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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 Flag of 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 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 Louisville and Muscle Shoals is 1 hour. Muscle Shoals is 1 hour behind Louisville.

Time Difference

Louisville, KY

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Muscle Shoals, AL

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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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