How to Bridge Cryptocurrencies from Ethereum to Solana

Summary: In this step-by-step guide, we show Australian investors how to bridge (transfer) cryptocurrencies from Ethereum to Solana. If you want to send tokens to the Solana network you have to go through Portal Bridge, the native bridge of Solana.

Serah Huels
June 22, 2022
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Ethereum is a decentralised, open-source blockchain network with smart contract functionality created in 2013 by a programmer, Vitalik Buterin. It is second only to Bitcoin in market capitalisation on the global cryptocurrency markets. Ethereum was conceived in 2013 by programmer Vitalik Buterin and has maintained its status of being the best blockchain in the world. 

Solana is a blockchain network designed to host decentralised, scalable applications like DeFi dApps (decentralised applications) and NFTs. It aims to scale beyond what is typically achieved by popular blockchains like Ethereum while keeping costs low. The network boasts a supposed 65,000 transactions a second with near-zero fees.

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Where can I bridge crypto from Ethereum to Solana?

There is only one way to bridge your cryptocurrencies from any network to the Solana blockchain and that is through Portal Token Bridge, the native bridge of Solana. Solana is not an EVM-compatible network therefore users cannot store their funds on popular wallet providers like Metamask. To use this bridge you will need to have a Solana Web3 wallet like Solflare.

Solflare Wallet Home Page
Solflare Wallet Home Page

How to bridge cryptocurrencies from Ethereum to Solana

Bridging cryptocurrencies from Ethereum will require you to have two Web3 wallets - an Ethereum one like Metamask and a Solana one like Solflare. Before you follow these steps you will need to have both wallets installed. You can refer to the paragraph below for Solana-supported wallets. In this guide, we use Ethereum as the bridging token but there are other cryptocurrencies you can bridge. Follow the below steps to get started.

  1. Go to Portal Token Bridge and connect your Metamask Web3 Wallet or Wallet Connect
  2. Select ‘Ethereum’ & ‘Solana’ as your two networks
Portal Token Bridge Eth to Solana
  1. Find the token you want to send, in our example we use Ethereum
Select Token on Portal Bridge
  1. Type in the amount of Ethereum you want to send and select ‘Next’
Send ETH from Ethereum to Solana on Portal Bridge
  1. Follow the prompts and approve the transactions, then enter your receiving Solana address and the funds will arrive in your wallet within 30 minutes

Solana Crypto Web3 Wallets

Before you bridge your tokens from Ethereum to Solana you will first need to add a Solana-supported wallet provider. These are the Web3 wallets currently supported on Portal Token Bridge - Solflare, Sollet, Torus, Phantom, Clover, Coin98, Slope, Solong & Exodus.

Portal Bridge - Supported Solana Wallets
Portal Bridge - Supported Solana Wallets

Available bridging tokens on Portal Bridge: ETH to SOL

Portal Token Bridge allows the sending and receiving of the following tokens (with available markets):

Ethereum (ETH) via Solend, Orca, Saber, Tulip, Port, Sunny, Francium, Raydium, Atrix, Dexlab
Huobi BTC (HBTC)
via Saber
Decentraland (MANA)
via Francium, Raydium (YFI)
via Dexlab
1inch Network (1INCH)
via Dexlab
Solana USDT (USDTso)
via Jupiter
via Saber
via Saber, Sunny
UniSwap (UNI)
via Radium, Tulip, Francium, Dexlab
Cream (CREAM)
via Dexlab
The Sandbox (SAND)
via Radium, Francium
Binance Coin (BNB) via Radium, Francium, Atrix, Dexlab
Solana USDC (USDCso)
via Jupiter
via Dexlab
Serum Wormhole from Ethereum (SMRET)
via Saber, Almond
Hxro (HXRO) via Dexlab
Binance USD Wormhole (BUSDet)
via Siber, Sunny
via Saber, Almond, Tulip, Sunny, Dexlab, Mercurial
Chainlink (LINK)
via Atrix, Dexlab
USD Coin (PoS) USDCpo
via Saber, Jupiter
Lido DAO (LDO)
via Jupiter
Dai (DAI)
via Saber, Mercurial, Jupiter, Sunny
SushiSwap (SUSHI)
via Radium, Francium, Tulip, Atrix, Dexlab
Binance USD Wormhole from BSC (BUSDBS)
via Saber, Sunny, Mercurial
Aave (AAVE)
via Dexlab
Matic Wormhole (MATICPO)
via Atrix
Avalanche (AVAX) v
ia Atrix
Solana (SOL)
via Jupiter
Tether USDT (USDTet)
via Saber, Mercurial, Jupiter, Sunny
Terra (LUNA)
via Saber, Sunny, Atrix, Mercurial

Ethereum to Solana Bridge

Author Bio

Serah is our Editor in Chief and was the first person to join the Buy Crypto Australia team. She is a digital & crypto native, having been in the space since 2015.

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