In 2001, planning started on a railway line to link Tsumeb with Ondangwa, with extensions to Angola planned to follow. The rail line had its first official service on 11 May 2006. The passenger train Omugulugwombashe Star traveled once a week back and forth between Windhoek and Ondangwa before it broke down due to climatic conditions.
The town shares an airport with Oshakati. Ondangwa is linked to Oshakati and Oshikango by a tarred road. Rental car services are also available for tourists. Residents and car owners cars are often extra cautious and careful, mostly when crossing and driving in the town, because livestock permission in town are not strictly regulated by the government therefore cattle and goats roam around especially at night