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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 Flag of 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 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

The time difference between Raleigh and Muscle Shoals is 1 hour. Muscle Shoals is 1 hour behind Raleigh.

Time Difference

Raleigh, NC

 EST

Muscle Shoals, AL

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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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