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How to Bridge Polygon to Arbitrum

Dylan Matthews
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Oct 3, 2022

Summary: The fastest and most affordable way to bridge from the Polygon (MATIC) network to the Arbitrum L2 is by going through a bridging protocol. We recommend using Synapse, a multi-chain bridging protocol.

Synapse has the lowest fees to bridge and fastest transaction finality. You can connect your Metamask wallet, Wallet Connect, Coinbase Wallet, Binance Smart Chain Wallet and Terra Station Wallet.

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Best Polygon to Arbitrum Bridge

Platform Highlights

  • Fastest and most trusted MATIC to Arbitrum cross-chain DEX.
  • Lowest fees and slippage for cross-chain swaps (WETH, USDT & USDC).
  • Synapse Polygon & Arbitrum bridge has the most trading volume in DeFi.

Where to Bridge from Polygon to Arbitrum

The easiest way to bridge between Polygon and Arbitrum is by going through a trusted cross-chain DEX. With this method, you will be able to transfer ETH, WETH, USDC, USDT and other tokens from MATIC to Arbitrum or any other network of your choice.

How to Bridge from Polygon to Arbitrum

In this guide we will provide you the steps to bridge from Polygon to Arbitrum by using your MetaMask Wallet. The cross-chain DEX we will be using is the Synapse protocol, which is the most popular and safest option to bridge your assets between Polygon (MATIC) and the Arbitrum layer 2 network.

You can follow the simple 4-step guide to get started:

  1. Visit Synapse and connect your MetaMask Wallet.
  2. Select Polygon and Arbitrum as the two networks.
  3. Select the token you want to bridge (we use USDC).
  4. Confirm the transaction and wait around 30 seconds for the bridge to complete.
Bridging Polygon to Arbitrum with USDC via Synapse.

Polygon to Arbitrum Bridging Fees

When bridging between networks, it's important to remember the fees involved. Generally you will have two fees (depending on what bridging protocol you use, there could be more than one) and they are the bridging fee and gas (transaction fee).

Synapse however offers the lowest fees out of any bridging protocol. To bridge from Polygon to Arbitrum it will cost roughly $20USD which is relatively cheap compared to Arbitrum Bridge which costs around $35 - $40USD to bridge.

Is Synapse Safe?

Yes, Synapse is considered a secure DEX and bridging protocol, they have 24/7 customer service available on both Telegram and Discord. For more details on their support, please visit their contact page.

Dylan Matthews

I am the Founder & CEO of Buy Bitcoin Bank and was previously an engineer for a Prop trading firm in Crypto.

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