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Payment Methods

For a comfortable booking we offer the following payment methods on our website:

  • Credit card payment with Visa or Mastercard
  • PayPal

After entering the booking details at the end of the booking you will be redirected to the selected payment page.


Credit card payment

You can safely enter your credit card details on this payment page. You may have to confirm your payment using the 3d-secure procedure.

What is 3D Secure and how can it be used for my card?

3D Secure is the technical term for the security standard for online purchases with credit or debit cards. With Mastercard it is called "MasterCard Identity Check", with Visa "Visa Secure". ADAC Ferries adheres to the new legal regulations and adapts all of its own payment processes to strong customer authentication. Strong customer authentication is a requirement of the second EU Payment Services Directive (PSDII) for payment service providers in the European Economic Area (EEA) and / or credit and debit cards issued in the EEA. Online payments must be verified by at least two of the following three elements: a.) Knowledge: e.g. passwords, security queries or PIN; b.) Possession: e.g. credit card, smartphone, or a token; c.) Inherence (characteristics or behaviour): e.g. fingerprints or facial recognition. The requirements of the Payment Services Directive increase the security of electronic payments.

How does 3D Secure work?

If 3D Secure authentication is required for your online transaction, after entering the card details an input window will open in which you will be asked for your password or your mTAN and / or you will be asked the security question associated with the card. If all the details are correct, the bank will confirm that you are the authorized cardholder and that the payment process can continue. You can find more information about 3D Secure on your bank's homepage.