How to bridge from Avalanche to Arbitrum
The fastest way to bridge your tokens from AVAX to Arbitrum One is through a trusted interoperability protocol like Synapse. These platforms let you seamlessly bridge ETH, USDT, USDC, DAI and other tokens from Avalanche to Layer 2's like Arbitrum for low fees and essentially no slippage.
You can follow this step-by-step guide to get started.
- Visit the Synapse Bridge
- Select Arbitrum as your destination network and AVAX as your current network
- Input the token (ETH, USDT, USDC, DAI, BUSD) you want to send and the amount
- Approve and confirm the transaction on Metamask
- Your tokens will arrive on Arbitrum in under 2 minutes.
Arbitrum vs Avalanche
Arbitrum and Avalanche are two fundamentally different protocols because Avalanche (AVAX) is a Layer 1 network, with its own consensus mechanismcalled "Avalanche consensus," which allows it to achieve high transaction throughput while maintaining decentralization and security. AVAX is the native cryptocurrency of the Avalanche platform, and it is used to pay for transaction fees and reward participating nodes in the network.
Arbitrum on the other hand is a Layer 2 that is built on top of the Ethereum network. This means it does not have its own validators to secure the network, it borrows its security from the Ethereum Layer 1 and buys its own block space. Arbitrum uses a new type of consensus mechanism called "optimistic rollup," which allows it to achieve high transaction throughput while maintaining low transaction costs and strong security guarantees. It is being developed by the team at Offchain Labs, a research and development company focused on building scalable and private blockchain technologies.
You can compare the TVL of Arbitrum vs Avalanche on DefiLlama.
Bridging fees from AVAX to Arbitrum
Bridging to Arbitrum from AVAX is incredibly cheap thanks to the Avalanche C Chain network's low transaction fees. You will find that bridging will cost up to $2 from one network to the other even in times of high network congestion.
Synapse also makes the process cheap thanks to being the leading interoperability DEX with no slippage thanks to their liquidity AMM model.
Bridging from Avalanche to Arbitrum is a great way to take advantage of the high transaction throughput and low fees that Layer 2 protocols like Arbitrum offer. Synapse makes it easy and affordable to bridge your tokens with minimal risk thanks to their secure and audited cross-chain DEX.