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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 Flag of 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 Flag of 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.

Time Difference

Chicago, IL

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Muscle Shoals, AL

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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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