You can withdraw assets back to Ethereum Layer 1 through the Arbitrum Bridge. The standard withdrawal process takes at least 7 days in order to allow sufficient time for verifiers to detect fraud on the Arbitrum network. Some third-party services offer faster withdrawal for a fee.

To withdraw funds:

  1. Open the Arbitrum Bridge and connect your wallet.

  2. Connect to the Arbitrum Mainnet network. Once you're connected, the deposit box on the left will be grayed out and the withdraw box on the right will be enabled.

  3. Next, enter the amount of ETH you would like to withdraw from Arbitrum back to Layer 1. If you wish to withdraw an ERC-20 token instead, click the ERC-20 tab and then enter the L2 token contract address and amount to withdraw. You can find L2 token addresses on Arbiscan or the Arbitrum token list. When you’re ready, click the Withdraw button.

  4. Choose your preferred method of withdrawal.

    1. Arbitrum Bridge: the bridge supports withdrawal of ETH and any ERC-20 token. It is considered “slow” because you will need to wait 7 days before accessing funds. This waiting period is to allow time for fraud proofs to be submitted and maintain security of the network.

    2. Hop: a fast withdrawal service. Learn more.

  5. After you select an option, confirm the transaction in your wallet.

  6. The remainder of this guide assumes you chose the standard bridge. Once the transaction is executed it will appear at the bottom of the screen with status success. However, you will need to wait at least 7 days before claiming your assets in order to allow time for network validators to verify transactions during the challenge window.

  7. After 7 days have passed, return to the Arbitrum Bridge. The status of your pending withdrawal should now be Confirmed. Press the claim button to transfer the assets back to your wallet on Layer 1. This is an L1 transaction and will cost the usual gas fees.

That's it! Within a few minutes your transaction should be confirmed and the funds returned to your wallet on Layer 1.

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