Although rail services are predominantly freight-oriented, Passenger services are mainly focused on the needs of economy class long distance passengers. For the leisure / tourist market the Desert Express was developed and haulage services are provided for private tourist trains.

StarLine Passengers Service

Starline is an affordable, safe and comfort daily passenger-train service between Windhoek and all major towns connected to the rail system. Passengers can enjoys aircraft-style reclining seats, air-conditioning, vending machines and audio-visual entertainment systems and have a choice of travelling Business Class or Economy Class. Starline is the convenient, reliable travel solution for LSM 1-5 market.

Starline Schedule


Desert Express

Desert Express is Namibia’s unique rail experience that provides a unique luxury excursion across the magnificent landscape of Namibia. The train offers exclusive overnight weekend trips between Windhoek and Swakopmund. Desert Express also offer 7 to 10 days excursion to the South as well as Etosha National Part.  The exceptional train offers onboard accommodation and elegant dining.  Private charters are also being offered.


Omugulu Gwomashe Star

First of its type, Namibia’s fast speed (Diesel Multiple Unit) luxurious passenger train service which is now available for local passenger transportation and for charters. It offers absolute comfort and style, with the following on-board entertainment facilities: DVD / Plasma screens, automatic all season climate control, bar facilities, leather seats, latest technology in rail safety and soft suspension for a comfortable journey.

Special Tourist Trains

TransNamib provide locomotive power for hauling capacity to visiting foreign tourist trains, coming mostly from South Africa. Regular tourist trains that visit our beautiful scenery and landscapes are the Rovos Rail and Shongololo.