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Distance between Cedar Rapids, IA (CID) and Muscle Shoals, AL (MSL)

Flight distance from Cedar Rapids to Muscle Shoals (The Eastern Iowa Airport – Northwest Alabama Regional Airport) is 540 miles / 870 kilometers / 470 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 1 hour 31 minutes.

Driving distance from Cedar Rapids (CID) to Muscle Shoals (MSL) is 644 miles / 1037 kilometers and travel time by car is about 11 hours 40 minutes.

Map of flight path and driving directions from Cedar Rapids to Muscle Shoals.

Shortest flight path between The Eastern Iowa Airport (CID) and Northwest Alabama Regional Airport (MSL).

How far is Muscle Shoals from Cedar Rapids?

There are several ways to calculate distances between Cedar Rapids and Muscle Shoals. Here are two common methods:

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 540.326 miles
  • 869.571 kilometers
  • 469.531 nautical miles

Vincenty's formula calculates the distance between latitude/longitude points on the earth’s surface, using an ellipsoidal model of the earth.

Haversine formula
  • 540.885 miles
  • 870.469 kilometers
  • 470.016 nautical miles

The haversine formula calculates the distance between latitude/longitude points assuming a spherical earth (great-circle distance – the shortest distance between two points).

Airport information


A The Eastern Iowa Airport
City: Cedar Rapids, IA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: CID
ICAO Code: KCID
Coordinates: 41°53′4″N, 91°42′38″W

B Northwest Alabama Regional Airport
City: Muscle Shoals, AL
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: MSL
ICAO Code: KMSL
Coordinates: 34°44′43″N, 87°36′36″W

Time difference and current local times

There is no time difference between Cedar Rapids and Muscle Shoals.

Time Difference

Cedar Rapids, IA

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Muscle Shoals, AL

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 105 kg (231 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Cedar Rapids (CID) → Muscle Shoals (MSL).

Distance:
540
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
540

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