Paying with a credit card.

You can use your credit card to pay for tickets and seat reservations easily and conveniently. Simply enter your credit card number and the validity date along with the credit card verification code. Your credit card will be charged immediately after the transaction is concluded.

Notes on credit card payments:

  • We accept the following credit cards: VISA, MasterCard, American Express and Diners Club
  • Secure payments with familiar processes: security code, 3-D Secure and PSD2

Due to the EU's revised PSD2 directive on payment services, new security standards will apply to the 3-D Secure process as of 14 September 2019. Different banks use different procedures, such as Verified by Visa, Mastercard Identity Check und American Express SafeKey.

3-D Secure and PSD2

3-D Secure is a security standard which protects customers from credit card fraud on the Internet. The various credit card companies have different names for this standard, including Verified by Visa, Mastercard Identity Check and American Express SafeKey.

What are the 3-D Secure system and PSD2?

European banking regulators have introduced new technical regulatory standards (Payment Service Directive 2 (PSD 2)) which aim in part to make online payments more secure. Deutsche Bahn has met the stipulated security requirements by implementing the required strong customer authentication (SCA) in the form of two-factor authentication.

At least two of the following three factors are now required when making a payment:

  • Possession (e.g. smartphone)
  • Knowledge (e.g. PIN or password)
  • Inherence/biometrics (e.g. fingerprint or facial recognition)
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