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Distance between Richmond, VA (RIC) and Muscle Shoals, AL (MSL)

Flight distance from Richmond to Muscle Shoals (Richmond International Airport – Northwest Alabama Regional Airport) is 606 miles / 975 kilometers / 526 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 1 hour 38 minutes.

Driving distance from Richmond (RIC) to Muscle Shoals (MSL) is 721 miles / 1160 kilometers and travel time by car is about 12 hours 57 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Richmond International Airport (RIC) and Northwest Alabama Regional Airport (MSL).

How far is Muscle Shoals from Richmond?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 605.858 miles
  • 975.034 kilometers
  • 526.476 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
  • 604.739 miles
  • 973.234 kilometers
  • 525.504 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 Richmond International Airport
City: Richmond, VA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: RIC
ICAO Code: KRIC
Coordinates: 37°30′18″N, 77°19′10″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 Richmond and Muscle Shoals is 1 hour. Muscle Shoals is 1 hour behind Richmond.

Time Difference

Richmond, VA

 EST

Muscle Shoals, AL

 CST

Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 113 kg (250 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Richmond (RIC) → Muscle Shoals (MSL).

Distance:
606
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
606

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