South East Asia. It can be reached directly with the Purple Line; takes longer than going to IKEA Mega Bangna but we will have more options for shopping for your house!


Introduction to Ikea Bangkok

Welcome to the vibrant city of Bangkok, where bustling streets and endless shopping opportunities await you at every turn. Among the myriad of retail giants that line this lively metropolis, there is one name that stands out – Ikea. Yes, you heard it right!

The world-renowned Swedish furniture giant has made its mark in Bangkok, offering a haven for shoppers seeking stylish and affordable home furnishings. So grab your shopping bags and join us as we delve into the realm of Ikea Bagna Bangkok – your ultimate shopping guide in the heart of Thailand’s capital city.

How big is IKEA in Bangkok?

How big is IKEA in Bangkok? Well, let me tell you, it’s massive! Spanning over 50,000 square meters, the Ikea store in Bangkok is a shopping paradise for home decor enthusiasts. From the moment you step inside, you can’t help but be awe-struck by the sheer size of this place.

The store is strategically laid out to guide shoppers through different sections such as living rooms, bedrooms, kitchens, and more. Each section showcases beautifully designed displays that inspire visitors with endless possibilities for their own homes.

But it’s not just about furniture at Ikea Bangkok. They also offer a wide range of home accessories and decorations to add those finishing touches to your space. Whether you’re looking for stylish rugs or trendy lamps, Ikea has got you covered.

Ikea Bangkok Locations

Ikea Bangkok has multiple locations across the city, making it easily accessible to shoppers from all corners of Bangkok. Whether you reside in the bustling downtown area or on the outskirts, there is likely an Ikea store near you.

One of the main Ikea locations in Bangkok is situated at Bangna-Trad Road, commonly known as “Ikea Mega Bangna.” This store is a sprawling complex that houses not only the well-known furniture and home decor items but also features a restaurant, children’s play area, and even a Swedish food market. It’s a one-stop shop for all your home needs!

Another Ikea location in Bangkok can be found at EmSphere Shopping Mall, known as Ikea Sukhumvit. This store offers a more compact shopping experience but still carries an extensive range of products. If you’re in the heart of the city and looking for some affordable yet stylish furniture options, this Ikea location is worth checking out.

How to get to Ikea sukhumvit

Navigating your way to Ikea Sukhumvit is a breeze. Located in downtown Bangkok, it’s easily accessible by both public and private transportation. If you’re taking the BTS Skytrain, simply hop off at Phrom Phong Station and then walk up to 5 minutes to the store which is located on the 4th floor of the EmSphere Mall.

For those driving, there is ample parking available on-site on the 5th floor but we don’t recommend coming by car as traffic is horrible in Bangkok.

Ikea Mega Bangna Location 

The Ikea Mega Bangna is located inside biggest mall of Bangkok – Mega Bangna Super Mall on the outskirts of Bangkok and quite close to Suvarnabhumi Airport. The complete direction and address can be found here.


Hotels close to Ikea Bangna in Bangkok

Up-and-coming Bang Na’s modern developments include the Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre, which hosts consumer fairs and big-name concerts. The area’s large malls offer mid-range and luxury fashion brands, plus chain dining and family-friendly food courts. Street vendors sell noodles and tropical fruit, while ferries and local boats plying the Chao Phraya River stop at Bangna Pier.

There are more than 50 hotels close to Ikea Bangna. Complete list an reviews can be found here.

Ikea Mega Bangna Opening Hours

The Ikea shop inside the Mega Bangna Super Mall is opened daily from 10am to 10pm in the evening. It’s popular during weekends and in the evening of the week. Best time to visit the Ikea Mega Bangna is either in the morning during mid-week.

Ikea Mega Bangna Shuttle Bus

How to get from downtown Bangkok (Sukhumvit Area) Ikea Mega Bangna 

  1. By Grabtaxi

We have decided to go to IKEA quite late in the afternoon and since we had to go by BTS and then by shuttle bus to Mega Bangna we decided to take the Grab Taxi.

Grab Bangkok
Grab Bangkok

 The price of the ride cost us less than 300 thai baht (around 10$) for a 30 min rides from Asoke area to Ikea. It was not traffic and you paid an extra 50 bath to use the highway. The driver asked us if we want to use it and we said yes such to have more time to spend for shopping at the biggest mall in Thailand. If you decided to go by moto the price will be even lower, no more than 170-180 bath.


How do I get from BTS Bangna to IKEA?

2. By BTS & Free Shuttle Bus

We decided for our second visit to Ikea Mega Bangna to use the BTS and then the free shuttle. Depending where you are staying in Bangkok you have to take the Sukhumvit Line (Green) to Samrong Direction (please note that this line is under construction and more station will be opened in the near future so the end name station might change).

From our place we took the BTS only 4 station (22 bath) and then you get down at Udom Suk BTS Station and take EXIT No 5. It’s easy to be seen on which side to go down because the bus station which goes to Ikea Mega Bangna is close to a 7 Eleven.

