# Distance between Louisville, KY (SDF) and Muscle Shoals, AL (MSL)

Flight distance from Louisville to Muscle Shoals (Louisville International Airport – Northwest Alabama Regional Airport) is 258 miles / 416 kilometers / 225 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 59 minutes.

Driving distance from Louisville (SDF) to Muscle Shoals (MSL) is 298 miles / 479 kilometers and travel time by car is about 5 hours 28 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Louisville International Airport (SDF) and Northwest Alabama Regional Airport (MSL).

## How far is Muscle Shoals from Louisville?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
• 258.445 miles
• 415.927 kilometers
• 224.582 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
• 258.792 miles
• 416.485 kilometers
• 224.884 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 Louisville International Airport
City: Louisville, KY
Country: United States
IATA Code: SDF
ICAO Code: KSDF
Coordinates: 38°10′27″N, 85°44′9″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 Louisville and Muscle Shoals is 1 hour. Muscle Shoals is 1 hour behind Louisville.

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## Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 63 kg (139 pounds).

## Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Louisville (SDF) → Muscle Shoals (MSL).

Distance:
258
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

### In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
258

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