How to Bridge METIS to Arbitrum
As outlined above, the best bridge to transfer tokens from METIS to Arbitrum is Synapse. With their platform, users can send USDC, WETH and SYN between bother networks for low fees. Based on our research, we found Synapse to be the best for bridging between Layer 2's due to the low fees, fast finality and minimal slippage.
Here is a simple 4 step guide to getting started:
- Visit Synapse and connect your wallet.
- Select METIS and Arbitrum as your origin and destination chains.
- Select the token you want to bridge and the amount.
- Preview the transaction and select 'Send'.
What are the Fees to Bridge Between METIS and Arbitrum
The fees to bridge between METIS and Arbitrum, as well as all other Layer 2's on Ethereum are incredibly low. This is because L2s have higher throughput than Ethereum mainnet, which means that cross-chain transfers should cost no more than $2. When you factor in slippage, there may be an additional fee of up to 0.1%.
We recommend using ETH to bridge between networks which we found had the lowest slippage compared to USDC and SYN.
Bridging between METIS and Arbitrum is made easy thanks to the simple user face and low friction created by the Synapse protocol. That said, if users are looking for an alternative product to compare features - we recommend checking out Stargate Finance which also supports fast and cheap bridging between both Layer 2's.