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How to Bridge from Solana to Ethereum

Karen Tren
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Nov 9, 2022

Solana and Ethereum are two of the most popular networks in crypto due to their sophisticated blockchain structure. There are multiple bridging protocols you can use to bridge your assets between the Solana and Ethereum.

However, the most popular Solana bridging protocol (Portal Bridge) has recently been subjected to a cyber attack. In this guide we will outline the best way to bridge your tokens from Solana to Ethereum using the Allbridge protocol.

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Where to Bridge from Solana to Ethereum

If you wish to bridge your tokens from Solana to Ethereum, you have come to the right place. Bridging between these networks will require you to have both a Solana Wallet extension (such as Sollet, Solflare & Phantom) and a Web3 Wallet extension (Metamask, Coinbase Wallet etc) installed on your browser. 

There's only two bridging protocols you can use to bridge from Solana to other networks. The two protocols are Allbridge and Portal (Wormhole) Bridge. We recommend using Allbridge as their UI is very easy to navigate, they have lower fees and much quicker transaction speeds. 

Another reason you should avoid using Portal Bridge is that it was subjected to a cyber attack in February 2022 and hackers were able to get away with $320 million, making it the second largest DeFi hack to date. 

Ethereum to Solana
Ethereum to Solana Bridge with USDC.

How to Bridge from Solana to Ethereum

In the below guide we will be using aeUSDC as the bridging token but Allbridge also supports ABR, APYS, ARDN, HAPY, aeDAI, aeFTT, aeUSDT & aeWETH. 

Follow the below steps to begin the bridging process between Solana and Ethereum. 

  • Step One: Visit Allbridge and select Solana and Ethereum as your two networks.
  • Step Two: Select which asset you would like to bridge.
  • Step Three: Connect your Solana Wallet (Sollet, Solflare or Phantom).
  • Step Four: Input your destination address (Metamask Wallet address) and the amount of tokens you wish to send and press send.
Bridge Solana to Ethereum - Allbridge

After about 2 minutes you can refer to your Metamask wallet and select the Ethereum network to see if your funds have arrived under ‘USDC’ or whichever token you chose. 

Solana to Ethereum Bridging Fees

When bridging between any networks it is important to consider the fees involved. There are typically two fees involved, the Bridging fee and the Gas (transaction fee). 

The bridging fee can range from anywhere between $5 - $30USD, Allbridge however charges an extremely low $0.5USD to bridge USDC from Solana to Ethereum. The gas fee will vary depending what network you use, Solana gas fees are considered extremely low in comparison to Ethereum. On Allbridge, the gas fee to send tokens from SOL to ETH is around $1 - $5 USD to complete. 

Final Thoughts

While bridging between Solana and Ethereum can be difficult due to the SOL network not being EVM-compatible, platforms like Allbridge make it simple and efficient to transfer funds. Overall, we prefer this platform to alternatives like Portal Bridge because they have no history of smart contract exploits or hacks, making them the safest SOL to ETH bridging venue.

Karen Tren

Full-time writer and cryptocurrency newbie! Learning about NFTs, DeFi and GameFi with my research and writing for BuyBitcoinBank.

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