Jaymie Stieben, the McPherson teen reported missing since Sunday night, was found safe in Salina on Tuesday evening.
Stieben, 15, was given a ride to Salina by a male acquaintance, McPherson police Capt. Michael Terry said.
"The person that took her should have known better," Terry said. "She just asked for a ride, and he said, 'Sure.' "
No charges will be filed against the driver, Terry said.
"We're going to have the county attorney review possible runaway charges against her," he said of Stieben.
The driver was the first person to approach police with information once authorities announced via television and the Internet that she was missing, Terry said.