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

Flight distance from Des Moines to Muscle Shoals (Des Moines International Airport – Northwest Alabama Regional Airport) is 572 miles / 921 kilometers / 497 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 1 hour 35 minutes.

Driving distance from Des Moines (DSM) to Muscle Shoals (MSL) is 715 miles / 1150 kilometers and travel time by car is about 13 hours 48 minutes.

Des Moines – Muscle Shoals

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572
Miles
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921
Kilometers
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497
Nautical miles

How far is Muscle Shoals from Des Moines?

There are several ways to calculate distances between Los Angeles and Chicago. 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 to Northwest Alabama Regional Airport is 1 hour 35 minutes.

Time difference

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

Carbon dioxide emissions

On average flying from Des Moines to Muscle Shoals generates about 109 kg of CO2 per passenger, 109 kilograms is equal to 241 pounds (lbs). The figures are estimates and include only the CO2 generated by burning jet fuel.

Map of flight path and driving directions from Des Moines to Muscle Shoals

Shortest flight path between Des Moines International Airport (DSM) and Northwest Alabama Regional Airport (MSL).

Airport information

Origin 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
Destination 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