Distance between Fairbanks, AK (FAI) and Muscle Shoals, AL (MSL)

Flight distance from Fairbanks to Muscle Shoals (Fairbanks International Airport – Northwest Alabama Regional Airport) is 3214 miles / 5172 kilometers / 2793 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 6 hours 35 minutes.

Driving distance from Fairbanks (FAI) to Muscle Shoals (MSL) is 4061 miles / 6535 kilometers and travel time by car is about 72 hours 15 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Fairbanks International Airport (FAI) and Northwest Alabama Regional Airport (MSL).

How far is Muscle Shoals from Fairbanks?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
• 3213.613 miles
• 5171.808 kilometers
• 2792.553 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
• 3207.775 miles
• 5162.413 kilometers
• 2787.480 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 Fairbanks International Airport
City: Fairbanks, AK
Country: United States
IATA Code: FAI
ICAO Code: PAFA
Coordinates: 64°48′54″N, 147°51′21″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

The time difference between Fairbanks and Muscle Shoals is 3 hours. Muscle Shoals is 3 hours ahead of Fairbanks.

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 360 kg (793 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Fairbanks (FAI) → Muscle Shoals (MSL).

Distance:
3214
Elite level bonus:
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Booking class bonus:
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In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
3214

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