Olaf Kuspiel, aged 27, drove around Barnsley town centre in the early hours before offering to take the intoxicated 16-year-old home, Sheffield Crown Court heard.
Kuspiel, who was jailed for four years, then drove her to Hoyle Mill Country Park on the outskirts of the town, raped her and left her there.
The court heard the teen had been drinking vodka and cider on a night out - but after a row with friends stormed off on her own. She accepted the lift from Kuspiel after missing the last bus home.
The court heard the 16-year-old had little recollection of what happened after that but she remembered being raped in a car park.
Sarah Wright, prosecuting said: "She felt scared and Kuspiel then pushed her out of the car."The victim wandered around for a while before phoning police at about 3am.
Before the attack CCTV operators were so concerned about the girl as she staggered into the bus station that they zoomed their cameras in on her.
They watched as she was picked up by Kuspiel and managed to get a shot of his car registration number.
It eventually allowed police to trace and stop Kuspiel following the offence on Friday, May 9.
Miss Wright said Kuspiel initially accused the girl of assaulting him and claimed she 'violently' seduced him.
But in the light of DNA evidence he later pleaded guilty to one count of rape.Kuspiel, of Langdale Court, Oakwell, Barnsley, told police he picked the girl up because she had been crying.
He denied cruising the streets.