I'm trying to get user's current selected payment method, in onepage checkout page. I tried the following

$paymentMethod = Mage::getSingleton('checkout/session')->getQuote()->getPayment()->getMethodInstance()->getCode();

but the payment method returned is not correct. Actually it's a method that's not even activated in my store (check/money order).

Why is this happening and how can I get the correct value?

  • where are you want this value?
    – Amit Bera
    Commented Nov 12, 2014 at 8:18
  • Mage::getSingleton('checkout/type_onepage')->getPayment()->getMethod()
    – Amit Bera
    Commented Nov 12, 2014 at 8:19
  • @AmitBera that gives "Fatal error: Call to undefined method Mage_Checkout_Model_Type_Onepage::getPayment()"
    – zekia
    Commented Nov 12, 2014 at 8:26
  • it mistake Mage::getSingleton('checkout/type_onepage')->getQuote()->getPayment()->getMethod() and let me where r u want to fetch this value...
    – Amit Bera
    Commented Nov 12, 2014 at 8:29

2 Answers 2


Try this code,

$session  = Mage::getSingleton('checkout/session');

$quote_id = $session->getQuoteId();

$quote = Mage::getModel('sales/quote')->load($quote_id );

$paymentcode = $quote->getPayment()->getMethodInstance()->getCode();
  • Thank you. I tried it but I'm still getting 'checkmo' as the selected payment method code.
    – zekia
    Commented Nov 12, 2014 at 8:02
  • Try disabling checkmo method from backend.
    – HungryDB
    Commented Nov 12, 2014 at 8:04
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    Please don't use the "load fixes all" remedy, without thorough explanation why. It results in extra queries and negatively affects performance.
    – user4351
    Commented Nov 12, 2014 at 8:15
  • @HungryDB 'checkmo' is for 'Check - Money Order' which is already disabled
    – zekia
    Commented Nov 12, 2014 at 8:27

If customer already selected a payment method in checkout/onepage (or another checkout) and saved it to quote, to get current payment instance:

$methodInstance = Mage::getSingleton('checkout/session')->getQuote()->getPayment();

Now, if you need only the current payment method code:

$methodCode = Mage::getSingleton('checkout/session')->getQuote()->getPayment()->getMethod();

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