How to Bridge Polygon to Optimism
The best way to bridge between Layer 2 networks like Polygon and Optimism is through a trusted cross-chain DEX. Protocols like Synapse enable users to bridge stablecoins like USDC, USDT, DAI and UST between MATIC and Optimism for low fees and low slippage.
To get started, follow this short guide:
- Visit Synapse and connect your Metamask Wallet.
- Select Polygon (MATIC) as your current network, and Optimism as your destination network.
- Select the token (e.g USDC) and amount you want to bridge.
- Confirm the transaction and the tokens will arrive on your Optimism Wallet in under 2 minutes.
Polygon to Optimism Bridging Fees
Bridging between Polygon and Optimism is extremely cheap because they are both Layer 2 networks. This means that the transaction fees on both network are very cheap, with Polygon (MATIC) being the cheaper out of the two.
You can expect to pay up to $0.5 USD bridging from Polygon to Optimism, and $1 to bridge back to MATIC from Optimism.
Can I Transfer between Polygon and Optimism on Metamask?
There is no direct way to transfer cross-chain on your Metamask wallet. You will need to connect your wallet to trusted interoperability protocols like Synapse, AnySwap or Elk Finance to move funds across networks.
Polygon and Optimism are two of the most popular Layer 2 scaling solutions for Ethereum. Both networks offer fast and secure transaction finality, low fees, and numerous staking opportunities.
For users looking to move their funds between Polygon (MATIC) and Optimism securely and with low fees, we recommend using Synapse as the largest and most trusted Polygon to Optimism cross-chain DEX. Lowest fees and slippage for cross-chain swaps (WETH, USDT & USDC) are available on Synapse's Polygon to Optimism bridge.