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Distance between Des Moines, IA (DSM) and Muscle Shoals, AL (MSL)

Distance from Des Moines to Muscle Shoals (Des Moines International Airport – Northwest Alabama Regional Airport) is 572 miles / 921 kilometers / 497 nautical miles.

How far is Muscle Shoals from Des Moines?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 572.321 miles
  • 921.062 kilometers
  • 497.334 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
  • 572.545 miles
  • 921.422 kilometers
  • 497.528 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).

Flight duration

Estimated flight time from Des Moines International Airport (DSM) to Northwest Alabama Regional Airport (MSL) is 1 hour 35 minutes.

Time difference and current local times

There is no time difference between Des Moines and Muscle Shoals.

Time Difference

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 109 kg (241 pounds).

Airport information


A Des Moines International Airport
City: Des Moines, IA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: DSM
ICAO Code: KDSM
Coordinates: 41°32′2″N, 93°39′47″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

Map

Des Moines to Muscle Shoals flight map.

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Des Moines (DSM) → Muscle Shoals (MSL).

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Air miles:
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In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
572

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