How to Bridge ETH to Avalanche (AVAX)

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Quick-Take: In this guide, we will show you the best way to bridge Ethereum (ETH) to Avalanche (AVAX) using your Metamask wallet with Synapse Protocol.

By 
Serah Huels
 on  
May 22, 2022
Verified Author

For users looking to bridge between blockchains, you will need to find a cross-chain DEX that accepts the token you want to transfer.

You can bridge ETH to AVAX in minutes by following the simple step-by-step guide.

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How to bridge ETH to AVAX with Metamask wallet

The best way to bridge ETH to AVAX on your Metamask account is by going through Synapse, a multi chain bridging protocol. It allows users on any chain to quickly and easily swap tokens between networks.

Follow the below steps to get started:

  1. Visit the Synapse protocol
  2. Select 'Connect Metamask Wallet'
  3. Enter the amount of Ethereum you want to bridge to Avalanche
  4. Press 'Bridge Token' and wait for the on-chain transaction to finalise

After around 2 minutes, your ETH should arrive in your Metamask wallet on the Avalanche Network. To check, simply click the fox button on your Chrome browser and select the Avalanche network and you will see your funds under WETH.e (this is ETH but on the Avalanche network it is referred to as WETH.e).

ETH to AVAX Bridge Fees

When bridging your ETH to AVAX from the Ethereum Chain to the Avalanche C-Chain, you will need to consider the following fees that are involved.

  1. Transaction fee to deposit ETH into your Metamask Wallet
  2. Transfer of ETH from Ethereum to Avalanche C Chain native WETH.e

Both transactions will cost you up to $50 USD to move your funds over to the AVAX network. However, once your funds have arrived to the Avalanche network, the costs to move funds around comes to about 1 cent per transaction. The gas fees on the Avalanche network are significantly lower than the fees on the Ethereum network.

What is WETH.e on AVAX?

WETH.e is wrapped Ethereum (WETH) on the Avalanche C Chain network. When you bridge your ETH to AVAX, it stores it in a wallet and provides Avalanche users with a wrapped token that is transferrable on the Ethereum blockchain.

1 WETH.e represents a share in 1 Ethereum token, so the price is exactly the same and you dont lose any money.

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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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