How to bridge from Solana to Polygon
The easiest way to bridge from Solana to Polygon (MATIC) is through the Portal Bridge. This cross-chain DEX will allow you to bridge stablecoins like USDC or USDT from the SOL network to Polygon quickly and with low fees.
Follow this easy guide to transfer your tokens between networks in either direction:
- Step 1: Download a Solana Wallet like Phantom and a Polygon Wallet like Metamask.
- Step 2: Visit the Portal Bridge website and connect either your Polygon Wallet or Solana Wallet depending on which network you want to bridge from.
- Step 3: Select the token and the amount that you would like to bridge from Solana to Polygon.
- Step 4: Complete the transaction, wait two minutes and the tokens will arrive in your destination wallet.
Is Portal bridge Safe?
The Portal bridge was previously hacked for over $320 million in one of the largest exploits in DeFi history. That said, the application has patched up their issues and the investors behind the bridge, namely Jump Crypto, refunded all users that were effected by the exploit.
While this may seem concerning, we still believe that Portal is a secure bridge for users to move between Solana and Polygon because in the event of another breach, the team has shown a commitment to backstop user funds.
Bridging Fees for Solana and Polygon
The bridging fees to move tokens between Solana and Polygon are extremely cheap because both networks have low fees. You will pay up to $2 in total to move your tokens to Solana from Polygon, and vice versa.
Alternative Solana to MATIC Bridges
Unfortunately, there are no other ways to bridge directly from Solana to Polygon outside of Portal Bridge. The Solana bridge infrastructure is different to most chains because they are not an 'EVM Compatible' network. This means they do not run off Ethereum's scripting language 'Solidity' like Polygon, AVAX, Fantom and many others.