Both IKEA as well as Meganbangna run free shuttle buses (large 48+ seat intra-city like buses) that operate from the BTS Udom Suk station (next the 7-Eleven) and terminate literally at the front doors of IKEA and Megabangna. I was surprised to see that the buses are very new (compared to the one in the city of Bangkok) and had WIFI (tried to connect but did not work) and even I made to stay on 2 seats even if more than 25 people went on the bus)

IKEA Shuttle Bus Bangkok
IKEA Shuttle Bus Bangkok

The  Meganabgna buses are in an all white design are are free of charge. Don’t need to pay even if you don’t buy anything from the shops or IKEA.

Mega Bangna Bus
Ikea Mega Bangna Bus


Ikea Mega Bangna Shuttle Bus – Schedule

Ikea Shuttle Bus Hour
Ikea Shuttle Bus Hour

The Shuttle Buses from Ikea Mega Bangna runs every 15 or 25 minutes depending on the hour of the day. Schedules are subject to change due to traffic condition and we know that Bangkok has one of the worse traffic in the  world.

The first bus depart at 8am in the morning and the latest one departs IKEA at 11pm in the evening. So if can even watch a movie and go back to the city and catch as well the latest BTS to your hotel in Bangkok.


Must-Have Items at Ikea Bangkok

When you step into Ikea Bangkok, be prepared to be blown away by the wide array of products available. With everything from furniture to home decor and kitchen essentials, there are certainly some must-have items that you shouldn’t miss out on during your visit.

One of the top must-have items at Ikea Bangkok is their iconic Billy bookcase. Known for its versatility and timeless design, this bookcase is a staple in many homes around the world. Whether you need it for displaying your favorite books or showcasing decorative items, the Billy bookcase is a practical and stylish choice.

Another item worth checking out is Ikea’s range of storage solutions. From closet organizers to drawer dividers, these products can help you maximize space and keep your belongings neatly organized. The Kallax shelving unit is particularly popular among shoppers looking for versatile storage options.

If you’re in need of new bedding or towels, make sure to browse through Ikea’s textiles department. They offer a variety of affordable options that not only look great but also provide comfort and durability. Don’t forget to check out their selection of curtains too, as they have a wide range of styles and colors to choose from.

ikea storage
ikea storage

For those who love cooking or baking, don’t miss out on exploring Ikea’s kitchen department. From pots and pans to utensils and gadgets, they have everything you need to equip your culinary adventures. The Vardagen series offers high-quality cookware that will last for years while adding style to your kitchen.

Whether you’re moving into a new place or simply looking to refresh your home interiors, IKEA Bangkok has all the must-have items that will meet both your aesthetic preferences and functional needs! So grab a shopping cart (or two) because there’s no doubt that you’ll find something amazing at this beloved store!

Tips for Navigating the Store

1. Make a shopping list: Before heading to Ikea Bangkok, it’s essential to make a shopping list of the items you need. This will help you stay focused and avoid getting overwhelmed by the vast array of products available.

2. Plan your route: The store layout can be quite confusing, with different sections and floors. Take some time to familiarize yourself with the store map or use the Ikea app to plan your route in advance.

3. Wear comfortable shoes: With its massive size, expect to do a lot of walking at Ikea Bangkok. Comfortable shoes are a must if you want to explore all the sections without feeling exhausted halfway through.

4. Utilize store services: Ikea offers various services like home delivery and assembly assistance that can simplify your shopping experience. Take advantage of these services if needed.

5. Check product availability online: To save time, check if the items on your shopping list are in stock before visiting the store. This way, you can avoid disappointment and prioritize what you really need.

6. Visit during weekdays or off-peak hours: If possible, try visiting Ikea Bangkok during weekdays or off-peak hours when there are fewer shoppers around. This will allow for more peaceful browsing and shorter checkout queues.

Remember, navigating through such a large retail space can feel overwhelming at times, but following these tips will help ensure a smoother and more enjoyable visit to Ikea Bangkok!

Where to Eat at Ikea Mega Bangna

First time we have tried the food court in the Mega Mall. It was not very crowded and usually it’s a sign the food is not very good. But we decided to give it a try. Even if there are a few restaurants we hardly find something we liked. I decided to go with some Thai Noodle and it was not the best choose ; food was not even close to the downtown food or even other food courts I tried as the one in Terminal 21.

pork Ribs
pork Ribs

Second time we had time and decided to go and eat to Ikea. We pick the usually items which are famous for IKEA restaurant – the meatballs and the pork ribs. We took the option with free flow of juice (Peps) as well.


Taste was OK but not compared with the one’s I had in Europe.

Ikea Bangkok Food
Ikea Bangkok Food
by Sorin

Sorin is a freelance travel writer. He is an experienced travel writer and traveller. Since 2012 he explored more than 60 countries on 4 continents: Asia, Europe, Africa and North America. Currently is based in Romania after spending the last 7 years in Myanmar.