# 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
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
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.

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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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