Credit card payments - sure!

You can conveniently pay for your tickets and reservations with your credit card. To do this enter the number of your credit card, the validity date and, where applicable, the credit card verification number in the appropriate input fields of the booking dialogue.

We accept the following credit cards:
VISA, MasterCard, American Express, JCB and Diners Club.

You can store your credit card data under "Manage my data" in "My Bahn" for a fast and secure booking. If you do not want to store a credit card in your profile, you can re-enter this data for each booking.

The verification number process

Leading credit card companies such as MasterCard, American Express and VISA have agreed on a supplement to credit card payments which makes payment over the internet even more secure: the level of security for your order is increased even further by entering the credit card verification number. The credit card verification number is a 3 or 4-digit number printed on your card (i.e. not a relief imprint), which unlike the name, validity period and card number is not found on normal payment documents. This additional query ensures that no credit card data obtained by deceit, e.g. from a payment document which has been thrown away, is used improperly. The verification number is therefore not stored in our system, but has to be re-entered with every order.

Where can I find the verification number on my credit card?

MasterCard, VISA, JCB, Diners Club:
The last three digits of the number in the signature area on the back of the card.

American Express:
The four-digit number to the right above the imprint on the front of the card.

Other ways of paying

BahnCard holders can simply use their BahnCard to pay by direct debit. To do this you have to provide your private bank details. Simply enter your bank data under "My Bahn" and you can pay for your online tickets by direct debit straight away. You can also use your BahnCard in DB ticket machines for simple and convenient payments. The amount is debited from your bank account by direct debit.

You do not have a BahnCard but would still like to pay by direct debit?
Log onto your "My Bahn" account with your user data. You will find the registration form for the direct debit process under "Pay by BahnCard" in "My data. A registration form which has to be printed out appears after you enter your account data and date of birth.