# Distance between Raleigh, NC (RDU) and Muscle Shoals, AL (MSL)

Flight distance from Raleigh to Muscle Shoals (Raleigh–Durham International Airport – Northwest Alabama Regional Airport) is 504 miles / 812 kilometers / 438 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 1 hour 27 minutes.

Driving distance from Raleigh (RDU) to Muscle Shoals (MSL) is 602 miles / 969 kilometers and travel time by car is about 11 hours 30 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Raleigh–Durham International Airport (RDU) and Northwest Alabama Regional Airport (MSL).

## How far is Muscle Shoals from Raleigh?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
• 504.445 miles
• 811.825 kilometers
• 438.351 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
• 503.371 miles
• 810.098 kilometers
• 437.418 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 Raleigh–Durham International Airport
City: Raleigh, NC
Country: United States
IATA Code: RDU
ICAO Code: KRDU
Coordinates: 35°52′39″N, 78°47′14″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 Raleigh and Muscle Shoals is 1 hour. Muscle Shoals is 1 hour behind Raleigh.

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## Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 99 kg (219 pounds).

## Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Raleigh (RDU) → Muscle Shoals (MSL).

Distance:
504
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

### In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
504

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