Namibia by Train

Trains - Tickets - Tours


A Travel Guide For Train Travel In Namibia.

Here you will find information for Namibia about trains, routes, tours, connections, where to buy train tickets, and more.

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Useful Information

Population: 2.54 million

Currency: Namibian Dollar

Language: English, Afrikaans

Capital: Windhuk

Country Code: +264

Time Zone: Central Africa Time

Train Companies

Most of the trains in Namibia are operated by the national rail operator TransNamib.

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Train Tickets

Buy your train tickets for Nambia at the train stations or local operators.

Tickets for the Desert Express can be booked here https://www.desert.express/

Rail Passes

There are no rail passes available for Namibia.


The major rail network in Namibia is composed of the following trains:

Regional Trains in Namibia

StarLine Passenger Trains 

  • Economy & Business Class
  • Reclining seats
  • Air-conditioned cars

The Desert Express
African Explorer

African Explorer

African Explorer


Frequent Travelled Routes In Namibia


From > To
Duration (h) Change Trains
Windhoek to Swakopmund 8:45 Direct StarLine
Windhoek to Ketmanhoop 01:20 Direct StarLine



From > To
Duration (h) Changes Transport
Windhoek to Cape Town, South Africa 19:46 2 Star Line, Bus, Shosholoza Meyl
Windhoek to Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe 20:54 Direct Bus


Namibia travel routes

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Main Train Stations

  • Windhoek
  • Walvis Bay
  • Swakopmund
  • Keetmanshoop
  • Karasburg

Good to know

Best Time To Travel To Namibia

The best time to travel to Namibia is from May to October during the dry season. This is the best time to spot wildlife in the parks. This is the high season, but it won’t feel too crowded. The only exception to that is Etosha park. The animals are harder to spot in the wet season and it’s very hot, so it’s best to avoid that time of year if coming for the wildlife. There are also other activities in Namibia besides going for a safari. There are opportunities for sand-boarding, ATVing, a visit to Fish River Canyon, discovering Deadvelis, or exploring the Skeleton coast. No worries, Namibia has you covered! 

Accommodation In Namibia


The best place to find cheap hotels for is to book by www.booking.com. There you will find a large selection of cheap hotels, hostels, and apartments. > BOOK HERE



If you are looking for a low budget accommodation, then go on www.hostelworld.com. They have the best choice of cheap hostels for backpackers and low budget travelers. > BOOK HERE

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Guidebooks For Namibia


Travel with a guidebook ease your journey to find best sights and things to do. Buy it on Amazon.

Travel Insurance

We highly recommend not to travel without insurance. Don’t fret! World Nomads offers many different travel insurance coverage plans to suit your trip best. > BUY HERE

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