How To Get To Decathlon In Thailand

If you are into (affordable quality) sporting goods, then Decathlon is THE place for you. I first made acquaintances with Decathlon in Malaysia here. After reading that Decathlon made their first foray in the Southeast Asia (SEA) region in Thailand, I wanted to check out their store in the Kingdom. I assumed that they have more choices in Thailand, since it was their first SEA market with 9 stores opened.

 

Which Store?

In Bangkok itself, there are few stores, but none with close MRT/BTS access.

Decathlon Bangna
Decathlon Bangna

Their Bangna store could be the best option for those that would like to rely on public transportation.

Decathlon at Tesco Lotus Bangna
Decathlon at Tesco Lotus Bangna
Tesco Lotus
Tesco Lotus Bangna

Their store is located at Tesco Lotus Bangna-Trad road, opposite Mega Bangna, but separated by the Bang Na Expressway. Geographically, it is not located in Bangkok, but at Samut Prakan province.

Decathlon Bangna
Tesco Lotus Bangna 2nd floor, 14/9 Bangna-Trad Road, Bangkaew, Bangplee, 10540, Thailand
Tel: +66 2 752 8100
Business Hours: Mon-Sun 8AM–10PM

Getting There: to Megabangna

All you need to do is to get to BTS Udom Suk (E12).

From there, you can continue with taxi for another 10-15 minutes. Or you can make use of IKEA’s free shuttle bus from BTS Udom Suk to Megabangna, and walk for approximately 10-15 minutes to Tesco Lotus.

Take exit 5
Take exit 5
Exit 5
Exit 5

At BTS Udom Suk, take Exit 5 for the Shuttle Bus Service to Megabangna.

Make a u-turn at the end of the stair
U-turn at the end of the stairs
Wait in front of 7-Eleven
Wait in front of 7-Eleven

At the end of the stairs, make an U-turn and wait in front of 7-Eleven.

Waiting for the bus
Waiting for the bus

Many people use the shuttle service, and the bus is usually full.

IKEA Shuttle Bus
IKEA Shuttle Bus
Inside the bus
Inside the bus

There is also free shuttle service to CentralPlaza Bangna; make sure you board the right bus.

Drop-off point
Drop-off point

From Megabangna, the drop-off point at BTS Udom Suk is at the opposite side of the road, in front of Honda showroom. Some people also board the bus here, possibly to secure a seat. The bus will then follow the route map and head back to the pick-up point in front of 7-Eleven.

The bus comes at 15-20 minutes interval, and here is the bus schedule. The journey from BTS Udom Suk to Megabangna takes approx 15 minutes. The return journey takes longer 20-30 minutes, depending on traffic and also because of the need to pick up at Ikea.

Bus route
Bus route

Here are the bus pick-up points. Despite indicating that there are no other stops apart from designated points, the bus did stopped once along the way to pick up some passengers.

Transport Hub at Megabangna
Transport Hub at Megabangna
Drop-off point at Megabangna
Pick-up/drop-off point at Megabangna
Another pick-up/drip-off point
Another pick-up/drop-off point, near Ikea

There are two stops at Megabangna, and most people board and alight at Megabangna’s Transport Hub at Green Zone. The second stop is near Ikea.

 

Getting There: to Decathlon

Follow pedestrian bridge signage
Follow pedestrian bridge signage
Pedestrian bridge right next to Fitness First
Pedestrian bridge right next to Fitness First

At Megabangna, just follow the ‘Pedestrian Bridge/Fitness First‘ directional signage at Yellow Zone, and look for a pedestrian bridge (saphan loy สะพานลอย) next to Fitness First.

The long pedestrian bridge
The long pedestrian bridge
Used by many, including traffic police!
Used by many, including traffic police!
Wobbly leg with cars zooming past left, right & centre
Wobbly leg with cars zooming past everywhere

From the starting of the bridge, the walk is around 5 minutes until the end of the bridge + another 5 minutes along the road to Tesco Lotus. No proper pathway for pedestrians, so do be careful.

Tesco Lotus
Tesco Lotus

You’ll be able to see Tesco Lotus from the bridge.

 

Product Varieties

Clearance items
Clearance items
Black apparels for the mourning period
Black apparels for the mourning period
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Cycling category
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Roller Skating Category

More or less they offer same product offerings like Decathlon Malaysia.

Dancing category is available in Thailand
Dancing category is available in Thailand
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249-299 baht ballet cardigan

But in Thailand, they carry Dancing category, specifically Ballet product range under Domyos brand. The goods are dirt cheap. Example, 249-299 baht for ballet cardigan, usually selling at more than RM 100 back in Malaysia. Some of the ballet leotards were selling as cheap as 199 baht.

 

Things To Note

No shopping bag
No free plastic bag
1-4 baht, if you want one
1-4 baht, if you need one

Just like in Malaysia’s store, they do not provide plastic bags and no shopping bag is given for purchase of five items and above. You can pay for the plastic bags though.

Phone number please
Phone number please

They also ask for phone number, for them to contact customers in case of product recall.

Exchange of product was done easily without any questions asked.

Product info in Thai only
Product info in Thai only
Dual-language, flip over for English
Dual-language, flip over for English
.. English info in reverse
.. English info in reverse

Most of the product info is in Thai language; lack of product information in English.

Happy shopping!

 

Writer

Travel opens up a whole new world, which is cliche but true. I am a strong advocate for independent and solo travel. I was born and raised in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia but now live in Bangkok, Thailand, resulted from a chance encounter in 2009 with my why-are-you-Thai bf. I am now split between two countries. One country for my bf, another for the family, for the occasional weekend together.

4 thoughts on “How To Get To Decathlon In Thailand

  • July 16, 2017 at 10:08 pm
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    Thank you very much for all of detilal,

    • July 18, 2017 at 5:58 pm
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      Hi Apple,

      You are welcome 🙂

  • November 5, 2017 at 9:51 am
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    Thank you so much for taking the time to do this!! Incredibly helpful. We can’t wait to go shopping!! I saw that there are a few Decathlons in BKK, do you happen to know if they all have the same sports items? We will probably go straight from DonMuang airport, any recommendations for the bet store?

    • November 5, 2017 at 2:03 pm
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      Hi Evelien,

      You’re most welcome, and glad that you find the article useful!

      There are 7 Decathlon stores in Bangkok – Laksi’s store is the closest, 21 mins/10.4km from Don Mueang Int’l Airport by car, accord to Google Map. But Laksi District is not in the town centre .. you might want to go to one closer to Bangkok downtown/close to your accommodation. I checked with Decathlon previously whether Rama IV branch carries Dancing / Ballet product range – and was informed that they do not. So, if there’s any specific category that you want, do check with them via FB messenger https://www.facebook.com/decathlonthailand/

      Hope this helps.

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