# Distance between Chicago, IL (ORD) and Muscle Shoals, AL (MSL)

Flight distance from Chicago to Muscle Shoals (Chicago O'Hare International Airport – Northwest Alabama Regional Airport) is 499 miles / 803 kilometers / 434 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 1 hour 26 minutes.

Driving distance from Chicago (ORD) to Muscle Shoals (MSL) is 595 miles / 958 kilometers and travel time by car is about 10 hours 56 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD) and Northwest Alabama Regional Airport (MSL).

## How far is Muscle Shoals from Chicago?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
• 499.169 miles
• 803.334 kilometers
• 433.766 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
• 500.027 miles
• 804.716 kilometers
• 434.512 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 Chicago O'Hare International Airport
City: Chicago, IL
Country: United States
IATA Code: ORD
ICAO Code: KORD
Coordinates: 41°58′42″N, 87°54′17″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 Chicago and Muscle Shoals.

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## Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 98 kg (217 pounds).

## Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Chicago (ORD) → Muscle Shoals (MSL).

Distance:
499
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

### In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
499

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