How to bridge from ETH to Polygon (MATIC)

Quick-Take: In this guide, we show you the best and easiest way to bridge from ETH to Polygon using a Metamask wallet. You will need to connect your Metamask wallet to Synapse, a bridging protocol that is deployed across all chains.

Austin Barwick
May 22, 2022
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To bridge from Ethereum (ETH) to Polygon (MATIC) mainnet, you will need to use a trusted cross-chain DEX. We prefer these over centralised exchanges that allow for multi-chain withdrawals because the fees are lower.

This guide will walk you through the best way to bridge from ETH to MATIC in minutes.

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How to bridge from ETH to Polygon via Metamask

The easiest way to bridge from Ethreum to Polygon with your Metamask trust wallet is by going through Synapse, a multi-chain bridging protocol with access to both blockchains. It allows users to quickly swap tokens between chains quickly and with ease.

Follow the below steps to get started:

  1. Visit the Synapse protocol
  2. Select 'Connect Metamask Wallet'
  3. Click ''Ethereum' and 'Polygon' under network
  4. Enter the amount of crypto you wish to bridge (in the example we use USDC)
  5. Press 'Approve USDC' and follow the prompts

ETH to Polygon (MATIC) Bridge - Synapse

After around 2-3 minutes, your funds should arrive in your Metamask wallet on the Polygon (MATIC) Network. To check if they have arrived, simply click the fox button on your Chrome browser, select the Matic Mainnet network and you will see your funds under the token you sent.

Metamask Wallet - Polygon Network

Ethereum to Polygon Bridging Fees

When bridging cryptocurrencies from the Ethereum network to the Matic Mainnet, you will need to consider the following fees that are involved.

  1. Transaction fee to deposit funds into your Metamask Trust Wallet
  2. Transfer of Token from Ethereum Network to Matic Mainnet

Both transactions will cost you up to $50 USD to move your funds over to the Polygon network. However, once your funds have arrived to the Polygon network, the costs to move funds around comes to about 10 cent per transaction, which is significantly lower than the fees on Ethereum.

Is Synapse safe and secure?

Yes, Synapse is a safe protocol to bridge your funds between networks. If for whatever reason you are having issues with bridging (if your funds haven't arrived) you can contact the Synapse customer support team via Telegram, Twitter or Discord. They have mods in their community available 24/7.

Synapse currently supports bridging across the following networks - Ethreum, Terra, Avalanche, Arbitrum, Aurora, Binance Smart Chain, Boba Network, Cronos, DFK Chain, Fantom, Harmony, Polygon, Metis, Moonbeam, Moonriver & Optimism.  

Bridge ETH to Polygon

Author Bio

Austin is a NFT and Metaverse maniac - with over 20% of his portfolio invested into the space. He is our resident multi-chain NFT expert.

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