Bridging from Polygon to Arbitrum

Got some funds on Polygon and need to move them over to the hottest new L2, Arbitrum? It’s not that hard to bridge! You just need to make sure you don’t get stranded once the funds are there.

Sending some gas to Arbitrum

If you’re using Arbitrum for the first time you need to know that its gas token is Arbitrum ETH. If you use a service like cBridge to send ETH from Polygon to Arbitrum you may be stranded if you don’t already have gas there! That can happen because ETH on Polygin is actually wrapped, and when sent using certain bridges to Arbitrum remains wrapped. A service like xSwap solves this problem by swapping your funds for ETH when sending to Arbitrum.

Using xSwap to receive ETH on Arbitrum

You’ll need some funds to swap for ETH using xSwap. In the example below I use some MATIC, use xSwap to swap, and receive ETH on my Arbitrum wallet.

  1. Select the token you want to swap

I swear to God if you tell me to “Slurp up that dipperino!” one more time…